Process Design Director

  • Competitive
  • United States United States United States
  • Permanent
  • Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical
Process Design Director  Job Description

Currently seeking a Process Design Director to lead the process design function. This director will have a team of design engineers and targeted subject matter experts as direct reports and will set design standards and practices for all projects consistent with corporate standards.

The position can be based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; in Magnolia, Arkansas or in Charlotte, NC or Houston, Texas. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall process design organization supporting up to $500 MM/yr in capital 
  • Serve as the process design thought leader for the organization
  • Grow, upgrade and optimize the organization to meet the needs of today and tomorrow
  • Maintain and update design standards 
  • Collaborate closely with other project functions and personnel including project management, discipline engineering, procurement, planning and scheduling, construction, manufacturing representative.
  • Assure that overall process designs are sound and optimized
  • Assure that all process design deliverables are on-time and of high quality
Required Experience:                                                                                               

  • B.S degree or higher in chemical engineering with 15+ years of experience
  • Proven ability to lead a large, multi-disciplinary technical organization or project team.
  • Proven track record of success in chemical process design
  • Strong grasp of chemical engineering fundamentals and ability to bring a fundamental approach to technology selection and process design
  • Ability to work independently with limited technical oversight.
  • Prior experience acting as owners representative providing oversight of work done by an EPC firm.
Preferred Experience

  • Subject matter expertise in a key relevant field such as solids handling, rotating equipment, separation processes, heat transfer equipment, etc.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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