Principal Process Engineer

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by Job Juncture

Bartlesville, OK 74003
Immediate Start
$125k - $135k Annual

Position: Principal Process Engineer

Location: Bartlesville, OK Area

Compensation: Base Salary $125,000-$135,000 "range" plus Annual Bonus and
Long-Term Incentive Bonus Plan

Benefits: Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation and Retirement Package


The Principal Process Engineer will perform all functions of a Process Engineer, as well as the following:

  • The Principal Process Engineer will be accountable for selected process area support.
  • With limited supervision, manage one or more special projects that will affect the day to day operation and long-term profitability of the refinery.
  • Will be able to provide PFD updates, process modelling, and
    process safety/MOC/HAZOP/PSV evaluation.
  • Will interface with outside consultants and venders.
  • Will also provide mentoring to entry level Process Engineers.


  • Provide Technical Support for Plant Operations
  • May be assigned to a specific unit(s) within the Refinery with responsibilities of daily monitoring and troubleshooting of the area(s), process optimization, design and development of capital projects
  • Level of supervision will depend on the complexity of projects
  • Mentor and at times, provide supervision to engineers and technicians in the refinery
  • Propose new work procedures that will impact efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist the group in development of Key Process Indicators and other process monitoring tools
  • Help prioritize group projects and activities and coordinate with overall refinery needs
  • Assist with the group interaction with other Refinery groups (Safety, Environmental, Operations, Controls, Economics and Purchasing), including identification of key compliance requirements and product specifications
  • Assist with the group interaction with outside vendors, contract process engineering services, and Industry Groups
  • Develop or assist in individual equipment specifications and provide recommendations on technology and bid selection
  • Within his/her sphere of responsibility, insure drawing reviews and specific Management of Change Orders (MOC) are reviewed on a timely basis
  • Participate in equipment inspections, process safety reviews and process hazard analysis
  • Participate in refinery turnarounds, including any required 24-hour shift coverage and support for individual process callout requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering required
  • Minimum of 15 years engineering experience required
  • Minimum of 10 years of combined refinery process engineering and refinery operations experience required. This experience must include a broad range of process unit technologies
  • Strong computer skills with Excel and Word
  • Knowledge and skills with process simulation software, such as PRO-II, HYSYS or PROMAX
  • Experience with capital and operating cost estimating and economic analysis
  • Strong mathematical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills with the ability to create/edit P&ID's and PFDs
  • Experience with plant operations and troubleshooting expertise

Reference: 755494024

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