Process Control & Data Engineer

SGCE - Pasadena, TX


The Process Control & Data Engineer is responsible for the Technical Center process control and process data management activities in support to the technology leads on various pilot to demonstration projects. He also will assure the day to day operational activities related with the maintainability of the pilot units control system(s) and related integration with the Tech Center laboratories and other data gathering/reporting structures.

The Process Control & Data Engineer is also responsible for the Remote Operation Monitoring support of the SGCE licensed plants in direct report to the Technology Engineer/Manager leading the job. Under this responsibility he might be asked to integrate with Technology team for short to medium term assignments, at the SGCE licensed plants. Typical assignment activities would be associated with commissioning and start-up, plant troubleshooting/optimization as well as during plant turnarounds.

It is expected that within the role and with adequate coaching and training, the Process Control & Data Engineer become knowledgeable with the Technology and capable of performing also conceptual/design work related with new licensed projects and acting as a backup resource for process technology/technology lead activities.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide process control systems engineering support: specifications, design, development, and testing of the partial and/or integrated control and safety systems
  • Long-term planning and support of the control systems under his care with respect to programming, preventive maintenance and migration. Emphasis placed on safety. Tasks will include: implementing the control logic, HMI, database, documentation of these changes and direct technology lead/operator support
  • Maintain and improve Process Data Systems
  • Use a broad range of automation tools such as advanced regulatory control, model predictive control, abnormal situation management, adaptive tuning, optimal control, robust control, adaptive control, or soft sensors, and data historians to improve existing processes
  • Work closely with technology leads and operators to define appropriate controls applications
  • Lead automation projects
  • Develop key performance indicators, track key process parameters and overall process performance
  • Train and facilitate the transfer of new process control technologies
  • Document process control findings and develop technical reports
  • Get up to date with cutting edge controls technology

Key Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years in a directly related process controls position
  • Ideal candidates will have a hands-on knowledge of control systems (DCS/PLC). Basic knowledge of PRoVOX, DeltaV, PLC configuration. Emphasis will be placed on skills related to Siemens PCS7 and Yokogawa control systems, OSI PI Server management and configuration
  • Applicable knowledge of instrumentation; including valves and transmitters and analytical instrumentation
  • Proficiency and experience with concepts related to level, temperature, pressure and flow measurement, and composition analysis
  • Knowledge of VMS and virtualization environments
  • SQL server management
  • SQL queries and reporting
  • Proficiency and understanding of computer networking and architecture
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • Basic Windows System Management and computer network configuration
  • Familiarity with basic and advanced process control concepts
  • Knowledge of process safety systems
  • Candidates should also possess demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to lead projects and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the reliability, documentation and Management of Change requirements imposed by implementing projects
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Continuous Improvement Tools
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

SGCE welcomes all applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion and belief, disability or age.

Job Type: Full-time


  • process controls: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)