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Civil Engineer – LNG SME Consultant

LNG, Engineer Types
Job Ref 11088
Chicago, United States
Job Type:
$150 Per Hour

Job Details

A JAB Recruitment client is seeking a Civil / Structural Engineering Consultant with expertise in LNG tanks. This is a senior level role requiring industry experience.

** This role is a long-term 1-3 year contract. This role will assist in the development of a regional hub for LNG bunkering service to ultimately supply LNG as fuel to marine vessels.


** Please note: LOCATION:

This role is required to work onsite in Chicago / Plainfield, Illinois for the first year, and then will work remotely from project location in the Middle East. Other international travel is required. **


10 + years of Liquified Natural Gas experience required.

  • (1) Specializing in Civil Engineering Design and construction


Please Note:

  • Experienced professional with demonstrated expertise in LNG REQUIRED.
  • NO C2C
  • Project Estimated Start Date: ASAP
  • Must be a US Citizen and authorized to work indefinitely for any employer without present or future need for visa sponsorship.
  • Must possess a US passport for international travel purposes. No travel restrictions.
  • Must be willing and able to pass pre-employment background and drug screenings.
  • *Please upload an MS Word document resume. Thank You!




  • Degreed: Chartered Civil Engineer with proven experience (> 10 years) with LNG tank detailed design
  • Professional experience: several years of proven experience in EPSCC stage of LNG projects,
  • Previous experience in LNG Tank and/or full containment Tank Detail Engineering and construction phases
  • Knowledge of the European Codes
  • En 1473 (LNG), EN 14620 (Full containment TANK)
  • Eurocodes (Eurocode 0 base, Eurocode 1 loading, Eurocode 2 concrete, Eurocode 3 steel works, Eurocode 7 foundation design/Geotech, Eurocode 8 seismic design)
  • And the associated EN norms : (EN 197-1 cements ; EN 206 specification of concrete, EN 16370 execution of concrete works, EN 1090-2 execution of steel works, etc.)
  • Good teamwork, previous team Management desirable
  • Knowledge of project development in Oman and methods used to submit dossier to state expertise, permitting process, technical approval, Omani norms and standards, are all either an advantage or to progressively acknowledge and incorporate.
  • Fluent in English



  • Accountable for all matters related to the Civil engineering of the LNG tank, fit for purpose and with full respect to the Statement of Requirement with approved changes.
  • Prepares and suggests technical content of essential studies to initiate EPC contractor action and conformity with state of the art in LNG tank design.
  • Supervises all subcontracted studies and provides support to other packages with the support of Head Quarters specialist.
  • Report and coordinated with Lead Civil in the PLANT package to get consistency in the design.
  • Ensure Civil design choices take into account constructability, operability and flexibility of the facilities
  • Proposes recommendations on technical deviation requests and keeps updated the documentation related to the Civil discipline.
  • Participates to studies required by third parties as required.
  • Communicates and applies the H3SE policies of the COMPANY and ensure the engineering is developed accordingly.
  • Ensures the correct implementation of Company rules and specifications (CR’s/ GS’s), Project specifications, relevant international standards and any applicable regulations requirements.
  • Leads the review of the CONTRACTOR’ key deliverables such as: Civil documentation, PO review consolidate comments from the other engineering disciplines and operations.
  • Provides technical assistance to the project for any technical audits (required by the banks and the insurance companies or Board of Directors, PR…).
  • Ensure the quality and completeness of Civil designs Final Documentation (deliverables both from the Contractor and the Vendors) in compliance with Project Scope of Work, Specifications and Procedures and allowing an adequate hand-over to the Operation
  • Reports potential impact on overall project strategy, planning and target achievement.
  • Promotes workshops with the contractor’s specialist in order to ensure COMPANY concepts and comments are well understood and quickly integrated in technical documents.
  • Guides EPC TANK CONTRACTOR main design selection in a Fit-for-Purpose approach in order to reach an optimized design. Accordingly, he promotes and follow until approval the deviation request to COMPANY requirements in the main time.
  • Ensures through efficient review the good respect of the applicable frame of reference.
  • Participates actively to proper interface management with Geotechnical, Safety, Rotating, Electrical… studies carried out during the EPSCC phase.
  • Reviews and comments the key technical documents of the interfacing disciplines such as Process, Safety, Electrical, rotating machines ... as well as project procedures, if required.
  • Participates to the Project HAZID, PR.
  • Organizes with its counterpart discipline weekly meetings and report highlights to its management with proposed mitigation measures when deemed required.
  • Liaise with Plant lead civil engineer to ensure consistency in the design
  • Provides its technical inputs to any contractual discussions with EPC Contractor.
  • Contributes to the development of the digital plant though the centric data management when applicable.
  • Participates actively to proper interface management with all LNG contractor ( PLANT, SIPC, OQGN, etc)
  • Call for/Participate to interfaces coordination activities and ensure synergies are developed between the different Contractors
  • Participate to Vendors and in particular for LLIs technical evaluation.
  • Ensure design validity and coherence with other disciplines and throughout the LNG Facilities.
  • Get knowledge of the Omani norms and practices and use it in project when relevant.
  • Assist commissioning, start up and Operation team when required. Transfer project knowledge to operations.
  • Prepare REX and Lessons Learnt all along the EPC.
  • Contribute to personnel skills improvement and encourage knowledge transfer


** The ideal candidate will be able to pass pre-employment background and drug screenings.

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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