Business / Project:Production
Job type:Full Time Regular (USA)
Location:US - Texas - Houston
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The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the Eagle Ford Production Unit (EPU) operated assets in the process engineering discipline. Responsibilities include providing process engineering design for surface production equipment located on single and multiple well pad sites including flowlines, separators, treaters, storage tanks, flare / vent systems, and compressors. The position will provide process engineering support to the operation of 3 existing Central Delivery Points (CDP's) where gas and liquids are processed to sales quality for further export by truck or pipeline. Typically, this involves assisting operations personnel with optimizing and troubleshooting surface equipment and executing infrastructure expansions / modifications within the facility via a Management of Change process. Thorough process engineering knowledge of separation, dehydration, amine treating, compression, condensate stabilization, storage, and LACT measurement is required. The position requires the ability to develop and maintain a process model for each CDP with a view to make process optimization recommendations. A strong background in process safety is also a requirement. The role requires interface with the Development Division during engineering, design, and construction of new midstream pipelines and CDP's in the Eagle Ford shale lease area.
Responsible for establishing standard designs for well site facilities and for ensuring minimum required engineering documentation is developed. Manage external contractor support organization through front-end and detailed engineering.
Midstream Gathering Plants / Central Delivery Points (CDP's)
Responsible for basis of design input to the Development Division for new CDP's. Serve as primary liaison with the Development Division from concept development through to commissioning and start-up. Participate in key design reviews, HAZOP's, and value improving practices.
Midstream Expansions and Modifications
Responsible for evaluating concepts, establishing basis of design, and executing facility expansion / modification projects. Manage external contractor support organization through front-end and detailed engineering. Serve as interface within the Production Unit for Management of Change for the project. Provide technical work instructions to field Operations personnel for optimal plant operation.
Responsible for preparing scopes of work, evaluation and selection of contractors, and contractor management for successful delivery.
Demonstrate pro-active leadership in management and execution. Engage effectively with office-based technical staff, field-based operations personnel, external contractors, and suppliers. Strong interpersonal skills as well as effective written and oral communications skills are a requirement.
Accountable for modelling HSEC leadership in all aspects of the role. This includes actively ensuring HSEC concerns are properly addressed in all phases of development and execution from design through to commissioning and start-up. Knowledge of regulatory requirements for production operations on land in Texas is desired. In addition, the role requires demonstration of HSEC leadership from a personal perspective (e.g., conducting regular site audits, active participation in HSE-related discussions/initiatives, etc.).
KEY DELIVERABLES / KEY DIMENSIONS
Extensive experience in process engineering and operational support
Demonstrated HSEC leadership in a operating / brownfield environment
Ability to self-manage and lead others to consistently deliver.
Training and mentoring role for lesser-experienced support engineers
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Safety and environment
Courage to lead change
Respect for each other
EPU Surface Engineering Team
EPU Operations Team (Office and Field)
EPU Production Engineering Team
EPU Delivery Team
EPU HSE Team
BHPB Development Division Shale Projects Team
BHPB Central Engineering Team
Third Party Engineering Contractor(s)
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor degree in relevant Engineering discipline required.
Minimum 12 years industry related experience
Preferably Professional/Chartered Engineer or actively working towards Professional/Chartered status
Experience and Technical Competencies
Proven track record in process modelling and working with operations personnel to optimize plant performance, including excellent HSE performance and proven ability to meet functional, cost, and schedule targets in high-activity environment
Experience in design, construction, start-up, and operation of surface production equipment - land based operations experience desired.
Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and process safety standards
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