• Refining PIMS LP Analyst / Consultant

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Process
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Process Engineer position with extensive experience in the oil and gas refining and petrochemical industry. The role will report into our PTAC group, who are Wood's specialist in-house consultancy that focuses on advising clients, investors and asset owners on making the right investment decisions for their projects. This team has the skills, experience, and creativity to add value from the earliest screening or conceptual phases through to the establishment of a robust basis of design in the pre-FEED stage, ready for FEED.

    Specifically, the role is for a Principal Process Engineer with experience in Linear Programming (LP) and Refinery Planning using Aspen PIMS Linear Programming software. The role will report to the Director of Consultancy within the Houston Consultancy group of PTaC.


    • Execute and provide technical support to projects within Wood's PTaC Group
    • Involved in conceptual and feasibility studies, optimisation work, and pre-FEED stages, including techno-economic analysis and licensors selection on refining and petrochemical processes
    • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and produce designs and services to meet these needs
    • Be flexible, supporting several studies at the same time without missing milestones
    • Coach and mentor less experienced staff
    • Identify issues and propose solutions using innovative and novel solutions, plus ability to grasp unfamiliar concepts
    • Complete technical design work to a high standard without supervision using Wood's and Client design methods, standards and data
    • Identifies deficiencies and improvement changes to established Wood’s design methods, standards and data

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Chemical Engineering Degree
    • Up-to-date technical expertise and an extensive record of project execution in the field
    • Previous experience with a range of different Refining and / or Petrochemical technologies is required
    • Experienced in the execution of conceptual studies, optimisation work and front end engineering design stage of projects
    • Expert level using Aspen PIMS Linear programming (LP) and potentially other LP modelling software + industry-wide process simulation software
    • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills, ability to manage own work and the work of others, plus a strong customer focus and team-working skills
    • Readily adaptable with excellent communication skills
    • Ability to analyse logical problems or problems with several obvious relationships, systematically break a complex task into more manageable parts and identify the critical components of a problem

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  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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