Energy Consultant

KBC Global
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Main aspects of the job:

  • Work as part of a team in the process consulting business line. Typical projects include Profit Improvement Programs, Strategic Analysis, Operational Excellence, Process Troubleshooting and Plant Optimization
  • Requires a good base level understanding of general refinery process operations
  • Knowledge of process simulation tools, such as Petro-SIM and other platforms, would be advantageous
  • Direct experience with energy optimization tools and pinch analysis is highly desirable
  • Required to work as part of a team - both within the location and remotely
  • Willingness to travel as and when required on a domestic and international basis, approximately 30-50 percent of the time

Main roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead data collection and analysis – for example take client test run data and reconcile
  • Execute/review process calculations – such as tray sizing, furnace coking, etc.
  • Generate profit improvement or capital savings opportunities as part of consulting engagements on both energy and process aspects
  • Simulation modeling and calibration in Petro-SIM of individual process units
  • Simulation modeling of utility systems (steam, fuel, and power) and pinch techniques
  • Build Refinery wide Flowsheet development in Petro-SIM
  • Economic analysis of opportunities (for example payback, NPV and IRR)
  • Supervision of team for limited sized projects or work streams (less than $200K)
  • Assistance in proposal technical preparation as required
  • Assists with client sales visits
  • Participate in developing sales awards in excess of $100K per year
  • Provide input into Technology Development and complete consulting based R&D

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Chemical/Process Engineering is required or equivalent experience, with advanced technical and business degrees a plus
  • Several years of direct experience of base level refinery and petrochemical operations and economics is essential. Knowledge of core process technologies is a plus, including unique technologies such as lube oil production, resid hydro conversion, aromatics and petrochemicals. Experience in utility system operation and optimization is highly desired
  • Process simulation modeling skills are required, with skills in use of LP models and energy tools are encouraged
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines within budget and achievement of planned margins
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with colleagues and clients professionally, with multiple language skills a plus
  • Ability to work well in team environment under supervision and willingness to assist others
  • Display a high level of professionalism towards colleagues and as an ambassador of the company
  • Must be a self-starter that demonstrates a flexible approach
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