Senior Project Engineer-Process Control Technology

Houston, TX

Salary: $79k-$115k



The primary responsibility of this role is to provide (instrumentation and electrical) /Control Technology engineering and leadership services for the preparation and execution of these portions of projects for chemical manufacturing facilities.

The incumbent will:

Lead project teams consisting of engineering and design personnel

Be responsible for planning and supporting all phases of capital investment projects including concept development, estimating, basic engineering, detailed engineering and design, procurement, and construction and start-up of new or modified production facilities

Follow practices, standards, guidelines, and procedures for preparation of estimates, scopes, specifications, design, and other deliverables

Responsible for all aspects of engineering to ensure all project objectives including safety, technical correctness, budget, constructability, schedule, maintainability, and operability are met

Interface with other engineering disciplines/departments, customers and vendors/suppliers to ensure successful development and execution of projects

Generate, review and approve specifications, drawings and other documentation assist in compiling construction packages

Coordinate field support, and participate in check out, commissioning and start up

Modify existing or create new process procedures, standards and practices to stay current with technology and implement improved methods.

More specifically, this position will be responsible for:

Developing independent process control strategies and alarm and information management

Reviewing and approving requirements and develop documentation

Directing teams to analyze and define requirements and to perform actual configuration and testing of control systems

Participating in all preliminary and process safety reviews with particular emphasis on systems and equipment, interlocking, alarming, safety systems, etc.

Directing designers, contractors, vendors, and technicians from conceptual design through construction and commissioning of systems

Generating all hardware and software documentation required to procure, configure, test, install and maintain the systems

Interfacing with other engineering disciplines, designers, operations, and maintenance personnel as necessary to achieve project objectives

Cost and schedule within assigned area of responsibility.


Company seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Professional registration and/or certification as appropriate

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university (or equivalent) in Electrical or Chemical engineering with strong interest in systems

Six and more years’ minimum experience in chemical, petro-chemical or industrial facilities in design and engineering or equivalent experience

Excellent knowledge of documentation, automation validation, quality assurance, etc.

Excellent knowledge of process control strategies and systems

Excellent knowledge of building automation and safety systems and industrial control networks

Strong computer hardware and software skills

Excellent knowledge of relevant national and international standards in the area of process control, low voltage electrical, and instrumentation

Knowledge of project control skills including project planning, scheduling, cost control, and contract development

Experience in providing field support and participating in check out, commissioning, and start-up of process control installations

Systematic approach to problem definition and solution development

Ability to work as a member of cross-functional teams and to participate in multiple projects simultaneously

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to deal with people at different levels of management, engineering and design, and with internal customers (e.g. engineering, maintenance, operations) and suppliers of material and services

Excellent verbal and written skills in order to communicate with and obtain cooperation from team members involved with engineering, design, check out, commissioning and start-up.

Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive technical and scope documents required for project execution

Willingness and ability to travel 20-40% of time when job assignment dictates

Willingness and ability to work additional hours when job assignment dictates

Willing to pursue advanced education (i.e. Master’s Degree) other certifications, and training when job assignment dictates.

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