Project Development Engineer



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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Branch Information

Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024 Phone : -



Job Description

We are seeking a Project Development Engineer (PDE) to lead the front end scope development phase for a variety of small to large capital projects, outages/turnarounds, and life extension analysis in our fleet of company owned and operated facilities located throughout North America.

Will drive the front-end scope development of capital and expense projects to ensure safe and reliable operation. Safety is your highest value in all dimensions, from personnel to process safety. You enjoy a fast-paced environment leading dynamic interaction among a technically strong team of operations, maintenance, commercial, and engineering disciplines. The continual pursuit for improvement, from improving fleet safety and reliability to work processes and plant efficiency, excites you. You enjoy bridging the worlds of operations, maintenance, engineering, and commercial teams. You are excited by fast-paced startups combined with the resources and knowledge of a mature operation, to drive decisions forward from team input while prioritizing business needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Budget Planning Responsibility: $5-50 million per project

* Travel: Position requires approximately 20-40% travel, domestic and international travel.

* Functional interaction with:

* Commercial/Asset Managers

* Operations Line Management

* Project Engineers and Construction Supervisors

* Mechanical, Instrument, and Electrical Planners

* Project Controls/Technicians

* Corporate and Technical Engineering Functions

* Operations and Maintenance Teams

* Subject Matter Experts (Process Engineering, Process Controls, Electrical, Machinery, Pressure Systems, Mechanical Integrity)

* EH&S Specialists


* High ethical standards - unwilling to compromise on worker safety and regulatory compliance requirements. Prioritize safety culture in all phases of scoping and project development, to achieve zero injuries.

* Scope and Estimates - Drive the scope development of capital, turnaround, and life extension needs for operating plants. Work closely with operations, maintenance, and engineering functions to develop scopes based on risk evaluation. Estimation of capital projects and turnarounds. Identify long lead capital requirements.

* Schedules - Develop schedules for capital projects and turnarounds, working with operations and commercial teams to prioritize business needs.

* Business and Financials - Write expenditure funding requests for capital projects and turnarounds. Familiarity with estimating financial impacts of proposed projects, such as with pay back periods, depreciation impacts, asset write off, etc.

* Drive Continuous Improvement of work processes and tools

Required Skills and Experience:

* Self-starter with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

* Organizational credibility - influence commercial, engineering, and operations teams in decision making process

* experience in capital project management, maintenance, outages, and/or operations of brownfield industrial settings such as refineries, petrochemical, or industrial gases.

* Development of scopes, estimates, and schedules with strong intrapersonal ("soft") skills

* B.S. Mechanical/Chemical or similar Technical Engineering Degree