Principal Process Chemical Engineer - Projects

Job Description

Due to continued growth BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Principal Process Chemical Engineer at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant to perform chemical engineering functions to conduct process design on contracted programs.

We have a number of Chemical Project and Chemical Process engineering openings at our chemical manufacturing sites in Kingsport, TN and Radford, VA, which you can view and apply to at

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Principal Process Chemical Engineer:
Performs one or more of the following process engineering functions:
a. Estimate process equipment, instrumentation, and engineering hours for DCAA auditable pricing proposals.
b. Be an active member of a project team and effectively communicate and interface with various engineering disciplines.
c. Develop scope of work for capital projects.
d. Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balances for new processes.
e. Develop new and revise existing Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams.
f. Develop new and revise existing Interlock Narratives.
g. Identify / Calculate Process Data for new instrumentation and equipment.
h. Participate in Hazard Analyses.
i. Conduct various calculations for process design (i.e. relief, pump sizing, and heat transfer)
j. Provide field support for construction phase of projects.
k. Provide field support for I/O and interlock checkout.
l. Troubleshoot process, instrumentation, and equipment problems.
m. Provide field support for startup commissioning activities
n. Walk down and redline "as-built" all process documents after project has been completed.

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

- Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
- 6+ years of relevant experience
- Experience in Process Chemical Design
- Process Flow Diagram development
- Heat and Material Balance development
- Piping and Instrumentation Diagram development (P&ID)

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education:
- Professional Engineering License in TN
- Experience on major ($1M+) Capital Projects
- Hazard Analysis including HAZOP, PHA, FMEA, etc.
- 10+ years relevant experience

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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