Facilities Engineer

Occidental Petroleum

Facilities Engineer00033569



Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore 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 management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.

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 in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), Delaware Basin Business Unit based in Houston, TX.

The Facilities Engineer will be accountable for successful development and execution of projects to support the efficient production for oil, water, and gas under the general direction of the Production Assurance Team Lead.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for project execution from inception to completion

  • Manage and Coordinate project approval, engineering design, and budget

  • Solicit project requirements from stakeholders and develop project basis of design to meet requirements

  • Develop the facilities materials and design that best support the Asset team including timely reviews with stakeholders

  • Manage external and internal stakeholders as needed

  • Request assistance from, and provide information to support groups (Electrical/Automation/IT) to implement entire project design

  • Support development of facilities standards that would benefit the entire organization

  • Support and maintain Facilities performance reporting and facilities Project KPIs

  • Effectively communicates project tracking and reporting as needed by Asset team

  • Performs Project Cost Management

  • Manage contract engineering services as needed

  • Provide HES leadership

  • Participate in project start up and commissioning related activities

  • Provide engineering assistance to troubleshoot process operating issues

  • Oversee pilot projects / special tests and develop supporting reports (basis of design, process control narrative, root cause failure analysis reports etc.)

  • Analyze projects designs and develop innovative solutions to improve economics and maximize return

  • Perform process simulations for gas plants and field facilities

  • Perform hydraulic analysis of pipeline networks

  • Perform sizing and/or rating of equipment






  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering 


  • A minimum of 5+ years of Surface Facility Engineering experience.

  • Experience designing primary upstream process facilities, pipelines and SWDs

  • Experience with gas lift systems/compression

  • Experience with managing engineering contractors & contracts

  • Familiar with Upstream oil and gas facility operation and maintenance

  • Familiar with surface regulatory, environmental and land permits and regulations

 Skills & Competencies:

  • Able to plan and execute engineering projects independently; Requires some supervision and review of some assignments.   

  • Can prepare and deliver logical, well-supported presentations to peers and management

  • Possesses a collaborative nature and actively participates in teams; actively seeks continuous improvement by identifying and implementing best practices and procedures    

  • Expertise in project management principles especially project cost management, time management, scope management and procurement management

  • Extensive knowledge of MOCs, HAZOPs and PSSR/commissioning process

  • Proactive in identifying risk and seeks assistance from local experts on technical matters           

  • Extensive knowledge of process facilities, pipelines, rotating equipment, surface equipment design and operation

  • Expertise in designing surface gas lift systems, centralized compression stations, and booster compression for surface and downhole systems.

  • Applicable knowledge of automation and electrical design principles

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-Houston





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