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Process Engineer- Houston, TX in Houston, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Veolia North America’s Industrial Business seeks a new chemical engineering graduate to join its team in Houston, TX as an entry level process engineer.  The candidate will report to the Director of Process Engineering and support the development and application of existing and newly developed process technologies for the treatment and recovery of valuable constituents in clients’ wastewater and residuals streams using organic/inorganic separations, patented and proprietary physical-chemical unit operations, and various other separation technologies. The position will focus on projects in a variety of markets, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, metals finishing, and mining.
General Requirements: This position requires proficiency in the following areas:
  • Fluid dynamics. Ability to size and select process pumps and valves.
  • Process Control Theory. Familiarity with PID loops, their implementation and tuning.
  • Engineering and economic studies. Development of Capital Estimates and modeling of Net Present Value of project financials.
  • Mass Balances. Modeling unit operations for process development or troubleshooting.
  • Providing technical guidance on complex issues requiring independent and/or teamwork analysis and judgment.
  • Process Safety Management.  Basic familiarity with tenets of PSM and dedication to safe work practices.
  • An ability to work effectively with a range of technical and operations personnel.
  • Good writing skills
  • Familiarity with Piping & Instrumentation Diagram and desire to become proficient in their production and modification, with dedication to accuracy and clarity.
  • Travel 20-40% of the time.
  • Computer and Software – Aside from typical office productivity software, experience with AutoCAD and development of custom solutions using Excel (with VBA) are a plus.
  • Ability to climb ladders, lift up 50 pounds, , and perform necessary physical activities required in engaging in field work.

Job Requirements

Education: B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering
Qualities: The position places an emphasis on the following qualities:
  • General attitude and work ethic.
  • Ability to adapt to new concepts and use in practical applications.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, innovate and strengthen the group’s ability to perform.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a diverse audience.

Skills: The following skills are expected to be developed by the candidate while working in this role:
  • Development of material and energy balances (MEB).
  • Develop process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and other key process design documents.
  • Develop process and functional control descriptions, and provide support with operating procedures and troubleshooting guides.
  • Participation in Process Safety Management and, especially, Process Hazards Analyses (PHA).
  • Ability troubleshoot existing and startup new process units.
  • Working knowledge of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices, e.g., ISA, API, etc.
  • Working with business development to define client requirements and develop processes that meet goals in an economical fashion.
  • Project Management. Ability to develop work scopes and direct various work crafts during construction.

Technologies: Experience with the following technologies and unit operations is beneficial:

 Processes involving the handling of solids and slurries, including conveyance and
pumping systems.
 Centrifugation (two and three-phase decanters).
 Filtration (micro, ultra, nano and RO-based systems).
 Physicochemical-based unit operations.
 Inorganic and metal treatment of aqueous wastewaters, including ion exchange,
evaporation and related separations.
Computer and Software – Aside from typical office productivity software, experience with
AutoCAD and development of custom solutions using Excel (with VBA) are a plus.