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Senior Process and PSM Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH140275
  • Location: USA, Indiana, Princeton, LA
  • Sector: Chemical, Onshore, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 23/01/2019
This vacancy has now expired.


The Senior Process/PSM Engineer will be responsible for monitoring and optimizing unit operations throughout the Princeton refinery via daily parameter and stream data analysis, computer aided simulation, process control, independent research and good engineering practices. This position is expected to interact with all plant personnel, safety, and maintenance necessary to identify, develop, and manage improvement projects. Additional special projects will be assigned as needed.



  • Provide process engineering support to the Operations department to achieve operational goals of process safety, HSE compliance, consistent and high product quality, efficiency improvement, unit cost reduction in the production of intermediate and finished products

  • Work may include process design, process optimization, process modeling, equipment design, chemical system improvements, new product development, debottlenecking, use of alternate raw materials, safety and environmental compliance, improving process control, development and implementation of improvement initiatives or other work related to process improvement

  • Interface with other most other plant functions including operations, maintenance, lab, etc.

  • Work will require working independently as well as part of a team


  • Development KPI metrics/monitoring systems and tools to drive efficiency improvements and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Analyze daily unit operating parameters and lab data for overall plant efficiency control and improvements

  • Use simulation software for process modeling for evaluation of overall unit and equipment performance

  • Monitor utilities required for unit operations performance, measure performance and identify/implement improvement opportunities to improve utility efficiency

  • Develop and generate on stream and utilization reports for processing unit equipment


  • Develop and maintain unit operating Process Safety Information Initiate and review Management of Change for unit operations

  • Develop and improve unit Operating Procedures, Training materials and Operating Limits Maintain Process & Instrument Diagrams, PFD's,Process Schematics, Block Diagrams Lead/Participate in Process Hazard Analysis reviews

  • Address PHA action items requiring process engineering support


  • Provide process engineering/technology expertise to the site for all areas including distillation, hydro-treating, hydrogen generation, etc.

  • Optimize catalyst operating conditions to maximize useful life, rate, and cost and yield performance

  • Lead/Participate in HSE incident investigations and customer complaints

  • Interact with maintenance for discussion and input on repair and maintenance procedures

  • Provide support during turnarounds and assist in inspection/verification of process equipment

  • Develop capital project scopes and cost estimates

  • Interface with outside contractors as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5+ years of experience

  • Familiar with process modeling and simulation software

  • OSHA PSM, PHA's, PSSR's, MOC, etc.

  • High level of proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


  • Master's in chemical Engineering

  • Refinery operations including distillation, hydro-treating, and hydrogen generation via steam/methane reforming

For more information about this role please contact our Houston office