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Principal Process Engineer
United State Of America
Mar 03, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 15.0-20.0 years
Job Category Engineering Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Good Communication Skills
Role Process Engineering Job
Designation Engineer,Process Engineer
Education B.Tech/B.E
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

With the first ventures from land to near-shore marshlands and then to out-of-sight-of-land and increasingly deep waters, innovation is our legacy, our present and our future.

Ralph Thomas McDermott established J. Ray McDermott & Company Incorporated at the age of 24 upon receipt of a contract to build 50 wooden drilling rigs for a wildcatter in Luling, Texas. Knowing he could benefit from his father's long-time experience in the lumber and oilfield construction businesses, Ralph made John Raymond McDermott a partner and the company’s namesake.

Expanded the business from its original headquarters in Eastland, Texas, to Luling, Texas, after a boom in oil exploration in the area.

Moved the company to Houston, Texas, with the continuing oil boom.

Provided different services to the oil industry through three McDermott family-owned businesses: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Elmax Construction, and Stall & McDermott.

Hired the company’s first construction crew, a team of six.

Opened a New Orleans, Louisiana, office.

Introduced the first use of floating drilling equipment in low-lying marshlands of Texas and Louisiana.

Purchased J.G. McMullen Dredging Company and established it as the Olsen Dredging Company.

Reorganized the multiple McDermott family business operations into one: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. of Delaware.

Designed and installed the first fixed platform made of steel out-of-sight-of-land, in 20 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Superior Oil.

Established a contracting division, which was the major operating segment during the early years.

Acquired assets of Harry F. Allsman Company, McDermott’s joint venture partner for several contracting jobs in the Gulf of Mexico, which provided equipment to meet the new demand for offshore construction.

Commissioned construction of the first vessel designed specifically for offshore work (Derrick Barge 4).

The company’s Oil Division was organized.

Job Description

Job Overview:

The Principal Process Engineer will lead studies, FEEDs and/or projects and will be responsible for producing process design packages. The ideal candidate will be responsible for scheduling and estimating the work effort and will advise and mentor within the department in order to contribute to the improvement of a technical area.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Performs detailed process design calculations and process design simulations, prepares equipment and instrument data sheets, prepares process flow diagrams, and prepares piping and instrument flow diagrams
  • Trains subordinates in the use of process tools and procedures
  • Leads various activities related to the process design of specific process units and supervises work efforts on small projects and proposals
  • Reviews design work of subordinate process engineers as delegated by the lead engineer
  • Participates in start-up and technical service field assignments as required
  • Performs other assignments as required
  • Responsible for leading projects, FEEDs and studies
  • Ability to supervise team members and to advise and mentor in areas of expertise if necessary
  • Fosters Innovation
    • Creates new or existing technology improvements (i.e., patent)
    • Creates new or improved work processes for better execution efficiency
    • Publishes or presents a technical paper at an industry forum
  • Presents at conferences and trade shows, customer meetings and internal presentations
  • Clearly articulates technical knowledge to others including colleagues, management and clients
  • Actively involved in professional organizations and continuing education initiatives
  • Takes initiative in making decisions within established procedures and guidelines
  • Provides leadership role when guidance and expertise are required
  • Works with industry groups and has a working knowledge of industry specifications and standards
  • Uses the principals of Quality as an integral part of the work process including CMS
  • Leads continuous improvement of technical and work processes
  • Maintains a record of creative contributions
  • Opinion is sought in area of specialty
  • Recognized expertise in at least one technology
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or equiv.
  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in the offshore industry, FPSO, Topsides, Subsea, Umbilical, etc.
  • Experience in process design and analysis providing complex deliverables such as conceptual process design, process simulations, heat and material datasheets, P&ID and PFD development.
  • Supervision experience of a process team is required for this position.

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