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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. PRINCIPAL PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Allentown, Pennsylvania

31802BRReq No.:31802BRJob Description and Qualifications: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for the position of a Principal Process Systems Engineer in the Process Technologies group of our Process Gases Product Line Department at our Global Headquarters in Allentown, PA, United States.

Air Products is a world leader in gas separation and purification. We have enjoyed a long and successful history developing and implementing technologies for complex gas synthesis, separation, purification and liquefaction using a variety of techniques, including steam methane reforming, gasification, autothermal reforming, ammonia, methanol, CO2 capture, hydrocarbon cryogenic distillation, hydrogen and helium liquefiers, etc. The Process Technologies group of the Process Gases Product Line is responsible for selecting the most appropriate technologies, designing the process cycles, developing preliminary process duties and high-level equipment specifications, developing P&IDs, and initiating the Process Controls work to customer or project requirements. Our work is an important factor contributing to winning bids which eventually lead to executed projects.

The Principal Process Systems Engineer is an experienced individual contributor role. The successful candidate needs to have strong engineering fundamentals. The successful candidate will be comfortable with or have strong previous background in P&ID development, with a good understanding of process engineering, controls systems, operations, and process safety as well. They should be conscientious, detail-oriented, and effective problem solvers. Last but not least, we are looking for energetic people with a positive attitude and a strong initiative and a sense of project ownership.


This position is accountable for the following end results:

  • Deliver all objectives safely and achieve 100% compliance with safety requirements.

  • Support bid/proposal work by developing the P&ID for new projects and opportunities.

  • Develop functional logic tables, permissive start tables, shutdown table, alarm and trip settings and critical safety systems for the project.

  • Participate in the PFD, operability, and hazard reviews and other safety evaluations (SIL, Fault Tree Analysis, etc.).

  • Work with process engineers, controls engineers, safety engineers, operations SPOCs, and project or proposal managers to ensure functional alignment in engineering and design during proposal or project development.

  • Develop P&ID Execution Strategy for the project.

  • Develop and support customer battery limit table interface, tie points, and interface hazard reviews.

  • Develop process systems manhour estimates for the project.

  • Support product development efforts by developing generic P&IDs that can be re-used for competitive offering.

  • Manage and provide input into the plant design by reviewing the 3D piping model and overall facility arrangement (Plot Plan).

  • Participate in the DCS (Distributed Control System) Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test.

  • Participate and help plan field-commissioning activities including Operational Readiness Inspections (i.e., plant pre-startup check/review) and Plant Start-Ups, as well as assist with the development and implementation of reliability test plans.

  • Expected travel (domestic and international) up to 20% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ work experience for an industrial gas company or an EPC firm, with a minimum of 50% of the experience in P&ID development, and a minimum 50% of the experience in bid/proposals, estimates, feasibility, or Pre-FEED stages.

  • Demonstrated experience in new plant engineering or plant process engineering with a focus on plant operations and start-ups.

  • Demonstrated ability to make balanced decisions weighing operability, reliability, capital costs and operating costs.

  • Previous experience with SMR, ATR, NH3, and methanol synthesis processes is a plus.

  • A balanced multi-discipline understanding in Process Engineering, DCS/PLC Controls, Process Safety, and equipment/plant design is a plus

  • Use of tools such as Bluebeam, Smart Plant PID, Smart Plant 3D Review, and Adobe is a strong plus.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-motivated and a team player.

    “If you are dedicated and driven to achieve your objectives and company goals, have passion and commitment to get it right, have a never-ending desire to learn, improve, and contribute, then come discover, care, accomplish . . . and thrive.

    At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

    Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Job Title:PRINCIPAL PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEEREmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-PA-AllentownCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:Process Gases Product Line