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Kent Recruitment

Principal Process Engineer

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Published

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Joining our Engineering & Consulting business in Aberdeen, you’ll be in a world-class and growing team of 25 process engineers helping our clients deliver more from their existing assets and new developments safely and efficiently and helping them on their energy transition journeys. You will work on a variety of projects, involved in the analysis, assessment, optioneering and design of process systems, ranging from single discipline studies to large multidiscipline projects. Working closely with our clients, you’ll be consulting with them to develop a full understanding of their project requirements, delivering

cost effective and innovative solutions.

Your purpose:

We are looking for Principal Process Engineers to lead predominately early-stage process engineering activities (i.e., concept, appraise, select studies) as well as operational support and troubleshooting, to provide practical solutions to our clients’ challenges. These include process optimisation, production efficiency improvements, tie-in studies and a range of schemed to lessen the carbon intensity of oil and gas production including introduction of new energy sources. Ideally you will have a particular specialism or strength that can add to our services, and bring further value adding to our clients.

As a trusted member of the team, you will contribute to and lead bids, be the main engineer on studies, or the lead process engineer in a multidiscipline team, delivering work through a team under the supervision of one of our project managers. You will also present your work to clients through reports and presentations.

Our average project timescale is 8 weeks – so you’ll be leading a large variety of work, from optimisation studies and concept development to process safety studies and offshore commissioning. Your work will generally include overseeing process simulations, preparing Process Flow Schemes with mass balances and equipment sizes, and preparing reports and presentations. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of high-quality deliverables, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and standards and internal procedures.

What you can bring?

With excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills, you will be able to build relationships effectively and work with client and our teams across disciplines and locations. You are comfortable and adaptable to working in new and changing environments. You are organised and self-motivated, with a good attention to detail, keen to deliver the best solution for the client within the scope and budget available.

You have a background in Oil & Gas process engineering with the following qualifications and most of the experience below:

• Engineering degree, honours or equivalent in Chemical Engineering or similar.

• Likely Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Chemical Engineers or equivalent.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Background in the oil and gas industry, with some of this in a multi-discipline design environment.

• Experience in feasibility, concept selection and front-end engineering studies.

• Experience using HYSYS/UniSim, performing standard process engineering calculations and developing technical reports.

• Project engineering skills to ensure studies and projects are delivered within agreed budgets and schedules.

• Understanding of relevant safety and environmental industry regulations. Knowledge of relevant industry codes and standards (American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Institute of Petroleum, British Standards etc.).

Additional Information:

Kent develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our staff. We offer formal and informal mentoring, training support, and a large graduate cohort to enable professional qualifications through our accredited institution schemes.

Flexible working will be considered for this role. Offshore visits may be required as part of this role.

Why work for Kent?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across offshore wind, renewables, decarbonisation development, and oil & gas.

We value your diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive – no exceptions. You'll be part of a culture committed to finding new talent from underrepresented groups. We're Disability Confident, an Inclusive Employer, and support STEM Returners. In the energy sector, we've signed up to the AXIS Pledge, promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at [email protected]

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Kent is an all-new Integrated Energy Services Company, fusing together the heritage and future from Kentech and SNC-Lavalin's Oil & Gas business - including their Offshore Wind and Low Carbon capability. We now have a global footprint, with 10,000 employees across 84 nationalities. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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