Principal Consultant Engineer (APC), based in Shanghai

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AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – including oil and gas, petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations. As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient. In addition, the launch of the Asset Performance Management (APM) suite supports corporate reliability initiatives, taking an analytics-driven approach to asset availability. It combines deep process modeling expertise with real time big data to extend asset life and effectiveness. APM enables you to accurately predict and eliminate the root cause of all failures, so the only downtime you experience is the downtime you plan. 

The Principal Consultant Engineer (APC) will support the Lead to implement APC projects and assist in onsite user training as necessary. The candidate should have a very strong career interest in APC work. The candidate will also be cross trained in ENG skills to execute ENG projects as required.


  • Execute APC projects including assessment, kick-off, pre-test, step-test, design, modeling, configuration, installation and commissioning, post-audit.
  • Implement AspenTech APC technologies as Lead Consultant/Engineer including DMCplus, DMC3 methodologies, Apollo, IQ, SmartStep, AspenWatch, IP.21, Cim-IO.
  • Perform/Participate in APC studies and provide user training
  • Lead cross function teams such as the Customer Support and R&D to resolve APC issues.
  • Support Sales and Marketing to grow APC licenses and services business


  • 6 to 10+ years of APC experience
  • 8 to 12 years of refining/petrochemical industry experience
  • Has a background in Chemical Engineering principles An exposure in delivering APC project(s) is required.
  • Fluent in English
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Knowledge of APC, DCS and real-time database technologies
  • Occasional on-site work at 12-13 hours/day and 7 days a week
  • Frequent business travel (50% or more)
  • Good team player. Strong ability to maintain good working relationship with customers


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