Sr. Engineer, Project (Ref ID: 472)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023


The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for coordinating project activities between multiple disciplines and ensuring seamless interaction between NextDecade and the EPC contractor for Rio Grande LNG. The role also acts as interface both internally and externally with all relevant stakeholders, including vendors, contractors, pipeline operator and other ND functions, such as Regulatory & Permitting. The role ensures that execution of the RGLNG project is carried out according to contractual obligations, on schedule and to the agreed specification.


  • Manages technical interfaces as well as interface with operations & maintenance.
  • Supports engineering quality assurance processes.
  • Coordinate between the various NextDecade disciplines to integrate feedback and comments on design activities and documents prepared by EPC contractor
  • Coordinate review and approval of technical queries and deviation requests for engineering scopes (such as structural steel, process equipment items including pumps, compressors, critical service control valves, pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process heaters)
  • Interface with the regulatory / permitting team and coordinate the technical support for the FERC regulatory process
  • Interface with the cost estimating, document management and project controls disciplines in the team
  • Provide HSSE 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
  • Provide technical input for project FID cost estimate including Owners Costs
  • Participate in the development of the key EPC documents including contract work scope documents and required procedures


Minimum experience required for the position

  • 10+ years experience in Project Engineering on major oil & gas projects
  • 3+ years experience during execution phase of LNG liquefaction projects, preferably from detailed engineering through startup

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • 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 & gas industry in general and LNG projects in particular.

Required education

  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate engineering discipline


  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables. Excellent analytical skills.
  • Team Player, good communication and reporting skills
  • Welcomes working in a fast paced challenging and diverse entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on type of personality

*In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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