Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Project Engineer
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America      

Requisition Title: Sr. Project Engineer (HF Alky Additions & Equipment Refurbishment)

Roles and Responsibilities Summary:
The Project Engineer will oversee the day to day activities for the design and installation of safety enhancements to the HF Alky unit and the project wide refurbishment of equipment damaged during the recent event.

The project Engineer will support the Project Manager to ensure that project performance, consistency and compliance to the project charter and project execution plan is maintained as committed. Responsibilities for the HF Alky unit safety system additions and FCC/Crude unit Equipment Refurbishment activities as well as other activities as assigned by the Project Manager to accomplish the project objectives through engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and pre-commissioning activities. The Project Engineer will be required to interact with internal and external stakeholders of the project and exercise the necessary leadership to help ensure the project is completed on schedule and within budget, while maintaining the safety and operational integrity of personnel and facilities.

Primary Functions:

  • The Sr Project Engineer is the focal point for providing engineering and coordination support for the assigned scope which may include but not limited to contractor requests for information, interpretation, clarification, deviations, and concessions.
  • Ensure project risks, within the assigned project area, are identified and the mitigation of said risks are implemented.
  • Effectively manage and support the project team on all aspects of the project execution thru commissioning & start-up.
  • Ensure that project interfaces are identified, properly managed and tracked to full completion.
  • Take lead on contract formation activities while maintaining an active participation in cost, progress, schedule reviews.
  • Ensure RFI's from engineering and construction contractors are closed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure project Quality and conformance to design specifications, drawings are maintained by engineering and construction contractors.
  • Champion HSE behaviors and ensure proper process safety is incorporated into the design.
  • Comply with applicable Laws, Regulations, Permitting requirements and Company business practices, code of conduct.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering

Desired Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer or eligible for registration
  • PMP or advanced project management degree or equivalent experience

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of proven experience in project and construction engineering associated with the execution of Brownfield upgrading oil & gas refining, petrochemical project with TIC > $200MM
  • Experience in Crude and FCC units
  • Experience with HF Alky Unit safety systems, water curtain deluge and mitigation.
  • Strong understanding of discipline engineering deliverables and activities as well as Project Planning and Controlling
  • Knowledge of up-to-date business processes and project management best practices on Major Projects
  • Previous experience working in Pre-FEED, FEED and Detailed Design project phases
  • Project experience within EPC contractor and Owner's organization.
  • Knowledge of specific codes and standards used in the design and construction of downstream facilities

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively manage stakeholders of multi-disciplined professionals
  • Excellent organizational leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Effective technical writing skills
  • Proven practical knowledge of current project management tools (cost management systems, scheduling, estimating, risk tools, etc.)


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

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