Staff Process Engineer
Burns & McDonnell - Kansas City, MO

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The successful candidate will be responsible for process design of Natural Gas processing facilities including gathering systems, compressor stations, acid gas removal, dehydration, contaminant removal/gas purification, refrigerated and cryogenic NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) recovery and fractionation. The process engineer will have skills such as the ability to use simulation software (Aspen Hysys, Pro II or Chemcad, etc), perform pump calculations, rate heat exchangers using HTRI, size vessels, size relief devices, participate in PHA activities, and mentor assistant engineers. Primary industry served will be Oil & Gas- Midstream/Upstream. Project design assignments will range from major new/grass roots facilities to revamp/debottlenecking of individual unit operations in an existing plant.

In addition to design responsibility, the process engineer may also prepare written documents and deliver presentations to support business development activities as well as develop process engineering man-hour estimates, execution sequence and schedules for proposals. During assigned project execution the chemical engineer may organize the process engineering work flow and be responsible for producing the required deliverables while meeting technical, schedule, cost and quality requirements. Assignments may span all phases of project life cycle including conceptual evaluation, feasibility assessment, detailed design execution, construction field support and initial operation/start up. The process engineer may be the lead on a project for these roles, or may be working in support of a senior process engineer to accomplish the tasks.

The process engineer may coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Other duties as assigned.


1. Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from accredited program.

2. Minimum 3 years experience. A master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

3. Design experience with an engineering and construction company preferred.

4. Demonstrated ability to produce process design deliverables including PFDs, Heat & Material Balances, Equipment Data Sheets, P&IDs, Line Lists, Instrument Data etc.

5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

6. Effective written & verbal communication skills producing reports and presentation.

7. Ability to develop process simulations and produce stream data using software such as Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Plus, PRO II etc preferred.

8. Capability to apply diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad range of project assignments.

9. Must also be able to develop and apply creative and novel solutions to difficult and challenging design problems.

10. Successful completion of FE exam preferred. Interest in obtaining Professional Engineering (PE) license desired.





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