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Senior Process Engineer (UAE)

eramtalent-1 · 19 days ago


This position requires experience in Concept, Select and Front End Engineering Design of Oil & Gas facilities; mainly involving Upstream, Midstream, and Gas Processing. Experience in downstream industry such as Refineries, Petrochemicals will be an added advantage. The role involves in-depth knowledge of Gas Processing industry such as GDU, GSU, NGL recovery, cryogenics, DPDU, Compressors, Expanders, Process and Utility Systems, techno-economic analysis, International codes and standards, Specialized process studies etc.

The candidate is expected to have experience in and be well versed with Oil and Gas processing facilities especially the design activities during Concept, Select and FEED phases, including international codes & standards. The role also includes initiating and guiding in-house development activities involving guidelines / procedures to strengthen discipline capabilities and undertaking troubleshooting activities during various phases of project.

During tendering stage, responsible for the review of enquiry documentation and the Scope of Work, perform pre-bid engineering, estimate man-hours and thus provide required inputs for bid preparation. After award of Project, work as Lead Process Engineer with complete responsibility of correctness and accuracy of the Process Deliverables issued on the Project deliverables. This responsibility includes guiding /training of Process Engineers as required and close coordination with other engineering disciplines and client's project team.

These role holders can be seconded to work as Project Engineering Coordinators based on the size and complexity of the assigned project. The focus will shift from one of deep discipline knowledge to that of coordinating the various engineering disciplines involved in assigned projects


  • Reports to Head of Discipline / Engineering Manager (Process & Safety) and works under his overall supervision.
  • The role requires strong analytical skills combined with proven experience and knowledge of conceptual and FEED design for Gas Processing industry including Gas sweetening, Gas Dehydration, Process Gas compression, NGL recovery, Licensor evaluation & selection and techno-economic analysis as applicable to Upstream and Midstream Process facilities in Gas Processing. Experience with downstream industry will be an added advantage.
  • Coordinates with Project Engineering Manager assigned to the Project and with Project Manager, Clients, other Discipline Engineers, Consultants, Vendors, etc. as required.
  • During tendering stage, reviews enquiry documentation from client together with Scope of Work; raises technical clarifications / queries where there is lack of clarity, interfaces with other disciplines to ensure integration of activities and finally provide Process inputs during bid preparation.
  • On award of project, responsible for complete Process Design and Engineering works on a project, including optimisation and correctness of design; cost considerations, man-hours control and providing guidance and training to the Process Engineers working on the Project.
  • Develops Scope of Work for Sub contractors related to Process works as per Project requirements.
  • Develops Process Design Basis and Design Philosophies based on scope of work, Bid documents, subsequent client's clarifications and site visit etc.
  • Reviews / Performs Process Simulations and Guides Process Engineers to perform Process Simulations and develop Heat & Mass Balance as required.
  • Guides / Reviews the Process Engineer’s works such as Equipment / Instrument sizing, Process calculations, Pipeline hydraulics, Blow down calculations, preparation of PFDs & P&IDs, Equipment / Package / Instrument data sheets preparation etc.
  • Evaluates Vendor / Consultant offers for Process Packages / Equipment, Specialized Process Engineering Studies etc. Raises technical queries, discussions with Vendors / Consultants, prepare / provide process inputs for Technical Bid Evaluation (TBE) and finally reviews vendor documentation etc.
  • Plans HAZOP study, provide required process inputs and close out HAZOP study recommendations
  • Participates in HAZID, SIL and other safety studies, provides process inputs as required.
  • Reviews equipment layouts, participates in design reviews and 3D model reviews.
  • Reviews / Prepares Operating Manual, Operating Philosophies and Operating Procedures.
  • Prepares performance guarantee procedure and provides support during commissioning and performance run as required.
  • Receives “as built” information from the Project Management Team, reviews content and, if satisfied, passes to drafting for production of drawings.
  • Develops design guidelines, design procedures, Spread Sheets and/or standalone software program to simplify / automate Process works.
  • Provides input for the development of the Planning Package and project progress reporting. Monitors and Controls man-hours to ensure that the job is finished within budgeted man-hours


  • B.Sc. / B.E. in Chemical Engineering from a reputed institute.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Upstream & Midstream Oil and Gas industry especially in Gas Processing design and engineering, out of which minimum 6 years should be in LDE role during Concept, FEED and Engineering stages.
  • Knowledge and expertise in review and guiding process-engineering simulation studies using HYSYS, PROMAX / ProTreat is essential.
  • Knowledge of PIPESIM, OLGA, TGNET, TLNET, etc. is preferred.
  • Proven skills in routine process calculations and use of process software and in-house developed spreadsheets.
  • Experience in development of PFDs, PSFDs, P&IDs, and C&EDs / Safe Charts
  • Good knowledge of relevant engineering codes and standards.
  • Experience of leading engineering work in mega size FEED / EPC projects.


  • Leadership in HSE culture and behavior across line of business
  • IT Skills:
  1. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and PowerPoint
  2. Experience with Aspen HYSYS, UNISIM, PRO/II and/or similar software platforms including Steady state and Dynamics simulations is essential
  3. Experience in PROMAX/ ProTreat, PIPESIM, OLGA, PVTSim, Multiflash, etc. is preferable



  • Requires strong oral communication and writing skills which are critical in maintaining good relationship with internal and external clients.
  • Possess excellent time management and organization skills
  • Leadership and consensus team building attributes.
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with the development of subordinates
  • Development & Succession
  • Seek stakeholder’s feedback on team and provide support, guidance and opportunities for improvement when evaluating performance.

Last updated on Feb 7, 2024

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