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Senior / Principal Engineer - Process

Senior / Principal Engineer - Process

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IN-Chennai, Taramani
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Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a Senior / Principal Process Engineer with relevant experience in the refinery, oil & gas and petrochemical industry for performing process design activities in various phases of projects (viz., conceptual design, feasibility study, basic/FEED and detail engineering).


Senior Process Engineer should be able to understand the sequence of finalizing each of the process documents. He / she should have quick and fast learning attitude to grasp the latest tools and software in the process design field. He / She should be able to communicate / interact with the team effectively and give directions to the junior engineers. He / She should be able to understand the project requirements / philosophies and carryout the following process activities independently.


  • Prepare / check / update design basis
  • Perform / check Simulation using PRO-II or HYSYS to finalize the PFD and HMB
  • Prepare / check PFD/UFD and HMB
  • Perform / check process calculation for Pumps and Compressors
  • Prepare / check Pump and Compressor datasheets
  • Prepare / check datasheets for other equipment and packages
  • Prepare / check DPTD
  • Provide process inputs for preparation of MSD
  • Perform / check line sizing for the pumped and non-pumped lines
  • Prepare / check / update P&IDs, PSFS and C&E diagrams
  • Prepare / update Control narratives and other philosophies
  • Perform / check design calculations for two phase and three phase separators, KODs / Flare KODs.
  • Check control valve design calculations and prepare datasheet
  • Perform / check safety relief calculations as per relevant API standards
  • Prepare / check process documents line list, HMS and Utility summary
  • Conduct dynamic simulation study, transient study, surge study, Minimum Metal Design Temperature (MDMT) study, etc.
  • Conduct depressurization studies, flare load estimation and flare system design
  • Coordinate with drafting team and engineering team for process inputs and drawing preparation
  • Coordinate / attend project review and 3-D model review meetings with client / vendors
  • Should attend safety studies like Hazop/Hazid and SIL assessment and undertake close-out activities for open points identified in these meetings.
  • Should be able to lead a section / area of the project

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.Tech / M.Tech (Chemical Engineering)
  • Post qualification 6 - 15 years of experience is desirable.
  • Should have worked as an Process Lead / Area Lead in projects.
  • Hands on experience in simulation software and design tools
  • Knowledge on Indian and international standards preferred.
  • Experience in basic engineering, FEED and Detail engineering projects for Oil & Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical sector for Indian and International clients

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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