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Lead Design Engineer (HGA-LC)
Company:HGA Staffing
City:Lake Charles
State:Louisiana
  
Position Summary & Duties:

The Lead Design Engineer is a direct-hire position working for HGA in the Lake Charles area. 

The Lead Design Engineer is considered a subject matter expert on overpressure protection, with proven experience with relief analysis on a wide variety of process equipment and process units.  The Lead Design Engineer will work under the supervision and mentoring of the Pressure Relief Program Manager.  The Lead Design Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance to other Design Specialists and determining the overall approach for analysis when needed.  The Lead Design Engineer may direct a team of engineers, data collection technicians, and/or subcontractors.  This role is responsible for the Quality of the relief packages produced by their team.  This engineer has in-depth knowledge of standards such as API 520, API 521, API 2000, ASME Sect VIII, ASME Sect I, etc.  The Lead Design Engineers in this position will be very proficient in mitigating pressure relief deficiencies in a cost-effective manner.  The Lead Design Engineer will also will be able to evaluate complex scenarios – non-Newtonian flow, non-Ideal behavior, potential for chemical reactions, etc., - and able to explain these problems and proposed solutions to the client.

Lead Design Engineers at this level must be capable of taking on diverse tasks and functioning independently at client locations for on-site services.This position will be based in the Lake Charles, LA area.  Regular travel to plant sites located within the greater Lake Charles area is expected. Engineers are paid for all billable hours worked. 

Lead Design Engineer Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform 100% Quality Review of Relief Valve Sizing Calculation Packages
• Lead Design Engineer will participate in scenario/mitigation review meetings to ensure relevant points are addressed
• Mentor and develop junior engineers
• Lead Design Engineer will troubleshoot process simulations as needed
• Complete sizing reports and project update reports
• Clarify data needs to data collectors and verifiers
• Lead Design Engineer will manage multiple tasks
• Lead Design Engineer will interact with the client on a continual basis
Qualifications:

Lead Design Engineer Education and Work Experience:
• BS, or M.S, in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience as Lead Design Engineer
• 7+ years of experience revalidating relief valves and other types of relief devices
• Lead Design Engineer should possess experience reading and understanding P&IDs, PFDs, Equipment Data Sheets, Instrument Data Sheets, Piping ISOs, and Pipe Specs.
• Experience working within a chemical processing facility and/or experience with mitigation efforts related to relief device revalidation.
• Lead Design Engineer should have experience with Process Simulation software (Aspen, Hysys, Aspen Flare System Analyzer, Chemcad, ProMax, Pro II, etc.).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing and MS Office skills are required.




Hunt, Guillot & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or protected veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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