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Process Engineer

Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
Naperville Illinois
Expiry Date
Provide process design support to business development and PTA licensing globally during license proposal development and Appraise/Select stage of major capital projects in support of the SPU’s PTA growth agenda

Job Description


  • Develop and maintain Heat and Material Balances using ASPEN and other simulation packages and PFDs for the latest generation PTA technology
  • Demonstrated familiarity with process design parameters for critical equipment ; heat exchangers, distillation towers, pumps/compressors
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the PTA Technology Design Package (TDP).
  • Ability to engage and develop Process Design skills, process engineering and technical support to continuously improve the technologies support the Acetyls BU growth agenda;
  • Provide ongoing support to BP project teams during Define and Execute stage of projects and to licensees during FEED and DED
  • Support the commissioning, startup, and performance test activities at licensed plants as required.
  • Awareness of BP's Group Defined Practices and other industry standards (ASME, etc) to ensure proper application of good engineering to equipment and process designs.
  • Develop and provide training materials and training to the licensee.
  • Provide process engineering support to global PTA sites as required.
  • Work collaboratively with PTA Technology teams, Petrochemicals China Engineering team, and multiple contract staff for the delivery of projects and manufacturing site support.
  • Provide HSSE leadership in activities such as HAZOP, LOPA, HAZID, ISD reviews
  • Protect BP IP and confidential information

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

  • 5-7 years as a process engineer within manufacturing and/or capital projects; PTA experience preferred
  • Track record of technical excellence and delivery in technology environment.
  • Proven capability to work and network across a range of technical functions, multi-cultural and geographically extended settings
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • The post holder will work with little direct supervision and will be expected to exercise initiative and take responsibility for achieving technical targets within an assigned area