Senior Process Engineer - Permian Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Houston, TX
Energy, Metals & Mining
Senior Process Engineer - Permian
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Full Time Regular (USA)
US - Texas - Houston
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The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the Permian Production Unit (PmPU) operated assets in the process engineering discipline. Responsibilities include providing process engineering design for surface production equipment located on single and multiple well pad sites including flowlines, separators, treaters, storage tanks, flare/vent systems, and compressors. The position will provide process engineering support to the operation gas plants and compressor stations. Typically, this involves assisting operations personnel with optimizing and troubleshooting surface equipment and executing infrastructure expansions/modifications within the facility via a Management of Change process. Thorough process engineering knowledge of separation, dehydration, amine treating, compression, condensate stabilization, storage, and LACT measurement is required. The position requires the ability to develop and maintain a process model for each facility with a view to make process optimization recommendations. A strong background in process safety is also a requirement. The role requires interface with the Development Division during engineering, design, and construction of new midstream pipelines and process facilities in the Permian shale lease area.
Well Sites/Tank Batteries & Midstream Gathering Plants
Responsible for day-to-day process/utilities systems surveillance and troubleshooting/problem resolution as required. Provide technical engineering support and guidance into "Case to Operate" scenarios, compliance & verification issues, production loss reports, engineering & maintenance change requests, and field development initiatives. Serve as "System Custodian" for Senior Process Engineering-related Safety Critical Systems. In addition, provide support to PmPU Technical and Operations Teams in the areas of production optimization and reliability and facility modifications/upgrades.
New Projects (Midstream Gathering Plants)
Responsible for basis of design input to the Development Division for new CDP's. Serve as primary liaison with the Development Division from concept development through to commissioning and start-up. Participate in key design reviews, HAZOP's, and value improving practices.
Facilities Expansions and Modifications
Responsible for evaluating concepts, establishing basis of design, and executing facility expansion/modification projects. Manage external contractor support organization through front-end and detailed engineering. Serve as interface within the Production Unit for Management of Change for the project. Provide technical work instructions to field Operations personnel for optimal plant operation.
Demonstrate pro-active leadership in establishing process surveillance systems and leading change. Engage effectively with both office-based technical staff and field-based operations personnel, external contractors, and suppliers. Continuously demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communications and teaming skills.
Accountable for modelling HSEC leadership in all aspects of the role. This includes actively ensuring HSEC concerns are properly addressed in all phases of development and execution from design through to commissioning and start-up. Knowledge of regulatory requirements for production operations on land in Texas is desired. In addition, the role requires demonstration of HSEC leadership from a personal perspective (e.g., conducting regular site audits, active participation in HSE-related discussions/initiatives, etc.).
KEY DELIVERABLES / KEY DIMENSIONS
Extensive experience in process engineering and operational support
Demonstrated HSEC leadership in a operating/brownfield environment
Ability to self-manage and lead others to consistently deliver.
Training and mentoring role for lesser-experienced support engineers
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Safety and environment
Courage to lead change
Respect for each other
PmPU Surface Engineering Team
PmPU Operations Team
PmPU Production Engineering Team
PmPU Delivery Team
PmPU HSE Team
BHPB Development Division Shale Projects Team
BHPB Central Engineering Team
Third Party Engineering Contractor(s)
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor degree in relevant Engineering discipline required.
Minimum 12 years industry related experience
Preferably Professional/Chartered Engineer or actively working towards licensed status
Experience and Technical Competencies:
Proven track record in process modelling and working with operations personnel to optimize plant performance, including excellent HSE performance and proven ability to meet functional, cost, and schedule targets in high-activity environment
Experience in design, construction, start-up, and operation of surface production equipment - land based operations experience desired.
Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and process safety standards
THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN BHP BILLITON. THINK LOCAL. THINK GLOBAL.
With 44,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.
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20 Jun 2012 Central Standard Time
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