Senior Project Engineer

The senior project engineer, with more than 10 years of experience, is the lead engineer accountable for the success of the technical scope of the project and has significant client interaction. This role is responsible for preparing, planning, forecasting, executing, monitoring and managing all the technical activities and resources aimed at ensuring project accuracy and quality from conception to completion. This role requires thorough understanding of “typical” engineering execution procedures, and relationships between multidiscipline predecessors and successors. As a multidiscipline leader, this individual is expected to function in this capacity with minimal supervision, mentor less experienced engineers and promote innovative thinking and problem solving.


  • Manage all phases of the technical project including all engineering, design, and technical resources associated with the project in order to complete the project within budget and on schedule.
  • Coordinate the development of all technical deliverables during the engineering, design, fabrication and commissioning phases of projects. This includes assisting the PMO in the development of the PEP (e.g. deliverables list, schedule input, procurement plan, project specifications, etc.) and the ongoing delegation of engineering deliverables and approvals to the project engineers on staff.
  • Develop and manage the technical scope of work, schedule and execution plan.
  • Provide technical instruction and guidance for all engineering and design resources assigned to the project, enabling them to efficiently complete their required deliverables.
  • Analyze and interpret client requirements for implementation, including communication to the technical project team.
  • Excel at client interaction and management.
  • Review of all technical deliverables, engineering and design, to ensure that they comply with the technical SOW, applicable codes, practices, policies and performance standards and specifications.
  • Perform engineering calculations to ensure products and systems conform to Joule and customer specifications.
  • Effectively communicate with the project manager and other shareholders within the project team to provide technical support.
  • Recommend design improvements to reduce cost and improve quality.
  • Provide technical and functional definitions for all procured equipment and services through the development of RFQ packages and purchase requisitions.
  • Serve as the primary technical interface with third-party manufacturers, integrators and fabricators.
  • Actively attend third-party inspections and FAT’s as required to satisfy the project ITP and the company quality initiative.
  • Support the project manager with regular updates on engineering and subcontractor progress, and with schedule and budget recovery planning.
  • Take responsibility for the project technical management of change.
  • Serve as backup to the project manager should the need arise.
  • Provide on-site start-up and commissioning support.
  • Thoroughly understand and execute swim lane responsibilities within the Joule Project Execution Plan Workflow in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Foster collaboration and healthy synergy between all project team members.


  • Aid in the development of less experienced technical staff.
  • Function as a discipline engineer (as assigned based on individual capability) in the absence of the specific technical resource within the project organization chart.
  • Function as a discipline engineer responsible for performing specific project tasks in the absence of the specific technical resource within the project organization chart.
  • Function as a subject matter expert (SME), responsible for reviewing specific project deliverables.
  • (based on individual capability), to satisfy the technical review cycle.
  • Contribute to the development of Joule Technical Specifications.
  • Contribute to the development of standard plant designs.
  • Attend technical training as required by the job.
  • Provide technical input (specification reviews) and engineering deliverables (conceptual sketches, calculations, etc.) in support of proposal development.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understands “typical” engineering execution procedures, and the relationships between multidiscipline predecessors and successors.
  • Equipment design experience is preferred.
  • Experience with fabrication standards, in regard to process equipment.
  • Knowledge including reactors, rotating equipment, heat exchangers, vessels, piping, relief devices, electrical equipment, valves, instrumentation, etc.
  • Broad technical background, awareness or knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards (ASME, API, ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, NEC, AWS, NACE, IBC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of common materials used in pressure vessels, process piping, structural steel assemblies, instrument and electrical packages
  • Experience developing technical scopes of work.
  • Ability to communicate deviations, difficulties and the required changes.
  • Ability to review technical documentation, such as P&ID’s, electrical schematics, PFD’s, equipment detailed drawings, etc.
  • Knowledge of skid layout and design, including 3D modeling.
  • Knowledgeable of accepted design drafting practices and presentations.
  • Use fact based, structured decision-making process to initiate and support appropriate actions.
  • Effectively exchange information, instructions and ideas within own work group and with other cross-functional groups.
  • Able to speak fluent English and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and accept total ownership and accountability.
  • Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Developed project management skill set to the point to serve as an overflow project manager if required.

Position Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience: 10+ years in technical project settings for engineered equipment/projects
  • Specific Area of Experience Desired: Minimum of five (5) years oil & gas experience.
  • Software: Microsoft Office, MS Project, Adobe