Project Engineer - Keystone XL


Job Description

Project Engineer - Keystone XL 

Reference Code: 72141 

Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX 

Job Category: Engineering

Employment Type: Employee Full-time

Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program 

Application Deadline: 07/31/2020

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.
Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Team Lead, Project Engineering, Keystone XL, the Pipeline Project Engineer is responsible for the execution of engineering and design activities of project delivery and acts as the technical advisor to the Project Manager from prospecting to operation.  The Project Engineer is also responsible for scope development, initiating material procurement and engineering contractor oversight throughout the project life-cycle to maximize benefit, minimize cost and reduce risks.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct initial project feasibility studies, cost estimating, project risk analyses, and conceptual, preliminary and detail design work
  • Partners with Operations, Technical Services, and the Project Manager to perform alternative analysis
  • Develop draft project Design Basis Memorandum (DBM) and engineering scope of work
  • Secure engineering contractor(s) through selection process, contract development and award
  • Develop consistent project cost estimates using established guidelines with solicited input from key Company and third-party stakeholders
  • Plan and coordinate engagement of internal stakeholders including operations and engineering to provide input to and review of engineering deliverables
  • Collaborate and provide engineering support to Project Stakeholders (Land, Environmental, Air, Operations, Technical Services Engineering, etc.)
  • Facilitate project design reviews with Project Stakeholders during FEED and detailed engineering Review engineering contractor invoices and change order requests
  • Oversee 3rd party engineering to ensure work is executed and managed in accordance with approved plans, contracts, schedules and budgets
  • Collaborate with internal drafting and design team to develop, review, and approve engineering deliverables, when necessary
  • Support project bid-meetings
  • Establish strategic direction around facility and pipeline engineering specific to FEED work
  • Collaborates with Construction, Environmental, Land and Project Management to identify feasible project workspaces
  • Schedule and participate in meetings to discuss Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Provide procurement support to include:
    • Engineering & Material Procurement Plan
    • Material Requisition package review and approval
    • Technical and Commercial bid tab review and approval
    • Purchase Requisition package review and approval
    • Approval drawing review and approval
    • Updating material tracker
    • Validate material purchase acknowledgments
    • Qualification of suppliers
  • Work with project controls to update engineering and material monthly forecasts
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of scope changes during detailed engineering and construction
  • Lead the resolution of technical/engineering issues during detailed engineering, construction and commissioning, including information requests and needs
  • Technically support resolution of Non-Conformances generated during engineering, procurement of material, construction and commissioning
  • Review and approve hydrostatic testing documentation
  • Manage the workflow between TC Energy and external consultants
  • Track key engineering deliverables and adjust engineering plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers; responsible for reporting status to project management and making corrective actions as needed
  • Lead the Project Engineering Closeout Documentation (DBM, as-builts, etc.) process
  • Identify changes and support management of change process to ensure integrity is maintained throughout the design development process
  • Identify and document opportunities for improvement as lessons learned throughout the design development process
  • Work collaboratively with other project groups to share and implement best practices
  • Participate in engineering practice groups
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the company’s project management tools and processes
  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
  • Pipeline industry experience is strongly preferred, with demonstrable experience in Project Engineering or Construction Management
  • Knowledge of engineering design standards and applicable industry codes and regulations; must stay current on technology, industry standards and material
  • Applicable industry Regulatory experience (working knowledge of federal regulatory knowledge, state regulatory knowledge, and market knowledge)
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents including legal contracts and information on new management concepts and new technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read and understand technical documents including legal contracts and information on new management concepts and new technology
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities
  • Leadership skills; ability to create a vision, clearly communicate direction and drive to goal completion
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence individuals to accomplish objectives without direct reporting relationships
  • Process development skills with a demonstrated ability to shape and continuously improve business processes
  • Competent in the following areas: Building Partnerships; Communication; Strategic Decision Making
  • Must be able to process information quickly and make decisions under stress
  • Must be able to effectively communicate across all cultural and company boundaries
  • Skilled in the areas of team facilitation, collaboration, negotiation and influencing, process mapping, problem solving and creative solutions
  • Ability to recognize strategic implications of problems and issues
  • Ability to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and prevent conflicts between activities
  • Analytical, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills are needed

*This position requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license

Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home.

About our Business

TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.
Our 4,900-kilometre (3,000-mile) liquids pipeline system connects growing continental oil supplies to key markets and refineries. The Keystone Pipeline System delivers approximately 20 per cent of western Canadian exports to key refinery markets in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, where it is converted into fuel and other useful petroleum products

Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 07/31/2020 using reference code 72141. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.

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