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Staff Facilities Engineer

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Brief Posting
Oversight of all upstream facility design, construction and project management activities. Candidate will focus on setting priorities, monitoring progress, developing future plans and “staying ahead of the drilling”. The position requires a good facilities engineering experience in managing project activities in exploration and production. This position requires a candidate who has a strong interpersonal and analytical skills combined with a positive, self-starting attitude. Other key skills are self-motivation, strong organizational, communication (written/verbal), teamwork and prioritization skills.  
 
Detailed Description
  • Design wellhead facilities, gathering systems, compression stations, salt water disposal facilities and other required surface facilities for Newfield’s Assets
  • Work with PipeSim, ProMax or similar process simulation programs to support design projects, troubleshooting and other process evaluation needs
  • Develop a PFD, P&ID, Plot Plan, Equipment Arrangement Diagrams, MTO, BOM, etc. to support a design and construction process
  • Size vessels, pumps, compressors, pipes, valves, PSVs, etc. This includes a good understanding of the functionality and operation of these equipment
  • The Candidate would use the drilling and development schedule to set priorities for work and to continually stay ahead of the rigs in order to get new wells to sales
  • Work with field personnel to identify optimization projects that would serve to increase production or decrease operating expenses for Newfield assets. The Candidate would follow through with identified projects to its logical end, such activities to include economics, scheduling, design, vendor negotiations, vendor selection and overall project management.
  • Monitor compliance of all terms and obligations on the part of Newfield in any Construction, Operating, Processing and Gathering Agreements which Newfield may sign with third party companies
  • Provide coordination and serve as liaison between asset teams, operations, materials management, legal, operational accounting and marketing to ensure proper project management and implementation.
  • Track actual project costs and monitor expenditures for all AFE's and report any variances
  • Mentor younger or less experienced engineers in upstream facility activities (pipeline design, compressor sizing, treating, and processing, etc.)
Minimum Requirements
  • Promote Newfield Exploration’s culture of safety and environmental stewardship
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to work collaboratively to scope, engineer and design Well Pad Facilities (single and multi-well), Central Processing Facilities, Salt Water Disposal Facilities, respond to Operations’ requests to troubleshoot and correct problems with existing facilities (retrofit projects), fluid transport systems, etc
  • Support efforts to develop and maintain a process safety culture through leading HAZOP/HAZID studies, developing Cause and Effect analysis to support facilities and leading Management of Change process 
  • Support the development of technical guidance, standards and procedures related to operation of equipment and automation & electrical systems
  • Understand process piping standards and specifications, materials selection and metallurgical requirements
  • Field and office experience with project management of construction and installation of systems. Candidate should have experience with project budgets, timing, communication of progress to management, economics, and vendor contracts and negotiations
  • Familiarity with E&P/Midstream gathering, transportation, treating and processing contracts; technical and commercial aspects of the agreements
  • Experience with gathering system hydraulic modeling; how to do it, what it tells you, and benefits
  • Experience with writing and administering contracts for services, construction and equipment
  • Be able to identify midstream opportunities as they arise in E&P operations (compressor and equipment downsizing, consolidation of gathering pipelines, etc
  • Understand LOE and capital budgeting process and impacts on cmash flow
  • Good interpersonal skills (important in working with operations engineers, asset team members, marketing, land, legal, field superintendents, etc.)
  • Stay abreast of industry developments within technical area of responsibility
  • Develop and implement recovery plans to ensure project schedule and costs remain on track with budget and forecast
  • Develop project cost estimates, project budgets, long term plans, and forecasts as with necessary supporting data including development scenarios, schedules, etc
     
    Additional Details
  • May require oversight responsibilities of contract workers.
  • Strong team building skills and ability to communicate effectively across all functions in the organization
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Oil and Gas required; Onshore experience preferred
  • A minimum of a B.S. in Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical or related engineering degree
  • Travel: Approximately 25%
  • Proactive analytical skills with attention to details and process improvements
  • Project management planning and tracking tools helpful, but not required - Primavera, MS Project
  • Demonstrated track record of technical excellence
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and fluid environment.
  • Drives Continuous Improvement

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