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Principal Engineer – Process

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Job Description

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Process Engineer with relevant experience in the refinery, oil & gas and petrochemical industry for performing process design activities in various phases of projects (viz., conceptual design, feasibility study, basic/FEED and detail engineering)


Principal Process Engineer should be able to define the sequence of finalizing each of the process documents as per project schedule.
Should be able to communicate / interact with the team effectively and give directions and manage the team.
Should be able to define / understand the project requirements / philosophies and carryout the following process activities independently.
Review / approve design basis
Review / approve Simulation using PRO-II or HYSYS to finalize the PFD and HMB
Review / approve PFD/UFD and HMB / DPDT
Check / approve process calculation for Pumps and Compressors
Check / approve Pump and Compressor datasheets
Check / approve datasheets for other equipment and packages
Define / provide process inputs for preparation of MSD
Review options for line sizing for the pumped and non-pumped lines based on economic criteria and operating / capital cost calculations.
Check / approve P&IDs, PSFS and C&E diagrams
Check / approve Control narratives and other philosophies
Check design calculations for two phase and three phase separators, KODs / Flare KODs.
Check control valve design calculations and optimize the design
Check safety relief calculations as per relevant API standards
Check process documents line list, HMS and Utility summary
Conduct dynamic simulation study, transient study, surge study, Minimum Metal Design Temperature (MDMT) study, etc.
Conduct depressurization studies, flare load estimation and flare system design
Coordinate with drafting team engineering team for process inputs and drawing preparation and issue to client
Coordinate / attend project review and 3-D model review meetings with client / vendors
Should attend safety studies like Hazop / Hazid and SIL assessment and undertake close-out activities for open points identified in these meetings.
Should be able to lead a medium size project independently and manage the team effectively.


Tech / M.Tech (Chemical Engineering)
Post qualification 12 – 15 years of experience is desirable
Should have worked as a process lead in projects of medium scale.
Hands on experience in simulation software and design tools
Knowledge on Indian and international standards preferred.
Experience in basic engineering, FEED and Detail engineering projects for Oil & Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical sector for Indian and International clients

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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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