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Process Controls Engineer, USGC II Ethylene

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: USA: Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

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Chevron Phillips is currently seeking a Process Controls Engineer – Ethylene to join the USGC II Project at The Woodlands, TX project office and Engineering Contractor locations. The Process Controls Engineer is responsible for working with the EPC project team and actively supporting the development and review of the detail designs and procurement related to process controls, control systems, and instrumented systems, as outlined in the project execution plan.  This position will also be supporting the project team during construction, commissioning and start up phases of the project.


The initial job assignment will be in the EPC Home Office in Yokohama, Japan and later to the project site in Orange, TX and additional project locations as determined.


Due to its international travel requirements, this position has been designated as one in which employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 and compliant with relevant COVID-19 requirements of the destination country to which their job duties require them to travel, unless an accommodation/exemption under applicable federal or state law has been approved.  As a condition of employment, a new hire for this position will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.


The USGC II project includes the engineering/design, construction, and commissioning of a petrochemicals complex in Orange, TX  to produce ethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The facility is expected to have a 2,080 KTA ethane cracker, two high-density polyethylene derivative units with a combined capacity of 2,000 KTA


The Process Control Engineer is responsible for providing process control expertise and resources to meet the needs of the project, such as, the control philosophy and design of the process automation systems (PAS).  This individual will work closely with the project team, the EPC contractor, and the Main Automation Contractor (MAC)

This individual will assist and ensure the EPC Contractor performs the following activities as required and to Company’s expectations:

  • Supports the establishment of the CPChem safety culture in all phases of the project.
  • Provide piping and instrumentation diagram input considering safety, capital costs environmental, operability, maintainability, and reliability. 
  • Support development requirement for interface for Advanced Process Control (APC).
  • Support integration of all Vendor packages.
  • Ensures all the Instrument and Control systems shall be designed in accordance with the Instrument Design basis and applicable specifications.

Responsibilities (continued)

  • Monitors the progress of the automation Systems Supplier, including witnessing and acceptance of DCS FAT
  • Performs necessary detailed oversight to verify and confirm the completeness of the requirements and tie-ins stated in the FEED Specifications with Company, the respective Vendors and the MAC.
  • Review all Instrument I/O Lists, P&IDs, Instrument Indexes, Alarm and Trip Lists, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Control Narratives, SIS/ESD/F&G Logic Diagrams, Cable Termination Details, Interconnection Diagrams, Instrument Loop Diagrams, drawings, specifications, and documents.
  • Support development of Operator Training Simulator design, configuration, implementation, and testing.
  • Participates in Safety Studies such as HAZID, COA, HAZOP/LOPA, SIL, etc.
  • Performs the necessary SIL assignments for all the Safety Instrumented Functions (for Process and Fire & Gas Functions) including that of packages using Company approved SIL assignments.  Company shall participate in all SIL assignment workshops which shall be chaired by a Company approved third Party Specialist Consultant.
  • Performs Alarm studies for all Process Areas (including packages) with a dedicated facilitator assigned by the company to optimize and rationalize alarms.  Company representatives shall participate in all the associated activities and workshops for AOA and Alarm Rationalization.

Responsibilities (continued)

  • Works with MAC to identify and ensure all the necessary work is completed in a safe, effective, efficient, and seamless manner.
  • Participate in pre-commissioning/commissioning planning with project Commissioning Specialist Lead, EPC company, and execution assurance.
  • Assist in development of overall commissioning goals, commissioning systems and commissioning/startup sequence.
  • Plan and execute Operational Readiness activities: operating procedure development, commissioning procedure development, operator training, etc.
  • Assure constructed facility results in safe and operable plant.
  • Participate in Design Assurance Team to ensure plant is constructed per design.
  • Lead/participate in system walk downs, and PSSRs.
  • Ensure that Management of Change requests and documentation are appropriate and that Pre-startup needs are completed.
  • Facilitate safe system and overall plant commissioning and startup in conjunction with balance of startup team.
  • Assist in completion of licensor guarantee and lender’s reliability tests following initial startup.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum education of bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in process control/process engineering.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining advanced regulatory control schemes, tuning strategies, and cascade control strategies.
  • Knowledge of Industry Standards
  • Demonstrative ability to interact effectively with internal and external organizations such as the Project Management Team, EPC contractor, Main Automation Contractor, and counterparts in the other areas such as: Ethylene and OSBL.
  • Commitment to meet and maintain COVID requirements for location of detailed engineering.
  • Commitment to relocate to Orange, TX for construction and start-up.
  • Commitment to stay on the project through startup and stable operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Petrochemicals industry experience with experience in Ethylene facilities.
  • Experience working with an EPC contractor(s).
  • New asset commissioning experience.
  • Previous HAZOP/LOPA experience.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 100%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 05/23/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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