Principal Marine Advisor - LNG

Houston, Texas

Petroplan is actively recruiting for an LNG Marine Advisor on behalf of a US based LNG company. This Houston based, direct hire position will play a pivotal role in advancing the LNG marine engineering and operations while driving the company's exciting growth strategy.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with design, engineering and lay out of marine terminal structures and facilities based on ship/shore interface requirements (e.g., ship size, effective mooring layouts, gangway and loading arm operating envelopes, etc.)

Function: Design and Engineering of Marine Structures and Coastal Engineering - reporting to the Sr. Director, Engineering


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or Naval Architecture, PE preferred.
  • Master's degree in Engineering preferred


  • Minimum of 20 years marine engineering experience in oil / gas or petrochemical industry with 10 years of LNG projects experience.
  • Highly experienced working on major capital projects in all phases of execution
  • Skilled in the application of relevant major design codes and standards (API, NFPA, etc.)
  • Experience of project execution as it pertains to coastal and marine design practices, shipping and marine operations in the LNG industry
  • Experience with sizing and lay out of marine terminal structures and facilities based on ship/shore interface requirements
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and codes applicable to LNG facilities and LNG shipping industry
  • Familiar with the regulatory bodies USACE, USCG, SIGTTO, PIANC, ISO, etc.
  • Experience with key equipment and structures involved in LNG liquefaction facilities


  • Act as the owner's representative in the area of marine and coastal engineering.
  • Ensure that marine and coastal facilities furnished by the EPC contractor meet project EPC Scope of Work and technical specifications.
  • Ensure that the engineering, procurement and execution of the marine and coastal facilities results in a safe, operable and reliable plant
  • Overall responsibility for the design, quality, technical content and integrity of marine and coastal facilities
  • Evaluate marine equipment bid packages and provide technical support for all relevant design data, vendor data and operational information
  • Evaluate requests for deviations or exemptions to the established codes, specifications and project standards
  • Review and approve technical submissions by the Contractor
  • Participate in drawing reviews, hazard reviews and plant model reviews
  • Prepare technical reports related to specific design issues
  • Provide leadership in addressing marine and coastal engineering design issues with considerations of cost, schedule, and quality
  • Provide support during construction to ensure site technical queries, non-conformances, concession requests are properly resolved.
  • Review and approve commissioning guidelines for marine equipment.
  • Support Regulatory & Permitting group to ensure all marine permits meet project milestones
  • Perform engineering planning and assessments of LNG marine facilities
  • Conduct mooring and berthing evaluations with external consultants
  • Review basic design, detailed engineering and procurement specifications of marine and coastal facilities
  • Work with the EPC Contractor during specification, tender, selection, purchase, installation & commissioning of marine equipment to provide technical integrity assurance


  • Microsoft Office software, document management systems and discipline specific software applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work successfully in cross functional teams.
  • Comfortable making presentations to large groups
  • Flexibility, specifically pertaining to changing priorities, workload and working hours as well as in office requirements

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