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Lead/Principal Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  240721

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Grade:  28
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 10/22/2021 

Bechtel Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values –ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants –integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Career opportunities available to self-motivated, high performing Lead/Principal Process Engineers with a proven track record seeking technical/leadership challenges in the process design of a wide range of technologies.


Role Overview

  • Determines engineering scope and set up an engineering work plan for the process engineering discipline on complex projects for FEED and EPC phases.
  • 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.
  • Manages teams of process engineers and be 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 helps clarify areas of complexity during all phases of the engineering design work.
  • Understands multi-disciplinary technical issues and be able to provide innovative technical solutions to resolve these issues.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Technical and/or leadership responsibilities for the process engineering team on a project or over a large process scope.
  • 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.
  • When requested, performing cold-eye technical audits on key design areas.


Experience and Qualifications

  • A recognized bachelors degree in chemical engineering from an accredited college or university
  • 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.
  • Fellow/chartered engineer or willingness to pursue
  • Extensive process engineering experience in EPC and/or operating industry


Industry Experience: 

Extensive relevant industrial experience in multiple types of units/processes required such as:

  • Energy transitions technologies such hydrogen production (blue/green), CCS, ammonia
  • Refining units such as crude distillation, hydrotreater, fluidised catalyst cracking


Preferred Experience

Specific experience in planning and executing greenfield or brownfield projects in one or more of the following market segments: 
•    Natural gas processing including liquefaction and regasification
•    Coal, gas or biomass to chemicals such as methanol and ammonia
•    Petrochemicals such as HDPE, LDPE, MEG, PET, PTA, PVC and others 
•    Carbon capture and sequestration
•    Solar and/or combined cycle power plants
•    Hydrogen value chain including reforming, liquefaction, transportation and fueling stations
•    Offshore and onshore pipelines
•    Desalination, raw water, demineralized water and waste water treatment plants
•    Familiarity with current process technologies and licensors associated with the above. 


What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:
•    Flexible Working
•    Private Medical Coverage
•    Life Insurance Program
•    Pension Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Long Term Disability Scheme


Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.

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, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.