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Operations/Project Engineer

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job #1570530
Raceland, Louisiana

We are exclusively partnering with our client, who is focused on developing and scaling up proprietary technologies for green industrial chemicals. As an Operations/Project Engineer, you will participate in the development and daily operation of the facility. The position offers a unique possibility to work on cutting-edge bio-refinery technology and comes with all benefits of a leading actor in the field. Persons must have a Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree- applicants without one of these degrees will not be reviewed. 

Main Tasks:

  • Manage capital projects for the plant
  • Maintain the Operating Discipline for the asset
  • Provide troubleshooting and daily technical guidance to the operations team
  • Collaborate with the maintenance and projects teams on crafts work execution
  • Transfer of operating learnings to Standard Operating Procedures and training materials
  • Monitor process variables across area definition for optimization
  • Troubleshoot efforts to eliminate deviations
  • Collaborate with the Process Control function to improve controllability
  • Serve as the process area Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Management of Changes (MOC)
  • Collaborate with the technology team to define improvements to the asset
  • Coordinate with maintenance on isolation/repairs of equipment
  • Develop and maintaining the production / outage schedule for the asset
  • Analyze and reporting cause/effect data collected during operation
  • Analyze utilization & reliability data for the asset
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations for, EHS,Process Safety Management (PSM) incidents, and quality
  • Participate in HAZOP (Hazardous Operation) & (Levels of Protection Analysis) LOPA activities
  • Lead the closure of action items generated during safety reviews such as HAZOP, LOPA, MAR and RCA
  • Support housekeeping by orientating the techs

Non-Financial Responsibilities:

  • Support functions located at the facility


  • 5-10 years of professional experience in process design or plant operations
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Operating experience in multi-effect evaporation, ion exchange, solvent extraction, distillation and ion exclusion unit operations preferred
  • Proven leadership & collaborative team work capabilities
  • Holds a valid passport
  • Experience with developing & teaching complex technical training for operations
  • Top-tier technical writing and group presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexibility and independence to work in a changing and unstructured environment

Key Competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Previous management of capital projects
  • Professional and organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Technical expertise to analyze technical data and reports

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