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Process Technical Authority

  • Job reference: 919793
  • Location: Algeria
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 23/05/2018

Process Technical Authority

This position is a rotational position in Algeria.

The Process TA is a member of the Technical Support Team. The Technical Support Team is a multi-discipline team responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and understanding the integrity and performance of the facilities, and forecasting, managing, and reporting its production.

This position will be focused on process engineering issues including operation of the plant and wells.

This is a senior position on a multi-disciplined team. The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership skills in guiding, directing, and instructing less experienced engineers in good engineering practice and judgment, as well as professional business practices and behaviors.

Accountabilities Include:

  • Assures the technical integrity of the process operation.
  • Develops, maintains and ensures on-going compliance with systems and processes within the IM Standard
  • Provides technical guidance on the application of codes and standards with respect to process engineering
  • Approves and documents deviations from mandated codes, standards and project design criteria
  • Approval authority for engineering documents within process discipline
  • Approval authority in the area of expertise for Management of Change proposals
  • Approval authority for equipment installation and functional testing with respect to process design requirements
  • Advises on system and equipment functional testing requirements and performance evaluation
  • Endorses working practices and operating procedures from process design perspective and monitors compliance with these.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot plant and equipment performance.
  • Identify and initiate the engineering and completion of plant process modifications.
  • Lead technology evaluations within discipline area, establish selection criteria and recommend vendor selections.
  • Ensures that key engineering documents (e.g. P&ID's and Operating Procedures) are reviewed and maintained regularly.
  • Ensure that facilities are in compliance with existing Engineering Technical Practices and applicable Algerian regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with site Technical Queries (TQ's) and the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Monitor and support the professional development of Algerian engineers.

Required Qualifications:

To be considered for the role of Process TA applicants must have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in the process design and/or operation of oil and gas processing facilities
  • Familiar with applicable industry standards and practices.
  • Significant process safety and/or operations engineering practice.
  • Experienced with hazard analysis techniques used in the process industry (HAZOP, LOPA).
  • Experience with HYSYS process modeling software.
  • Knowledge of process design and plant modeling; gas processing, produced water treatment, gas sweetening, compression, dehydration, wells and gathering system, pipeline and export operations.
  • Experience with flare and relief system design including sizing and specification of relieving devices.
  • Experience with separation and distillation systems including design, operation and troubleshooting
  • Experienced in the development of operating procedures and use of check lists for pre-start safety reviews.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge in the fundamentals of process engineering.
  • Ability and willingness to rotate on a 28/28 rota basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications the successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience with onshore/on-site process engineering and operations troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Dynamic Simulation and Flare System modeling.
  • The ability to read, write and speak English fluently and French language will be an advantage.

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