Process Engineer

Vacancy ID: 1032460
Created Date: 15.07.2020
Job Title: Process Engineer
Salary Negotiable
Temp or Perm: Contract Role
Region: International
Sector: Manufacturing
Consultant: Duncan Lowe
Consultant Phone: 01483 302 133

Job Description:
NRL are currently recruiting for Process Engineers to work in Cork with a global engineering consultancy.

Proposed Responsibilities:                      

Process Design Basis

  • Applies process design criteria, guidelines, and contract requirements to process design work.
  • May be responsible for interacting with licensors, including establishing design basis and licensor evaluation.
  • Applies process design criteria and guidelines to all phases of process engineering.
Flow Diagrams
  • Prepares flow diagrams and participates in flow diagram reviews.
  • Understands the importance of the flow diagram as a communication tool to other disciplines.
  • Is able to prepare and review flow diagrams with total information to correspond to the flow sequence, operability, and the safety of the unit/system.
  • Answers questions, with confidence, from other disciplines and clients as to the requirement/function of each item on the flow sheet.
  • Back checks, updates, and ensures consistency with related design documents such as specification sheets and with other units.
  • Prepares and reviews metallurgy flow diagrams.
Equipment Datasheets
  • Prepares process and utility equipment specification sheets. May be responsible for design of a system or a complete unit.
  • Understands importance of the equipment specification sheet as a communication tool with other disciplines.
  • Prepares equipment duty specifications for all equipment including complex equipment such as reactors.
  • Prepares detail design specification for all equipment.
  • Reviews input from other disciplines for compatibility with process design for all equipment.
Control Philosophy
  • Prepares instrumentation process data; Assists in establishing control philosophy for relatively complex control systems to meet process objectives, including safety.
  • Prepares control valves process data, relief valve data, analyser data.
  • Interprets control philosophy of relatively complex control systems.
  • Reviews control systems specification sheets for consistency with process data
  • Reviews logic diagrams for relatively simple loops.
  • Evaluates alternative control strategies to meet process objectives.
  • Performs specifications/calculations and technical studies.
  • Completes conceptual developments of a major system and performs all necessary calculations for process design of systems and equipment within the assigned area.
  • Performs relatively complex technical studies under general supervision.
  • Ensures that calculations are legible, well organized, correctly references as to equipment/system, dated, and signed.
Equip Selection/Review
  • Reviews and approves equipment bid tabulations and vendor data.
  • Expeditiously reviews equipment requests for quotes, purchase requests, bid tabulations and vendor data for conformance to specifications, process compatibility, safety and operability.
  • Ensures consistency of vendor data with other design documents such as flow diagrams, area classifications drawings, utility summaries, etc
  • Plant Safety/Operability
  • Responsible for performing various process engineering work functions in a manner that will provide a safe and operable plant
  • Understands obligations and authority to make appropriate design decisions necessary for plant safety and operability.
  • Identifies potentially lethal/toxic substances and designs the systems handling those substances in accordance with established Jacobs/Client procedures.
  • Reviews the unit/plant layout for unsafe piping/equipment arrangement and for adequate access to critical valves.
  • Assists in specification of any required safety systems (eye-washers, safety-showers, gas detectors, etc).
Operating Manual
  • Assists in the production of plant operating manuals. May assume overall responsibility for manuals relatively fewer complex units.
  • Understands and applies guidelines developed by others regarding the required contents of the operating manuals.
  • Writes assigned sections of the manuals for complex units or writes complete manuals for less complex units. The manuals should be technically correct, complete, and clearly written.
Field Work
  • Assists in process field work.
  • Shows a willingness to accept field assignments to fulfil project requirements (personal circumstances permitting).
  • Performs, under general supervision, a plant checkout as required to ensure flow diagrams and designs have been correctly implemented and all tie-in correctly located.
  • Assists, under general supervision, in operator training programs as required.
  • Assists, under general supervision, in plant start-up and /or plant performance testing as required.
  • Assists, under general supervision, in writing of the Process Final Job Report.
  • Becomes knowledgeable of and adapts to the construction/operation environment.   

Educational Professional Qualifications Required:                       
  • The basic requirement is a chemical engineering degree
  • The successful candidate will have design experience of Biotechnology, Small Molecule API Synthesis, Fill Finish, Oral Dosage; Facility Design and Operation mainly gained within an engineering design office
  • Active membership in a professional body, such as the IChemE, ISPE, PDA, EI, etc. is expected as a demonstration of self-development and professional qualification
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to strict deadlines
  • Organized and adaptable with a flexible approach to Design experience                     

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