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Facilities Engineering Director


The Facilities Engineering Director is responsible for facilities engineering within the framework of our client’s policies and procedures and in compliance of applicable regulations.




This position will be responsible for facilities engineering including but not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance for complete construction, facilities, and process engineering solutions for offshore GOM Oil & Gas assets.
  • Manages and leads a team of managers, engineers and supporting staff by creating an environment of clear communication and team goals while managing company deadlines and expectations.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews construction, facilities and process engineering work within GOM Offshore business line.
  • Direct report employee development
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of discipline estimates and Project Execution or Construction Execution Plans in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance
  • Establishing and overseeing Process/facilities cost budgets and project schedules for studies, FEED’s and EPC Projects, and participation in Client meetings, proposals, and presentations
  • Participate in proposals, technical guidance for projects/studies, technology development and business development.
  • Understands how to balance workloads to the strengths and performance of the team.  Knows when to delegate and when to offer support.
  • Participate on industry boards and committees to provide leadership and experience in developing industry standards, influence regulatory guidelines, and understand upcoming changes to regulations and standards.
  • Facility/Process engineering responsibilities include development and oversight of heat and material balances using process simulation software, process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs); fluid hydraulic calculations to generate system process data for in-line instruments and loads for rotating equipment, e.g. pumps, compressors and turbines for existing and new facilities.
  • Promote and participate in innovative process equipment developments and alternatives.
  • Assist with regulatory submittals (e.g. BSEE, USCG, and ABS) and technical code equivalencies.
  • Supervise and add technical support where necessary in;
    • Developing or altering standard project specifications to meet specific project requirements.
    • Perform technical quality checking of facilities drawings and other documents. Verify correctness of design and engineering data.
    • Sizing calculations for process equipment, piping, in-line instruments, valves, and pipelines using company developed tools.
    • Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations, including field and design documents relating to the discipline.
    • Troubleshooting and/or de-bottlenecking of existing facilities to optimize production.
    • Gather data, including site surveys and existing conditions data to facilitate accurate design bases.
  • Be familiar with project systems to include mechanical, structural, civil and electrical components to allow considerations of those aspects into a project or area design.
  • Review designs for efficiency of construction, use of materials, integrity and practicality of design.
  • Provide Supplier/Vendor selection expertise, review vendor / fabricator quotations.
  • Assist commissioning with transitioning documentation P&IDs and other related documentation.




  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in offshore facilities and construction
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Field operations experience





  • Experience and knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods and materials in the Offshore Facilities/Process discipline.
  • Experience and knowledge of codes and standards associated with oil and gas production facilities and equipment installations (i.e. API, ASME, ANSI, NFPA,…) and BSEE regulations.
  • Have a strong sense of integrity and the ability to deal with ethical situations effectively
  • Communicate effectively, both orally in person and using a telephone and in writing
  • Demonstrated capability to handle complex and concurrent projects with multiple facets.
  • Technical Competence in facilities engineering design and construction skill areas for offshore topsides production, utilities and injection systems.
  • Ability to lead/direct engineering projects, lead project meetings, meet with partners to solve problems.
  • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse and heavy workload
  • Able to communicate and coordinate project work with other disciplines as applicable, such as Regulatory, Reservoir, Operations, Production, and Construction groups
  • Proficient in software applications used in the industry for your discipline
  • Willing to travel to vendor offices, operations field locations, and industry conferences, typically once or twice a month.
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and be proactive in self-development
  • Willing to work a demanding and flexible schedule as well as monitoring offshore operations and construction activities on weekends and holidays.




  • A current professional license in an engineering discipline, from a State licensing board and PMP certification preferred.




  • Employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time and have use of arms and hands in repetitive motion. A fair amount of standing and walking is also required for the position.
  • Ability to travel without limitation, including airplanes, helicopters and boats and use of swing ropes.
  • Ability to move freely on offshore oil rigs, including stairs ladders, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Endure extreme weather conditions, hazardous atmospheres.