Area Field Engineer

Requisition ID: 276422 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Gregory, TX 

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Project Overview:
The Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) Project is a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility located on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Gregory, Texas. The 1,000+ acre facility started bulk early works in July 2015 as the first greenfield export facility in the United States. Bechtel has successfully and safely completed construction and it now consists of three operating Trains with an LNG production capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year (MTPA), three LNG storage tanks with combined capacity of 480,000 cubic meters of LNG, 2 Jetty superstructures that can accommodate the world’s largest vessels, and dozens of associated buildings and utilities.


Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project Stage 3 (CCL3) is a new phase at the existing CCL facility and will consist of seven midscale liquefaction trains with an LNG production capacity of approximately 10 MTPA and associated infrastructure including utilities. CCL3 will perform all this work predominantly on a direct hire basis with support from only a few specialty and service subcontractors.


Job Summary:
The Nightshift Area Field Engineer (AFE) reports to the Project Field Engineer (PFE) and is responsible for assisting the PFE with the day-to-day management and supervision of the Nightshift Field Engineering group in the construction project for the assigned area. The selected candidate is responsible for providing technical support to the Nightshift Area Manager and superintendents and is responsible for providing technical oversight for all activities within the assigned area. The selected applicant shall provide leadership and direction to field engineers in support of the Superintendents responsible for executing the construction work. #LI-BH1


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide ES&H leadership to personnel assigned to their assigned area. This includes preparation and implementation of safety procedures and leading Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings.
  • Assist the PFE in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of various field engineering and construction programs
  • Maintain project document control and ensure all work activities are executed using the latest versions of relevant documents
  • Work with the area and discipline superintendents to develop detailed, integrated installation plans for complex, cross discipline installations
  • Ensure that work package generation by field engineers supports the construction schedule.
  • Prioritize work for the multi-discipline team of field engineers within the assigned area (Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical, Instrumentation and Marine) and provide day to day direction and supervision.
  • Work with Area superintendent to ensure that quantities are reported, verified and submitted for all commodities each week.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Inspection and Test Plans (ITP’s)
  • Perform quality control inspections of completed work and generate associated documentation
  • Ensure that all project quality requirements are understood and adhered to.
  • Liaise with the design engineering group and provide support to resolve design and constructability issues.
  • Assist subordinate responsible field engineers within generation of Field Change Documentation.
  • Develop the technical sections of field subcontracts.
  • Work with supervision to perform front-end work package scoping
  • Develop construction progress reports and quantity forecasts
  • Ensure that field engineers complete required material requisitions to ensure that material deliveries support scheduled activities and complete material receipt inspections.
  • Monitor field costs and assist in cost forecasts
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of construction schedules
  • Ensure correct preparation of applicable as-built documents and inspections required by the contract
  • Perform system/area turnovers
  • Conduct annual goal setting/performance reviews and quarterly feedback discussion with assigned field engineers.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • University/B.S degree in Electrical Engineering plus 10 years of experience with at least 4 years in a supervisory role or 14 years of equivalent industry experience in-lieu of a degree with at least 4 years in a supervisory role
  • Direct Hire Experience, preferably in a lump-sum environment.
  • Experience in the design and/or construction of LNG facilities
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead team members effectively & positively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve in high pressure situations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience on an LNG construction site especially along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Familiarity with Bechtel Standard Applications (BSAPs) including Unifier, Aconex, DSCS, PTR, Agile, Navisworks, and other automation tools which are used on Bechtel projects
  • Experience on an LNG construction site especially along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Experience managing technical services subcontracts.


Additional Information
Work requires the physical ability to conduct field inspections including but not limited to: extensive walking in and around a construction site often in high heat and high humidity conditions, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces, and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).


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