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Lead Process Engineer - Ammonia/Syngas

Location: 

Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 156059 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 

Location

This position is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX and typically requires less than 25 percent travel. Opportunities for flexible work are available. 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as technical resource and point of contact for external or internal customers. 
  • Leads the development and delivery of all Process Engineering deliverables on mid- to large-size projects or proposals, with no supervision. Process Engineering scope commonly includes all phases of design development, from conceptual engineering, through front-end and detailed engineering, and including field support of startup and performance testing efforts.
  • Contributes to the development of project pursuits and cost estimates by, for instance, rapidly developing the basis of design, simulation, material balances, PFDs (Process Flow Diagrams), equipment type specification and initial sizing, P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) development, Process man-hour estimating, and supporting pursuit client report generation.
  • Efficiently and effectively generate design deliverables such as:  Process Design Basis, philosophy documents, process simulations, material balances, PFDs, P&IDs (piping & instrumentation diagrams), equipment Process data sheets and engineering calculations including hydraulics, initial equipment sizing, required over-pressure load calculations, control valve rating, dynamic depressuring analyses, and performance flow curves.
  • Manages several different assignments simultaneously, Effective time and resource management
  • Lead the identification of changes to the scope of work during project execution.
  • Performs complex calculations and applies company, client, and industry standards correctly without supervision. Takes the lead when working with peers.
  • Generates solution strategies that allow the use of others to progress complex issues, consistent with client and company goals.
  • Identifies creative design solutions that optimize project capital or operating costs, equipment reliability, or project schedule.
  • Possesses critical analytical skills and is adept at utilizing good decision making
  • Applies techniques/technologies to improve processes and business results.
  • Reviews and corrects the work of engineers and designers as needed for the project.
  • Develops the technical abilities of less experienced engineers during the execution of projects; Provides guidance, leadership, and training to less experienced engineers
  • Regularly performs reviews of vendor documents to ensure technical requirements are met.
  • Provide resolution of technical issues associated with design, construction, equipment and/or operations of refining and petrochemical processes. 
  • Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines, or internal customers to clearly convey work progress and plans.
  • Clearly conveys concepts verbally, during presentations, and in well-constructed, concise written documents.
  • Works collaboratively across all disciplines and departments.

Qualifications

  • Proficient on front-end design, detailed design, and field support of projects in Ammonia, Syngas, Gasification, or Hydrogen. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required.
  • 15 year minimum relevant experience in refining and/or petrochemical industry.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred.
  • Experience leading and developing a process engineering team. 
  • Proficient in the use of process simulators, such as HYSYS, Pro II and ProMax.
  • Travel < 20% expected.
  • Self directs work without supervision.
  • Effective time and resource management.
  • Provides guidance, leadership and training to less experienced engineers.
  • Coordinates work within discipline department.
  • Clearly conveys concepts verbally, during presentations, and in well-constructed, concise written documents.
  • Works collaboratively across departments.

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Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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