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BAE Systems Principal Process Chemical Engineer - Capital Projects in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

What s it like working for a company that delivers life-saving products and services to our nation s military? Humbling. As part of our ordnance systems team, you will be on the forefront of energetics technology and working alongside some of the best industry's top talent. We are currently hiring for an experienced Process Chemical Engineer that can see the big picture to manage process improvement projects, work with the production team to troubleshoot and optimize production.

Here, we value our workforce, and their well-being. We prioritize safety, work life balance, and offer competitive benefits. Whether it's a flexible work schedule or career development opportunities, you'll find it with us. This position is on a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off. Make a difference doing work you can be proud of, challenged, and part of a team that shares a passion of helping to protect our nation.

As a Principal Process Chemical Engineer, you will:

  • Develop new and redline existing Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Interlock Narratives

  • Facilitate and lead improvement projects, maintenance projects, and troubleshooting and startup efforts

  • Lead and support Process Hazard Analyses for new and existing processes

  • Troubleshoot process, instrumentation and equipment problems to support manufacturing

  • Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Heat and Material Balances

  • Lead various calculations for process design (i.e. relief, pump sizing, and heat transfer)

  • Develop cost estimates for new and existing products and / or develop scope of work for capital projects.

  • Provide field support for startup commissioning activities

  • Provide field support for I/O, interlock checkout, and preventive maintenance shutdowns

  • Provide on-call technical support and interact with customers and suppliers on technical issues

  • Write, maintain, and update necessary procedures and assist with training operators when needed

  • Mentor junior Process Chemical Engineers

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

  • 6 years relevant experience, including capital projects

  • Process Flow Diagram development

  • Heat and Material Balance development

  • Experience in Process Chemical Design

  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram development (P&ID)

  • Hazard Analysis experience - HAZOP, PHA, FMEA, etc.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) in Tennessee or Virginia

  • Previous Experience with Control Systems, specifically Siemens PCS7

  • Experience on major ($1M ) Capital Projects including commissioning

  • Experience with distillation design

Principal Process Chemical Engineer - Capital Projects


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