Dow Chemical Overpressure Protection Technical Expert - Reactive Relief Designer in Zeeland, Netherlands
The Dow Chemical Company has a job opportunity for anOverpressure Protection Technical Expert -Reactive Relief Designer.The preferred locations for this role are Terneuzen, Stade, or Schkopau. Other major sites may be considered.
Dow is seeking qualified individuals for the Overpressure Protection Technical Expert - Reactive Relief Design position. The Reactive Relief Designer supports capital project teams, operating plant personnel, improvement engineering personnel, and other technical teams in the definition and implementation of business goals and objectives. By bringing special process safety engineering expertise for overpressure protection system design and risk assessment to these teams, the engineer contributes as a technical resource for problem solving and technology advancements. In addition to understanding and applying legal requirements for process safety designs, the “reactive” relief (i.e., reactive environment relief or reactive system relief) aspect is a special application of the knowledge of reaction chemistry, chemical testing methods and interpretation, physical plant/equipment design and operating discipline. The leadership skills required for the role are utilized to pull the knowledge together from the key functions to design processing systems that ensure safe operation of equipment while meeting competitive costs for implementation and long term cost of ownership.
The applicant will be integrated in the Process Engineering group of the TES Core Technology Center. This role supports projects across the globe. Travel is usually marginal but is dependent on the project and technology specific needs.
Exhibit personal leadership behaviors for improved EH&S performance.
Apply Chemical Engineering fundamental knowledge to resolve technical problems that include risk assessment and overpressure protection involving chemical reactions.
Become a trained & certified overpressure protection system designer.
Become proficient with risk assessment tools - Fault trees, dispersion modeling, Layers Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and other hazard assessment methods.
Provide value adding technical solutions and/or implementation of Process Safety Level 1 Most Effective Technology (MET) to plants and project teams according to the units / team's objectives and goals.
Global & Functional Competencies:
Technical Capabilities:Demonstrates strong Chemical Engineering skills (calculations, evaluations, process trouble shooting, etc.) to appropriately identify and validate opportunities based on data. Recognition of the need to involve specific subject matter experts as appropriate and the ability to sort through complex issues and produce the highest value solution are essential.
Initiative:Understands the Importance of high quality results and seeks to achieve them. Anticipates activities needed to improve work output.
Innovation:Utilizes a variety of problem solving methods to accomplish tasks.
Interpersonal Effectiveness:Works well with a wide variety of multifunctional people. Keeps other informed of the status of assigned work.
Leadership:Clearly defines problems, generates alternatives and makes the best decisions on assigned tasks.
Learning:Seeks opportunities to develop personal abilities, improve individual performance and reach full potential.
Teamwork:Demonstrates leadership skills and actively participates in team meetings. Offers suggestions regarding how his/her talent can be put to best use for the team. Is open in establishing new relationships. Acknowledges unique strengths and skills of each team member.
Tools and Work Processes:
ASPEN process simulator (physical properties)
Reactive chemicals data analysis and kinetic modeling (VSP, ARC)
RRSP, ERRSP reactive relief design sizing tools
DIERS Omega method and FIA shortcut reactive relief sizing tools
SAFSIZ, LOWSIZ, SAFNET, COMGAS, HEM, RELDES non-reactive relief design sizing tools
Fire duration and vessel heat-up analysis
Evaluation of fire protection systems
SIS/LOPA work process
FTA risk assessment tool
HIPS work process (Use of instrumentation to mitigate scenarios)
Alternative overpressure protection (Use of critical procedures to mitigate scenarios)
PHAST dispersion modeling (effluent handling)
A minimum of a Master's degree is required.
Organization talent and ability to work simultaneously on several projects is required.
No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of permanent residency (green card) process.
Either a process engineer with non-reactive relief design certification or a reaction engineer with kinetic modeling experience is preferred. In the absence of reactive relief design credentialing for non-reactive relief design certified applicants, a willingness to undergo training to be certified in reactive relief design is required.
Familiarity with reactive chemicals test methods is desired.
Production or Improvement engineer experience is a plus.
About this Posting
The Dow Chemical Company values the benefits that diversity can bring. Dow is looking for individuals best suited for this role regardless of nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products. Additional information on division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.
Overpressure Protection Technical Expert - Reactive Relief Designer