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Consultant Process Engineer

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: Competitive plus car allowance and benefits package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-06-10
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040722
We are currently recruiting for a number of permanent opportunities with one of our leading engineering clients in Surrey. They are looking to build a brand-new team to support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. 

Please note that hybrid working is available, 3 days per week in the office and a furthe 2 working from home. 

About The Role:
  • Capable of performing duties with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets
  • Has appreciation of multi-discipline engineering design activities.  Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency
  • Supports the project management team in planning and identifying technical issues which could limit progress or impact project budgets.  Interfaces with the client
  • Provides all necessary input and support to project progress and reporting
  • Supports the Process Group Manager with development of discipline engineers and ensuring technical excellence
  • Consultant Process Engineer is accountable to the project management team for delivery of discipline deliverables in the project environment
  • The corporate reporting line is to respective Process Group Manager
Primary Duties:
  • Kent values are at the heart of everything we do.  They make us unique, inspire our success, and guide our decisions and actions.  The employee will be aligned to these values, striving at all times to be safe, ethical, innovative, responsive, quality and cost conscious and driven to deliver.
  • May work either as a lead process engineer or specialist consultant on a feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC project.  May be a subject matter expert within a specific area of their discipline
  • Technically responsible within a project for all process engineering work.  Allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables.  Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel
  • Capable of formulating resolutions to technically challenging and/or high-profile issues without support and effectively communicating with project engineers, project management, clients and senior management
  • Undertakes specialist activities or reviews of process engineering aspects based on their high level of competency within areas of process engineering
  • Supervises, reviews and checks the process activities
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies and divergences from original proposal/ contract by raising technical queries and/or identifying trends and changes within the framework of management of change
  • Participates in factory acceptance tests
  • Participates in multi-discipline engineering design reviews and provides all necessary process input and support to the close-out of actions
  • Reviews the ITB documents submitted as the proposal.  Identifies a clear scope of work, prepares and reviews the man-hour estimates, inputs to the project execution plan and schedule.  Supervises preparation of the process TDR
  • Responsibility for planning/scheduling the process activities and identifying manpower requirements through the project.  Liaises with process group manager for allocation of resources
  • Provides necessary regular project centre updates and reporting to project management and process group manager
  • Provides support to procurement including for long lead items enquiry: prepares technical requisitions, reviews vendor documentation and provides technical bid evaluation support to ensure compliance
  • Ensures compatibility and compliance with client specifications and recommends cost-effective/ value added improvements within the scope of client specifications and requirements
  • Consults with quality assurance on any issues relating to compliance with Kent’s ISO accredited QMS and project specific procedures, guides and standards.  Coordinates internal and client audit requests
  • Participates in employee performance development, establishes performance criteria, identifies employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends and provides training and development requirements in consultation with process group manager
  • Supports the process group manager in maintaining technical competence within the discipline and quality of delivery on projects
  • Supports process group manager in the recruitment process
What You Will Need:
  • Master’s degree in chemical engineering or post-graduate chemical engineering qualification. 
  • Chartered status preferred.  Significant related experience of working for engineering/client organisations in the oil and gas industry and/ or Low Carbon Energy Transition projects.
  • Exposure to consultancy, FEED/ detailed design and EPC projects
  • In depth knowledge of applicable international and industry specifications, standards and codes
  • Knowledge of safety and quality procedures and best practice
  • Specialist/high competency in specific area(s) of process engineering
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Multi-tasking/prioritising
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Analytical and problem-solving mind set
  • Global work share experience