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Senior Process Engineer at Petroplan

Senior Process Engineer

Petroplan Cameron, WV Full-Time

Petroplan is actively recruiting for Senior Process Engineer on behalf of a low-cost provider of American-produced liquefied natural gas. The company's two Louisiana-based export projects service the global demand for North American natural gas and support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies.

We are seeking a Senior Staff Engineer, Process to join our team in Houston, TX and transition to Cameron, Louisiana.

This role reports to the Manager, Process Engineering, and will support the review of process design and operations engineering functions to meet the objectives of the project as delivered by the EPC and external consultants.


  • Support the development and progression of the Ready For Operations (RFO) schedule to transition the facility from EPC to the operations phase.
  • Serve as the project focal points for all areas of process engineering to ensure that the project is executed according to agreed budgets, schedules and design requirements.
  • Responsible for process engineering deliverables to ensure they comply with the project design and operation philosophies.
  • Prepare heat and material balance, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Responsible for system design parameters, and design or rating of equipment such as heat exchangers, vessels, towers, etc. and provide technical guidance on complex design issues.
  • Review and coordinate with licensors, vendors, and subcontractors to ensure proper and complete integration within the project plan.
  • Support the development of process simulations for complex units, updates and modifies process simulation models.
  • Support process improvement studies, performance optimization, incident investigations, economic evaluations, technical audits and safety studies.
  • Support during construction to ensure site technical queries, non-conformances, concession requests are properly resolved.
  • Perform economic evaluations of equipment alternatives with emphasis on availability and reliability projections and life cycle costs.


  • Education and Certifications:
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
    • Professional Engineer's (PE) License or equivalent CEng license is a plus
  • Experience:
    • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience working in a senior engineering capacity in an industrial setting in engineering or operations
    • Oil and Gas experience is required, with preference in LNG applications, however, petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing experience will be considered.
    • Working knowledge of key equipment involved in LNG liquefaction facilities.
    • Experience in all aspects of process engineering from conceptual design, economics, detailed engineering, and plant startup and troubleshooting.
    • Commissioning, start-up and performance testing at project sites is a plus.
  • Additional Skills:
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office software, and discipline specific software applications: HYSYS, Aspen Plus, etc.
    • Knowledge & application of relevant major design codes and standards.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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