Structural Engineer III

Houston, TX 77079

Posted: 02/12/2024 Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 179592 Pay Rate: $50.00 - $60.00

Job Description

Recruiters@cenergyintl.Com / Toni Watkins / 713-965-6171

The Willow Project is currently in Execution. The project is spread over several phases and areas with a focus of this position as follows:

2024-2025 Detailed Design (Houston, TX)
2025-2027 WCF/Drillsite module fabrication (Ingleside, TX)
2027-2029 WCF/Drillsite North Slope Installation & Commissioning (Alaska)

Asset Description
Willow is an oil discovery located within the Bear Tooth Unit (BTU) in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) approximately 30 miles west-southwest of the Alpine Central Facility (ACF) on the North Slope of Alaska. The discovery was established with the drilling of two exploration wells, Tinmiaq 2 and Tinmiaq 6, in 2016 and further delineated in the 2018-2020 appraisal seasons through 10 additional wells.

The Willow Development is expected to contain greater than 600 MMBOE gross recoverable resource. The Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drillsites, pipelines, roads, bridges, the Willow Operations Center, other supporting infrastructure, and brownfield modifications at Kuparuk, Alpine and GMT2.

Position Summary:
The Willow Structural Engineer will be part of the Willow Engineering Team, reporting to the Willow Engineering Manager. This role focuses primarily on ensuring that the structural design requirements for the project are met, and that the design is in accordance with Willow Engineering specifications, company criteria, and all regulatory standards.

*This position is located at the primary facilities engineering contractor office in Houston for the remainder of 2024. Following issuance of primary structural steel packages, and beginning of structural fabrication, this position may relocate to the fabrication yard in Ingleside, TX to provide technical support during fabrication of 13 sealift modules, NTE 3200 short tons, to depart summer of 2027 by barge transport to Alaska. Significant travel and/or relocation to fabrication yard is required to support structural fabrication beginning in 2025.*

Key Responsibilities:
Provide technical guidance and day-to-day contact with structural engineering team to help with design development and problem solving.
Understand the project schedule and key milestones to provide technical assistance at the appropriate time and help prioritize contractor work.
Accept, comment and review deliverables, including drawings, structural relevant calculations performed by the engineering contractor(s) and vendors. Ensure compliance with regulatory standards, company criteria, and Willow engineering standards.
Attend 3D model reviews, work with Navisworks for individual reviews of working models
Review and provide guidance on acceptance of Willow s Specification Deviation Request (SDR) and Technical Clarification (TQ) from contractors and vendors in consultation with AKBU Structural TA.
Work collaboratively with other Willow discipline engineers, the Willow project team, and the AKBU Technical authority to resolve issues
Enforce Willow Structural specifications to reduce engineering or construction requests to deviate from applicable specifications.
Provide inputs to procurement processes and evaluate quotes for structural components as needed. Participate in relevant Factory Acceptance Tests and site visits as required.
Perform heavy lift reviews and provide recommendations for lifting best practices for construction and transportation of modules or structural components
Provide input and make recommendations in constructability reviews for modular construction and fabrication.

Qualification Requirements:

Basic / Required:
Bachelor s degree or higher in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
5 plus years of structural design experience in oil & gas industry
In depth knowledge of relevant industry codes and standards including AISC, ASCE, and AWS codes
High awareness of safe working practices in the design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning phases of oil & gas facilities
High level of understanding of modular construction for process facilities
Highly competent interpersonal and influencing skills to tactfully manage ambiguity and conflict, and ultimately resolve issues and reach decisions that are in the best interest of the project
Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing priorities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Professional Engineering License
Previous arctic engineering experience with a demonstrated understanding of low temperature steel requirements for arctic conditions.
Demonstrated performance as part of a major project team, interfacing with project leadership and other project stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-discipline, multi-function project environment with numerous contract packages
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity

Bachelor s degree or higher in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience

Work Schedule:
9-80 Schedule (9Hr Days) - 5 days on / 2 days off

Significant travel and/or relocation to fabrication yard is required to support structural fabrication beginning in 2025.

Pay Range:

The pay range for this position is $50.00 - $60.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

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