Live chat
W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Process Design Engineer

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. - Columbia, MD

Process Design Engineer


May 8, 2018


Columbia, MD, US, 21044


W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 2042

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company's two industry-leading business segments-Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies-provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Process Design Engineer will have direct responsibility for the Process Engineering function as it relates to capital projects. The individual will direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of process scopes and related documents within area of assigned responsibility. The Process Design Engineer must have a thorough understanding of process equipment design including pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, etc. Must be able to apply process tools to design piping systems, complete material and energy balances, and perform process optimization studies. Individual will coordinate activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design issues. Responsibilities:

Evaluates and approves process design changes and specifications.

Develops in collaboration with Process Technology, Business Units and Operations and assures adherence to a standard Basis of Design (BOD) package which includes Scope of Work, PFDs, P&IDs and material balances.

Develops project studies to evaluate options (technically and economically) and recommends the best solution.

Directing integration of process design activities and production requirements into capital projects

Develops front end packages.

Developing equipment and services bid documentation and reviewing vendor quotations and issues procurement recommendations.

Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.

Evaluating EH&S design requirements and ensuring adherence to corporate policies

Participates as engineering representative in PHA's (Process Hazard Analysis)

Leading/participating in various project and kickoff meetings throughout project life cycle.

Providing assistance in the development of the capital and operating budgets.

Developing project plans and communicating changes and progress

Support start up activities from a process engineering perspective

Prioritizing workloads and effectively managing 3rd party engineering team to execute assigned workloads.

Firm understanding and compliance with all Corporate Engineering Directives

Required Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills needed to manage and collaborate with internal and external resources

Strong business acumen and ability to prioritize needs based on financial and business impacts

Ability to manage complex projects across many facilities and functions

Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

Excellent critical thinking skills

Required Experience

Engineering degree: Chemical Engineering

The successful candidate will possess a BS degree in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years experience in process design and process engineering work in the chemical industry.

Thorough understanding of unit operations used within Grace's operating segments.

Must have proven ability to execute front end design for capital projects with strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment.

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market:


12 days 20 hours ago

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying.

Location: Columbia, MD

Company Profile:
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace high-performance specialty chemicals and materials improve the products and processes of our customer partners in more than 150 countries around the world. In partnership with our customers—including many of the world's most recognized brands—we develop, manufacture, license, and support industry-leading technologies through our Catalysts Technologies, Materials Technologies, and Construction Products business segments. We have strong franchises in large global markets, with more than 70 percent of our sales from segments where we rank first or second. This leadership is earned through the value of technically differentiated, specialized products; material science expertise and technical support; flexible worldwide manufacturing; and financial strength. We are committed to delivering value, safely and sustainably, to our customers, to shareholders, and to the communities where we operate in more than 40 countries.