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Business Development Engineer

Business Development
Job Ref 11456
Lakewood, United States
Job Type:
Business Development
Data Manager
Business Analyst
$70 Per Hour

Job Details

A JAB Recruitment client is seeking a Business Development Engineer to support the expansion of their midstream natural gas business operations. 


Primary purpose:

  • Provide design engineering, scope development, and technical analysis for the natural gas gathering and processing system in support of business development activities.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Sr. Director of Business Development to drive growth and assist with customer needs, solutions, and proposals.
  • Provide engineering design and scope development for pipeline and facilities, including route selection, equipment sizing, preliminary cost estimating, and rate determination.
  • Develop and maintain multiple gathering and compression capacity models, including routinely assessing capacity utilization.
  • Perform high level steady-state and transient hydraulic modeling to enhance and optimize existing facilities, including but not limited to pipeline sizing and horsepower selection; maintain such models as required.
  • Perform process simulation to assist with station equipment and pipeline sizing, facility design including compression, dehydration, separation, air emissions, and metering. 
  • Work with Operations by providing engineering support and assist with operating issues on existing rich natural gas gathering, compression, dehydration facilities, and gas processing plants. 
  • Work with Project Management to ensure successful project execution and assist with field changes to initial system design, as needed.
  • Work with Marketing to provide and help optimize expected field fuel usage. 
  • Work with Business Development on technical inputs of financial models.
  • Consistently communicate and coordinate activities with Operations, Land, Project Management, EHS, and other cross functional teams.
  • Regularly communicate with management regarding project status, goals and objectives.
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • Take on assignment of other duties and special projects, as needed.
  • Work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • Maintain a high regard for safety.
  • Foster a positive open work environment and disciplined execution of all assigned tasks.




Minimum requirements:



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering or a related discipline.


Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 years in engineering or related field.
  • Proficient in high level steady-state and transient hydraulic modeling in Synergi Gas, Winflow, or similar hydraulic modeling software.
  • Proficient in process simulation preferably in Aspen HYSYS.
  • Must possess general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures and practices relate to associated business units and internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving competitive environment that may include handling sensitive company and customer information.
  • Must be knowledgeable in ASME and API standards and related policies, including the ability to attend training as required.
  • Familiar with DOT, EPA, OSHA, and other applicable pipeline safety and environmental, regulations.
  • Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Work Location:

  • Preference for position to be located in Lakewood, CO. Open to Houston, TX, but position will need to regularly report to Lakewood, CO and travel as needed.


Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).


Competencies, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
  • Ability to accomplish assigned tasks timely.
  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate. 


Physical Demands:

All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel.  The employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Working Conditions:

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.


Supervisory Responsibility:




Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

  • Familiarity with regional pipelines systems and operations.
  • Direct work experience in the energy industry including a comprehensive understanding of the interrelated gas/oil control, field operations, and gas/oil scheduling processes.
  • General understanding of capital project economics.


Other responsibilities:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  This position may perform other duties as assigned.


We are an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.  EOE/M/F/D/V

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