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Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer

Summary of the role:

FLSA: Exempt
Job Type: Employee, Full-Time

Project Engineer role responsible for

  • Coordination between various disciplines and ensuring seamless interaction between NextDecade and Bechtel project team for the Rio Grande LNG liquefaction project with emphasis on civil/mechanical scope
  • Interfacing with the regulatory/permitting team
  • Offsite coordination for Rio Grande LNG with key stakeholders (including the Port of Brownsville)
  • Interfacing with Rio Bravo Pipeline Project Manager

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manages technical interfaces as well as interface with operations & maintenance
  • Supports engineering quality assurance processes
  • Coordinates between the various NextDecade disciplines to integrate feedback and comments on design activities and documents prepared by Bechtel
  • Coordinates review and approval of technical queries and deviation requests for civil and mechanical scope (such as structural steel, process equipment items including pumps, compressors, critical service control valves, pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process heaters)
    • Offsite coordination for Rio Grande LNG
  • Interfaces with the Rio Bravo Pipeline Project Manager
  • Interfaces with the regulatory/permitting team and coordinate the technical support for the FERC regulatory process
  • Interfaces with the cost estimating, document management and project controls disciplines in the team
  • Provides HSE best practices in project design, engineering, and construction including Human Factors Engineering and Inherently Safe Design
  • Participate in HAZID’s, HAZOP’s, SIL studies, Independent Project Reviews, Cold Eyes Reviews, Constructability Assessments, 3D Model Reviews, and Value Improvement Workshops
  • Co-develop key project philosophy documents covering standardization, plant modularization, equipment sparing, mechanical handling and plant layout
  • Provides technical input for project FID cost estimate including Owners Costs
  • Participates in the development of the key EPC documents including contract work scope documents and required procedures

Experience and educational background:

  • Engineering degree chartered professional engineer
  • Knowledge of project management principles and overall knowledge of EPC project phases.
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering methods, systems, and requirements including industry codes and standards relevant to the oil and gas industry
  • Project engineering experience on LNG liquefaction project(s) preferably through all project phases from detailed engineering to final completion.
  • Knowledge of U.S. permitting processes
  • Minimum 5 – 10 years’ experience in LNG projects of which at least five years in liquefaction

Travel requirements:

  • Will be resident for most of the time in Contractor’s offices in Houston
  • Often Fridays back in NextDecade’s offices
  • Will move with the project to site in Brownsville when engineering activities will be largely completed

Additional information:

  • Team player, good communication and reporting skills
  • Welcomes working in a young entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on type of personality
  • Can work independently and without the support of large back office organization


This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

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