Chemical Process Engineer

Last Updated: 6th October 2019 (over 3 years ago)

United Kingdom


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25 to 34

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I am a high-flying Process Engineer working for a supermajor oil & gas company in the UK, now looking to further my career as in an exciting new opportunity overseas.

In my four years since graduating from Cambridge University with a First Class MEng in Chemical Engineering, I have achieved outstanding business results in troubleshooting, optimising and improving chemical production facilities. This has covered all areas of manufacturing, including safety, operability, reliability and profitability, contributing over $0.5M/yr profit to my current employer. I also have experience in project scoping, development and execution, and in business analysis and cost control.

I am an extremely hard working and dedicated professional with a proven record. I hope the achievements and credentials listed on my CV convince you of my potential to make huge contributions to your business.


Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
Associate Member

   Sep 2015
— Current

Associate Member of the IChemE (Global Professional Engineering Institution)

Chartered Member application submitted September 2019 - pending approval

University of Cambridge, UK
Master of Chemical Engineering - Class I

   Sep 2011
— Jul 2015

1st Year (General Engineering) – Class I (72%)

Structural/Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Materials, AC Circuits, Microprocessors, Electromagnetics, Mathematics

· 2nd Year (Chemical Engineering) – Class I (78%, ranked 9th of 66)

Fluid Mechanics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Equilibrium, Biotechnology, Homogeneous Reactors, Physical Chemistry

· 3rd Year (Chemical Engineering) – Class I (75%, ranked 9th of 64)

Separations, Heterogeneous Reactors, Corrosion, Process Dynamics & Control, Statistics, Process Safety, Design Project

· 4th Year (Chemical Engineering) – Class I (78%, ranked 3rd of 58)

Fluid Mechanics, CFD, Sustainability, Optimisation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Electrochemistry, Research Project

· Honours: Research Project published as lead author in Journal of Food Engineering (2016)

North Carolina State University Prize for outstanding coursework in Chemical Engineering (2015)

Bruno Laurent Memorial Prize for outstanding performance in Chemical Engineering (2015)

Awarded status of Senior Scholar at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge (2014)

BP Award for outstanding coursework in Chemical Engineering (2013)


ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd
Business Analyst

   Oct 2018
— Current

Strategic role taken to broaden understanding of manufacturing/marginal economics, cost planning, cost control, risk management and corporate decision making. I intend to use skills in my next role to maximise effectiveness and productivity as an Engineer.

· Corporate reporter for the production, reliability and safety performance of Fawley Chemicals (five chemical plants)

· Cost controller and advisor to the Fawley Chemicals management team, including Plant Manager

· Custodian, steward and subject matter expert of the Fawley Chemicals annual cost plan(s)

· Site contact for key external initiatives, including UK Government Bodies (e.g. Chemical Weapons Declaration)

· Notable achievements:

o Flawless cost controller performance

o Oversaw development of 2020 site cost plan (>$100M) and presented to executive management for approval

ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd
Process Engineer

   Sep 2015
— Sep 2018

Provided exceptional technical support for two manufacturing units producing Isobutylene (methylpropene), SBA (butan-2-ol) and MEK (butanone), as recognised through annual performance reviews and external performance awards.

· Day-to-day monitoring, troubleshooting, optimising and quality control of manufacturing units in line with business signal

· Identify and scope opportunities for reliability, profitability, operability and process safety improvements

· Technical signoff on drawings and internal vessel inspections (distillation towers, reactors, drums, etc.)

· Technical signoff on plant P&IDs & PFDs, mass & energy balances, Management of Change and design calculations

· Lead Process Engineer in multiple safety studies including HAZOP, LOPA, brittle fracture and incident investigation

· Progressed portfolio of projects (<$500k) including FEED, detailed engineering, construction and start-up

· Strong working knowledge of relevant company and industry design codes, practices and regulations

· Proficient in process design and simulation software – Pegasus, ProII, UniSim

· Support activities to recruit and retain the best graduate talents (interviewer, assessor and technical trainer)

· Notable achievements:

o Forecast required tower intervention based on performance degradation (fouling), avoiding >$1M loss

o Identified then eliminated root cause of chronic reactor weld failure mechanism, saving >$400k/yr

o Produced long-term reliability tool for monitoring and optimising critical process equipment, saving >$100k/yr

o Resolved chronic effluent water contamination issue, then built safeguards to protect against reoccurrence

o Designed, installed and started-up replacement 500ft 16” saltwater line in just 9 months – drove project throughout

o Streamlined multiple manual processes, freeing up >20d/yr Process Engineer time to work other initiatives

External Recognition Awards whilst at ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd
Process Engineer

   Sep 2015
— Aug 2018

· Winner of 2018/19 New Forest Business Partnership Young Person in Business

· Finalist of the 2019 UK Chemical Industry Awards Young Ambassador of the Year

· Finalist of 2018 IChemE Global Awards Young Industrialist of the Year

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