Jacobs Process Engineer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Process Engineer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine for the second consecutive year, we provide planning, design, build, and maintenance of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities and infrastructure. With over 5,000 employees across North America, we service exploration, production, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas to end users, both offshore and onshore. We bring together many different aspects including Pipeline and Facilities groups, onshore and offshore offices, and engineering services to help meet the demands of our clients.

Position Summary

Intermediate level; uses knowledge of general application of chemical engineering principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards to perform process engineering and design of less complex units. Works under general supervision; work is reviewed for adequacy and accuracy.

  • Works safely in all aspects of the job, including in the office and any site location

  • Participates in the design of a process unit, including establishing process design basis, development of process options and optimization of selected design

  • Calculates and organizes data for process flow sheets (PFD’s & P&ID's) including instrumentation and control considerations

  • Models chemical and refining processes and unit operations

  • Prepares specifications and operating parameters for process equipment including distillation columns, pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters

  • Develops process flow diagrams (PFD’s) and heat and material balance to define project scope

  • Prepares sizing calculations for pressure relieving devices for system over pressure protection

  • Performs hydraulic calculations for fluid and vapor circuits

  • Maintains effective communication with project team members


  • 2-5 years of experience required

  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or a related engineering discipline

  • EIT certificate desirable

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Proficient in Industry Simulation Tools (Aspen, HYSYS, PRO/II, HTRI, etc.)

  • Experience in refining or petrochemical capital projects

  • Experience in engineering work processes

Other Essential Functions:

  • Keen safety awareness

  • This position will involve intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and lifting 20 lbs. or less

  • Air travel will occasionally be required

  • The individual will be required to visit process industry manufacturing and construction sites for meetings, data gathering and work progress reviews. Occasionally extended visits to such sites will be required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Louisiana-Baton Rouge

Req ID: ECR0001DF