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Forest Industry Senior Process Engineer

Forest Industry Senior Process Engineer

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Senior Process Engineer with extensive experience in the Pulp and Paper Industry to join our team in Atlanta, GA or Greenville, SC. The Atlanta, Greenville and Tallahassee offices make up the Eastern Region of Wood's Process and Energy division.  Our core values are sharply focused on safety, client satisfaction and excellent project execution. Over the past ten years, the Process and Energy has steadily grown from $500M to $1.7B business and we are looking for process leaders who want to join a team with a clear vision of the future and a plan for steady long-term growth. We believe our growth is fundamentally the result of our great people who support the business core values and our diversity in successfully servicing three different market sectors.

This position primarily provides process leadership on forest industry projects but also has a strong influence in the overall development and execution in a project’s full life cycle. In this position, the Senior Process Engineer provides process engineering expertise from conceptual studies, feasibility analysis, construction grade scope and estimates, detailed design, start-up, system optimization, and trouble-shooting.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the process design on projects or a team of process engineers on larger engineering projects and provide direction and coordination to other disciplines as the senior process lead.
  • Support project proposal efforts by developing a process scope of work and process man-hour estimate in support of the defined Client scope. Develop staffing plan and schedule to support the man-hour estimate and schedule from concept through design and start-up.
  • Develop and/or oversee production of engineering reports, studies, calculations, PFD’s, P&ID’s, GA’s, equipment specifications/data sheets, and review/approval of vendor submittals.
  • Assure quality of design documents and process deliverables.
  • Manage projects within budget and schedule constraints by interacting with Clients, team members and management to resolve project roadblocks.
  • Participate and often lead in Client and project team meetings to establish project objectives and coordinate and/or resolve design problems.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (Professional registration is a plus).
  • Minimum 10 - 15 years’ experience in the consulting engineering profession with progressive roles in working in a team environment on design of pulp and paper projects.
  • Experience in Pulp and Paper Industry is required. More specifically,
    • Causticizing and Chemical Recovery
    • Chemical Pulping Fiberlines (wood yard, pulp mill, bleach plant etc.)
    • Recycle Fiber (OCC, ONP, MW etc.)
    • Machines (stock approach, various grades such as tissue, fluff pulp, linerboard etc.)
  • Experience in a variety of technical and/or operational assignments in the paper industry is a plus.
  • Expertise in manufacturing processes with a demonstrated ability to translate that expertise into cost, quality, and/or capacity improvements is a plus.
  • A willingness to travel as needed.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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