Staff Engineer, Production Optimization
Competentia France
il y a 14h

POSITION OVERVIEW The Staff Engineer, Production reports to the Staff Engineer, Production and is responsible for closely working with the Production / Operations, Maintenance, Commercial Operations, Engineering Services and Process Services departments to support the safe and sustainable realization of facility production targets and other critical KPI’s.

This would include but not be limited to supporting the maintenance of facility production capacity curves, tactical plant optimization and monitoring tools specific to all sections of the LNG facility, support the maintenance of a facility loss accounting tool, assisting with Supply Chain Management, support the management of departmental KPIs, Production Reporting, and support the coordination of supply of catalysts and chemicals needed to operate the facility.

Specifically, the Staff Engineer, Production will have a strong technical knowledge of the LNG process, its equipment, production constraints and key operating parameters.

They will work with Control Room Operators and Production Superintendents to safely and reliably deliver higher production rates and improved efficiency. KNOWLEDGE

  • Understands all facets of Feed Gas Allocation, and LNG / NGL production, storage, and shipping, including health, safety, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.
  • Understands the principles of fluid flow, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and hydrocarbon process chemistry as applied to an operating process unit.
  • Familiar with the hazards of hydrocarbon processes and the methods used to keep process facilities safe.

  • Working knowledge of LNG process engineering.
  • Competent in the use of process simulation software.
  • RESPONSIBLITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES The Staff Engineer, Production has the following core responsibilities,

  • Developing, reviewing and imbedding production optimization and efficiency strategies with Control Room Operators and Production Superintendents.
  • Driving understanding and consistency across multiple shifts and LNG trains while tailoring strategies for nuances in feed composition and process equipment.
  • Monitoring production risks and working with Maintenance Planning to minimize production risks and optimize turnaround schedules to minimize production losses.
  • Participate in production loss near miss and incident investigations to ensure learnings are applied to minimize future losses.
  • Reviewing process controller performance and working with Control Systems Engineers to resolve issues.
  • Supporting the implementation and maintenance of Advanced Process Control (multivariable) Systems.
  • In addition to the core responsibilities above the Production Optimization Engineer will be familiar with and support the Production Engineering team with the following activities :

  • Forecasting Work with the outage planning organization as a technical resource. Support the monitoring and ordering of catalysts and chemicals needed to manage the facility
  • Energy Balance Maintain tools and energy balance models. Perform daily energy balance
  • Environmental Support with quantifying facility emissions to support environmental and compliance reporting. Utilize appropriate tools to calculate and track flared quantities to ensure compliance with Environmental Regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize appropriate Environmental Monitoring tools that monitor water injection rates into the gas turbines for emissions control.

    Validate deviations and assist with troubleshooting activities to minimize / prevent non-compliant operations.

  • Reporting Maintain the daily Production status reports depicting all critical information and data for end users. This includes Inlet Feed Gas measurement and allocation, Power Consumption, LNG / NGL Production, Emissions and Waste measurements, and Efficiency monitoring.
  • Develop, measure and generate reports against Production KPIs. Assist with the development and maintenance of the Loss accounting summaries to allow for identification or categorization of facility production losses into buckets or tiers.

    Technical Support / Process Optimization Support the Preparation of Production performance summaries for each process unit summarizing data on total production, capacity utilization, operating reliability, unit efficiency, production loss categories and quantities, and energy utilization.

    Assist with development and utilize scheduling tools that monitor process efficiency and make improvement recommendations that will increase productivity.

    Provides daily support to plant Production personnel in troubleshooting process issues and concerns. Assist with development of computer process simulations in support of daily plant operations as necessary.

    Interact with Technical Services process engineers to define problems that need further study, design and carry out tests in the interest of enhancing production or solving process problems.

  • General Understand the technical Management of Change (MOC) process and utilize it in support of facility changes. Participate in Pre Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR), Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) and Regulatory Agency Audits.
  • Participate in Incident Investigations. Support procedure development and training related to capital projects, temporary or new modes of operation, and compliance.

    Reinforce safety and environmental awareness through frequent job observations and by interfacing with plant personnel. Work with Engineering and Construction department to assure O & M interests are represented on major projects.


  • Education and Certifications : Bachelor degree in Process / Chemical Engineering. A Professional Engineer’s (PE) License or equivalent CEng license is a plus.
  • Experience : Ten (10) years demonstrable experience as a Production Engineer or Process Engineer on a LNG liquefaction facility or equivalent applicable experience is required with a solid understanding of feed gas pre-
  • treatment, NGL / Condensate management and Storage and loading applications. Familiarity with Multivariable Control / Advanced Process Control Systems or other Process related experience in petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing experience is a plus.

  • Skills : Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required. An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies.

    Able to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.

    Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with 1) management, 2) peers and 3) the various facility level workers (Plant Manager, plant supervision and plant workers) whom are all responsible for ensuring good operations.

    Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines.

    Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills. Accomplished public speaker, able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.

    Computer savvy including Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint. Competent in use of specialized software including but not limited to PI, Process Book, Sigmafine, HYSYS, Pro-

    Treat, HTRI Thorough understanding and interpretation of P&ID’s, HMB and complex loops and control logic

    DIRECT REPORTS There are no direct reports to this position. FREEDOM TO ACT The Production Engineer requires supervision and guidance. WORK CONDITIONS

  • Job is performed in an industrial plant environment.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • Limited travel required, as business conditions dictate.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write.
  • Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height and lift and move objects weighting up to 30 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors and outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise.
  • There is a considerable amount of outdoor activities involved.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.
  • Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, and LNG firefighting.
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.
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