Our Client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Midland/Odessa. Must have experience monitoring plants and compressor stations. Seeking someone with at least 18 years of experience (Ideally, 20+ years). Job Summary The Senior Engineer will provide technical support to ensure safe, reliable & efficient operation of plant and field assets. You're responsible for process simulation modeling, scope, design, equipment specification, cost estimates, bidding, installation and management of small to large projects. You'll be expected to accurately perform trouble shooting and failure analysis and develop recommendations to improve equipment and process performance. Works closely with multiple stakeholders including operations, EHS and commercial. Duties Monitors plant and gathering system performance, compressor performance and sizing, and control systems performance as well as proposes changes to reduce processing upsets, increase reliability, improve efficiencies, increase production and reduce costs. Serves as a technical authority for troubleshooting system process problems and operations issues working with all levels of personnel such as operators, mechanics, supervisors, managers, ROW landmen, attorneys, environmental professionals, etc. Oversees technical and economic evaluation, performance testing, design and construction of new facilities/ equipment or upgrading existing facilities/ equipment while supporting safety and environmental risk management objectives. Builds and maintains various process simulations for plant and compressor stations. Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures and provides advice ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness and performance are met in processes. Provides technical support for the Process Safety Management of the plant and compressor stations. Develops recommendations to reduce process safety risks. Anticipates business or regulatory challenges and recommends process, product or service improvements. Assists other departments within the organization in regulatory compliance efforts and proactively finds recommendations to operate within permit limits. Engages in scoping, design, cost estimates, bidding, contractor selection, installation and management of large to complex projects with the mastery to interpret plans, drawings and specifications. Plans, organizes and coordinates projects as well as trains and advises lower-level Engineers. Participates in incident investigations, various kinds of meetings, training and commercial support. Assists in maintaining project records and ensures compliance with government regulations and contracts. Performs other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Requirements / Qualifications Bachelor degree in Engineering or a similar degree field and/or equivalent experience. A minimum of 18 years related experience is highly preferred; oil and gas industry experience required. Process simulation skills on Promax and VMG/Symmetry or other similar software packages. Knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulations such as DOT 192/195, OSHA 1910.119 and industry standards and practices such as ASTM, API, NACE, ASME, NFPA, DOT, etc. Knowledge of facility design practices including compression and separation, fluid flow, piping design, foundation design, structural design, instrument and electrical systems, distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), SCADA design, process control basics and safety systems. Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) including Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Pre-Start-up Safety Review (PSSR), Root Cause Analysis. Clean driving record and background check. Primary Location: US-TX-Midland Salary range- We are open to discuss, based on experience. Range is $140K-$175K+. Full benefits. PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ON THE VIKING RECRUITING RESOURCES WEBSITE OR BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.