Principal/Senior Process Engineer

Principal/Senior Process Engineer

  • Location

    Hersham, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Paul Terry

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    26 weeks

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My client is a world leader in the Industrial Gases sector and are seeking a Principal/Senior Process Engineer to join their operation in Hersham, Surrey for a (min) 6 month contract.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Process Technology team responsible for all aspects of the process design of the Mid-Cryo cryogenic technology based product lines. The plants designed by this team are sold into the on-site, third party and intercompany markets worldwide.
You will be involved in the execution of projects, development of new product lines, the continuous improvement of existing products, performance testing, and providing support to the business area on new opportunities. You will be expected to assume a high level of responsibility for your work, taking the lead role on small projects. Innovation to ensure the on-going competitiveness of our products is also a key element of our work.
Main areas of work within this role include:
1.Produce process specifications and other supporting deliverables for Air Products proprietary ASU equipment and in-line items.
2.If delegated to do so lead the process engineering input during a project, ensuring all actions are followed and documented.
3.Supervise the work of more junior engineers involved on the project ensuring that resources are used productively, that information flow to other sections is maintained and schedule commitments are met.
4.Control the man-hours incurred on their projects, anticipate manpower requirements and highlight scope and design variations in accordance with procedures.
5.Ensure all process work is checked, and corrected as necessary, ready for approval.
6.Lead the process engineering input during the project PFD/P&ID reviews and HAZOP, ensuring all actions are followed and documented.
7.Provide on the job training and mentoring for less experienced engineers on a wide range of process design topics.
8.Liaise with other engineering disciplines to agree operational and interface details. Take the initiative in resolving interface problems.
9.Lead plant process design input during commissioning, start up and performance testing of projects at site. This may necessitate periods of work away from the home office.
You must be a degree qualified Chemical Engineer with experience in cryogenic air separation or other cryogenic technologies. Detailed knowledge of distillation, adsorption and heat transfer is advantageous.
The successful candidate should have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and be comfortable with priorities that can change rapidly.