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EOI - Senior/Principal Process Engineer

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Dorking, Surrey, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85753 

Job Category: Energy 

Location: Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!


Senior/Principal Process Engineer – Dorking


About Hatch:

Our organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Our global network of 10,000 professionals combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. Our corporate roots extend back more than a hundred years, and our experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the energy, metals, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors. We work closely with the communities in which we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy.


The Role:

Hatch seeks to employ a Senior/Principal Process Engineer to support continued expansion of our oil and gas engineering consultancy business. The work is varied and stimulating, covering pre-project studies and early phase engineering design for greenfield developments, brownfield upgrades and operations support, onshore and offshore. Typical activities for this Process Engineer role include:

  • Process systems design covering all project stages including pre-feasibility, concept, FEED and detailed engineering.
  • Process simulations and technology evaluation.
  • Supervising and developing junior process engineers, to achieve project objectives.
  • Develop and oversee the development of technical reports and process engineering deliverables.
  • Interfacing with clients through progress meetings, presentations and site visits.
  • Assisting with development of work plans, schedules and estimates for execution of studies / projects.
  • Assisting with proposals and business development activities.


Qualifications and Experience:

We require applicants to have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (grade 2:1 or higher).

Preference will be given to candidates who have achieved full membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (or other national equivalents).

We expect applicants to have 7 to 15 years of experience in Process Engineering, preferably with some exposure to a least two of the following:

  • Upstream oil and gas.
  • Syngas and gas conversion technologies.
  • LNG.
  • Renewable Fuels.
  • Nuclear.

Candidates must have permanent right to work in the UK.


Personal Qualities:

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team to develop solutions focused on client objectives.
  • Lead studies and supervise junior engineers, to ensure quality requirements are met.
  • Willing to travel to clients around the world.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for engineering and the desire to develop their abilities in technical study leadership.



Dorking – office situated next to Dorking rail station (trains connecting with London Victoria, Waterloo, Redhill, Gatwick, Guildford, and Reading). Some international travel may be required.



Hatch offers attractive remuneration packages commensurate with qualifications and experience. We have flexible working arrangements and a path to other unique opportunities due to our employee ownership model.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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