• Principal Process Engineer

    Posted Date 4 months ago(07/08/2019 07:28)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Our Process Engineering team is seeking to recruit a Principal Process Engineer with extensive knowledge and experience in the design of onshore Oil & Gas Processing Facilities. A Principal Process Engineer will normally be the most senior engineer of his discipline on a particular project with full authority to act as the Lead Engineer for that discipline on a project. The role reports to the Process Discipline Manager for line management and technical assurance and to the Project Engineering Manager for projedt discipline performance delivery.

    What will I be doing?


    May lead a team of process engineers on projects, studies and proposals, to execute the process engineering scope of work according to contract requirements, following company and client standards and procedures. Responsibility for discipline quality, programme and cost targets.


    To perform own design work and check work by others in accordance with company procedures. To approve project deliverables when authorised by the Process Engineering Technical Authority.


    To represent Process Engineering in discussions and meetings with client, vendors and third parties.


    To develop discipline programme activities/deliverables and interdependencies, plan for adequate resources and to monitor and report design progress and man-hour usage to the project management team.


    To work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary project delivery team, through proactive liaison with other disciplines and to ensure integration of Process Engineering design requirements into the overall engineering design.


    To support the Process Engineering Technical Authority in technical development of the function.


    To offer advice and support to colleagues and subordinates on development needs taking into account work activities, learning ability and circumstances. To communicate to team members the project objectives and execution strategies and provide training as required on company workflow, methods and business systems.


    To ensure personal compliance with current company policy, relevant legislation and company and client’s requirements for Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental matters and work in such a manner not to cause personal harm or injury to fellow workers, client and subcontractor employees or the environment.


    To support the Process Discipline Manager in delivering the company performance management process including setting objectives, assisting colleagues and subordinates in achieving their objectives, conducting performance reviews of team members where delegated and/or providing feedback on team member performance to their line managers.


    The role is based in the Costain Manchester Office and may require travel to company, supplier or client offices or sites for business purposes.

    About you

    The candidate should have extensive knowledge and experience of the following:

    • UK Regulatory environment
    • Relevant industry codes, standards and guidelines for the Oil & Gas sector
    • Experience in the full project lifecycle including significant FEED/EPC experience.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in Gas Processing Technology and Compression preferably gas reception; gas treatment and/or underground gas storage plants.
    • Process Simulation
    • Development of the Process Design Basis and Scope of Work
    • Development of Heat and Material Balances, Process Flow Diagrams, Process Design Philosophies and P&ID’s
    • Sizing and specification of Process requirements for Unit Operations, Major Equipment Utility Equipment; Equipment Packages; Piping and Instrumentation
    • Hazard Study including HAZID and HAZOP
    • Functional Safety Management including SIL Classification using LOPA
    • Relief and Blowdown calculations to company and industry standards
    • Technical Risk Management
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Proactive, self-motivated and solutions biased
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective communicator
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel


    and the following Qualifications & Experience

    • First degree in Chemical Engineering.
    • Chartered Engineer preferred (MIChemE/FIChemE).
    • The candidate should have 15 years’ experience including significant experience of onshore gas processing facility design preferably in an engineering consultancy or contracting environment. Knowledge and experience of other relevant sectors is beneficial but not essential.
    • Significant experience in a Lead Process Engineer delivery role on major projects

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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