Lead/Senior Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  265748

Requisition Posting End Date: 03/28/2023

Position Overview

Career growth opportunities available to self-motivated, high performing Lead/Senior Process Engineers seeking technical/leadership challenges in the process design of a range of projects. We are looking for candidates with extensive knowledge in multiple technologies (e.g. LNG, petrochemical, gas processing, energy transition) that have a proven track record leading teams during FEED/EPC.


Position Summary

  • Executes process engineering deliverables according to a set engineering design criteria utilizing approved engineering procedures, practices, and standards.
  • Prepares, coordinates, and reviews designs, studies, reports, and proposals.
  • Takes the initiative to coordinate the detailed design development of a system with other engineering disciplines while managing workload and meeting schedule due dates.
  • Determine engineering scope and set up an engineering work plan for the discipline on complex projects for FEED and EPC phases.
  • Manages a team of process engineers and is responsible for the delivery of project deliverables (PFDs/UFDs, HMB, equipment sizing, selection and specification, PSVs and flare system sizing and specification, etc.) within the agreed job hour budgets and schedules.
  • Maintains the technical quality of all process deliverables issued on the project.
  • Manages and leads complex technical discussions with third parties (customer, licensors, suppliers, and regulators) in order to facilitate appropriate technical decisions.
  • Identifies issues (problems, value improvement opportunities) and help clarify areas of complexity during all phases of the engineering design work.
  • Understands multi-disciplinary technical issues and is able to provide innovative technical solutions to resolve these issues.
  • Confident and able in leading teams up to 15 engineers in the execution of complex projects.



  • Developing and/or checking overall plant and unit simulations using standard process simulation programs (Hysys, Pro II, Unisim, and/or Promax), including development of H&MBs.
  • Developing and/or checking Process Flow Diagram (PFDs) and Utility Flow Diagrams (UFDs) being able to explain selected flow configuration.
  • Developing and checking calculation of equipment sizes including vessels, columns, heat exchanger requirements, and packaged equipment specifications.
  • Attendance and input at major reviews such a PFD/P&ID reviews, HAZOPs, and 3D model reviews. Representing the process engineering discipline and being able to explain process design questions to clients and other disciplines.
  • Development of relief load narratives, relief load calculations, load summaries and relief valve datasheets.
  • Development of offsites and utility design including consumptions and the overall utility summary.
  • Development of alarm and trip setpoint and process safety time calculations.
  • Development of complex technical studies and resolution of technical issues on project.


Skills and Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • A recognized bachelors degree in chemical engineering from an accredited college or university and minimum 15 years’ experience of Process Engineering experience in EPC and/or operating industry, with a minimum 8 years in a process engineering leadership role
  • A conceptual understanding of chemical engineering principles of heat transfer, vapor-liquid equilibria, mass transfer and thermodynamics, and their general application to process design.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical theory, engineering principles, good engineering practices and how to apply them for design execution
  • Extensive experience with major regulations and industry codes and standards affecting standard design, quality, or processes
  • Extensive experienced in relief calculation methodologies and industry codes and standards applicable to pressure relief design. 
  • Knowledgeable in process design of equipment, including vessels, columns, heat exchangers and package process specifications for equipment and control valves.
  • Experience with process configuration and optimization studies to increase product yield, reduce utility consumption (steam, power, cooling water) and reduce/mitigate flare loads.
  • Demonstrated experience in process simulation and automation.
  • Demonstrated experience in all deliverables, tasks and activities listed in the position summary and responsibilities section.
  • Professional Engineer license (PE), or willingness to complete


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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