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Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Plant Engineer in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

Who We Are

Hargrove supplies unparalleled services in engineering, procurement, construction management, and technical services in the industrial, commercial, and government sectors. With over 2,000 Teammates across the US, we build long-term support relationships in the energy generation, manufacturing, research and development, and process-heavy industry in on-site support arrangements, in plant-level small projects and consulting roles, and in larger capital projects.

Hargrove’s key operating principle is to provide the Right People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time. We believe that relationships and partnering together provide the best results and long-term benefits for our clients.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Hargrove. We’re happy to discuss flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and the business.

What You'll Be Doing

Job Scope: Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete designs of process engineering assignments. This work will be performed under general supervision.

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Promoting the culture of working safely and applying safety related concepts into process design.

  • Establishing the design criteria, incorporating client requirements, estimate and/or scope basis and design basis meeting applicable state, local and federal standards and codes. Ensuring that any requirements for permitting have been established and communicated to the project team.

  • Understanding and familiarity with project scope, specifications and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.

  • Advising the Lead Engineer of potential design or scope changes.

  • Delegating work to engineers and designers in proportion to their technical skills and experience, then following up for support to ensure efficient progress and quality.

  • Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure inter-disciplinary alignment on projects.

  • Producing estimate level preliminary designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of estimate being performed on a project.

  • Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the most ideal and efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

  • Familiarity with and utilizing department standards, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Producing detail design calculations and drawings for the project. Calculations produced will be neatly prepared and organized for efficient checking by others. Efficient use of designers in the development of drawings.

  • Producing project designs that are optimal and efficient with an overall emphasis on ease of construction, operability, and maintenance. The completed design should meet the specifications and expectations of the client.

  • Checking calculations, reports, and studies made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, as well as conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and good engineering practices.

  • Producing equipment and construction specifications.

  • Monitoring drawings in progress to ensure conformance to design calculations and specifications.

  • Assisting the designers in resolving routine layout and detailing problems. Ensuring that sufficient information and details are provided for completion of engineering drawings.

  • Reviewing and checking vendor information and other discipline information needs for process engineering input.

  • Reviewing fabrication drawings and other vendor submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Developing engineering and equipment specifications. (Engineering specifications are distinct from equipment data sheets. Mechanical Engineers write the equipment specifications in our group at Atlanta. Either they or the Process group starts the equipment data sheets.)

  • Performing fieldwork necessary to gather process information, check tie-ins and provide construction support.

  • Developing bid packages enabling process engineering purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement of equipment, materials or services. (This function is reserved for the Mechanical Engineers at the Atlanta office.)

  • Participating in professional society meetings to make new business contacts and keep current with new developments in the industry.

  • Participating in sales activities including pre-bid meetings, client presentations, scope review meetings, and proposal development.

  • Traveling as required for client presentations, project related tasks, and training opportunities.

  • Actively participates in the mentoring of less experienced process engineers.

  • Developing small work sharing packages for interoffice execution support.

Ideal Background

Education: Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biochemical, or Petroleum Engineering from an accredited university is required.

Registration: Professional Engineering registration or CPIP certification is highly preferred.

Experience: This position requires 3+ years of relevant industrial experience in chemical, petroleum, or biochemical process design engineering.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Promotes the culture of working safely and applying safety related concepts into process design.

  • Basic knowledge of chemical/biochemical process engineering and chemical/biochemical process computer programs.

  • Familiarity with specifications and installation details of equipment, instrumentation, and piping.

  • Ability to create accurate process engineering documents from the information provided in vendor equipment data and drawings.

  • Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform process engineering and design functions.

  • Working knowledge of CAD software preferred, either AutoCAD or Microstation (or both).

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Working knowledge in the use of hydraulic simulation software such as AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, PIPEPHASE, PIPE-FLO, and/or SiNet.

  • Working knowledge in the use of process simulation software such as Aspen Plus, Aspen Plus Dynamics, PRO/II, DYNSIM, HYSYS, CHEMCAD, WinGEMS, ProMax, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Virtual team skills and cross divisional relationships are developed and able to provide interoffice execution support with general supervision.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.

Hargrove Culture

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. We know that each person on our team contributes to the success of our company by pairing expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe.

Our safety culture protects and promotes the well-being of every person who works with us and every person touched by our work.

As a 100% Teammate owned company, we proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible Teammates.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Hargrove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual identity, marital or family status), disability, military service or obligations, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Hargrove is a drug-free workplace.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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