Sr. Engineer, Project (Ref ID: 472 & 235)

Next Decade

Next Decade

United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future. Leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our 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. NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.”

NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit


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

Work Environment

  • Must be able to wear all necessary PPE equipment to perform job functions.
  • Operates in a complex construction environment.
  • Exposure to indoor and outdoor weather conditions.
  • Not necessarily protected from weather and temperature changes. Possible exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions.
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts and electrical circuits.
  • Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds of a pitch level sufficient to cause marked distraction.
  • Routinely uses standard office and field communications equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers w/scanner and fax, and radios.

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to drive to other Company work locations as required.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas of the facility, including being physically capable of traveling to a designed muster point during emergency situations.
  • Stand and/or sit continuously and perform job functions for a full shift.
  • The incumbent is required to have fully mechanical motion and usage of all extremities.
  • Physically able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle, and lift items weighing up to 20 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate with others via radio, phone, and verbal methods.
  • May be required to enter confined spaces.
  • May be required to work at elevated heights and access elevated structures without assistance.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

*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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