Senior Process Engineer

Midlothian, VA /
Mechanical/Process /
/ On-site
Progressive Design, Inc. is currently seeking an entrepreneurial spirited Senior Process Engineer.

This is a full time/direct hire position located in Midlothian, Virginia (Richmond, VA area) however open to considering hybrid role for experienced candidates.

Key Requirements & Responsibilities:
· Responsible for performing engineering duties on assigned projects including equipment specifications, process piping, material handling and conveying, HVAC, and other mechanically related engineering and design.
· Manage the engineering and design process from inception to completion. This includes: leading projects, work planning, directing and overseeing designers and engineers assigned to your projects, design reviews (both internal and with client), and checking deliverables (calculations, drawings, technical reports)
· Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited school

Job Responsibilities:
· Direct customer interface and coordination
·  Develop detailed scopes of work
·  Compile detailed project estimates (project, engineering and construction)
·  Manage scope, schedule, and budget
·  Manage the engineering and design process from inception to completion. This includes: leading projects, work planning, directing and overseeing designers, design reviews (both internal and with client), and checking deliverables (calculations, drawings, technical reports)
·  Exercise innovative cost efficiency approaches in the project design to reduce construction costs and increase productivity
·  Prepare PFDs and P&IDs
· Size and specify typical process equipment such as pumps, tanks, heat exchangers, chillers, condensers, mixers, distillation and absorption columns, etc.
·  Perform calculations to size and specify process, service and utility piping systems
·  Perform calculations to size and specify safety relief devices
·  Review equipment submittals for accuracy and validate against specifications
· Develop and/or verify mass and energy balances
· Maintain familiarity with various industrial codes such as ASME and API
· Visit customer sites for field work
Job Requirements:
· Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree from ABET accredited school
·  10+ years of heavy industrial experience in a design or process engineering role.
·   Virginia Professional Engineer preferred but not required
·   Must have heavy industrial experience, experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, or bio-processing industries is a plus
·   Project management experience
·   Experience working in a multidiscipline engineering consulting firm
·   Process safety experience (PHAs, HAZOPs, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Inherently Safer Design, Documentation to support process safety, etc.)
·  Current working knowledge of safety relief device code requirements, calculations, sizing and system design procedures
·  Current working knowledge of chemical engineering principles with an emphasis on fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, and thermodynamics
·   Working knowledge of Aspen or HYSIS
·   Must be technically sound, and be willing to mentor junior engineers
·   Strong communication and organizational skills
·   Strong ethics and corporate loyalty
·   Must be results oriented
·   Must be a team player
·    Must possess uncompromised commitment to quality
·    Must be US citizen, have a Valid U.S. Driver's License, Clear Background, Pass a Drug test

Benefits: We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Paid Time Off & Holidays, Flexible work schedules, Work life balance, 401K match, paid overtime, performance based bonus, and tuition reimbursement.

Company Overview:
We hire the best in Engineering & Design!  Hands-on experience, years of industry knowledge, continuous training, and commitment to excellence are some of the attributes that make Progressive Design’s professional staff the best at what we do.  The company has experienced consistent growth and on-going success from hiring the right people that focus on client success, embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrate the highest integrity.

Progressive Design, Inc. (PDI) is a private, family-owned, Heavy Industrial Engineering & Design Consulting firm that provides valued engineering services.  Founded in 1986 by Robert Ranson, Progressive Design has grown to become one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering firms in central Virginia. In 2021, Robert’s daughter and Progressive Design President, Erica Burgess, acquired ownership and established Progressive Design as a Woman-Owned business.
Our team’s knowledge and hands-on experience can take projects from concept to startup. As a full service, multi-discipline engineering consulting firm, we support manufacturing facilities and clients in many key areas including: EPC/Turnkey projects, project feasibility studies, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design, industrial capital projects, and detailed project/construction estimates.
We serve Fortune 500 companies in industries such as chemical, tobacco, power, films, fibers, plastics, paper, pharmaceuticals, metals, food and beverage, and discrete manufacturing.
$100,000 - $130,000 a year
Salary is based on background and years of experience. Engineers are paid straight time for every hour worked. Starting performance bonus is up to 9%.