Sr. Engineer, Civil & Structural (Ref ID: 625)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future and leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, we are developing a 27 MTPA LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. We are also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy our proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world.

NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


The purpose of this position is to provide the essential administrative processes, technical knowledge, and direction as listed. This role has the responsibility of delivering quality services of unmatched value and technical competence.

This position serves as a Senior Civil/Structural/Architectural Engineer & Design lead on assigned projects or performs complex engineering assignments, evaluates, selects, and applies advanced engineering techniques to a broad set of assignments.


  • Development and maintain compliance of department standards, procedures, practices, and guidelines
  • Analyze and make independent recommendations regarding solutions to problems with varying complexity in accordance with organization and/or project objectives and guidelines
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Apply cost competitive execution techniques to develop the most cost-effective total project solution for the discipline engineering work
  • Develop and review project Scope of Work, Scope of Facilities, and other project baseline documents for all phases of projects
  • Develop and review estimates and schedules, progress reports, including manpower forecasts
  • Establish, track, and monitor material key quantities; provide analysis and forecasts
  • Incorporate health, safety, and environmental factors in design
  • Develop and update job execution plans
  • Develop and build external relations with client representatives, vendors, and subcontractors and interface closely with other discipline functions promoting a “One Team” approach for execution
  • Participate in activities associated with equipment and material procurement, permitting, and subcontracting
  • Develop request for quotation, bid tabulations, and support the Supply Chain department with purchase orders. Evaluate substitutions for technical acceptability
  • Assign work to Junior Engineers/Designers, monitor and/or manage the work
  • Perform and check calculations and solve complex engineering problems
  • Lead the squad check effort for vendor/subcontractor documentation for assigned submittals
  • Review vendor/subcontractor documentation within the discipline and from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements, and actively seek discrepancy resolution
  • Prepare/review scopes of work for third party contracts
  • Support proposal and estimate activities
  • Identify deviations in job scope, estimate magnitude of changes, and initiate trends or change orders
  • Execute project work in accordance with approved Contract/SOW
  • Adhere to industry codes and standards as well as department practices and procedures
  • Participate in people development through mentoring, development of training material, conducting training seminars, and performance appraisal input and counseling


Minimum experience required for the position:

  • 10+ years of work related experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and visitors
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national
  • statutes and guidelines
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner

Advanced knowledge of:

  • Hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design, geotechnical engineering and investigations, boundary and topographical surveying (civil)
  • Performing hand and computer calculations for foundations, concrete, and steel structures (structural)
  • Analyzing complex structures
  • Wind and Seismic loading in structural calculations (structural)
  • Dynamic analysis and design (structural)
  • Computer modeling and analysis (structural)
  • Vendor/subcontractor drawing/calculation review, intergroup review – squad checking
  • Engineering and fabricator drawing/calculation checking
  • Blast design (structural)
  • Effort-hour estimating and staff forecasting
  • Managing and leading a small/medium project

Intermediate/Basic knowledge of:

  • Architectural/Building designs
  • Procurement and construction aspects of engineering

Required education:

  • Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in engineering field of study
  • Professional PE registration required

Working Conditions:

  • Generally favorable indoor office workspace, and/or;
  • Various levels of environmental conditions including but not limited to project worksites and vendor/client facilities which may have temporary office space, moving mechanical parts and vibration; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and extreme temperatures and high noise levels

*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.


  • Safety – We make safety a priority. Everything we do relies on the safety of our people and the communities around us.
  • Integrity – We do the right thing, and are open, ethical, and fair. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all that we do.
  • Honesty – We value truth and honesty in ourselves and others. We honor our commitments and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Respect – We listen, and respect people, the environment, and the communities in which we live and work.
  • Transparency – Transparency builds trust. We promote open communication with our people, our customers, and all our stakeholders.
  • Diversity – We value diversity of people and thought. It takes people with different strengths, ideas, and cultural backgrounds to make our company succeed.