Project Engineer

Houston, Texas, Texas

PROJECT ENGINEER Location: Houston, Texas.

Petroplan is partnering with a provider of American-produced liquefied natural gas, supporting the global demand for North American natural gas. They are currently seeking an Project Engineer to join the team in Houston, Texas.


  • Act as the primary point of contact for technical issues and coordination between EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) teams and owner-furnished equipment suppliers. Collaborate with home office engineering to resolve technical challenges that cannot be addressed at the project site.
  • Contribute to our project's safety program by conducting safety walks, attending safety reviews, and providing valuable input on designs, procedures, and activities.
  • Oversee the Request for Information (RFI) process related to liquefaction scope between EPC and Owner Furnished Equipment suppliers.
  • Manage the RFI process pertaining to the power island between EPC and Owner Furnished Equipment suppliers.
  • Review drawings issued by EPC and equipment suppliers.
  • Identify quality issues associated with subpar workmanship or non-conforming materials. Collaborate closely with the construction team to ensure that contractors maintain the requisite work quality in alignment with project drawings and specifications.
  • Research code-related issues and secure necessary approvals with subject matter experts.
  • Attend kick-off and review meetings while actively engaging with EPC Contractors.
  • Support the systems completion process, including the completion of Installation Test Reports (ITRs) and Pre-Liquification Inspection (PLI) processes. Ensure that punch list items are prepared, compiled, and addressed promptly.
  • Provide support for commissioning activities concerning liquefaction systems, ensuring system readiness and prerequisite completion while coordinating necessary interfaces.
  • Support the management of change processes.
  • Review installation plans, documents, and specific requirements within your area of responsibility. Clearly communicate these requirements to the construction team. Actively endorse constructability programs and report constructability issues to discipline engineers.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of industry standards, relevant regulatory codes and requirements, and company standards.
  • Contribute to the development and review of turnover dossiers.
  • Attend project progress meetings and provide updates on site engineering activities.
  • Cultivate relationships with contractor project engineering counterparts.
  • Grasp contractual requirements and effectively convey them to the team.
  • Actively support safety, quality, schedule, and cost objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in design, construction, or operation of petrochemical infrastructure, electrical power distribution systems, and power generation equipment. Experience representing asset owners in these roles is advantageous.
  • A strong foundation in general engineering, including mechanical, electrical, and I&C (Instrumentation and Control).
  • An aptitude for collaborative teamwork with a global team that spans diverse cultures.
  • Experience working on projects involving multiple interfaces.
  • Flexibility to travel domestically.
  • Strong ownership mindset, demonstrating a commitment to delivering results.
  • Experience with cryogenic or liquefaction systems is a positive attribute.
  • Experience with systems completion, commissioning, or turnaround activities is a valuable addition.
  • Proficiency in reading detailed construction drawings and specifications, including system designs, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams.

About Petroplan

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