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Lead Process Engineer

  • Job reference: 929640
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Process Engineering
  • Date posted: 24/01/2020

Responsibilities: Lead his team to deliver a cost-effective (OPEX/CAPEX) and optimized design of processing facilities (Topside and Utilities) that meets the requirements of the project in safety, reliability, operability, and maintainability for 25-year design life. Manage interfaces between disciplines including SPS and UFR packages.

Number of direct reports: Phase dependent, estimates;

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Contract Tendering Phase: start 3 personnel ramping to 5
  • Engineering, Procurement and Installation (EPCI) Phase: start 3 personnel ramping to 6+ personnel

Job Duties:


  • Take Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) lead in ensuring "safe systems of work" and "safe conditions" are in place within area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate visible commitment to HSE by periodically leading/taking part in risk assessments, audits, HSE meetings, emergency drills, etc. Provides support to Safety Management System.
  • Ensure assigned staff complies with all company HSE policies & procedures and related initiatives.
  • Ensure Engineering activities are performed in compliance with a high regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental requirements


  • Act as technical authority on process design/engineering topics
  • Identify and resolve process issues which are critical for project objective, schedule and cost
  • Co-ordinate with other technical disciplines to provide responses to complex problems related to process design, operability and availability, integrity, instrumentation and control, emissions, rotating equipment, static equipment, etc.
  • Lead process and flow assurance studies and PID reviews. Contribute towards HAZOP reviews, project safety reviews, technical audits and value engineering during various phases of project implementation.
  • Organize, manage and control third party support studies
  • Carry-out technical evaluation of consultants/contractors/vendors and recommend successful bidders.
  • Approve process and flow assurance related technical documentation submitted for COMPANY approval by Engineering Contractors and other third parties
  • Liaise with other engineering staff to answer queries and/or provide technical support
  • Represent Project at seminars/conferences/workshops on all issues related to Process Engineering and Flow Assurance


  • Provide effective leadership in identification and resolution of Packages (SPS, UFR, FPU, …) interfaces with Topside and Utilities facilities
  • Ensure identification and resolution of detailed interface issues, in conjunction with managers / senior discipline engineers, in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Ensure interface requirements with the subsea facilities, flowlines and pipelines are incorporated into the design
  • Ensure operations and maintenance requirements are incorporated in the design


  • Provide effective leadership in quality performance.
  • Contribute to maximize the NPV value of the Project by finding means to increase quality and productivity and/or decrease investments through ensuring the best technical definition of process and utility facilities.
  • Participate in project reviews as requested by TOTAL Referential.
  • Gather 'lessons learned' and provide feedback to other TOTAL E&P entities as required.


  • Ensure that the correct implementation of Digital systems in accordance with the Project's Management of Technical Information Plan and in consultation with the Project Digital Lead

Require Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Secondary and tertiary process engineering qualifications (e.g. Masters Degree) and hold an internationally recognized professional/chartered process engineer status

Minimum Experience: 15 years' relevant experience in operation and/or process engineering including at least 10 years in positions of progressively increasing managerial responsibilities on process and flow assurance.

  • Familiar with API RP 14C, API STD 521, API STD 520 part I & II
  • Know-how and expertise in operation and process engineering in oil & gas industry
  • Problem-solving skills for complex and integrated processes
  • Team leadership skills
  • Transversal work management skills
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical, interpretative and/or constructive thinking and evaluative judgment.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.