Process Engineer

About Candidate

Professional Chemist with over ten years’ experience in Oil & Gas industry. Experienced with crude oil processing, process control and optimization, operational safety, compliance monitoring, finished petroleum products handling and logistics, water and wastewater treatment and management. Well-versed in chemical laboratory management, ISO 17025, statistical analysis, handling of hazardous chemicals, experience with all laboratory activity and analysis including working with samples of water, crude oil, gas, and petroleum products utilizing classical and instrumental methods according to ASTM, UOP, IP, ISO standard methods



Master of Business Administration,MBA (Oil,Gas and Energy Management) 2024
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 2013

Work & Experience

Process Engineer-Biofuels Development 2023 - to date
INDENI Energy Company Limted

• Developed and optimized processes involved in biofuels production and blending operations. Analyzing feedstock characteristics and evaluating pre-treatment methods. • Spearheading the Remodeling of Indeni Petroleum Refinery into an Oil marketing company • Overseeing the operation of biofuels blending facilities, ensuring smooth and efficient operation. • Conducting research and exploring new feedstock options, evaluating their sustainability for biofuel production and developing innovative conversion processes.

Chemical Laboratory Supervisor 2019 - 2022
INDENI Petroleum Refinery Company Limited

• Accountable for 18 laboratory personnel; providing leadership and supervision of all regulatory compliance activities, analysis and inspection of petroleum products, while observing the safety, health and environmental regulations. • Developing and implemented quality manuals, and standard operating procedures for the laboratory to ensure efficiency and productivity. • Coordinating all sampling and testing of raw water, portable water and refinery effluent discharge to ensure compliance with set standards. • Conducting water quality field surveys downstream the refinery for compliance, evaluations, improvements, and violations under state regulations. • Developed a laboratory equipment calibration and preventive maintenance schedule to ensure timely maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment • Decreased laboratory spending by procuring cost effective supplies and closely monitoring inventory. • Managing the quality assurance program of the department, including on-site evaluations, internal quality audits, customer surveys, and participation in inter-laboratory proficiency testing schemes, including closure of all non-conformances arising from the same. • Successfully implemented and maintained the quality management system of the lab in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 1901. • Coordinated all SHEQ activities of the department including risk assessments, group safety meetings, pre-task talks with a view of promoting employee awareness on issues pertaining to occupational safety and health. • Coordinating environmental monitoring of refinery effluent discharge and stack emissions from combustion units to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. • Background of achievement in supporting all levels of management and delivering monthly projected activity presentations within business related audiences • Recognized for upholding an organized workplace that thrives on safety, integrity, and continuous quality improvement.

Process Plant Engineer 2015 - 2018
INDENI Petroleum Refinery Company Limited

• Monitoring of finished petroleum products tank farm inventory • Coordinating transfer of finished petroleum products to Ndola Fuel terminal • Monitoring adherence to safety, health and environmental standards in the plant and finished products tank farm • Process monitoring of the raw water treatment plant, cooling water tower, and boiler feed water • Figured out key process trends and translated the findings into recommendations that were actionable for many separate departments. • Conducted risk assessments of plant operations, activities and potential changes to identify significant hazards and implement appropriate measures to minimize the risks. • Participated in project management, including scope development, data evaluation, contractor selection, competitive bidding, budget forecasting and tracking • Conducted accident and incident investigations, and ensuring timely closure of all non-conformances • Provided technical support on new project initiatives and site developments to ensure compliance with environmental regulations • Provided regulatory oversight and corporate guidance for the company’s ground water monitoring programs at hazardous waste dumpsite and refinery effluent discharge points. • Spearheaded the monitoring of stack emissions from combustion units, and refinery effluent discharge to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. • Liaising with regulatory agencies such as Energy Regulations Board (ERB) and Zambia Environmental Management Agency to ensure compliance to safety and operational standards of the refining process. • Used extensive knowledge of chemical production processes to develop new engineering reconfigurations and oversee the day-to-day operations of the plant. • Provided technical support to operations department on the operation and maintenance of the fixed-bed platforming unit and catalyst regeneration process, which ultimately resulted into a longer cycle length for the unit and a higher research octane number (RON) for the reformed gasoline. • Managing emergency response calls after business hours