Entry Level Process Engineer

  • Jacobs
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2019
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With 2017 revenues of approximately $15 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 74,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230+ offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting. 

Position Summary

Entry level; performs routine aspects of Process Engineering requiring knowledge and application of basic chemical engineering principles under close supervision; work is reviewed for adequacy and accuracy.

  • Works safely in all aspects of the job, including in the office and any site location
  • Participates in the design of a process unit, including establishing process design basis, development of process options and optimization of selected design
  • Calculates and organizes data for process flow sheets (PFD’s & P&ID's) including instrumentation and control considerations
  • Models chemical and refining processes and unit operations
  • Prepares specifications and operating parameters for process equipment including distillation columns, pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters
  • Develops process flow diagrams (PFD’s) and heat and material balance to define project scope 
  • Prepares sizing calculations for pressure relieving devices for system over pressure protection
  • Performs hydraulic calculations for fluid and vapor circuits
  •  Maintains effective communication with project team members 
  • 0-2 years of experience required
  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or a related engineering discipline 
  • 3.0 GPA min.
  • EIT certificate desirable
  • Skills in Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity in Industry Simulation Tools (Aspen, HYSYS, PRO/II, HTRI, etc.)
Other Essential Functions:
  • Keen safety awareness
  • This position will involve intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and lifting 20 lbs. or less
  • Air travel will occasionally be required
  • The individual will be required to visit process industry manufacturing and construction sites for meetings, data gathering and work progress reviews. Occasionally extended visits to such sites will be required 

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs. 

 Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate