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Project Engineer - Linam/Eunice Plants

Project Engineer - Linam/Eunice Plants

Job Description

DCP Midstream, LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leader in the midstream segment of the energy industry as the No. 1 NGL producer, No. 1 natural gas gatherer and processor, and No. 3 NGL pipeline operator in the U.S., based on miles of pipeline operated. DCP Midstream is a 50-50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy. DCP Midstream is the link in the energy chain ensuring society has clean energy to warm homes, manufacture goods, and produce consumer products. As the largest producer of natural gas liquids in the U.S., DCP Midstream is proud of the role its 3,200 employees perform in gathering and processing natural gas in 18 states. DCP Midstream is the largest oil and gas company and the largest private company in Denver, and is the Top Company Winner for Energy/Natural Resources in Colorado as recognized by ColoradoBiz. For more information, visit the DCP Midstream website at

DCP Midstream, LLC is also the general partner and manages the operations of DCP Midstream Partners, LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP) which trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DPM). (


Project Engineers in the DCP Regional Engineering Groups have the following roles;
1.Lead Project Development discussions, design, cost estimating and project justification, and coordinate management of the project construction with Construction Specialists and contractors. Assist the Project Manager to progress projects through the project management process phases.
2.During the design phase, makes sure all Safety, Regulatory, Industry and DCP Codes, Standards and Requirements are incorporated and documented as well as serve as an information resource to other groups.
3.Provide Management and Sponsors with timely project status, updates and resolves issues to insure the project progresses in a safe, environmentally sound, cost effective and timely manner.

Project Engineers have to be technically proficient and operationally savvy, in:
Natural Gas/NGL Pipeline Hydraulics and Optimization
Compression Applications, Sizing and Horsepower (Engines and Motors)
Natural Gas Treating
Natural Gas Dehydration
Natural Gas Processing and Fractionation
Pressure Vessels and Tanks
Heat Exchangers
Distillation Columns
Facility Utilities
Power Generation
As a technical resource, will assist the various Asset Engineers in areas they are unfamiliar with or when the personnel are overloaded. Project Engineers are also familiar with elements of PSM, DOT section 192/195, Air/Water permits, and are conversant with construction tasks and safe work techniques.

Project Engineer will become technically familiar with the operations of the gas processing plants, their related gathering systems, gas transmission pipelines, and NGL transmission systems; their pressure, flow and operational differences, key limitations and capacities in the Asset or Region where they serve.

Projects can vary from Asset support to major design/cost estimating efforts:
Safety and Environmental Studies
Process modeling
Minor equipment installation/Major plant modifications
New Facility construction
Pipeline modeling/expansions
Pipeline construction and remediation
New Booster Station or adding compressor units
Treater/Dehydrator/Flare installation
Hot Tap procedures

For assigned projects:
Insure all phases comply with DCP\Industry\Regulatory
Safe Policies and Procedures
Engineering Standards/Required Practices
Project Management Process
Develop Scope and Design solutions with regard to:
Act as liaison to Commercial and Marketing groups on system limitations, bottlenecks for new gas prospects with regard to individual assets:
Flow Capacity
Compression Capacity
Treating limitations
Processing Capacity
NGL Recoveries
Assist the Asset with PSM, MOC, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews and Training issues on new construction.
Assist the Asset with Turnaround Planning, Scheduling, Contractor Resources
Resolve productivity, scope issues with construction Contractors
Communicate cost and schedule information through use of MS Project Server and MS Project.
Keep Asset, and Management advised of progress, and issues during construction activities
Commission new equipment and assist in the startup with Operations
Complete documentation for Job Books and MOCs

You can expect the Project Team to:
Involve the Project Engineer early in the project scope/design phase to adequately develop the project
Provide adequate project scope to allow design to proceed with minimal rework, revisions or lost time

Project Team expects you to:
Provide Engineering Deliverables and calculations to develop a technically feasible solution
Develop alternatives not apparent to Customer
Provide Cost Estimates and Schedules in compliance with Project Management Process
Determine appropriate team members at various stages of project design/execution
Work with Commercial to evaluate options and understand the details/limitation of
Gas Pipelines
NGL Recovery
Plan for and participate in each assigned project Hazards Analysis/PHA
Communicate with Project Sponsors and Project Engineering Managers the following information on current work and approved projects:
Expected Milestones
Potential upcoming Issues
Issues needing resolution and assistance needed to resolve
Expected completion date
Resource assistance needed
Support the plant and pipeline assets by traveling within the Region about 50-75% of the work week.

Training Plan – Internal/External
HYSYS Process Simulation
Winflow Pipeline Modeling
B31.3, B31.8, API1104 piping classes
DCP Safety Policies and Procedures
DOT Pipeline Safety Rules
PSM/PHA facilitation
Project Management
J. M. Campbell – gas processing

Job Requirements

1.B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or another Engineering discipline combined with significant natural gas gathering and processing experience specific to the essential functions listed above.
2.Functional knowledge/expertise in the use of Aspen Hysys, BR&E ProMax and WinFlow process simulation software.
3.Competent in all Microsoft Office applications (Xcel, Word…).
4.Competent in interpretation of P&ID’s and other engineering drawings.
5.Good communication skills.
6.Good presentation skills.
7.Excellent analytical skills with a strong understanding of customer relations.
8.Must have the ability to work independently as well as being an effective team member.
9.Current driver’s license required.

1.Project Engineers will office in the assigned location..
2.The responsibilities of this position include travel to DCP facility locations in Denver, Houston, Tulsa, Midland, Michigan, Oklahoma and smaller regional offices in approximately 10 states in the domestic USA.
3.Willingness to relocate to rural locations in support of DCP Operations is a requirement for career development.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of DCP Midstream not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4222
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Project Engineer - Linam/Eunice Plants

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