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Contract: Lead Process Engineer / USA

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Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Responsibilities: Lead his team to deliver a cost-effective (OPEX/CAPEX) and optimized design of processing facilities (Topside and Utilities) that meets the requirements of the project in safety, reliability, operability, and maintainability for 25- year design life. Manage interfaces between disciplines including SPS and UFR packages.

Number of direct reports: Phase dependent, estimates;

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Contract Tendering Phase: start 3 personnel ramping to 5
  • Engineering, Procurement and Installation (EPCI) Phase: start 3 personnel ramping to 6+ personnel

Job Duties:


  • Take Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) lead in ensuring "safe systems of work" and "safe conditions" are in place within area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate visible commitment to HSE by periodically leading/taking part in risk assessments, audits, HSE meetings, emergency drills, etc. Provides support to Safety Management System.
  • Ensure assigned staff complies with all company HSE policies & procedures and related initiatives.
  • Ensure Engineering activities are performed in compliance with a high regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental requirements


  • Act as technical authority on process design/engineering topics
  • Identify and resolve process issues which are critical for project objective, schedule and cost
  • Co-ordinate with other technical disciplines to provide responses to complex problems related to process design, operability and availability, integrity, instrumentation and control, emissions, rotating equipment, static equipment, etc.
  • Lead process and flow assurance studies and PID reviews. Contribute towards HAZOP reviews, project safety reviews, technical audits and value engineering during various phases of project implementation.
  • Organize, manage and control third party support studies
  • Carry-out technical evaluation of consultants/contractors/vendors and recommend successful bidders.
  • Approve process and flow assurance related technical documentation submitted for COMPANY approval by Engineering Contractors and other third parties
  • Liaise with other engineering staff to answer queries and/or provide technical support
  • Represent Project at seminars/conferences/workshops on all issues related to Process Engineering and Flow Assurance


  • Provide effective leadership in identification and resolution of Packages (SPS, UFR, FPU, …) interfaces with Topside and Utilities facilities
  • Ensure identification and resolution of detailed interface issues, in conjunction with managers / senior discipline engineers, in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Ensure interface requirements with the subsea facilities, flowlines and pipelines are incorporated into the design
  • Ensure operations and maintenance requirements are incorporated in the design


  • Provide effective leadership in quality performance.
  • Contribute to maximize the NPV value of the Project by finding means to increase quality and productivity and/or decrease investments through ensuring the best technical definition of process and utility facilities.
  • Participate in project reviews as requested by TOTAL Referential.
  • Gather 'lessons learned' and provide feedback to other TOTAL E&P entities as required.


  • Ensure that the correct implementation of Digital systems in accordance with the Project's Management of Technical Information Plan and in consultation with the Project Digital Lead

Require Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Secondary and tertiary process engineering qualifications (e.g. Masters Degree) and hold an internationally recognized professional/chartered process engineer status

Minimum Experience: 15 years' relevant experience in operation and/or process engineering including at least 10 years in positions of progressively increasing managerial responsibilities on process and flow assurance.

  • Familiar with API RP 14C, API STD 521, API STD 520 part I & II
  • Know-how and expertise in operation and process engineering in oil & gas industry
  • Problem-solving skills for complex and integrated processes
  • Team leadership skills
  • Transversal work management skills
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical, interpretative and/or constructive thinking and evaluative judgement.

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