Project Engineer (Process Systems)

Requisition ID: 265840 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 

Career growth opportunities for a chemical or mechanical engineer, or other engineering degree with relevant work experience, seeking a technical challenge in a fast-paced environment executing the design of a range of facilities including, refining, LNG, petrochemical, and gas processing projects.


This role focuses on hydraulic expertise and applicants should have experience in developing and issuing hydraulic calculations.


Position Summary:

  • Executes process systems major deliverables according to a set engineering design criteria utilizing approved engineering procedures and practices.
  • Prepares, coordinates, and reviews designs, studies, reports and proposals.
  • Uses specialized engineering hydraulic programs such as Flare System Analyzer (Flarenet), PIPENET, AFT Fathom, VMGSim, etc to interpret or complete calculations.
  • Uses 3D model software such as SmartPlant Review or PDSView in order to review the physical design of a plant or drive the client attended model review.
  • Takes the initiative to coordinate the detailed design development of a system with other engineering disciplines while managing workload and meeting schedule due dates. 



  • Hydraulic calculation development for pumps, compressors, control valves, and line sizing including complex configurations
  • Flare system design including development from scratch of flare network configuration and sizing
  • PSV inlet lateral sizing calculation development and review
  • Design Pressure and Temperature Diagrams (DPDTs) development – analyzing and determining piping systems design conditions
  • Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) development and review
  • Line Designation Tables (LDTs) development and review – line lists with process and mechanical design conditions captured
  • Technical Lists development – scoping documents such as equipment list, PSV list, Specialty Piping (SP) Items list
  • 3D Model Review execution – organizing and running a review of the physical design of systems
  • Vendor print review execution – commenting on deviations from a set of technical design criteria provided to a vendor
  • HazOp review execution – organizing technical documentation and participating in a hazard and operability review of a system
  • Speciality Piping (SP) item and Relief Valve Datasheet development – define a set of technical criteria and conditions for vendors to use to design engineered items 


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications

  • A recognized degree in chemical or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university and minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of technical theory, engineering principles, good engineering practices and how to apply them for design execution
  • Familiarity with major regulations and industry codes and standards affecting standard design, quality, or processes
  • Previous hydraulic calculation experience
  • Professional Engineer license (PE), or willingness to complete


Industry Experience: 

Relevant industrial experience in multiple types of facilities such as:

  • Petrochemicals
  • Energy Transition (hydrogen production, CCS, methanol synthesis etc)
  • Refining
  • Gas Processing

Shaping tomorrow together

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