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Senior Process Engineer (Corporate Engineering Group) at Search Enterprises, Inc.

Senior Process Engineer (Corporate Engineering Group)

Search Enterprises, Inc. Chicago, IL Full-Time
$110,000 - $125,000/Year
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Develop and execute projects and programs across the BUs.

Specify and develop process technology for new process design and plant improvements.

Support the business, manufacturing plants and R&D.

Subject Matter Expert for one or more areas of technology.

Simulation and/or unit operation process expert.

Initial assignment EPC liaison for project.


Prepare process engineering packages 50%.

Prepare PFD's, P&ID's, heat, and material balances, etc.

Prepare equipment lists, specification sheets, etc. for assigned projects.

Use knowledge of safety regulations and environmental issues, and incorporate them into engineering work.

Participate and lead Hazard Reviews. Lead Hazop action closure.

Support plants 25%

Coordinate process tests with plants and provide oversight.

Develop and lead small capital projects and provides process support to larger capital projects.

Support operations. Give direction to hourly workers and hold accountable for results.

Assist operations as needed during deviations; use analysis skills for troubleshooting, turnaround support, etc.

Will assume the role of team leader or subject matter expert as needed and may establish priorities for employees or teams.

Support process conceptual studies 25%

Interface with global R&D leading to piloting and other scale up activities, process technology development, and subsequent process engineering.

Run pilot studies at company’s facility or at vendors.

Conduct basic engineering work and process analysis on complex plant unit operations.

Study process alternatives and develop preliminary economics analysis.

Utilize process modeling software such as Aspen and interpret data to generate solutions.

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT: Company representative - Represent Company at EPC office for project as main project liaison.

Answer EPC questions, consulting with the company team as needed and leading responses. Make technical decisions at EPC on behalf of the company.

Approve design output from EPC, including but not limited to:

PFD and material balance


Equipment lists and specifications

Process and safety device calculations

Take part in design reviews

Take part in HAZOP and own the translation of HAZOP items into design closure, including approval and development of SRS and interlock lists.

Support development of control strategy

Perform own design work as required.

REQUIREMENTS: Degree in Chemical Engineering.  This position is home-based 50% of the time but must be open to traveling to other sites and EPC offices the other 50%.  Process Engineering background in chemicals processing with experience working on multi-million dollar capital projects.  Continuous Improvement experience is preferred.


Effectively organize and plan work.

Works with little supervision and sets own priorities.

Has demonstrated a high level of theoretical and practical engineering understanding and track record of successfully solving problems and meeting deadlines.  Solutions and projects are expected to work reliably.

Well versed in the Laws and rules governing the design and implementation of solutions regarding chemical processes, including but not limited to federal laws regarding environmental compliance issues, process hazards techniques, engineering standards, OSHA requirements, PSM, etc.

Process analysis, alternatives analysis and preliminary economics analysis.

Experience working with engineering contractors.

Process engineering tools and modeling software.

Prepare strong reports and proposals and ability to present technical work to management.

Knowledge and ability to incorporate CSR, wastewater and energy minimization and control into projects.

Ability to assume the role of team Leader as needed.

Consistently meets deadlines, and holds others accountable for doing so as well.

Shares time and talent to assist others in accomplishing their goals.

Removes barriers, for self and possibly for other employees, in project work.

Maintains a network of contacts that can provide expertise and support.  Contacts may include employees in other divisions or outside organizations.

Is recognized as a trusted resource by customers.  Leverages customer access to identify and recommend value and growth opportunities.

Must consider industrial safety and process safety to be of significant importance and have demonstrated skills in these areas.



NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining, and pharmaceutical sectors.  They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above.  We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering, or production.  So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you.  We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.


CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry.  You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.


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