Principal Process Engineer


About this role

If you are a Senior Process Engineer with a Downstream EPC background looking for your next big project, look no further. We are looking for a candidate with 10+ years of experience working specifically on refinery revamp projects.

  • Role: Principal Process Engineer
  • Reports to: Process Manager and Senior Supervising Manager
  • Industry: Oil & Gas (Downstream)
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Estimated Start: ASAP
  • Estimated Duration: 3 months with possible extension
  • Work Schedule: 5/50 (could ramp up/down as needed)
  • Travel: Occasional to Claremont when needed for meetings
  • Accommodations: While on the field site, you will receive per diem & accommodations
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision

  • Lead process field activities.
  • Analyze project specifications and inquiry requirements; develop a working plan accordingly.
  • Prepare engineering calculations as required.
  • Prepare process flow diagrams (PFD’s) piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and process data sheets for equipment and instruments.
  • Follow up on completed projects including start-up and performance guarantee tests.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology trends.
  • Plan and schedule workflow for activities in the area of expertise.
  • Perform as job leader when needed.
  • Direct, supervise and check work of personnel for whom responsible.
  • Maintain a high professional profile.
  • Represent group in staff, vendor, and client meetings when necessary.


  • BS, MS in Chemical Engineering plus a minimum of ten years of experience
  • Carry out the process design and process field activities, including commissioning and start-up
  • Prior experience in process field activities (P&ID’s conformity check, identification of tie-ins, as-built mark-up, or similar activities), including revamping projects
  • Ability to handle and complete the job from start to finish, have demonstrated leadership and creativity from prior experience, and capable of working with minimal supervision of a senior-level engineer


Why work through Brunel? We start with competitive rates, a comprehensive benefits package and a safe on-boarding process. Gain experience safely with Brunel.

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