05 Oct, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • Dow
  • South Charleston, WV, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


Dow has an exciting opportunity within Univation Technologies (UT) for a Senior Process Engineer. The location for this role is South Charleston, WV; however, other locations in the United States may be considered.


The Process Engineering Group within UT Technology Delivery is responsible for the deliverables supporting new and existing UNIPOL™ PE licensing clients. The Univation Process Engineering Group also provides engineering support to the Commercial organization in obtaining new businesses. The Process Engineering Role requires multi-functional interactions and includes the following responsibilities.


Be part of a process engineering team primarily consisting of Univation employees, service providers, and contractor engineering resources in the delivery of Univation Licensed Technology Process Design Packages (PDP’s) to new clients.


Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure the assigned PDP parts are delivered on time and are of high quality by verifying the various deliverables are consistent within and across the process parts.

  • PDP deliverables include Design and Operating Considerations, Health and Safety Considerations, Major Equipment Performance Specifications, Minor Equipment and Relief Device Performance Specifications, Control System Data Sheets, Logic Descriptions and Logic Diagrams, Process and Control Diagrams, and Line Lists.

  • Use of ASPEN Simulator will be required along with Zyqad and Smart Plant P&ID (SPPID) and SmartSketch software. Just in time training is provided for PDP team members unfamiliar with these automated tools, along with UT in house Zyqad bridges and SPPID workbooks.

  • Other deliverables include information for the Prologue, Supplement and Process Design Data Report volumes of the PDP.

  • Ensure any required early deliverables are provided on time and with high quality.

  • Prepare and present the Process Orientation Training Slides to clients after the PDP’s are finished.

  • Ensures that the process design is safe, meets LOPA and other EH&S requirements.

  • Participate in P&ID, PDP2, BDEP, and/or HAZOP reviews in support of licensee detailed design activities.

  • Some travel may be required; up to 5-10%. The possibility for eventual 3 to 6 months international start-up assignments exists.


Be part of an engineering team in the development and delivery of capacity expansion or new catalyst technology Process Design Documents (PDD’s) to existing clients. These types of retrofit PDD’s require more experience, knowledge and background of the UNIPOL technology and process parts to properly evaluate existing equipment for new capacities and conditions. This type of assignment may require site visits to the client's plant to evaluate the existing equipment. These site surveys are typically attended by a Manufacturing Leader (ML) along with the Lead Process Engineer for the project.

  • Resolve and answer non-routine technical or project issues, and follow-up questions for existing licensing clients in the form of Engineering Service Requests (ESR’s).

  • Develop Project Transmittals (PT’s) as necessary to document and communicate corrections/improvements to client’s PDP’s. The category of change may involve mandatory changes, improvement notices, errata, or licensee requests.

  • Help maintain and keep the Evergreen PDP and associated tools and databases up to date with improvements / fixes based on input from previous PDP teams, manufacturing suggestions, technology developments, etc. The Evergreen PDP provides the starting point and basic structure for the PDP development for newly licensed plants.

  • Work effectively and efficiently with all Univation functions - R&D/Manufacturing Field Support Group/Marketing/Catalyst Business/Commercial Organization - to successfully deliver value to Univation’s customers


Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years UNIPOL™ PE Process design or related technology experience required.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.


Note: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.



Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others




About Dow


Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

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