Project Engineer

at NES Fircroft
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted May 15, 2024
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent



  • Rigorously manage key project and engineering management tools and processes, liaising, influencing and supporting team members to ensure delivery
  • Support PDP development, pilot plant design and fabrication, and ongoing front end project development; transitioning work into FEED and EPC
  • Serves as interface on assigned projects to supports proposal and estimate activities, develop and reviews specifications including design criteria, develop and monitors schedules, monitor material estimates and quantities
  • Interfaces with project disciplines/client representatives/construction, participate in equipment and material procurement activities, permitting activities and subcontracting activities
  • Coordinate project interfaces through development of inter-unit control diagrams and interface management table
  • Proposal Development
    • Work with the engineering proposal manager to support the proposal manager develop cost, schedule, and proposal write-up.
    • Engage closely with UK Engineering Manager to ensure alignment and consistency in proposals.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable regulations, codes and standards
  • Provides close interface with, and promotes the understanding of, other discipline functions
  • Collaborate in management and coordination of activities among all project functions and engineering disciplines in accordance with the established project baseline documents
  • Provide general engineering support and coordination with licensors, engineering contractors and clients.
  • Support coordination between design, procurement, material management and construction on technical and schedule requirements
  • Assist the Project Director/Project Manager (PD/PM) in developing the required documentation to communicate (client/internal) project contractual and technical issues, status and progress reports; conduct/coordinate related meeting as necessary
  • Support the UK Engineering Manager in building the template and processes for projects and engineering
  • Other related duties/functions as assigned
  • Support the commercial team in evaluation of the economics of different prospects and options (e.g. process changes)

Organisational interactions

  • Immediate supervisor: UK Engineering Manager
  • Next level supervisor: VP Engineering
  • Other internal interactions
    • Engineering team
    • VP Waste to Fuels, VP New Projects
    • Contracts team
    • Business Development team
  • External interactions
    • Engineering contractor and other technical services
    • Licensors and Supply Chain
    • Customers and prospects
    • Strategic partners

Education and experience

  • Highest ethical and professional standards
  • Accredited Degree in an Engineering discipline - preferably electrical or mechanical
  • Professional membership (or progressing towards) of a recognised engineering body
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and identifying potential solutions
  • Proven experience of project development and/or engineering delivery in a complex multidiscipline technical environment, preferably as a client and a contractor
  • Sound knowledge of engineering delivery and project management tools and processes
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and deliver to deadlines
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate on all levels
  • Demonstrable ability to integrate both technical and commercial aspects of a project
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability
  • An understanding of markets associated with the Energy Transition is highly desirable (e.g. sustainable fuels, environmental credit markets, hydrogen)
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to uncertainty and change
  • High level of initiative and energy

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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