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Project Manager – Major Pipeline & Facility Projects

Project Management
Job Ref 9698
Houston, United States
Job Type:
Project Management / Coordinator

Job Details

A JAB Recruitment client is seeking a Project Manager with expertise in major capital projects for natural gas pipelines and facilities. Candidate should have experience working on projects valued at $250M - $1 Billion TIC.

This is a direct hire position and the worksite is located in Greenway Plaza. This is an onsite role requiring a strong presence in the office, with flexibility to work from home when needed.

Primary purpose:

Provide engineering technical development, oversight, project execution, and project management responsibilities in support of new, commercially driven projects as well as operational capital and maintenance projects. The candidate will be responsible to coordinate and communicate with the various commercial and operational groups to support business development and be expected to take a defined business commitment, apply basic engineering analytical concepts, and develop a project and engineering/execution plan for the successful completion of a project to meet the business objectives.

Work with various customers, the general public, government agencies, and other stakeholders to communicate the project goals and objectives to advance the project from concept to design/engineering to construction and ultimately through the realization of operations.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage projects in a manner that assures safety, reliability, and environmental and human impacts are mitigated while meeting the project goals (including but not limited to: Schedule, Budget, Safety, and Overall Quality).
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines.
  • Delegating tasks on the project to resources, internally or externally, best positioned to complete them.
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project.
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Communicating with executives or the board to keep the project aligned with their goals.
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected.
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change.
  • Serve as on-site representative related to operational, commercial, expansion, and development projects.
  • Provide preliminary work scopes, estimates, and budgeting details of assigned projects/work items.
  • Coordinate the bidding process to ensure competitive and effective costing.
  • Provide project management to ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Advise Management of progress toward project objectives and develop strategies for necessary adjustments. Recognize and promote ideas that provide safer, more efficient, and cost-effective operations.
  • Effectively interface with customer representatives, regulators, staff, and others as required.
  • Create bid packages and scopes for contractors and vendors.
  • Interact with contractors throughout the bid and selection process.
  • Interact with contractors throughout all phases of project construction and commissioning.
  • Hands-on field management with full responsibility for capital and maintenance projects.
  • Interact with maintenance and operations during concept, design, construction, and completion of capital projects for smooth turnover to both departments.
  • Meet deadlines set by commercial commitments and operations.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations.
  • Follow all COMPANY Policies and Procedures and best practices.
  • Perform all job duties focusing on Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Provide leadership and direction to a project team that may be comprised of internal and external service providers including but not limited to Project Engineers, Planning Engineers, Operation Engineers, and Environmental Engineers to ensure project success.
  • Create and direct the controls for assigned projects.
  • Provide or direct the appropriate level of project documentation during the project and following project completion to assure compliance with the policies of Corporate, Federal, State, and other governing bodies.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations that communicate project proposals, descriptions, and status to upper management, governmental agencies, and/or the public.
  • Provide accurate monthly project cash flow forecasts. 
  • Ensure ongoing improvement through evaluation of current processes. 
  • Travel is required and anticipated as 10-15% across a broad geographic region. 
  • Effectively plan, schedule, and manage multiple capital and operational projects concurrently to meet customers’ needs and expectations. 
  • Organize projects in the Company’s financial control system, review and manage expenditures and commitments, and prepare monthly cost control reports. 
  • Assist Business Development and Operations by preparing project scopes, cost estimates, and execution plans for new and expansion projects. 
  • Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy, and professionalism. 
  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listening carefully. 
  • Maintain regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance. 
  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed. 
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public. 
  • Other daily, weekly, monthly, or special project duties as identified and defined. 



Minimum requirements:


  • Project Manager - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution along with 6 years of relevant job experience.
  • Senior Project Manager - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution along with 10 years of relevant job experience.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 10 years direct work experience in engineering or project management of natural gas or hazardous liquid pipeline or facility projects including high-pressure gas and liquid transmission, metering, compression, pump station, storage, truck loading terminals, gathering, treating, and processing.
  • Must have a full complement of project management skills including project scoping and estimating utilizing work breakdown structures, cost and schedule control, design and construction management, team building, resource planning, procurement, and permitting.
  • Must be able to understand the needs of the business unit(s) for which development work is being performed.
  • Must possess a basic understanding of midstream and downstream projects.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including but not limited to the ability to present ideas, proposals, and results to business segment leaders and to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, including tracking and managing large projects, and see projects to completion while maintaining strict confidentiality (as necessary).
  • Must possess a general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices, and processes related to the Pipeline business segment, associated business units, and internal and external customers.
  • Understanding of basic economic analysis as it pertains to project justification.
  • Ability to identify and establish expectations in an employee/employer relationship (subordinate/manager).
  • Solid leadership, communication, motivation, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage projects(s) that will include working with individuals with varying disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations and agencies such as DOT, OSHA, and various state counterparts.
  • Familiarity with DOT, NEC, ASME, API, ASTM, and other specifications, standards, and recommended practices typical in the natural gas or hazardous liquid transportation industry.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook.


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 deal effectively with people and resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Must possess well-developed interpersonal skills to manage, lead, and direct third-party personnel.
  • Able to analyze financial and cost data and develop conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to accept direction and work effectively & cooperatively with others.
  • Must possess strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with both company and contract employees. 
  • Must be goal-orientated, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Must have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be a problem-solver with the ability to find resolutions.
  • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • 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.
  • 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 50 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 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Field activities may include walking to and amidst work and/or construction sites, climbing in and out of trenches, working around heavy equipment, negotiating rough terrain, areas of loose rock and working in confined spaces.
  • Overtime may be required and is anticipated.

Working Conditions:
  • The majority of the typical workday is spent in an office environment, though this may change, depending upon the location assignment.  For work performed out of doors, weather conditions vary and can be extreme, depending upon location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes which are primarily influenced by geographic location.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with fellow workers and demonstrate adherence to established safety policies and procedures.
  • Overtime may be required and extended work hours in cases of emergencies.
  • 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:
  • Technical work direction and oversight of staff and contractors.


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

•    Registered professional engineer.

•    Training in project management software and techniques including project scoping and estimating utilizing work breakdown structures, cost and schedule control systems, design and construction management, team building, resource planning, procurement, and permitting is a plus.

•    Knowledge of natural gas and oil pipeline, plant and pump station operations.

•    Experience with FERC pipeline projects.


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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