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Project Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/09/2013
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The Company:
Global Oil and Gas firm based in Houston. Position located in Katy.

The Role:
Manage and coordinate multidiscipline engineering staff and activities to ensure projects are executed in a safe, efficient, cost effective and timely manner. Act as primary technical coordination interface with client to ensure that the client’s expectations are met. Ensure the project conforms to the client’s approved Basis of Design and all applicable regulatory and code requirements.

Manages the engineering leads and staff on the project and holds accountability for individual and team performance.

Act as primary technical coordination interface with customer to ensure that the customer's expectations are satisfied. Build and maintain healthy client relationships. Proactively resolve performance, scope and schedule issues with the client as they arise. Identify, document, communicate and meet the client’s requirements.

Ensure the project conforms to the customer's approved Basis of Design and all applicable regulatory and code requirements. Set clear objectives to the design team, including achieving productivity and budget targets. Manage inter-discipline interfaces effectively.

Regularly provide accurate, timely and effective reports to project management. Effectively communicate with the design team and third parties.

Maintain HSE focus within the team to ensure HSE requirements are included in design and procurement.

Project Scope/ Cost/ Time Management - Effectively manage assigned budgets within the Company's total scope. Comply with WPMP and contract requirements. Effectively apply change control process. Contribute to the development of overall project schedule. Supervise work in accordance with the approved schedule. Monitor cost aspects of the project within direct control and forecasts final costs, identify trends and take action to avoid cost overruns.

Focus team on achievement of milestones and other key project objectives. Listen to the team, discuss the issues, resolve problems and direct activities to remove roadblocks and achieve objectives.

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Program - Contribute to compliance with Company policies and procedures. Strong working knowledge of Company engineering and procurement systems and procedures.

Project Procurement Management - Assess procurement processes throughout the project to ensure goods meet specification, are delivered on time and are within budget.

Construction Management - Ensure effective communications between the construction team and the engineering/procurement team.

Project Risk Management - Monitor the closure of all identified risks and opportunities.

Generally characterized as a Supervisor with ability to discover issues and direct team to implement solutions to business problems uncovered during course of performing assignments. Able to work independently on the more varied and complex tasks and/or functional leadership without direct supervision as needed. Provide direction, expertise and guidance to less experienced individuals.

Typically will regularly interface with departmental staff and lower, middle and upper management, and frequently with outside customers.

Demonstrate awareness of health, safety & environment issues; take action to ensure zero harm to all employees, customers, contractors and the environment.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BS or MS in related field or applicable discipline, typically an engineering degree; or equivalent experience if allowed by law. Thorough knowledge of applicable theories, practices, and accepted Company procedures. Generally 3-5 years of experience in field with BS, or 1-3 years of experience in field with MS; EIT or relevant professional registration preferred.

Recognized expertise within area of focus. Use best practices to solve functional issues and improve programs and/or processes in support of organizational business challenges. Participate in plan implementation. Independently work through individual projects and/or play key role in broader projects. Rely on systemic thinking and understanding of broader organizational implications of the work being performed to solve problems.

Computer proficiency required; Proficient with engineering software applications; Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Accuracy and attention to detail important. Ability to meet deadli
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