Process Engineer- Houston, TX

Veolia Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Process Engineer

Veolia North America's Industrial Water Group seeks a chemical process engineer graduate to join its team in Houston, TX. The candidate, reporting to the Engineering Manager

  • Oily Residuals, will support the development and application of projects in various industries, but with focus predominantly in the downstream oil and gas market. Engaged in all aspects of process development, from initial feasibility, through process design, proposal, construction, commissioning, operational handover, and ongoing support of operations, the ideal candidate will have a faithful reliance on data-driven decision making. Through the implementation of physical-chemical and separation or treatment technologies, Veolia executes service-based projects in the treatment and/or recovery of valuable constituents in clients' wastewater and residuals streams.

General Job Requirements:

  • Engineering and economic studies.

  • Providing technical guidance on complex issues requiring independent and/or teamwork analysis and judgment.

  • Familiarity with work processes of large and small engineering companies.

  • An ability to refine/improve the process groups efficiency and execution capabilities.

  • An ability to work effectively with a range of technical and operations personnel

  • Good writing skills.

  • An ability to provide technical support for business development.

  • Travel 20-40% of the time.

Education: B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering

Qualities: The position places an emphasis on the following qualities:

  • Safety leadership. Demonstrates safe work practices and speaks up when deficiencies are identified.

  • General attitude and work ethic.

  • Functional contribution to the team.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, innovate and strengthen the group's ability to perform.

  • Demonstrated written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a divergent audience.

The following skills are expected of a candidate in this role:

  • Development of material and energy balances (MEB).

  • Use of AutoCad to develop process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and process General Arrangements (GAs).

  • Develop process and functional control descriptions, and provide support with operating procedures and troubleshooting guides.

  • Process Safety Management. Develop guidance documents and collaborate with cross-functional teams in Process Hazards Analyses (PHA)..

  • Work with business development to define client requirements and develop processes that meet goals in an economical fashion.

  • Project Management. Ability to develop work scopes and direct various work crafts during construction.

  • Commission and start-up projects.

  • Basic understanding of industrial Electrical and Instrumentation (I&E) and the ability to make recommendations for instrument selection.

  • Practical working knowledge of principals of chemical engineering, including heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics for pump sizing and pressure loss calculations.

  • Working knowledge of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices, e.g., ISA, API, etc.


  • Processes involving the handling of solids and slurries, including conveyance and pumping systems.

  • Solid-Liquid Separation

o Centrifuge (two and three-phase decanters).

o Recessed Filter Press

o API Oil-Water Separator

o Dissolved Air/Nitrogen/Gas Flotation

o Belt Filter Press

  • Physicochemical-based unit operations

o Coagulation

o Flocculation

o Chemical Precipitation

Computer and Software

  • Aside from typical office productivity software, experience with AutoCAD is a plus.
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