Facilities/Construction Engineer

Summary:  Provides field engineering support and serves as a resource in all areas of gas processing with the ability to work cross functionally throughout the organization. Must possess good project management skills used in the development of projects including scope, scheduling, budget forecasting, cost tracking/analysis, and risk identification and mitigation.

  • Oversees natural gas facility and equipment design including reciprocating compressors, gas processing and dehydration equipment and water handling
  • Develop specifications and standards of design for gas processing and mechanical equipment packages to optimize construction and maintenance costs.
  • Equipment selection and specification for gas system components such as piping, control valves, regulators, isolation valves, strainers, filters, pressure/temperature/flow instrumentation, vessels, heaters, compressors.
  • Generate and review AFE’s for capital expenditures
  • Trial new technologies to determine viability at larger scale for full implementation.
  • Generate project alternatives, cost estimates, secure project funding, accurately track and forecast project expenses, submit project closure documentation
  • Perform engineering calculations related to the design standards for natural gas facilities and pipelines.
  • Project planning and management for safe execution of projects with predictable cost, schedule and performance.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for gas processing and compression facilities and provide technical support to all functional departments, as part of troubleshooting, regulatory compliance, and optimization during routine operations, upsets and start up.
  • Support multiple projects with various deadlines and responsibility levels. Such projects include new compressor installations, existing compression rehabilitation and enhancement, well pad facility installation, automation, and measurement.
  • Development RFP bid documents, conduct bid process, prepare detailed bid analysis and recommend final contractor selection to management
  • Evaluate independent contractors in relation to setting schedules, monitoring costs and reviewing work including ISN rating, MSA status and staff certifications
  • Assist with optimizing operational gas compression and processing equipment, revision of operating parameters to reflect changing operating conditions and preparation and implementation of preventative maintenance protocols to improve long term equipment reliability.
  • Evaluate if existing equipment can be redeployed from inventory and develop inspection/testing standards to ensure equipment is fit for service
  • Responsible to lead after action reviews of facility design and incorporate recommended changes into future designs
  • Responsible for technical application and iterations including process engineering software as well as model-based applications. Periodically runs compressor performance software for correct setting of cylinder pockets and suction/discharge pressures
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Formulates and develops advanced engineering concept in carrying out assignments. Under minimal supervision, applies advanced aspects of professional and technical discipline.
  • Applies specialized knowledge to complete projects of complexity.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.  
    One-three years commensurate experience with emphasis in gas processing facilities and compressor mechanical design and operation, project management, and technical analysis as described. Recent graduates also encouraged to apply; training provided.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong focus on safe work practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and piping and instrument drawings.

Core Competencies: To be successful in this position, the incumbent must contribute to the team as well as have the ability to perform tasks by using the following key attributes:

  • Proactive: does things before being asked or forced by events..
  • Skillful: takes the lead using a wide range of skills to influence and gain enrollment.
  • Partnership and Teamwork: actively engages and respects contributions of others using face to face collaboration skills, virtual communication and/or written communications.
  • Looks for ways to accomplish results efficiently and with successful outcomes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Visual acuity imperative.
  • Physical activity lifting up to 100 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Fine manipulation skills as necessary to operate a PC