Process Engineer


Average Per Year


What do process engineers do? 

Process engineers are accountable for process engineering, project development, and project front-end-loading for capital projects. The primary responsibility of this role is the development of unit upgrade/modification projects to identify and develop process and equipment needed to produce specific products, parts, and components. Working collaboratively with unit engineers, you will help ensure all projects achieve objectives and are technically sound.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Utilizing front end loading work processes and accepted best practices to assure timely and cost effective project development
  • Reviewing projects with internal, external and industry discipline experts to ensure projects are technically sound and cost effective
  • Reviewing projects with appropriate plant personnel to ensure all health, safety and environmental complia nce requirements are met
  • Actively promoting the latest technologies and problem-solving solutions
  • Sharing and leveraging technical expertise across other sites and other forums
  • Establishing and validating project priorities, deliverables and deadlines with supervision
  • Managing competing priorities and multiple projects
  • Accountable for managing time to deliver on commitments
  • Providing leadership in development of project scope, benchmarking, and control of project design to the approved scope
  • Providing process engineering support during mechanical design to ensure original process intent is met 

What are companies looking for specifically? 

Basic/Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Must be ab le to be Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) qualified (For more information, you can visit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess strong refinery process engineering fundamentals in multiple units
  • Refinery experience on at least four of these major processes - Crude unit, FCC, Coker, Alky, Reformer, Hydrotreaters, Sulfur, Utilities, or Blending (includes shipping
  • Understands and uses functional expertise to contribute to the success of the business
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment
  • Encourages creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Experience with process simulation programs
  • Computer proficient including applications for word processing, spreadsheets and process database systems (PI)
  • Personally committed to continuous learning and ongoing self-development
  • Possess commitment, dedication, and willingness to support management direction
  • Possess effective leadership, interpersonal and team player skills; the ability to work with and incorporate ideas of other organizations (i.e., safety, maintenance, environmental)
  • Possess ability to coordinate and provide leadership for multiple issues and prioritize them appropriately given HS&E concerns (i.e., compliance items), business, and personnel needs
  • Area process engineering lead ready (after learning facility facility)

*Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an industry average