Job Title: Intermediate Process Engineer - Relief Systems

Date Posted:

Reference Number: B-021-PRC-Jan19-E

Location: Edmonton (Alberta)


  • Perform pressure relief system analysis, which includes identifying potential overpressure scenarios, calculating required relief rates, and ensuring equipment has adequate overpressure protection  (Single and Global contingency analysis)
  • Ability to confirm contingency credibility by collaborating with process, equipment technology and SHE specialists
  • Responsible for delivering efficient and accurate calculations and documentation in Process Safety Pressure Protection Manager (PSPPM).
  • Propose cost-effective mitigations for safety relief findings
  • Work face-to-face with client on a daily basis
  • Stationed at engineering & construction office inside oil refinery
  • Expect 10% of time doing field work – system walk downs, field checks

* Please note this position is not eligible for a relocation subsidy or living out allowance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science or higher degree in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum 10 years of previous experience in the oil, gas, or petrochemicals industry

  • A minimum 5 years of experience performing overpressure protection analysis for a medium or large project/site
  • Previous academic and/or practical experience with flare modeling tools, such as Pressure Protection Manager (PPM), Visual Flow / Visual Flare, or FlareNet(Flare System Analyzer)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and proven ability to influence others

Typical Duties:

  • Solid understanding of Process Design fundamentals with respect to safety, including, overpressure scenario identification and PSV sizing via API 520/521 methodology; pipe sizing and hydraulic calculations; pipe pressure and temperature rating; control valve sizing; and heat exchanger rating

  • Fundamental understanding of distillation tower, pump and compressor operation and performance
  • Evaluate global scenario relief loads
  • Conduct flare system hydraulic analysis
  • Understands the impact of backpressure on safety valves and its implications on relief rate, overpressure of equipment, and the potential rupture of bellows
  • Previous practical experience with a steady state process simulation tool, such as PROII or HYSYS
  • Experience in Process Safety and Risk fundamentals including Risk Assessments and HAZOPS
  • Periodic checking existing conditions of equipment by field visits into the oil refinery
  • Coordinates with client representatives to obtain their approval on phases of work
  • Attends regular HAZOP reviews as cold-eye process design engineer

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to mentioning reference code B-021-PRC-Jan19-E in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.


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