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Principal Process Engineer

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

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email: elamb@nrl.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-06-10
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040723
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. 

Principal Process Engineer
About The Role:
  • Capable of performing general duties with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets.
  • May undertake discrete specialist studies / technology reviews under supervision.
  • Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency.
  • Supports the Project Management Team in planning, identifies technical issues that could limit progress and impact project budgets, and interfaces with the client.
  • Principal Engineer is typically accountable to the Lead Engineer or Project Engineering Manager, depending on size and complexity of project.
  • Corporate reporting line is to respective Departmental/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
  • Either a Lead Engineer on a project or reporting to the Lead Engineer typically on larger projects, execute process engineering design for feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC projects.
  • Can be technically responsible for all process engineering work and allocating supervising and directing 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, with support from Consultant Process Engineer/ Lead Process Engineer or Project Engineering Manager, and effectively communicating with Clients and Senior Management.
  • Reviews the ITB (Invitation to Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, prepares man-hour estimates and provides input to project execution plan. 
  • Supervises, reviews and checks the process activities including Process Design Basis, Philosophies, Studies, Heat & Material Balances, PFDs & UFDs, PEDs, Process Systems including P&IDs, Flow Assurance, Relief and Flare Design, Process Datasheets & HAZOP Close Out. Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal by raising technical queries with projects / client. 
  • Capable of participating in Factory Acceptance Test’s.
  • Participates in multi-discipline Engineering Design Reviews and provides all necessary process engineering input and support to close out of actions.
  • Identifies a clear scope of work and supervises preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR). Responsible for planning/scheduling the process engineering activities and manpower resource. Quantifies the total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation and format of delivery, and other requirements for execution of the work. Provides necessary regular project controls/ reporting input to Project Management.
  • Provides support to Procurement including long lead items enquiry: prepares Technical Requisitions, reviews vendor documentation and provides Technical Bid Evaluation support to ensure design conformance.
  • Ensures compatibility and conformance with client specifications and recommends cost effective improvements to equipment selection/specifications within the scope of client specifications and requirements.
  • Participates in HAZOP meeting with the client and representatives of the other engineering disciplines.
  • Consults Quality Assurance with any quality issues ensuring compliance with Kent’s ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures. Co-ordinates Internal and client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department. Complying with other Kent accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001.
  • Contributes to training and development of other staff including identifying employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends training and development requirements.
  • Performs related duties as and when instructed by Direct Supervisor.
What You Will Need:
  • Master’s degree in chemical engineering
  • Chartered Status preferred. Significant related experience 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.
  • Knowledge of international equipment specifications and codes
  • In depth knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.
  • Knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Activity Scheduling and discipline work priorities.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Planning and forecasting ability
  • Analytical and problem-solving mind
  • Global work share experience