• Refining PIMS LP Analyst / Consultant

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

    Wood is seeking a Principal Process Engineer with extensive experience in the oil and gas refining and petrochemical industry. Specifically, we are looking for a “doer/seller”, a Principal Process Engineer with substantial experience in Linear Programming (LP) and Refinery Planning, using Aspen PIMS Linear Programming software. The incumbent will play a key role in growing and developing this line of business within our Process and Technology group (PTaC). He/she will report to the Director of Consultancy,PTaC, based out of our Houston TX office.

    PTaC are Wood's specialist in-house consultancy that focus on advising clients, investors and asset owners on making the right investment decisions for their projects. This is a great opportunity to work alongside a very strong team, with 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.


    • 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

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required; post-graduate degree is highly desired
    • Minimum of between 15-20 years relevant experience at a senior level
    • Expert level using Aspen PIMS Linear programming (LP) and potentially other LP modelling software + industry-wide process simulation software
    • 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
    • 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 and interpersonal 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
    • Demonstrated success in establishing and developing solid client relationships

    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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