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Principal Process Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002631
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Location: Epsom
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide. We’re part of SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. We support public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects, from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management. 

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on 1000 oil and gas installations around the world, we are now the operator’s ‘go to’ company for difficult challenges from life extension to innovative new design. 

We listen and lead across boundaries, bringing lessons learned from one discipline to another to help realize our client’s vision.  We deliver what we say we will, building relationships based on trust and integrity: there when we’re needed, fast; committed for the long term; adapting to changes and leaning into challenges.  

We are currently looking for a Principal Process Engineer who can share a desire to be at the forefront of the oil and gas sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence. By joining us you’ll be helping us to design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global oil and gas sector. 


Principal Process Engineer (Lead Engineer)

Objectives of Job:
To add to a professional process engineering presence in SNC-Lavalin London offices and to lead Process Engineering teams projects.

Main Function within Department:
The candidate shall:
• assist in developing a core professional mechanical presence in the London Offices;
• act as Lead Engineer on projects as assigned, co-ordinating the activities of engineers working on the Process Design for both onshore and offshore installations;
• ensure technical integrity of work being carried out by team by the use of SNC-Lavalin Integrated Management System, processes, procedures, rules, and standards;
• manage process engineering team budget, to contribute to planning, and to report on progress throughout projects;
• contribute to bids and proposals;
• implement improvements directed towards showing profitable operation, growth of business and the enhancement of the teams competence and performance.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Role envisaged for candidate is to be a Lead Process Engineer on project task forces.
Lead Process Engineers are directly responsible to both the Project Engineering Manager and the Head of Process Engineering for the organization, production, and quality of the work under their supervision. Their duties include the development of process systems (i.e., how we do our work and keep records/files), 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. 
• Act as a focal point for Process Engineering on projects.
• Attendance at weekly Lead Engineers meetings on projects.
• Identification of changes against scope of works.
• Participation in technical meetings with Client, Partners, Suppliers, and Sub-Contractors.
• Planning and weekly reporting.
• Control of deliverables from the Process Engineering team.
• Participate as required in Design Reviews and Technical Audits.
• To implement improvements directed towards showing profitable operation, growth of business and the enhancement of the teams competence and performance.
• Identifying new appropriate technologies applicable to our Client’s surface operations and environment, evaluate these both technically and commercially, and where appreciable opportunities exist, progress deployment in operations.
• Participating in concept selection of new oil and gas processing plants through options evaluation, simulations, optimisations, and design review of deliverables from design consultants.
• Participating in, or providing input to, normal projects audits / reviews during concept development, design basis, conceptual and detailed design basis.
• Working with other disciplines in the company to ensure all interfaces with other parts of the plant are fully engineered.
• Assisting Senior Management in establishing policies and objectives directed towards ensuring profitable and safe operations, growth of business and the enhancement of the Company's technical competence and performance in Mechanical Engineering.

As well as leading teams of Process Engineers on projects the candidate shall be sometimes be responsible for:
• Process Scheme Design including Flow Sheets (BFD, PFD, UFD, PLD, P&ID)
• Modelling, Design calculations, H&MBs
• Write Bases, Philosophies, Standards, Specifications, and Reports for Projects
• Create Data Sheets,
• Technical activities involved with requisitioning of equipment
• Review technical proposals for equipment
• Licensor and Vendor design review
• Assistance during construction and commissioning

Key Requirements:
• BEng, BSc, MEng, or MSc in Chemical Engineering or other relevant discipline.
• Candidate shall be a CEng with IChemE or other relevant institution.
• Minimum of eight years experience in the Oil, Gas and Process Industries. 
• Experience of onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Preferred to have experience with CCUS, Synfuels, and Gas Treatment.
Prferably the candidate shall have site experience of supervising or supporting installation 

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time.

Work Relationships:
Reports to: Head of Process Engineering
Supervisory Responsibility for: Process Engineers and Designers working on project.
Co-ordinates with: All inter company engineering disciplines and project management team

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