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Engineering Specialist - Polypropylene

Vacancy Number: 22419
Location: Houston
Date Posted: January 11, 2019

Engineering Specialist  - Polypropylene

Location: Houston, TX (Downtown)

Duration: 12 months (renewable)

Basic Function

Applies engineering expertise in one or more engineering disciplines to solve complex technical problems having significant impact on any of the client’s enterprise activities.  Represents client in dealings with vendors and manufacturers where expert engineering advice is required. Works on complex engineering problems, designs, projects, and reviews engineering work performed by others.  May coordinate or direct work of other engineers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice and assistance to design, construction, and maintenance engineers and operating personnel on all matters pertaining to his/her field of experience
  • Act as representative in dealings with vendors and manufacturers pertaining to his/her field of experience
  • Review existing operations within a particular area of expertise to determine potential problems and remedies to existing problems
  • Undertake studies and investigations to resolve problems outside the scope of available published literature
  • Plan, schedule and provide work direction when required for preparation of studies, designs, processes, reports, correspondence and related data and assures the efficiency, adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of complex engineering problems
  • Formulate the basis for the resolution of problems in any of several basic or special engineering disciplines by analyzing and evaluating all pertinent data with respect to scope, effect on existing installations, economic impact and other applicable considerations
  • Initiate detailed work outline and makes decisions as to basic approaches, processes, or equipment.  Perform work for final development of specialized or technical proposals and proposed projects
  • Bring all elements of a project together, makes certain that all elements proceed satisfactorily on schedule and initiates corrective action as required
  • Discuss, coordinate and resolve problems with personnel throughout company and affiliates, and with outside company organizations

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering or other closely related sciences discipline, plus extensive post-graduate participation in technical seminars, extension courses, and/or industrial research.  Preferably M.S. or higher professional engineering degree.  Incumbent will normally; have achieved industry recognition through activities on committees of professional societies and industry organizations such as ASME, ASTM, API, AIChE, or others
  • Twelve (12) years applicable experience, including at least five (5) years as an engineer in responsible charge of technical work in his/her main field.  Incumbent must be clearly recognized as an expert in his/her field
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices including scientific and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, and codes, standards and specifications.  Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette.
  • Client experience preferred

Competentia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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