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Pipeline Project Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/09/2019
  • Duration: 15 months
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* Conduct initial project feasibility studies, cost estimating, project risk analyses, and conceptual, preliminary and detail design work;
* Partners with Operations, Technical Services, and the Project Manager to perform alternative analysis;
* Develop project Design Basis Memorandum (DBM) and engineering scope of work;
* Secure engineering contractor(s) through selection process, contract development and award;
* Develop consistent project cost estimates using established guidelines with solicited input from key Company and third-party stakeholders;
* Plan and coordinate engagement of internal stakeholders including operations and engineering to provide input to and review of engineering deliverables;
* Collaborate and provide engineering support to Project Stakeholders (Land, Environmental, Air, Operations, Technical Services Engineering, etc.);
* Facilitate project design reviews with Project Stakeholders during FEED and detailed engineering Review engineering contractor invoices and change order requests;
* Oversee 3rd party engineering to ensure work is executed and managed in accordance with approved plans, contracts, schedules and budgets;
* Collaborate with internal drafting and design team to develop, review, and approve engineering deliverables, when necessary;
* Support project bid-meetings;
* Establish strategic direction around facility and pipeline engineering specific to FEED work;
* Collaborates with Construction, Environmental, Land and Project Management to identify feasible project workspaces;
* Schedule and participate in meetings to discuss Process Hazard Analysis (PHA);
* Provide procurement support to include:
◦ Engineering & Material Procurement Plan
◦ Material Requisition package review and approval
◦ Technical and Commercial bid tab review and approval
◦ Purchase Requisition package review and approval
◦ Updating material tracker
◦ Validate material purchase acknowledgments
* Work with project controls to update engineering and material monthly forecasts;
* Assist with the review and evaluation of scope changes during detailed engineering and construction;
* Lead the resolution of technical/engineering issues during detailed engineering, construction and commissioning, including information requests and needs;
* Technically support resolution of Non-Conformances generated during engineering, procurement of material, construction and commissioning;
* Review and approve hydrostatic testing documentation;
* Manage the workflow between Client and external consultants;
* Track key engineering deliverables and adjust engineering plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers; responsible for reporting status to project management and making corrective actions as needed;
* Lead the Project Engineering Closeout Documentation (DBM, as-builts, etc.) process;

Minimum Qualifications
* Project Engineering or Construction Management skills;
* Experience in the design of pipelines (FERC experience preferred) and/or the modification of Metering & Regulation (M&R) stations / Pipeline Interconnects including knowledge of:
◦ Meters & Measurement Instrumentation
◦ Flow Control Valves & Regulators
◦ Valves
◦ Separators
◦ Line Heaters
◦ Odorization Equipment
◦ Gas Quality Analysis Equipment
◦ Liquid Collection Tanks
* Experience in the design and execution of Pipeline Integrity (PI) projects (Class Changes, Line Lowering/Forced Relocation, Installation/Modification of Pig Launchers/Receivers, Cathodic Protection, etc.) and other pipeline maintenance and modernization projects;
* Leadership skills; ability to create a vision, clearly communicate direction and drive to goal completion;
* Team development skills with change management experience; accepts change with grace and understands change principles;
* Effective stakeholder management skills;
* Applicable gas industry regulatory experience (working knowledge of federal regulatory knowledge, state regulatory knowledge, and natural gas market knowledge);
* Ability to read and understand technical documents including legal contracts and information on new management concepts and new technology;
* Understands and expresses complex and sensitive concepts clearly, correctly and in a well-organized form;
* Takes ownership of responsibilities;
* Demonstrated ability to influence individuals to accomplish objectives without direct reporting relationships;
* Process development skills with a demonstrated ability to shape and continuously improve business processes;
* Competent in the following areas: Building a Successful Team; Building Partnerships; Communication; Developing Others; Strategic Decision Making;
* Must be able to process information quickly and make decisions under stress;
* Must be able to effectively communicate across all cultural and company boundaries;

Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required;
* 5-10 years of natural gas pipeline industry experience is preferred, with demonstrable experience in Project Engineering or Construction Management;
* Knowledge of applicable natural gas industry construction practices, FERC and agency requirements;
* Knowledge of engineering design standards and applicable natural gas industry codes and regulations; must stay current on technology, industry standards and material;
* Understands concepts of asset lifecycle management, system reliability and gas transmission operations.
- Cathodic Protection of pipeline experience is a plus

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