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Project Engineer / Chemical Engineer

  • The Chemithon Corporation
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Feb 15, 2020

Job Description

The Project Engineer / Chemical Engineer is responsible for the development of PFDs, P&IDs, pumps/blowers, instruments, vessels and valves specifications. The engineer is expected to assist on plant start ups. The Project Engineer, depending on prior experience, may initially work with a Senior engineer on a variety of projects, but with increasing experience will ultimately be expected to run both small and large projects independently.

Project size may vary in complexity and value, from replacement part orders to multi million dollar orders for new industrial process plants. The engineer will assist in all phases of a project from scope definition, establishment of budget, resource planning and scheduling, generation of designs and specifications, and oversees procurement and production of equipment. The engineer is to ensure that the design is operable, is economically viable for the customer and profitable for Chemithon, and safe to operate while complying with customer specifications and applicable codes. Depending on project type the job may require periods of time away from home.

This position will require 25 to 30% travel through out the world.

Essential Job Functions:

1.) Responsible for Piping and Instruments Diagrams (P&ID) development.

2.) Responsible for material balances and Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) calculations.

3.) Responsible for execution of projects; defining scope, establishing budgets, planning resources, scheduling work, generating designs and specifications, and overseeing procurement, production and shipment of work.

4.) Responsible for sizing and specifying pumps, blowers, vessels, heat exchangers, controls valves, instruments, and manual valves.

5.) Responsible for defining control system configuration – for example establishing process interlocks and generating process logic diagrams. May also be involved with process control programming depending on the needs and scope of the project.

6.) Assisting with and/or leading commissioning activities at customer sites.

Ultimately the engineer with experience will be expected to lead projects:

7.) Responsible for maintaining effective relationships with customers, contractors, and internal clients. Responsible for clearly communicatingcoordinating and documenting project execution and changes externally and internally. Responsible for maintaining customer and contractor correspondence. Responsible for document tracking including the supply, review, approval and modification of customer and contractor documents.

8.) Must have skills to manage contracts. The project engineer is responsible to comply with customer specifications and other applicable codes to fulfill contract requirements. Must be capable of adjusting equipment designs to fulfill requirements. Must be effective at change order management, capable at defining changes and their associated costs and schedule implications. Responsible for quoting and procuring change order authorizations.

9.) Responsible of overseeing the generation of design documents. Must be able to identify design needs and be able to utilize in house expertise. Must be able to utilize the in house engineering skills to prepare material specifications, bills of material, and detailed designs. Must also be able to outsource design and engineering when necessary.

10.) Must be able to mange projects budgets. Must able to estimate costs and to report project costs versus budget costs.

11.) Responsible for maintaining and supporting a safe work environment, including reporting unsafe conditions or workplace hazards, keeping work area clean, preventing injuries and illnesses, and adhering to Company Safety Manual.

12.) Responsible for other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager of Engineering.

BS in Chemical Engineering required.

A minimum of 5 years industry experience is strongly preferred.

A PE in the state of Washington is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

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