Process Engineer | Schlumberger

Job Details

Process Engineer

Houston - United States

Job Summary:

  • Review, understand and follow customer inquiries and technical specifications.
  • Design “oil and gas field” process equipment and process packages.
  • Perform process engineering tasks during project execution.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate customer inquiries and specifications to determine the best process or equipment design for the application. 
  • Design equipment to match specifications or clearly define differences (clarifications or exceptions list) to customer.
  • Submit technical proposals that include a clear definition of the scope of supply, equipment performance, warranty, and delivery.  Present the proposal in a way that positively enhances MPS’s position to receive the order.
  • Develop “deliverables” for cost estimating, design engineering, and drafting.
  • Lead the development and creation of all project process deliverables including Heat & Material Balance, PFDs, P&ID’s, process equipment datasheets, PSVs calculations.  Ensure that all documents match, and that any changes are picked up on all applicable documents.
  • Confirm compliance with the customer’s purchase order regarding the proposal technical and process requirements.
  • Perform complex process simulations utilizing MPS defined software.
  • Create / review / comment on complex PFDs and P&IDs and perform P&ID walk-downs on fabricated equipment.
  • Perform equipment process design and sizing.
  • Perform line sizing calculations, for compressible and non-compressible fluids.
  • Perform pump’s required head calculations.
  • Provide process information to instrumentation engineers. Select control valves, level instruments and flow measurement instruments together with the instrumentation engineer. Review vendor’s technical information for instruments.
  • Size and define PSV sizing basis.
  • Generate Control Narrative and Control Philosophy documents. Elaborate cause a& effect matrix and define set points of alarms and trips.
  • Participate in customer’s HAZOP or lead internal HAZOP, or other safety studies.
  • Prepare technical requisition for buy out equipment such as heat exchangers, vessels’ internals, vessels and pumps.
  • Produce Installation, Operating (Start-up and Shut-down) and Maintenance Instruction manuals, including lists for Consumables, Special Tools, Lubricants, and Utilities.
  • Perform final review of Project Job Manuals.
  • Perform Peer Reviews of team design work including proposals, cost estimates, deliverables, and fabrication drawings.
  • Provide process technical support for trouble shooting.
  • Perform on site start-up and / or troubleshooting.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in the design and selection of process equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • In depth knowledge of national and international codes and standards for oil field process equipment design and field installation and start-up procedures
  • Competent in process equipment design and sizing.
  • Hands on experience with field start-up and troubleshooting experience of systems produced.
  • Clear understanding of the various raw material types, grades and selection criteria
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.
  • Preferred skills:
    • Utilizes extensive knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to multiple issues / projects.  Leads process activities in medium to large sized projects.
    • Ability to develop process / equipment scheme and layout from conceptual design basis considering operability, maintenance and safety.
    • Ability to educate customers on the advantages of MPS equipment.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with various company departments associated with designing, estimating, fabricating, operating, and selling this equipment.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, organized and confident.
    • Ability to utilize Word, Excel, PowerPoint and engineering design programs.
    • Good communication skills at all levels of the business.
    • Self-motivation, initiative and commitment.
    • This is an office-based position, but there may be a requirement for the individual to travel with this position, both in the Americas or overseas.
    • This position involves Project/commissioning support and front-end sales support, including direct contact with external clients and a degree of interface with Senior Managers and Directors within the company. As a result, pressure in this role can be considerable at times.

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