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Lead Process Engineer

Ref no. BHN544767
Location Warrington, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Lead Process Engineer

Up to £75,000 per annum plus car allowence



Hybrid working

Key skills required for this role

HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOP, PHA, SIL, LOPA, DSEAR, Process or Chemical Engineering, Process Engineer


HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOP, PHA, SIL, LOPA, DSEAR, Process or Chemical Engineering, Process Engineer

Job description


The position consists of two main points, you shall act as a Lead Engineer for projects assigned to you, but you are also the Line Manager for the Process Engineering team

As Line Manager:

  • You shall manage all delegates within your discipline, inclusive of utilisation, holidays, expenses, performance reviews and time writing
  • You will be a keen motivator, carrying out and managing development and training plans for all the staff employees in your discipline
  • You will review, update and implement all the procedures, standards, guidance notes and forms for your respective discipline
  • You shall be accountable for all recruitment and resourcing of your discipline
  • You shall be accountable for all proposals and estimates for your discipline
  • You shall be accountable for managing quality of Engineering and Design in respects to your discipline, for both single and multi-discipline projects.
  • You are responsible for appointing capable discipline checker and approvers
  • You shall support the Engineering Manager in growing the Engineering teams to support the projects

As Lead Process Engineer:

  • Together with your team of engineers and designers you are responsible for the Process design within multi-discipline engineering, EPCM or EPC projects
  • These projects will range across the full lifecycle from concept to commissioning, in both green and brownfield applications
  • The projects will vary in complexity and size, delivered for all the major sectors (Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Energy, Utilities, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Food)
  • You are responsible to manage and complete the Process engineering and design within budget and planning. This includes change control and consistency of the Process engineering and design with the other disciplines
  • You shall be able to be client facing and manage the expectations of the client in relation to the project scope
  • You will participate in internal and external design reviews and you are responsible for the design acceptance by the client
  • Make independent decisions on issues, providing expert technical support within Process Engineering
  • You shall be able to lead projects in a multi-discipline environment and be capable or coordinating all Process engineering and design, with the other disciplines, Mechanical, Civil and Structural, EC&I and Automation
  • You shall be able to effectively carry out, check and approve Engineering and Design estimates, control and report all costs on allocated projects in terms of progress, scope change and man hours


If you have the following profile, then we are looking forward to meeting you

  • More than 3 year of experience as a line manager for your respective discipline
  • More than 5 years of experience as Lead Engineer Process, in multi-discipline projects, in an Engineering / EPCM / EPC company, in one of the above mentioned sectors
  • Experience in managing and implementing strict quality control and procedures
  • Deep knowledge of Process engineering and design, but you also have a sound knowledge of the other disciplines (Automation, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Piping and EC&I)
  • You shall be able to forecast and control resources to ensure projects are fully utilised and recruitment is planned
  • MEng / BEng / MSc / BSc in Process / Chemical Engineering
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (Preferred)
  • Strong understanding of the main standards in relation your discipline
  • Experience of the latest tools for process design such as process simulation and other software. You don't need to be an expert user but you need to be able to supervise, check and approve, including using remote teams undertaking simulation and similar.
  • Experience of process safety - HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOP, PHA, SIL, LOPA, DSEAR and pressure relief
  • Result oriented. You are only satisfied after your engineering and design is accepted by the client, you delivered top quality and the client is very satisfied with the performance of you and your team
  • You plan and organise your activities before you allow your team to start spending hours. You understand the dependencies of the engineering activities within the Process discipline, but also the dependencies between Process and the other disciplines. You have a 'one time right' mentality
  • You are capable of identifying growth within the company with support to sales, business management, company procedures and strategies
  • You delegate to your team, but at the same time you know exactly what is going on in your Process discipline, and intervene if required
  • You shall coordinate and report the progress of your discipline to Engineering Manager
  • You implement a solid change control procedure for your team, and you can convince the client of the budget and planning consequences of changes
  • You can lead and motivate your team so that they achieve the targets, also in case of setbacks
  • You are able to chair design review meetings
  • You have pleasure in teaching and coaching the young generation Process engineers and designers

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