09 May, 2023

Process Engineer

  • Houston, TX, USA
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Explore what Matters

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our benefits here at SABIC, please visit: www.yoursabicbenefits.com 


Job Summary

To work on a broad array of projects supporting the Global Technology Licensing group within SABIC with special focus on the development of process design packages (PDP’s) and support of licensing out activities throughout the entire cycle of a technology transfer project. The ideal candidate will be a process engineer who can quickly become familiar with various chemical and polymers processes or technologies and make contributions to advance SABIC’s business and the preparation of design packages as well as provide support during FEED and EPC phases of projects where SABIC is a technology Licensor. The role of Process Engineer is to work with multi-disciplinary internal and external teams to develop and optimize process design packages, support SABIC’s technology licensees during FEED, EPC and provide technical support during start-ups and operations. The role may include leading certain activities in the preparation of the design packages and other related tasks. The Process Engineer may also be working with Technology Development and R&D teams and other business units to evaluate inquiries from potential clients as well as preparing required documents for developing new technologies within SABIC.


How You Can Be the Impact

(Job Responsibilities)

  • Working to prepare process and equipment design documents to enable successful deployment of SABIC’s technologies through the preparation of Process Design Packages (PDPs). Participate in engineering activities to ensure readiness before starting the development of process design packages.
  • Use process simulation software such as Aspen Plus (preferred), Hysys or other equivalent to support and prepare the above documents.
  • Develop engineering documentation for Feasibility Studies, Front End Loading (FEL), Process Design Package (PDP) and Front End Engineering Design (FEED). The documentation shall include but is not restricted to Process Simulations, H&MB’s, PFD’s, Equipment Sizing and Specifications, P&ID’s, Instrumentation and Controls, etc. Estimate equipment, capital and operating costs for potential applications and projects.
  • Support Licensing Out activities by working on technical proposals, PDPs and other licensing support activities.
  • Troubleshoot and recommend cost-effective solutions to problems arising during engineering, construction, start-up and on-going operation of the SABIC technology plants. Maintain well organized and complete records and information systems.
  • Maintain high standards for safety.
  • Recommend and use best-practice engineering tools and techniques.
  • Contribute to define and prioritize goals and perform to meet targets for the Technology Licensing Department


What Matters to SABIC

(Job Requirements)


  • BS or higher degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 3 to 6 years of experience, preferably in process design packages including plant design, process and systems engineering, equipment sizing, cost estimation and plant operations.
  • Experience as licensor representative for the engineering team in projects related to licensing out activities. Experience working with an engineering company/EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contractor is a plus Experience in chemicals/petrochemicals/polymer technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in developing all aspects of process design packages.
  • Track record of applying sound knowledge of Chemical Engineering principles to complex problems and integrated plant designs and operations.
  • Proficiency with process simulation software is required Aspen Plus (preferred), Hysys or other equivalent and experience with Aspen Basic Engineering and data based centric software for P&ID’s (i.e. SmartPlant PIDs) is preferred.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.

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