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Upstream Facilities Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States



Posted: 9/7/2023

Ref: BH-245426

Description:   (10+ years of experience) will support client's Facilities Engineering Team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Manager, USON Facilities Engineering & Construction.

Proposed Project focus:

The Facilities Engineer / Project Manager will be responsible for providing project planning, execution & coordination for new Central Tank Batteries, Gas Lift Compression & Well hookup installations associated with development activities. This role will require strong planning and communication skills to coordinate across multiple disciplines to complete projects on time and on budget while meeting project objectives.

Skills and responsibilities to be considered:

- Strong communication skills to coordinate with a cross-functional team (operations, engineering, measurement, automation, environmental, regulatory, safety, contractors & inspection personnel) on design, layout, equipment selection & proposed facility operations strategy.
- Experience with actively managing, tracking and reporting on multiple simultaneous projects while meeting safety, budgetary & schedule objectives.
- Ability to walk down existing Central Tank Batteries (CTB) facilities and use available engineering/vendor/operational data to identify and analyze potential process changes/improvements to meet production goals and zero emission objectives.
- Application of APA Engineering & Closed Vent Study (CVS) design standards to ensure proposed facilities or changes to existing facilities are constructed in compliance with both company and regulatory requirements.
- Working with technical, maintenance and operational personnel to develop strategies for addressing reoccurring design & operational challenges.
- Development of the Scope of Work (SOW), cost estimate, Design Basis Memorandum (DBM), Project Execution Plans (PEP), and Authorization of Funds Expenditure (AFE) documents necessary to obtain project approvals.
- Development of construction RFQ packages through coordination with third party engineering firms, construction foreman & operations personnel.
- Ensure Management of Change (MOC) approvals are identified, coordinated and approved where required based on the Scope of Work to be performed.
- Coordination of Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR) with engineering, construction & operations personnel.
- Experience with sizing & selection of production equipment, tank working/breathing capacity, PVRV venting sizing capacity, separator dump sizing & blanket gas regulator sizing desired.
- Experience in sizing vapor recovery units, vapor destruct equipment (combustor/flare) and the associated vent piping systems desired.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. Modelling software programs, such as Aspen Hysys, ProMax, and PipeSim experience desired.
- Experience with related industry codes and standards applicable to upstream Oil & Gas operations in TX & NM desired. (ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, ASME BPV code, etc.)
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired.
- Previous experience with an onshore upstream operator, or experience with an EPC firm who provides similar services, preferred.
- Able to travel to field locations on a regular basis based on project planning & coordination needs.

Schedule: Mon-Friday
Work location: Houston, Tx
Length of contract: 6 month with extension

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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