Lead Process Engineer - Pretoria, Gauteng - Job ID 3876
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Primary Purpose: Will be apart off the Process and Mechanical Team with specific knowledge on process engineering (chemical engineering) and you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects across South Africa and into Africa.
Job description / core competencies:
Lead process engineers are directly responsible, to both the project manager and the engineering manager, and quality of the work under their supervision.
Their duties include the development of process systems, scope of work, design criteria, man hour estimates, and schedules for the project.
They make basic technical decisions, direct the activities of other process personnel on the project, coordinate design efforts with all other groups on the job, and maintain the process records for the project.
They report progress and ensure compliance with relevant standards and procedures.
Ensure that the content and objective of the Health, Safety, Security and the Environmental and Quality Policy and the Information Security policies are implemented and understood by all supervised staff.
Keep informed, by all possible means of technology developments in the process industry and make recommendations to the company on methods improving our competitive position.
Be accountable for the best-in-class execution of all FEED, EPCM, PMC projects by the Process Engineering Department to meet the budget, schedule, quality, Health, Safety, Security and the Environmental requirements of the projects from a process standpoint.
Lead the Process Team in terms of delivery, resource management, technical training, and performance management.
Monitor and report on project and team performance on a regular basis to the Manager-Process Mechanical Engineering.
Ensure corrective measures are undertaken where appropriate.
Ensure the execution risks on projects are understood and execution reviews and audits are undertaken in order to mitigate these risks.
Provide and promote input to the Strategic Development Group in the company for developing the best-in-class practices and tools for project execution.
Establish and develop relationships with all Clients (internal/external).
Provide specialized process design on single or multiple projects from conception through FEED, detailed design, commissioning, and troubleshooting.
Resolve complex troubleshooting, design optimization and perform engineering studies.
Develop energy and material balance, process simulations, process flow diagram (PFDs), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s), process data sheets for equipment and instruments, hydraulic line sizing, and technical calculations.
Define the project scope of work and design criteria.
Conduct technical assessment with licensors, vendors, and engineering contractors to provide the optimum design.
Ensure technical and quality compliance of scope of work with relevant standards and procedures consistent with project objectives.
Conduct/follow peer check and squad check procedures for technical deliverables.
When leading a process design team, assign work tasks to other Process Engineers.
Review and approve the work in accordance with company procedures.
Responsible for budget, schedule, productivity, and scope of work for the process team.
Hold client and vendors meetings.
Hold intra-discipline and attend cross discipline coordination meetings.
Performing technical report writing on specific projects relating to Petrochemical, Manufacturing & Resources.
Be proactive and able to talk to clients and canvass for work.
Participate in tendering for new work.
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng
Job Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
BEng, BSc, MEng, or MSc in Chemical Engineering and 15+ years’ experience with a minimum of 6 years in project management.
Pr.Eng. registration with ECSA is required or must be in progress.
Familiar with commonly used process engineering standards and codes including but not limited to API, NFPA, ASME, GPS as well as commonly used process engineering software.
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel and Word).
Working knowledge of Aspen Plus, Aspen Hysys, Pro II and other Simulation Software (e.g. Flownex).
Prior experience in the petrochemical industry, with some additional experience in gas (LNG/CNG/LPG) manufacturing & resources would be a bonus.
Experience distinguishing advantages and/or vulnerabilities among licensors’ competitive technologies in the petrochemical sectors.
Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams to achieve project results within required timeframes.
Site experience, including project execution, commissioning and hand-over.
Experience in typical process engineering safety analyses, e.g. HAZOP workshops, HAC analysis, etc.
A cutting-edge engineering firm that thrives on innovation and problem-solving. With a commitment to excellence, they specialize in diverse engineering disciplines, seamlessly blending creativity, and technical expertise. Their team is dedicated to crafting solutions that transcend conventional boundaries, making a meaningful impact on projects of varying scales.