HDPE Operations Specialist

Job Title: HDPE Operations Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-03-06
Reference: BH-95453
Contact Name: Daniel Fernandez
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 06, 2019 23:12

Job Description

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Specialist

Job Purpose

Provides technical operations support to the project during process design package and front end engineering phases. In addition to  resolve and handle complex troubleshooting, design optimization and provide operations in-depth input during engineering studies for continuous improvement of plant safety, performance & reliability.

Key Accountabilities

Provide in depth operations input during the major process studies e.g. PHA, HAZOP,SIL,HAZAM, PFD, P&ID reviews, during project development. In addition to provide input in process engineering design development such as equipment process data sheet, plot plan, H&M balance, inherent SHE review, risk assessment 3D model review, relief system sizing and basic process engineering calculations

Participate in developing operation philosophy e.g. equipment isolation, inventory/de-inventory, shutdown and start up, catalyst loading and unloading

Develop plant pre-commissioning/commissioning preparation and execution activities

Participate in  process optimization and capital efficiency programs to drive capital cost optimization.

Develop standard operating procedures and commissioning start up procedures

Develop cost benefit analysis during the multiple project gates to ensure cost effectiveness during the project development.

Drive cost optimization  strategies and actions from operations  aspects to create capital efficiencies initiatives

Provide operations input during technology evaluation and selection phase.

Provide MFG input to project owners cost based on operating experience, project scope and industry bench mark data

Review critical operating parameters and recommend for optimum operation condition to achieve maximum plant efficiency.

Provide operations in depth input to sustainability programs across the projects with close coordination.

Develop staffing and qualification plans for the plant operations staff

lead plant layout design, accessibility and equipment spacing that will lead to a cost effective layout

Problem solving/Decision making (other context describing complexity of role, problem solving, decision making)

  • Achieving cost effective design with energy reduction & utility consumption.
  • Create fit for purpose design by creating capital efficiency design
  • Lead the operations activities during development engineering studies with no overdue items
  • Completion of study requests and operations support on time.
  • EHSS compliance & completion of deficiency action on audit findings.
  • Sound technical knowledge in the field of specialty, as the job holder is normally faced with challenges and involved in many undefined and open-ended complex situation that requires technical innovation and creative solutions.
  • Streamlined troubleshooting, investigation and root cause analysis to solve problems, and ability to articulate troubles and challenges to others for acquiring prompt and efficient support.
  • Peak in workload and increasing demand of services that calls for consistent efforts with high quality and prompt results to cope with business requirements.
  • The capability to analyze and challenge risk identification, assessment, and mitigation plans (for strategic, operational, process safety risk, etc.) to minimize business impact. The capability to take frequent decisions to assure the plant design will meet safe operation requirements.

Minimum Qualifications (degree, training, or certification required)

Graduate Degree Holder (preferred) or diploma with extensive operation experience

Minimum Experience (technical, functional, and/or leadership experience required)

+15 years experience in HDPE gas phase and slurry technology in the following areas: reaction area, catalyst and material handling area and Finishing area as operations or process engineering functions Including leadership role in shutdown/start up and turn around execution including developing procedures

Job Specific Skills (key functional, leadership, or business skills required)

Process safety and operations management systems such as PSM .

Management System Development & Improvement Skills.

Technical Report Writing.

MS Office Applications.

Effective Presentation

Root Cause Analysis.

Competencies (key functional, leadership, or business competencies required)

Analytical Skills.

Planning and Organizing Skills.

Decision Making Skills.

Interpersonal & Communication Skills.