Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Senior Process Engineer

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Provide quality process designs in the specific area of expertise that result in securing profitable work. Assure proper process information is developed, reviewed and made available during execution of the work. Preparation and review of process engineering documents will involve not only development by the Process Engineer but also will require participation in the preparation of engineering deliverables owned by others. Responsible for Process Engineering work for the assigned Proposal or Project.

    Responsibilities

    • Utilize process design methodologies, system and tools as defined by Company.
    • Lead the effort of technology transfer in Process Engineering relevant areas
    • Represent the Business Unit in Process Engineering activities including company initiatives and programs.
    • When applicable, establishment of common working platform between Linde Engineering North America and other Linde Engineering offices
    • Provide information throughout the various proposal, engineering and construction phases to the proposal and project teams with regard to all aspects of Process Engineering.
    • Provide expertise in the areas of Linde Engineering North America Inc.’s technology
    • Perform a thorough review of customer’s inquiry and/or Request for Process Design information
    • Perform process simulations and develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s) and Heat and Material Balances
    • Perform an Exergy analysis of the process design and compare it to previous Linde or published designs to determine if the process design is competitive
    • Perform Capital, Utility, and Product Value Estimates and then prepare a Project Evaluation to allow determination of the viability of the project.
    • Develop sizing information for Process Equipment (compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, distillation columns, separators, reactors, etc.) and provide information in the form of equipment data sheets
    • Prepare material selection designation (diagram) for plant requirements
    • Develop innovative ideas and alternatives to be cost competitive with Proposals
    • Provide technical expertise to the project execution team
    • Assist in developing plant control philosophy
    • Calculate plant recoveries and utility requirements. Recommend Guarantee Levels
    • Support the Account Manager (when requested) in discussion of technical details with the Business Development team and/or client
    • In cooperation with the Plant Engineer, develop Line Sizes and Definition of Line Sizes
    • Hydraulic Calculations: check the critical line routing, necessary calculations for thermosiphon reboilers, necessary calculations for pump NPSH requirements, battery Limit Lists including the line lists, equipment list, and initial instrument list, logic diagrams and cause & effect charts for the facility, design and sizing of safety relief valves, flare system analysis and final reporting including the sizing of the relief valve inlet and outlet line sizing, definition of mechanical design conditions for equipment and piping components, operating Manual and Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Plans
    • Periodically participate in HAZOP studies
    • Assist in Plant start-up and performance testing, as required
    • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.

    Qualifications

    • Five (5) years of process engineering experience.
    • Demonstrate proven skills in the areas process design and engineering, start-up and performance testing.
    • Experience working with process simulation software.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.
    • Strong working knowledge of one or more process simulators such as UniSim, HYSYS, and VMGsim.
    • Intermediate to advanced level skills with Microsoft Office software and Windows Operating system. Strong Excel skills required.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Knowledge and handling about data based process calculation programs are preferred.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate effectively process concepts to both in-house clients and Linde Process Plants clients.
    • Creative and innovative.

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