Facilities Engineer

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Occidental Petroleum

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Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Facilities Engineer for our Onshore Resources & Carbon Management, in Denver City, TX.

Essential Job Duties:

This position includes the performance of the following functions in support of ongoing gas plant operations with a focus on improved plant value through optimization:


·         Protect the environment, and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate.

·         Provide daily facilities engineering support to plant operations and maintenance teams to evaluate issues affecting daily plant performance.

·         Design of new surface infrastructure elements including gas-processing systems, plant utility systems, compressor systems, and metering and pipeline systems.  

·         Provide facilities engineering support and expertise for studies and projects.

·         Provide facilities engineering support in the development of large capital or expense projects.  Assist in developing scope documents, P&ID’s and PFD’s.

·         Project planning and management for safe execution of projects with predictable cost, schedule, and performance.

·         Incorporate Process Safety and Risk Management principles into all work performed.

·         Participate in PHA’s, and the MOC (Management of Change) program.

·         Provide construction support, participate in PSSR’s, and assist with project commissioning and start-up.

·         Maintain technical expertise in codes, procedures and selection and technology through individual effort and ongoing training.




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred. 
  • A minimum of five years functional experience in design of onshore oil and gas production and/or gas conditioning, processing facilities and maintenance functions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, including safety considerations in engineering design, recommendations, and operability.
  • Ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of plant and corporate personnel in a multi-disciplined team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information and in the time required. 
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in typical rotating and stationary equipment, equipment sizing/design, and system design.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn applicable technical and economic analysis software.
  • Working knowledge of the following in context of upstream oil and gas operations:
  • OSHA Process Safety Management elements and typical safety program requirements
  • Industry codes and standards (ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, ASME Section 8, Div. 1 Pressure Vessel Code, etc.)
  • Typical rotating and stationary equipment 
  • Typical materials of construction
  • Process control elements and systems

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of reliability engineering principles and life cycle cost analysis.
  • Working knowledge of corrosion engineering principles.
  • Formal training and work experience in project management.
  • Working knowledge of procurement systems and contracting.
  • Ability to represent the company’s interests with vendors and contract technical staff.
  • Working knowledge of typical onshore oil and gas construction practices. 

This position will office in Denver City, Tx, but may reside within the Lubbock, Tx to Midland, Tx area. 


Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.


Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Sundown





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