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Sr Staff Process Engineer

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Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  DEC 19, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


Job Summary

The Sr. Staff Process Engineer is responsible for providing process engineering support to maintain and improve profitability of an assigned refinery process area.  This position works closely with the Operations Department to troubleshoot major process-related problems that require technical expertise and experience. The main focus is on assigned capital and expense projects including feasibility studies, economic justification, Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) preparation, and startup and initial troubleshooting. The position is on-call on 24-hour basis for unusual process operations, maintenance or other emergencies.


Core Responsibilities

  • Monitor assigned process unit key performance indicators (KPI's), conduct appropriate tests, analyze data and recommend changes to improve profitability, including preparation of quarterly KPI reports for all assigned process units.
  • Act as a project leader on assigned capital and expense projects from conceptual design to detailed engineering.  May include continuing as project leader until project completion.
    • Responsible for coordination of fixed bed catalyst change outs for assigned process units.
  • Provide technical assistance to Operations relative to troubleshooting operating problems, developing alternative solutions and promoting acceptance of the best alternative.
    • Keep abreast of latest technical developments.
    • Actively identify new areas for learning, regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities.
  • Support the Refinery Process Safety Management (PSM) program including participation in unit HAZOPS, Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Reviews, Risk Management Plan (RMP), Project Safety Reviews (PSR's), and Management of Change (MOC) meetings.
  • Liaise with corporate technical staff, specified Business Units, and external contractors, vendors and suppliers to develop, review and implement operating plans, ensuring outcomes meet current and future business needs.
    • Inform Management of project status and other key activities as requested.
  • Prepare project-related documents such as AFE requests, MOC requests, RFQ technical specifications, etc. to ensure project success.
  • Coach and develop less experienced staff.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and participate in ad hoc projects as required.



  • 15+ years of refinery process unit engineering experience
  • Possess knowledge in and experience with safe work practices in an oil refinery environment accompanied by a superior safety attitude
  • Basic Field Measurement and Test Run Experience
  • Project Management experience is an asset
  • Previous experience in implementing Process Safety Management (PSM) programs is an asset
  • Experience with HYSYS process simulation tools, Hazards and Operability Studies (HAZOPS), and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is an asset
  • Incident Investigation Methodologies - Root Cause Failure Analysis or comparable is an asset
  • Troubleshooting Methodologies - Six Sigma or comparable is an asset
  • Pump, Compressor, and Hydraulic System Analysis and Specification
  • Heat exchangers - Monitoring and Specification
  • Fractionation and Separations - Monitoring and Specification. Inspection of column internals.
  • Fired Heaters - Monitoring and Specification
  • Safety Relief Valves - Sizing and Specification
  • Unit Operation of Refinery processes (EG hydrocracker, amine treating) is an asset
  • Lab Methods and Correlations
  • Instrumentation and Controls - Understanding of principle of operation and application.  
  • Experience with Piping and Instrumentation Drawings and other engineering drawings
  • Experience with SAP or other Business Enterprise Software as an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies
  • Ability to set priorities and work in a multi-task environment
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills sufficient to convey both factual and conceptual information requiring detailed explanation and interpretation to staff, professional and business groups
  • Able to maintain effectiveness in a fast-paced and changing environment, and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people
  • Possess superior analytical skills to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Desktop Applications with emphasis on Excel


Education & Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering required
  • Professional Engineer License is an asset
  • Membership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an asset


Working Conditions

  • You may be required to work in a wide variety of conditions due to the nature of the operation (working at heights, in confined spaces, with noise, in extreme weather conditions)


Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive: Yes
  • As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment.



Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.