24 May, 2023

Engineer - Process

  • Shell Oil
  • Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Engineer, Process Engineer Chemicals Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

The key accountability of the Process Engineer is to provide technical support to their respective technology or theme area. This role will perform technical monitoring of process technologies against its safe operating envelope and support the operational compliance to unit performance KPIs. This activity will help understand the unit and equipment performance, identify threats, troubleshoot performance and reliability issues, and identify opportunities for improvement. This activity feeds into multiple deliverables:
  • Provide technical inputs and guidance to Operations Support Engineers at site to ensure safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation in accordance with license to operate and established safe operating envelope.
  • Maintain up to date technology specific knowledge through Learning from Incidents (LFI), and technical networks to proactively identify and manage threats to asset.
  • Identify opportunities to improve unit capacity, yield, availability, and utilization of site to support their business plans.
  • Participate in technology forums and engage with SMEs in the community to share learning and improve competency in their specialty area.
  • Maintain and develop training materials and manuals in conjunction with P&T Learning.

Specific activities can include (but not limited to):

  • Generate and review unit KPI dashboards, and to raise awareness on, create response plans and discuss risks as part of the continuous unit proactive monitoring.
  • Identifies and discusses Threats and Opportunities
  • Collaborate to build monthly reports which capture short-term, medium-term, and long-term perspectives for future learning. 
  • Actively participate in the ESP Process through leading Alarm Review meetings and Console Review meetings with Production PTMs; and share unit status updates and escalate issues in daily huddle meetings. 
  • Assist Production and Maintenance in troubleshooting process issues and escalate to UE for additional support.
  • Develop, select, and implement solutions to operational and customer-centric risks and opportunities for smaller scope using OPEX related MOCs.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual input for production accounting and regulatory reporting (i.e., Solomon, yield reporting, flaring, chemical costs, etc).
  • Identifying deviations to Operating Window, IOW and DOW.
  • Develop proposals to address identified immediate threats or optimize units.
  • Detailed root-cause analysis of abnormalities.
  • Be an active member of a cohesive and high-performing team. 

Skills & Requirements:

  • Professional qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a chemical complex or a refining facility.
  • Knowledge of integration between process units and one or more of the following technologies: Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, Gas processing, Distillation, Catalytic cracking, Alkylation, Platforming, Utilities, and other downstream technologies.
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with maintenance and operations.   
  • Experience with process simulation (Unisim,Aspen/Hysys, Simsci/ProII, etc.) .
  • Experience in data quality assurance checks, troubleshooting and statistics.
  • Understand fundamentals of flow measurement technology, basic mass and energy balance.
  • Understand engineering standards and best practices, FIM investigation, and MOC.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter and an independent worker capable of collaborating in a team environment with an ability to build strong effective relationships with asset production teams while working remotely.

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