Senior Process Engineer – 6 month contract (PetroChem), Durban – Ref: 1085458-1

  • Degree or Higher
  • Durban,
  • Posted 1 year ago
  • This position has been filled

Ref: 1085458-1

Job Description:

Our client, a well-known provider of professional technical and construction services, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer (BSc Chemical Engineering) with 10-15 years’ experience in managing projects and project teams together with Front End Loading and Petrochem experience.

The successful incumbent must have good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines with frequently changing priorities.

Job Description

Perform, review and approve P&IDs.

Perform, review and approve layout drawings and plot plan reviews.

Perform, review and approve chemical datasheets and material specifications.

Perform, review and approve simulation models.

Perform, review and approve valve design and prepare datasheets.

Perform, review and approve technical reports.

Perform, review and approve basis of design specification development.

Conduct and manage design reviews.

Perform, review and approve project standard specifications and design criteria.

Perform, review and approve design calculations sheets.

Perform, review and approve PFDs (Process Flow Diagrams).

Perform, review and approve P&IDs (Piping & Chemical Diagrams).

Perform, review and approve heat & material balance.

Perform, review and approve process equipment datasheets.

Perform, review and approve equipment & line lists.

Perform, review and approve material selection diagrams.

Perform, review and approve design conditions.

Perform, review and approve calculations (relief-valve, control-valve, depressurizing, line-sizing & pressure drop).

Perform, review and approve cause & effect diagrams.

Facilitate medium HAZOP to improve plant design safety.

Perform, review and approve DHSE plans, which arise from the use of hazardous materials.

Perform complex research of processes and systems used in the discipline to understand the chemical design processes.

Conduct site visitations to approve work carried out.

Collaborate with the drafting team to ensure all drawings and designs are in-line with project specifications.

Liaising with various departments to successfully complete the process scope of work.

Perform, review and approve technical bid analysis & tabulation which will be used to select appropriate vendors.

Provide solutions based on client requirements that are in line with the company’s business model.

Conduct and review technical / feasibility studies and investigations.

Compile and review process studies (process consumer load list for CSA department).

Lead project progress, interactive planning sessions and kick-off meetings.

Prepare man-hour estimates for proposal.

Develop strong working relationships with key clients / contractors.

Prepare process technical deliverables (specifications, datasheets, drawings, etc.)

Management of change orders and scope of works.

Assist in resolving interdepartmental and client issues timeously, this includes seeking higher level authority if required. 


Adhere & ensure compliance of contracts national / international standards & specifications.

Adhere to company’s standardized practices, procedures and general work instruction.

Adhere to engineering national standards & specifications.

Adhere to process engineering procedures, policies & work instructions.

Adhere to HSE policies & procedures.

Timeous completion of weekly timesheets.

Maintain good ethical behavior & practices at all times.

Regular interaction and communication with clients & contractors.

Timeous distribution of project documentation to the relevant recipients.

Country: South Africa
Location: Durban

Job Qualification & Experience:


BSC Chemical Engineering



10-15 years

EPC / EPCM Environment

Petro Chemical, Oil & Gas or Similar Environment

Multi-Office Project Experience

Multi-Project Phase Experience

Management of medium scale Capital Projects

Experience in site progress measures

Experience in Managing Projects and Project Teams


Knowledge & experience with MS Office packages (create spreadsheets, registers, reports, presentations, workflows, etc.)

Knowledge of project requirements as they relate to scope, cost and schedule.

Specialist knowledge of codes of practice relevant to industry.

Extensive knowledge of national and international standards.

Extensive knowledge of process engineering design & principles.

Proficient with engineering tools and software.

Knowledge and ability to perform technical evaluations for standard and non-standard (requisitioned) materials and construction contracts and to be part of construction bid evaluation meetings.

Knowledge of project planning, cost control, procurement & contracts processes including document control.

Knowledge of forms of contracts.


Ability to work as part of a team or independently when required.

Good problem solver & meticulous & analytical.

Escalate issues timeously with relevant line manager.

Technical accuracy, completeness of data and adherence to the task.

Technical writing ability.

Company Description:

Our client is a well-known provider of professional technical and construction services.


This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Senior Process Engineer (PetroChem), Durban – Ref: 1085458-1

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