Process Engineer - Elba Island
Kinder Morgan
Savannah, GA

About $69,000 - $95,000 a year

Position Description

The Process Engineer is responsible for engineering activities relevant to the processes and facilities for gas treatment, liquefaction, regasification, and ship loading/unloading at Elba Island. This will include working with operations personnel and other engineers on all aspects of the process including instrumentation, control schemes, alarm management, isolation plans, operator training simulator testing and maintenance, etc.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Advocate and provide leadership for process safety at the LNG terminal
Review and contribute to commissioning and start up activities
Modify and maintain P&ID’s, and other process related documents
Resolve operational issues and provide technical support for the facility
Lead initiatives to improve efficiency, optimize liquefaction units, debottleneck equipment, etc.
Conduct proactive monitoring and troubleshooting of assigned processes equipment
Provide technical review of MOC’s and Operations procedures
Provide training for operations and maintenance personnel
Provide support for the development and maintenance of the process simulator

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:
B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

Experience / specific knowledge:
Previous process engineering experience (3-5 years preferred). Fewer years may be considered based on internship experiences.
Knowledge of process safety principles, and previous participation in process hazard analysis
Experience with PFD’s, P&ID’s, Cause & Effects, Controls Narratives, Material & Energy Balances, hydraulic calculations, controls, optimization studies, and PRV’s
Experience troubleshooting and providing support for process control systems
Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high/low pressure systems

Certifications, licenses, registrations:
Must possess a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements
Must meet the criteria to maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) as required by USCG/DHS regulations
May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties

Competencies, skills, and abilities:
Computer skills (MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)
Must be proficient with Hysys Simulation software
Some understanding of visual basic and controls logic preferred
Must have proven interpersonal skills and strong communications skills (verbal and written) in order to be able to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of customers
Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
Ability to speak and understand English

Physical demands:
Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
Climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways
Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells

Working conditions:
May work in low-lit areas
Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
Must be able to frequently climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.
Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required
Be available for shift work when applicable
Respond to and address callouts and emergencies after regular business hours

Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:

Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

Prefer experience at an LNG facility, pipeline, or petrochemical facility
Prefer Operations experience with cryogenic processes
Prefer process experience with mixed refrigerant systems

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.