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Process Engineer: Design eng vs System eng.

Process Engineer: Design eng vs System eng.

Process Engineer: Design eng vs System eng.

First off, I am not sure if here is right location for my question, please correct me if I am wrong. The question is:
In some companies the duty of process engineer is splitted to two areas: process engineer that does design and sizing and process engineer who is expert in developing P&ID (they name them system engineer).
Some other companies disagree with that and expect a process engineer does both duties.
What do you think? How popular are these two options? Which one is better from your point of view?
Thanks for all replies

RE: Process Engineer: Design eng vs System eng.

It really varies, both from company to company and from person to person.

I do know that some larger companies have a separate "systems" group that develop P&ID.

Most process engineers though, with some experience, I would expect to be able to do both. On large jobs, of course, there would be more segregation. On most medium and smaller jobs, I would expect it to fall to the same person/group.

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RE: Process Engineer: Design eng vs System eng.

I've worked in mainly smaller companies, the largest was about 400 in the top Fortune 500.  As process engineer I did all sizing of equipment including valves and controls, all P&ID generation,all process chemistry & thermal, simulations, Process economics and finally material selection/specifications.  My duties included Project Management of up to $10MM before it hit the PMO level.

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