PPL Technology Specialist – Refining & Gasification in Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States

JobOverview:

Provides technology input and guidance to multiple projects andproposals. Responsible for implementing the technology design basis for allaspects of the BEP and overall review of deliverables. Supports technologiesand work process improvement efforts. Involved in the overall processengineering activities through the basic engineering, detailed engineering,commissioning, and start-up phases. Takes initiative in making decisions withinestablished procedures and guidelines. Supervises work of other engineers and responsible for coaching andtraining engineers.

 

KeyResponsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Review & provide design basis under the Technology Manager guidance prior to project execution
  • Performs process simulations, reviews and approves process engineering deliverables and critical project design documents as required for proposals and/ or project
  • Acts as liaison between Technology Manager and Project Manager in project execution
  • Provides guidance and supervision to Lead Engineer and process team
  • 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
  • Supervises/performs technology and work process improvement efforts
  • Responsible for leading major project team or task force on several projects in a given technology
  • Performs review functions and answers questions from client and engineering contractor after completion of basic engineering
  • Provides leadership and guidance to lead engineers and others regarding plant start-up and performance tests
  • Supervises team members and mentors in areas of expertise
  • Responsible for leading work improvement efforts
  • Makes technical presentations to clients
  • Presents at conferences and trade shows, customer meetings and internal presentations
  • Performs other assignments as required

Basic Qualifications:


  • BS/MS/PhD ChE degree with 15 years of engineering experience preferred. Strong candidates with a minimum of 7 years of Refining & Gasification experience will also be considered.
  • Solid knowledge of fundamental Chemical Engineering disciplines including reaction engineering
  • Expertise in one or more refining technologies
  • Expertise in simulation software such as PRO/II, Aspen HYSYS, or Aspen Plus
  • Ability to develop and advance new ideas for technology and work process improvements
  • Strong knowledge of advanced process control
  • Ability to make technical decisions for technologies in areas of responsibility
  • Ability to supervise and schedule the work effort of a project team
  • Experience in the design of specialized technology equipment
  • Strong working knowledge of industry specifications and standards
  • Field experience and troubleshooting recommended or a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact successfully with internal and external clients in all areas of expertise
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective technical presentations

CompanyOverview:

 

McDermottis a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering andconstruction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century,customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructureand technology solutionsfrom the wellhead to the storage tankto transport andtransform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

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