Saulsbury Industries

  • Process Engineering Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Odessa
    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/2/2017 11:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    The process engineering manager plans, organizes and directs their respective discipline engineering group to meet company objectives for design, new product development and improvement of existing product lines by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.   He/she also regularly acts as a lead process engineer on projects, in addition to his or her daily management responsibilities.   The process engineering manager reports to the Vice President of Engineering for the Southwest Operating Group of Saulsbury Industries.


    • Day-to-day operations and management of the process engineering team for Saulsbury Industries’ Southwest Operating Group
    • Oversees key project work development/progress, weekly manhour assignments, policies and performance reports, and work quality review.
    • Selects, develops, trains, and mentors process engineering staff
    • Conceptual development of project scope and estimating for new project proposals
    • Selects and implements correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new projects and designs and/or improvements for existing designs
    • Reviews operations and plans to meet engineering requirements and resources to staff and develop new projects and markets
    • Interface with other engineering department managers and the engineeing VP to identify and develop corrective action on project and resource bottlenecks
    • Ensure and maintain compliance with corporate and engineering-specific policies, procedures, and work processes within the process engineering group workflow
    • Recommends budgets to management, including but not limited to staff use/size, necessary technology and software requirements, and facility and equipment requirements or improvements
    • Acts as a lead process design engineer on major projects, with a high level competency of performing tasks including, but not limited:
      • Specifying, sizing, and providing process data for equipment such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, process towers, aerial coolers, pumps, fired heaters, filters and compressors
      • Conceptual development of process P&IDs and PFDs based on inlet process conditions, process-control requirements, heat integration, plant environment/resources, and client-driven outlet specifications and desired products
      • Conceptual development of plot plans to optimize equipment layout and arrangments
      • Generating detailed process simulations to model plant behavior and operating conditions to optimize process design and equipment sizing/rating
      • Plant pipe sizing , pressure drop analysis, and hydraulic studies
      • Line list development, and occasional piping isometric drawing reviews
      • Active participation and involvement in plant process hazard analysis (PHA)
      • Relief valve sizing
      • Flare system design and hydraulic performance analysis
      • Cause & effect diagram development for plant and equipment shutdown scenarios
      • Profiency in navigating plant 3D modeling software to identify proper layout, routing, and arrangement of equipment, piping, and instrumentation for optimum plant operation, economics, and maintenance activities
      • Equipment requisition, bid tab evaluation, and detailed review of equipment vendor packages and drawings
      • Emission source calculations and identifcation for environmental compliance
      • Develop necessary process data for information for instrument engineers to size and specify control valves, shutdown valves, flow meters, regulators, and analyzers/chromatographs
      • Troubleshooting and debottlenecking of plant operations
    • Specific experience in the detailed design, installation, and integration of natural gas processing and transmission facility technologies and processes, including but not limited to:
      • Cryogenic NGL recovery plants (GSP, RSV, etc)
      • Dew point control plants (MRU, JT, refrigerated-JT)
      • Condensate stabilization
      • NGL and/or condensate fractionation
      • Amine treating and regeneration (gas and liquid)
      • Glycol and molecular sieve dehydration and regeneration
      • Refrigeration
      • Natural gas compression
      • Tank batteries
      • Balance of plant equipment design and specifications, including, but not limited to, slug catcher design, NGL product storage and transmission, truck loading and unloading facilities, utility storage requirements, acid gas handling, flare systems, instrument air systems, and waste-heat recovery
      • Integration of all systems


    • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering preferred. Other disciplines may be considered provided all requirements and qualifications are met
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in midstream oil and gas design and/or operations, along with time spent in a management role
    • Professional engineering license is required
    • Experience managing a team of 5-10, or more, junior and senior level process engineers within a multi-layered EPC organization
    • Experience in coordinating and managing multiple simultaneous projects, acting as both a lead process engineer and as a manager delegating tasks and/or lead assignments to other team members
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship building skills with employees and clients
    • Professional and ethical leader willing to grow the division and mentor and train young engineers
    • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
    • Committed to preserving and growing the culture and legacy of Saulsbury Industries
    • Travel is occasionally required


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