Principal Engineer
dcp Midstream

Job Info

DCP Midstream is a Fortune 500 natural gas company dedicated to meeting the energy and consumer needs of our society. With a focus on technology and innovation, we safely and reliably operate a strong and diversified portfolio of logistics, marketing, gathering, and processing assets across nine states.

Job Summary

Provides technical support to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of pipelines, plants and field assets. Assumes responsibility for process simulation modeling, scope, design, equipment specification, cost estimates, bidding, installation and management of small projects. Performs trouble shooting and failure analysis and develops recommendations to improve equipment and performance. Works closely with multiple stakeholders including Operations, EHS and Commercial.

What you will be responsible for

  • Monitors plant and gathering system performance, compressor performance and sizing and control systems performance as well as proposes changes to reduce processing upsets, improve reliability, improve efficiencies, increase production and reduce costs
  • Serves as a technical expert for troubleshooting system process problems and operations issues working with all levels of personnel such as operators, mechanics, supervisors, managers, right-of-way (ROW) landmen, attorneys, environmental professionals, etc.
  • Leads technical and economic evaluation, performance testing, design and construction of new facilities/ equipment or upgrading existing facilities/ equipment while supportingsafety and environmentalrisk managementobjectives
  • 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 (PSM) of the plant and compressor stations and develops recommendations to reduce process safety risks
  • Anticipates business or regulatory challenges and recommends process, product or service improvements
  • Engages in scoping, design, cost estimates, bidding, contractor selection, installation and management of complex projects with the mastery to interpret plans, drawings and specifications
  • 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
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates projects as well as trains, advises and directs lower-level Engineers
  • Performs other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a similar degree field and/or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 14years related experience is required; oil and gas industry experience preferred
  • Proficient process simulation skills on Promax andVMG/Symmetryor other similar software packages
  • KnowledgeofOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (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),andRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to influence at a local level and across a broad organization
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Special Demands
  • Many engineering jobs primarily operatein a professional office environment and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines, etc. Noise level is typically low. Frequently in a stationary, sitting position for prolonged periods of time. Regularly moves about inside the office to complete tasks, attend meetings or to access the copy machine or file cabinets. Periodically pulls/pushes doors open to move around the office. Occasionally may lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
  • Engineering jobs will require varying degrees of work to be completed insidegas plant/field asset conditions as well as in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity. Noise level may be loud at times. Regularly stoops, squats, kneels and crouches for durations up to 3 minutes. Periodically pulls/pushes doors open to move around the gas plant. Occasionally exerts pulling force of 130 pounds. Frequently may lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds. Occasionally may climb A-frame ladders.
  • Occasional travel will be required

Benefits & Additional Compensation

DCP builds connections to enable better lives and is dedicated to supporting our employees with opportunities for internal mobility, continual growth, and ongoing training. We believe all employees contribute to the success of the company and should be able to share in that success, which is why all jobs are eligible for the short-term incentive program with any payouts being subject to individual and company performance. Depending on the position and level, some jobs are also eligible to participate in the long-term incentive programs with any payouts also being subject to performances. We offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, a competitive 401(k) match, a retirement contribution, and several other unique benefits offerings. We make health and wellness a priority and offer a generous paid time off policy including parental leave, sick time, and vacation time.

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.

Primary Location: US-TX-Houston
Job: Engineering/Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 13, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

Recommended Skills

Distributed Control Systems

Programmable Logic Controllers

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (Scada)

Computer Control Systems

Process Simulation

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)

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