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Process Engineer at American Bureau of Shipping

Process Engineer

American Bureau of Shipping Houston, TX Full-Time

The process engineer will work as a technical expert on the successful delivery of projects for clients as a member of a project team within a market program (Asset Integrity Management Services).  This includes providing technical expertise to the project manager and project team members with initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing projects.  This position also includes maintaining relationships with clients and key decision makers to help identify follow-on business opportunities and maintain customer intelligence.

Job Duties/Roles
  • Provide technical expertise on project tasks under the supervision of a project manager to ensure quality services are delivered on schedule and within available budget to meet customer requirements.
    • Assist project manager with defining and sequencing project tasks, estimating task duration and developing a project schedule as part of developing a project management plan
    • Review project management plans to understand the scope, schedule and assigned work authorization
    • Provide technical expertise to support execution of project tasks
      • Develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs)
      • Participate as subject matter expert in Damage Mechanism Assessments and Corrosion Control Programs
      • Review and interpret material and energy balances
      • Review and interpret sizing and specification of process equipment
      • Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and/or What-If experience is desired, with facilitation experience a plus
      • Perform hydraulic calculations/pipe sizing
      • Experience in medium to heavy industry including refinery/chemical/renewable energy
      • Participate in and assist with Process Safety Management (PSM)
      • Relief valve sizing and specification
      • Working knowledge on the use of process simulation software programs such as ASPEN, HYSYS or similar
    • Develop briefing materials and write reports to communicate concepts and analysis results to client and end users
    • Lead research and data analysis, to include but not limited to assisting with conducting customer or stakeholder analyses.
    • Prepare written documents, reports, and presentations
    • Develop conclusions and recommendations, write reports, and assist with client presentations
    • Give oral presentations to clients
    • Tracking and report hours spend executing projects
    • Work with individuals at all levels, provide input to reports and other deliverables, execute multiple assignments, meet agreed deadlines, and adjust to changing client demands
    • Performing quality assurance on project deliverables
  • Develop relationships with existing customers to facilitate development of new business.
    • Attending client meetings to discuss technical topics
    • Meeting with new and existing clients to listen to their needs
    • Communicating client needs to business development, project managers, and supervisors
  • Identify new business opportunities with existing customers for current and/or additional services
    • Participate in marketing activities, conference presentations, technical whitepapers
    • Assist with proposal development including writing proposals, estimating level of effort,
    • Learn, understand, and be conversant in ABS Group products and services
    • Review published reports and news articles about existing and potential new clients to identify customer intelligence
    • Networking to meet new potential clients

  • Familiarity with Process Safety Management and Mechanical Integrity program requirements
  • Experience in developing proposals, including creating the project deliverables list and estimating the resource effort
  • Ability to mentor and develop junior engineers
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory requirements, codes, standards, and other recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices:
    • API
    • NFPA
    • ASME
    • OSHA
    • EPA
    • NACE
    • DIERS
    • CCPS
    • AlChE
  • Proven experience providing technical expertise to project teams
  • Consulting experience serving on project teams
  • Gather and analyze data effectively
  • Apply critical thinking to a wide variety of problems
  • Comprehend and analyze complex problems
  • Work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 
Minimum years of Experience

A minimum of 5-7 years of experience.  Field and Plant (energy, chemical and/or oil and gas industries) experience a plus, consulting service experience also desired.

Required/Preferred Education Requirements

Minimum Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) or equivalent

Required/Preferred Professional Requirements
  • Relevant technical certifications
  • Professional engineering license desired (or ability to obtain license within 3 – 5 years)
Country Requirements


Reporting Relationships

Reports to a Engineering Manager or Director of Engineering

Direct Reports

May have direct reports

ABS Group is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.

ABS Group 

We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We’re at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Group proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers additional support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Group also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

The ABS Group of Companies is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs


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