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Production - Process Engineer

Job Title: Production - Process Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1327
Contact Name: David Bernard
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking for a qualified Production - Process Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil, minimum 7 years' experience in process engineering within an oil and gas environment, fluency in English and Kurdish is a must.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the overall process design, operation and implementation.
  • Monitors, troubleshoots, and optimizes operating unit key process variables to drive process and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus.
  • Applies technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption.
  • Follows day to day operations of the production facility.
  • Identify the bottlenecks in existing facilities and recommend revamps/expansion of existing facilities.
  • Prepares necessary data for Project Cost Estimation in line with VAP. Carries out cost optimization workshops to reduce project costs.
  • Leads and/or participates in root cause analysis studies to resolve plant process and equipment related issues.
  • Designs, runs, tests, and upgrades systems and processes.
  • Assesses processes and interprets data and improves processes to maintain efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability and maximize profitability.
  • Develops initial scope and business case for improvements projects.
  • Works with multi-disciplinary system engineering and operation teams to assist operation projects design.
  • Generates and reviews systems for operational purposes to identify or solve operational and integrity related challenges.
  • Reviews system control philosophies and helps in the generation of new system control philosophies and shutdown keys.
  • Calculates product streams with all characteristics required by facilities process.
  • Engages with engineers and operations for purposes of HAZOP studies.
  • Supports implementation of new technology developments.
  • Supports new product development and plant implementation.
  • Apply appropriate engineering principles, best practice and know-how in the provision of engineering services and professional advice
  • Identify technical problems, evaluate options and formulate solutions to achieve satisfactory conclusions
  • Provide an engineering interface with operations, service providers, design authorities, project personnel and other stakeholders in the development and execution of engineering activities
  • Ensure understanding, application and leadership by example of all responsibilities with regard to the Company’s Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards
  • Ensure that safety risks and business risks associated with engineering activities are assessed and that appropriate checks, controls and precautions are taken.
  • Review as required: engineering, methods, defects, maintenance faults, non-conformance and problem areas. Use evidence from the reviews to improve effectiveness, reliability, maintainability and economy, leading to continuous improvement
  • To deliver the above, the role holder will input and/or manage the input of others across the whole equipment/plant/engineering life cycle including design, installation, troubleshooting, technical investigation, commissioning and handover
  • The role holder is accountable for delivery in accordance with agreed plans and to the quality required.
Major Challenges:
  • There will be a requirement to provide Leadership / Management / Supervision / Oversight of engineering activities on a number of different assets at different times in their life-span, e.g. late-life, decommissioning, full production.
  • All will require a different technical and commercial evaluation.
Financial Accountability and Dimensions:
  • Similar to other engineers in the Production and Operations Support team
  • Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties)
  • As a member of a service delivery function the role requires reporting progress to the Production Director and Project/Line Manager to inspire and maintain their confidence
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in process engineering within an oil and gas environment;
  • A degree in process engineering or chemical engineer is preferred; alternatives could be accepted based on adequate work experience and training;
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in polypropylene manufacturing operations is an asset;
  • Sound knowledge of process related standards and process simulations;
  • Working knowledge of process engineering software packages;
  • Strong ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and take direction from several team members;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Willing to Fields’ travel
  • A working knowledge of the engineering activities associated with operating and maintaining oil and gas plant/facilities.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and best practices – e.g. the standards and legislation pertinent to the activity/discipline being undertaken.
  • Knowledge of Safety Management Systems (if possible relating to an oil and gas facility).
  • Appreciation of general maintenance activities and techniques.
  • Capable of maintaining a high degree of effectiveness in a multi task role, managing priorities and delivering to challenging timescales.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Computer literate, with an appreciation of any specialist packages related to the specific role/discipline – e.g. PipeSim, GAP.
  • Removes barriers and resistance to progress through listening, engaging with others and taking action.
  • Effectively implements changes and monitors as required.
  • Establishes, manages and maintains effective and respectful working relationships with individuals and groups in a diverse constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Intervenes proactively to support, manage or lead colleagues through problems.
Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.