Seneca Resources Sr. Process Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

Position Title: Senior Process Engineer

Location: Richmond, VA 23112

Position Status: Direct hire

Compensation: Extremely competitive

Relocation Assistance: Provided

Shift: Monday – Friday (8am to 5pm) *flexible hours


Our client is a multi-discipline engineering consulting office supporting manufacturing facilities and clients in the Eastern US with areas of specialization including: 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. The company serves Fortune 500 companies in industries such as food processing, films, fibers, plastics, paper, chemicals, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, power, metals, wastewater treatment, and discrete manufacturing.

General Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Face of the organization through effective communication to the Client

  • Develop written Scopes of Work as final deliverables detailing the process requirements

  • Compile detailed project estimates by task and hours spent

  • Manage Scope, Schedule, and Budget effectively

  • Manage the entire design process from inception to completion. This includes: Leading Projects, Work Planning, Leading Designers, Design Reviews (both internal and with client), and checking deliverables (calculations, drawings, technical reports)

  • Maintain familiarity with various industrial codes such as ASME and API

  • Sizing and specifying of typical process equipment including, pumps, heat exchangers, pipes, distillation towers, absorption columns, ductwork, etc.

  • Review equipment submittals for accuracy and validate against specifications

  • Develop and/or verify Mass and Energy balances around new or existing system

  • Prepare PFD and P&IDs for new processes or redline existing drawings for new functionality

  • Perform Safety Relief Device calculations as per ASME/API code

  • Visit customer sites for field work

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering

  • 10+ years of Heavy Industrial Experience in a Design or Process Engineering role

  • Must have experience in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, or Bio-processing Industries

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience in a Multi-Discipline Engineering Consulting Firm

  • Must have detailed design experience

  • Current working knowledge of Safety Relief Device sizing and system design procedures

  • Current working knowledge of Chemical Engineering principles with an emphasis on Fluid Mechanics, Mass and Heat transfer, and Thermodynamics

  • Experience with Sizing and Specify Safety Relief Devices for different controlling cases

  • Working knowledge of Aspen or HYSIS

  • Must be technically sound, communicate effectively, and willingness to mentor junior Engineer


We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Vacation, 401K and tuition reimbursement.