Principal Process Engineer

Houston, TX 77056

Posted: 05/31/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: KH17702321

Job Description

Principal Process Engineer  
$143,650 - $162,000 + 15% Bonus Plan + Benefits| Direct Hire
Houston, TX 

A major player and leading supplier of equipment for the refining, petrochemicals, renewable fuels, sustainable plastics and green energy industries is seeking a Principal Process Engineer to supervise, and oversee the engineering department, thermal heater designs and provide technical support, proposals and case studies. This senior-level position does require supervisory and technical experience/skills.
Summary Of Responsibilities and Activities:
  • Oversee the Thermal Design and Process Engineering work fired heaters, electric heaters, waste heat recovery units and associated auxiliaries in support of technical proposals, projects, studies and revamps
  • Supervise and train the Process Engineers, providing technical support  
  • Coordinate with Commercial, Engineering and Procurement teams for proposal activities
  • Prepare and review the design of fired heaters, electrical heaters and waste heat boilers
  • Prepare and review datasheets and documents for fired and electrical heaters, waste heat boilers and associated components such as burners, fans, air preheaters and SCR systems
  • Develop P&IDs, review of line sizing, pump calculations, hydraulics, equipment & instrument datasheet preparation, interlock summary and cause & effect diagram, utilities & tie-in summary preparation, equipment layout, and operating manual preparation
  • Participate in 3D model reviews
  • Preparation of Material Requisitions (RFQs)
  • Evaluate vendor quotations, prepare technical bid analysis for burners, fans, SCR system skids
  • Coordinate technical queries and technical deviations
  • Participate in Management Estimate Review meetings
  • Participate in Engineering review meetings to review change orders
  • Oversee the testing of burners and start ups
  • Participation in HAZOP and SIL reviews with clients, and end users 
  • Support pre-commissioning, commissioning  &  startup  activities  and  support the start-up team  
  • Participate in guaranteed test runs
  • Lead troubleshooting of problems at site
  • Review cost estimates for proposals
  • Interact with worldwide affiliate offices for technical governance
  • Work with commercial and technology teams to propose integrated offers 
  • Participate in client’s seminars and conferences providing technical presentations
 Technical Skills, Training, And Experience:
  • 12-15 years of experience in Process/Thermal design of Fired Heaters, WHB and associated systems
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of industry standards (API 560, et al) and codes (ASME, ASTM)
  • Experience in troubleshooting and commissioning activities
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to fine details are needed
  • Ability to work and lead small teams independently
  • Familiarity with FRNC-5 heater simulation programs is a plus
 What We Are Looking For in a Leader:
  • Communicates effectively with teams, results and goal driven 
  • Is client-driven and has a passion for self-development and continual learning
  • Manages complexity with ease
  • Instills trust and integrity
  • Action-oriented providing solutions
 Excellent Benefits and Perks:
  • The company has strong values, are inventive, responsible, and consistent
  • Growing and expanding diverse company
  • seeking excellence and promoting diversity
  • The company has 5-star Google reviews and excellent Glassdoor reviews
  • 401K matching
  • Excellent health, vision and dental insurance
  • Enjoy a vacation package
  • Excellent compensation package including bonus plan
 All resumes are held in confidence. If you are interested in being considered for this role, apply today! We look forward to providing you with information so you can be confident in your decision to apply.
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