Odessa, TX, United States
Engineering, Manager, Executive
Director - Engineering SouthTEX
Job ID #: 18915
More than 10 years
May be Considered
5930 -KM TREATING SALES & ENGR :KMPL
Primary Purpose: The Director of Engineering reports to the General Manager and is responsible for all engineering activities associated with Kinder Morgan SouthTex Treaters LLC fabrication operations within the Kinder Morgan Treating Group. The Director is responsible for effectively managing and providing guidance to multi-disciplined Engineers and is responsible for providing technical support, leadership and oversight to all commercial, operational, regulatory and maintenance activities as assigned within the SouthTex Treaters, LLC Business Unit, including gas conditioning, dehydration, NGL and Condensate recovery, and hydrocarbon dew point control. Process modeling, process optimization, and project management are included in this position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director will continuously evaluate, update and develop processes and programs that encourage safety, reliability, and improved performance and efficiencies.
Directs and develops a team responsible for the optimization, design, trouble shoot, and implementation of fabrication processes.
Drives continuous improvement in process design, cost savings, quality, and resource utilization.
Leads engineering projects, incorporates newest technologies, resolves engineering problems, and approves process designs.
The Director will focus on strengthening the effectiveness of the team, build knowledge with training and mentoring, and promote high quality professional service.
Establish and maintain a high level of communications and flow of information early in all projects (and support functions) within the various groups and stakeholders.
Responsible for Proposal and budgetary proposal process and estimating, meeting timely submittal of these proposals to meet customer requirements, KM goals and commitments and ensures alignment with corporate goals, including KM’s Operational Excellence initiative.
Trains and mentors other engineering staff and others on recognized engineering best methods, processes and procedures.
Ability to work with corporate groups, identify and address priorities, evaluate directions/requests from multiple stakeholders, focus attention on details, follow policies, procedures, established standards, and adhere to work schedules.
Maintain/develop the group's knowledge base to effectively support new projects by providing direction on equipment selection and configurations to meet established standards and defined operating parameters, prepare equipment bid specifications, assist in bid evaluations, inspection, commissioning, start-up, performance testing and verification.
Possesses and maintains a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. The position will be based out of Odessa, TX and will require travel.
Provide modeling of Gas Treating facilities to address design concerns, operational questions, capacity constraints, or new project development. This includes CO2 and H2S treating, Propane Refrigeration Unit, Condensate/NGL Stabilizers, JT units, and TEG Dehydrators.
Provide technical guidance and input to Project Management Group. This includes: process modeling for new facilities, equipment design, and assessment of equipment during the refurbishment process.
Provide technical guidance and input to Operations group for existing facilities. This includes: plant troubleshooting, amine analysis review, plant optimization, development of maintenance and operating procedures.
Provide technical guidance and input to Business Development Group. This includes: preliminary equipment sizing, new application modeling, and providing technical answers to customers in a timely manner.
Recognize and promote ideas that provide safer, more efficient and cost effective operation.
Minimum Requirements: Education:
B.S. or advanced degree in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering.
Experience / Specific Knowledge:
10 - 15 years of demonstrated industry experience/knowledge in Oil and Gas treating equipment/facility design, manufacturing and fabrication operations, regulatory compliance standards, contract administration and quality.
Proficiency using process simulation software such as ProMax to design and troubleshoot gas treating equipment.
Ability to work with a variety of different groups throughout the organization.
Ability to communicate through written technical and non-technical reports, email, and public speaking when required.
Ability to meet deadlines and provide deliverables for a multitude of simultaneous projects.
Experience with evaluating and troubleshooting Amine and TEG Dehydrator units, Condensate / NGL Stabilizers is preferred.
Ability to clearly communicate with customers and colleagues.
Act as point of contact and provide support for projects during execution phases, including, but not limited to responding to technical queries and leading pre-start up safety reviews.
Ability to conduct/participate in LOPA and HAZOP analyses
Competencies, skills, and abilities:
Teamwork, communication and problem solving
Training and Experience in using ProMax
Must demonstrate effective leadership capabilities, initiative and self-motivation
Must be able to accept direction and supervision and work effectively and cooperatively with all personnel and customers
Ability to lead and manage people in maintaining, changing and/or improving performance in the area of safety, operational excellence, and risk reduction
Ability to effectively communicate using both verbal and written forms of communication to internal and external parties
Effective reading and computer skills
Certifications, licenses, registrations:
A satisfactory driving record acceptable to the Company and its insurers and a current, valid driver’s license are required.
Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred.
The regular work environment is typically in an office. However, work will often require the director to be outside at facilities and exposed to extreme heat, cold and inclement weather; 25%-50% may involve computer related activities.
Work inside and outside and occasional travel to headquarter offices in Houston as required.
Work will require travel to client site for trouble shooting, plant startup and HAZOP.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Website : http://www.kindermorgan.com
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our publicly traded companies include Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB).