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Software Developer

ProLytX is looking to expand our software innovation group.  We are searching for a full-time software developer experienced in dotnet and web development with at least 5-10 years of experience developing applications on small teams (<5) with limited oversight.  The position starts fully remote and then will transition to rotational office work in Houston.  ProLytX is a specialty engineering service provider in the Petrochemical industry with approximately 90 employees.  In this role, the developer would be responsible for working directly and indirectly with external clients to develop new applications targeted at changing existing engineering workflows.  Areas of innovation include data extraction, automated document/drawing generation, system communications, reporting, etc.  ProLytX encourages developers to innovate, prototype new ideas, and explore new, unfamiliar technologies.  This position reports directly to the Director of Technology and has the opportunity to lead growth.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of c# experience
  • 5+ years of SQL experience
  • Experience with WPF/MVVM
  • 4-year BS
  • US citizen
  • Proven self-starter
  • Ability to translate user requirements to software implementations / break down tasks into workable solutions

Bonus:

  • DevExpress / DevExtreme experience (3rd party)
  • Experience with c++
  • Experience with Scaled Agile
  • Experience with web development
  • Experience in related engineering industry
  • Experience working with extensive data/analytics
  • Experience with communication protocols (packet and serial-based)
  • Azure experience
  • Dotnet 5 experience
Junior IT System Administrator

ProLytX engineering IT experts bring innovative solutions to complex engineering problems. ProLytX is searching for a Junior IT System Administrator in the Houston, TX, area. This opportunity requires an individual who enjoys technology, working on a team, and looking for a place to grow professionally and personally. System Administrators require technical know-how and first-hand knowledge of the tasks they are assigned to support client and in-house interface for both on-premise and cloud systems. 

Required 

  • Two-Year Associate’s or technical degree/certificate in IT 
  • Experience with or knowledge of administering on-premise /cloud systems which includes 
  • Deployment of physical/virtual machines; 
  • Patching and security configuration of resources; 
  • Configuring permissions and roles; and 
  • Monitoring and configuring network connections. 
  • Able to communicate clearly with IT and non-IT professionals 
  • Ability to work with ProLytX users to solve desktop IT issues with 
  • Virtual Private Network clients, 
  • Remote File sharing, and 
  • Remote resource connectivity. 

Highly Desired 

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or computer science 
  • Experience with the Microsoft Azure cloud environment or other IaaS environments 
  • Experience in writing scripts (PowerShell, e.g.) 
  • Exposure to security compliance policies and their implementation 

 

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans 

Reports To: Director of IT 

Location US-TX-Houston  

Schedule: Hybrid Work Schedule (ability to work remotely and/or in an office setting) 

Type: Full-time 

Travel: <5 % travel  

Functional Safety Technical Consultant - Wichita, KS

ProLytX is seeking a full-time employee to work from the central Kansas area (~ 30 miles from Wichita). The job will have multiple duties and responsibilities based on functional safety and SIS work. Work will be conducted inside a chemical process plant during turnaround to support the client in numerous technical tasks.

Reports To
The Functional Safety Technical Consultant will report to the Strategic Execution Supervisor (Functional Safety Specialist)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Use functional safety knowledge to execute various tasks assigned to you within project timelines efficiently
  • Follow an agreed-upon work schedule on-site inside refineries and other chemical plants
  • Provide insight to clients on time-sensitive and confidential material
  • Typically work 40 hours a week with expectations of working extra during plant outages
  • Manage multiple assignments efficiently with timely reporting of status. Maintain a good relationship with the clients, technical management, and vendor organizations
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically with an attention to detail
  • Coordinate with technicians during plant outages to test and validate new or existing control systems
  • Be able to read and decipher complex function block logic
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of functional safety industry standards

Qualifications

  • Live near Wichita, KS, or be able to relocate to this location
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in software, chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Two years+ experience in control systems or related topics
  • Basic knowledge of control systems
  • Have experience being inside a refinery

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

 

Work Location: Central Kansas

Functional Safety Technical Consultant - Houston, TX

ProLytX engineering IT experts bring innovative solutions to complex engineering problems. We use technology and engineering expertise to reduce operating and maintenance costs for our clients. Our functional safety department offers specialized validation services for multiple steps in the Safety Life Cycle. Our largest team uses in-house software to simulate and test complex logic sequences for start-up and shutdown operations. This opportunity requires an individual who enjoys engineering, working on a team, and looking for a place to grow professionally and personally.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Houston, TX office
Work Environment: Office (Hybrid Work Schedule)
Travel Requirements: Occasional site visits required (maximum of 10% out of state)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and test automated test procedures for safety systems based on engineering documentation such as Cause-and-Effects, Safety Requirement Specifications, and Control Narratives.
  • Decipher complex logic design to find inconsistencies and prevent known and unknown failures.
  • Plan and lead Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Provide technical support during commissioning at the site
  • Perform control system retrofits and modifications
  • Use simulation technology to provide insight to clients
  • Communicate all activities and findings to business sponsors, stakeholders, and management
  • Ability to work with project teams to deliver new or modified testing protocols successfully
  • Keen attention to detail to provide solutions that meet business requirements
  • Use Microsoft-related technologies to complement in-house technologies: SQL, Excel, SharePoint, etc.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria

Qualifications

The Technical Consultant requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • BS in Engineering field required (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Science Preferred)
  • Experience in technical execution on EPC projects in the chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Strong customer focus to understand priorities and ensure key business objectives are met in Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance Discipline
  • Familiarity with Safety Instrumented Systems (preferred)
  • Experience configuring one or more SISs, e.g., Triconex, ProSafe, Allen Bradley, Safety Manager, DeltaV SIS, HIMA, etc. (preferred)
  • CFSE/CFSP or equivalent highly desired

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Work Location: Houston, TX

Instrumentation Engineers

Instrumentation Engineer

Houston, TX  |  Full-time

Job Description:

ProLytX closes the gap between I.T. and Engineering for our clients. Our projects require us to use our engineering knowledge to solve complex I.T. challenges for our clients. We are seeking to hire an Instrumentation Engineer to become an integral part of our team. The selected candidate will leverage their instrumentation knowledge to execute and support data migration projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Interpret instrumentation deliverables and help manage or migrate the data behind them
  • Help develop workflows and standards for data migration projects
  • Communicate project needs and updates to clients
  • Report project progress to management and clients
  • Lead technical team and guide instrumentation topics

Qualifications:

  • Instrumentation knowledge: ProLytX works with clients to manage or migrate the data behind their instrument deliverables. To effectively execute these projects, it is important to understand what the data means.
    • The candidate should be able to interpret instrument specification and calculation sheets, process data sheets, instrument indexes, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), wiring diagrams, loop sheets.
    • The candidate should have experience with the development of instrument specification and requisition packages.
    • Most projects will involve SmartInstrumentation (formally “SPI”). The candidate should have a solid working knowledge of this application.
  • Communication / People Skills: Excellent communication skills are required as this role will be interfacing with internal project teams, clients, and managers.
    • The candidate will be expected to pass instrumentation knowledge down to technical project teams and should have an aptitude for teaching and sharing ideas.
  • Data Management: This role will often deal with the challenge of moving instrumentation data from one location to another. Having prior data management experience is a plus.
    • The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience with SQL is a plus
  • Work habits: ProLytX team members sometimes work on multiple projects with competing priorities.
    • The candidate should be flexible and able to adapt to changing project priorities.
    • The candidate should be able to complete work with minimal supervision.

Education:

  • B.S. in Engineering

 

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S3D Technical Consultant

Job Description: 

ProLytX closes the gap between I.T. and Engineering for our clients. Our projects require us to use our engineering knowledge to solve complex I.T. challenges for our clients. We are seeking to hire an S3D Senior Application Specialist to become an integral part of our team. The selected candidate will leverage their S3D knowledge to execute and support digital twin projects. 

Job Type: Full-time 

 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Set up and manage new/existing engineering projects using standalone or workshare environments 
  • Configure Hexagon S3D application per client and/or project standard(s) 
  • Install product software, hotfixes, and patches, and perform version upgrades with the associated functional acceptance testing 
  • Setup and configure hierarchy, naming rules, document numbering format, border file, volume naming definitions, project-specific pick lists, common filters, catalog components, and surface style rules 
  • Create and manage drawing view styles and templates for orthographies and isometrics 
  • Create and manage SmartPlant Review data for model reviews 
  • Set up and configure external 3D reference data for vendors using Smart Interop Publisher. 
  • Load code lists, add standard reports and templates, and upload/bulk-load catalog and reference files 
  • Develop Piping Materials Specifications in S3D 
  • Setup, configure and manage scheduled services, batch routines, and clash detections 
  • Perform database integrity checks and document resolutions 
  • Perform backup and restoration of data for S3D 
  • Troubleshoot S3D software issues and provide user support to project resources 
  • Troubleshoot extraction issues for isometrics and orthographic drawings 
  • Interface with Hexagon support teams using Smart Support, e-mail, and phone 
  • Prepare end-user training materials, provide training, and create project-specific job notes 
  • Assist with data interfaces/integration methods and processes between S3D and other systems 

 

Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in SmartPlant 3D Administration 
  • Understanding of 3D plant design practices, pipe modeling work processes, and isometric generation. 
  • Experience with performing application training and user support. 
  • Understanding of S3D metadata browser and SQL queries 
  • Understanding and working knowledge of relational database storage systems such as Microsoft SQL or Oracle 
  • Understanding of S3D project execution within a multi-contractor site workshare environment 
  • Experience with the engineering workflows of an EPC or an owner/operator environment 
  • Experience with laser scan data and its use with 3D systems is a plus 
  • Experience with programming languages (Visual Basic and/or C#) is a plus 
  • Capable of prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment that requires multi-tasking on multiple projects at any given time 
  • Capable of maintaining effective working relationships with teammates, clients, and vendors.  
  • Effective oral and written communication skills required 
  • Experience with PDS, PDMS, E3D, CadWorx, or other modeling software is a plus 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software as needed 

 

Education:  

Degree in engineering (mechanical/industrial/chemical/petroleum), Technology/Computer Science, or relevant engineering and construction experience with S3D. 

Mid-Career/Senior Smart P&ID (SPID) Drafter

Mid-Career/Senior Smart P&ID (SPID) Drafter

ProLytX engineering IT experts bring innovative solutions to complex engineering problems. ProLytX is searching for a Mid-Career/Senior Smart P&ID (SPID) Drafter in the greater Houston, TX area. This opportunity requires an individual who enjoys technology and teamwork and is looking for a place to grow professionally and personally. A Mid-Career/Senior SPID Drafter is responsible for drafting P&IDs and PFDs in SPID, preparing work packages for junior drafters, ensuring SPID drafting best practices are being followed by the team, and mentoring junior drafters.  Mid-Career/Senior SPID Drafters require technical know-how and first-hand knowledge of their assigned tasks to support client interface with Smart P&ID software.

 

Specific duties include the following:

  • Setup and drafting of new and existing drawings within Smart PID.
  • Provide education/training for new hires, ensuring drafters are proficient with Smart PID.
  • Ensure the drafting team adheres to client drafting procedures and standards.
  • Create and implement a QA/QC plan for backchecking drafting work.
  • Compile handover documentation and transmittals to submit completed work packages to the client.
  • Work closely with SPID administrator to create and test new SPID symbol catalog items.
  • Implement client and internal drafting policies & procedures.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce overall execution costs.
  • Manage a team of high-performing employees.

 

Qualifications

  • We are looking for a person with a minimum of 5 + years of drafting experience in Smart PID and industry experience with related technical knowledge and experience on projects.
  • Drafting experience in ACAD and/or MicroStation preferred.
  • Trade School or Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering workflow and document management.
  • Experience working as a lead drafter preparing work for a drafting team.
  • Experience mentoring and training new users in Smart PID software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a team.

 

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans/ Process Engineer / Instrumentation / Drafting / Hexagon / SmartPlant / SPPID / SmartPlant P&ID

 

Location US-TX-Houston Schedule: Hybrid Work Schedule (ability to work remotely and / or in an office setting)

 

Full-time

 

Travel: No

Project Manager
ProLytX engineering IT experts bring innovative solutions to complex engineering problems. ProLytX is searching for a Project Manager in the Houston, TX area. This opportunity requires an individual who enjoys engineering, working on a team, and looking for a place to grow professionally and personally. A Project Manager is responsible for developing project manager tracking resources, including developing processes around successful project management and execution. Project managers facilitate effective knowledge transfer and information flowing seamlessly. They require technical know-how and first-hand knowledge of their assigned tasks to keep the project moving forward.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Develop and support project management processes, including manpower allocation and relevant desk manuals to facilitate knowledge transfer and standardize best practices
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and execution of projects for digital transformation projects for clients
  • Support time management of projects, including resource allocation, duration and sequencing of client-based work, development of schedules, and frequent check-ins on schedule execution vs forecast vs budget.
  • Coordinate and support budget and schedule tracking mechanisms, including KPI development, budget development, project monitoring, and debriefs of executed projects
  • Communicate with Engineering Application and Functional Safety Groups on project milestones and support teams with any client interface
  • Analyze and mitigate potential project risks, including resource or technical bottlenecks that may arise during project execution.
  • Report directly to Strategic Execution Director with plans to further grow a high-functioning project team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program and/or successful history of project execution.
  • 5+ years of project management experience.
  • EPC and/or Manufacturing project experience preferred.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • This position requires an individual capable of being comfortable in a fast-paced client-facing technology company with significant growth potential
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Job Instrument Engineering Primary

Location US-TX-Houston Schedule: Hybrid Work Schedule (ability to work remotely and/or in an office setting)

Full-time Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

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        • Competitive pay and benefits
        • Investment in continual education & life-long learning
        • Opportunity to make a difference
        • Leadership & mentorship opportunities
        • Working alongside other awesome people
        • A commitment to community and giving
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    Flexible Work Location

    In our line of work, it is not always practical to work from home because of the demand to be on the clients’ site, but we enable and encourage our employees to have a split schedule when the project allows

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