Project Engineer

Pasadena, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1190501

Location Pasadena, Texas, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 19, 2023

Airswift is on a task to find a Project Engineer to work on long term contract with one of our Petrochemical client in Pasadena, TX.


Purpose / Role of the job:  The Project Engineer implements capital projects to improve safety, health and environmental performance, product quality, asset reliability, production capacity, and optimize overall plant performance. The individual works closely with the Lead Project Engineer (if applicable), Operations teams and the EBSM Project / Engineering team to meet project objectives facilitating through a capital project stage gate approval process. 

C. Responsibilities/ Accountabilities of the job: 

  • The Project Engineer must be a good steward of company capital. The position is responsible for defining project objectives and justifications, working with operations and maintenance for and providing necessary data to validate the project’s merits in the company’s best interest.
  • This position is responsible for the capital project planning, development, budgeting, and execution for the Bayport Polymer (ASA) plant. This includes coordinating the development of detailed engineering plans, specifications, and construction packages to meet the Gulf Coast Engineering standards while working closely with process engineering, construction, reliability, and operations teams to ensure successful project design, implementation, and start-up.
  • The Project Engineer also provides leadership and accountability on capital investment and expense projects and ensures full compliance to Safety, Health and Environmental regulations. The position is responsible for all aspects of cost control and planning on each project, ensuring each project is implemented within the approved budget and established time schedule.
  • The Project Engineer will be required to follow the Gulf Coast Region Project Engineering stage gate processes, front-end loading, and constructability. This includes collaborating with the Gulf Coast Region’s subject-matter experts (SMEs) in many disciplines from Purchasing to Operations. The project engineer must successfully and efficiently coordinate the organization’s internal resources to complete the project.  A team approach towards project objective completion is expected, with emphasis on results.

F. Required profile:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering discipline required – Mechanical or Chemical discipline preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of capital project engineering / management in a petrochemical plant environment is required. 
  • Grassroots, greenfield, start-up experience, preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in materials selection and metallurgy, preferred
  • Industry knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) standards and environmental awareness, preferred.
  • Experience with plastics processes including reaction, extrusion, pelletizing and pneumatic conveying, preferred
Technical Skills:
  • Possess an understanding of large equipment (reactors, rotating equipment, heaters, exchangers, tanks, etc.) and piping design principles, including civil and structural requirements
  • Possess an understanding of instrumentation and controls and electrical distribution criteria and requirements
  • Experience with project budgeting and managing scope changes during project execution
  • Good aptitude for critical path reasoning used when setting target deadlines for deliverables and managing project schedule
  • Possess working knowledge of applicable technical codes and standards (ASME, API, NFPA, etc.)
  • Turnaround (TAR) experience including knowledge of plant safety regulations and unit preparation procedures 
  • Capable of implementing and integrating multiple projects during TAR activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on multiple technical projects simultaneously

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