Summary Description:

Cognascents is seeking an entry level Process Engineer for full-time employment. The position will be based out of Houston, Texas.

Essential Job Function:

  • Process simulation – steady state or dynamic, for oil and gas and petrochemical industries, using Aspen Plus®, HYSYS etc;
  • Integrate process simulation with pressure relief design and P&IDs;
  • Pressure relief and flare header design and analysis – design of new pressure relief systems and/or resolve existing pressure relief system inadequacies;
  • Apply Inherently Safer (IS) design principles to reduce existing or projected hazards;
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) optimization, consistent with OSHA 1910.119;
  • PFD and P&ID development and reconciliation;
  • Piping design and/or 3D modeling;
  • Economic analysis, feasibility and conceptual studies and utility system design;
  • Process optimization, product quality and energy optimization studies;
  • Deliver models to simulate processes, perform quick flash calculations and optimize unit operation performance;
  • Perform Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and take part in facilitation and execution of PHAs at plant and engineering design level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree from accredited college or university;
  • Candidates should be local and live in Greater Houston area;
  • Proficiency in relief valve sizing and flare system design;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Aspen/Hysys or other comparable process simulation software, and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking English;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.

Travel Requirements:

Must be able to travel outside of the greater Houston area 20% of the year. Most travel will be 3-4 days in duration; however, circumstances will include two week lengths as well.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary (negotiable);
  • Medical benefits and monthly wellness allowance;
  • Simple IRA savings plan;
  • Paid volunteer time;
  • 9-80 work schedule.

About Cognascents:

The Cognascents Consulting Group, Inc. is a risk management and business consulting company based in Houston, Texas. We help people and organizations in the energy and chemical industries achieve competitive sustainability through customer-focused risk management and business solutions that leverage our rare combination of technical problem solving skills and sharp business acumen.

If this postion interests you, please submit your resume to info@cognascents.com.