Sr. Project Engineer (Process and Mechanical)

Odfjell - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)2.2

Responsible for mechanical and vessel engineering and specifications, project planning, scheduling, cost control and project management at a large chemical terminal.


Perform FEED engineering design, including calculations, sketches and specifications for mechanical work, tanks, vessels, and piping, as well as for other disciplines when qualified.

Provide technical engineering reviews like HAZOP, HAZID and Value Engineering on projects.

Develop or lead others in developing Process Flow Diagrams, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, and Major Equipment Data Sheets.

Sizing or guiding others in sizing pumps, pressure relief valves and flow measurements.

Evaluate and supervise design and engineering work performed by consultants and contractors.

Attend internal and external meeting as the company’s technical expert. These include, but are not limited to kick off meetings, design reviews, HAZOPs, Control Reviews, etc.

Lead internal design activities and technical decisions to support applications and project engineering.

Perform planning, scheduling, and cost control on projects.

Perform estimates for planned project work.

Coordinate and assemble engineering work performed by different engineers and designers at OTH. Assemble and write purchase orders for equipment and service suppliers.

Assist other managers and engineering manager in managing construction projects.

Adhere to company policies and rules of conduct. Cooperate with and support colleagues and management.


In case of absence, the employee’s supervisor will assume and/or assign responsibility for this position’s duties.

Perform other job related duties as assigned.

  • BS degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical engineering, or related engineering field required
  • 5 - 10 plus years’ experience in project and/or process engineering and construction at a chemical terminal, chemical plant, refinery or multi discipline engineering firm required


Occasionally: standing, climbing stairs to top of tanks at terminal, bending over, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, balancing, pushing or pulling, grasping, lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds, touching, discriminating colors.

Frequently: sitting, walking, walking in or out of terminal and through turnstile, repetitive use of hands/arms, lifting or carrying up to 10 pounds, eye/hand coordination, talking, keyboarding/typing, thinking analytically, producing unique or creative solutions to problems, receiving and transmitting information accurately using oral and written communications, concentrating on tasks, remembering details, making decisions, adjusting to changes, examining/observing details, using math/calculations, using English language correctly.

Continuously: hearing, smelling, seeing, maintaining stamina during the work day, understanding and drawing conclusions from information and data, maintaining attention span during the work day.


Occasionally: working irregular hours or on call, wearing PPE, working outside and in hot/cold temperatures, working around electrical hazards, falling hazards, heavy machinery, sharp objects/tools, heights, excessive noise exposure, hot temp devices, vibration; working in difficult interpersonal situations, travelling domestically, travelling locally between two Houston offices.

Frequently: working around exposure to fumes, gases, odors, dirt, dust, grease, oil, and mud; maintaining composure and professionalism under emotional distress.

Continuously: working in close proximity/potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, maintaining TWIC card, performing multiple tasks at the same time, maintaining high level of energy and productivity through the work day or shift.

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, Powerpoint
  • SAP