Southwestern Energy Senior / Staff Facilities Engineer in Spring, Texas

  • Company Overview *

Currently one of the largest producers of natural gas in the continental United States, Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. We are also focused on creating and capturing additional value through our natural gas gathering and marketing business, which we refer to as Midstream Services. Visit to learn more.

  • Working at Southwestern Energy *

Southwestern Energy produces and provides energy to our world. It’s a commitment that has motivated our employees for more than 80 years. Every day we are explorers and producers, working to discover innovative new ways to fuel the future. Our culture demands creativity and innovation, and we foster this by building programs and procedures that make our company and industry better. We give employees, including new hires, the opportunity to be a contributor from the first day on the job. It’s important to us to create a rewarding and inclusive work environment. We reward team and individual performance, in addition to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits. We support our employees with opportunities to participate in ongoing development training and support groups.

We are at the forefront of several significant projects, including the Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale plays. In fact, Southwestern Energy was the first to discover the economic viability of the Fayetteville Shale and is the largest producer of its natural gas. We have exploratory efforts in the Brown Dense, located near the Arkansas-Louisiana border.

This position is on the Facilities Engineering and Standards Team reporting to the Director, Facilities Engineering and Standards. The team provides facility/process engineering support for all division projects from front-end and through detailed engineering as well as supporting the procurement, fabrication, construction, and commissioning and start-up of the designed facilities. The designed facilities include well site production facilities and water supply, storage, and transfer facilities and lines. The team also supports the broader Southwestern Energy companies in the development and implementation of engineering standards and guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide facility/process engineering support of facilities in onshore shale developments.

  • Primary responsibility for engineering deliverables including process simulations, development of heat and material balances, and development of PFDs and P&IDs and ensuring successful delivery of same. Interface, direct and guide external engineering resources to achieve the same.

  • Leads Design and Risk Reviews

  • Participate in HAZOP’s, MOC reviews, and Pre-Start Up Safety Review

  • Assist in developing procedures and support for commissioning of new facilities

  • Develop and implement a continual improvement program to support the activities of the Production Team on behalf of Southwestern Energy

  • Lead the bidding and selection process of qualified vendors for equipment, fabrication, and construction activities

  • Manage multiple projects within applicable timelines, budgets, and environmental regulations

  • BS or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university

  • 8 or more years’ experience in the design, technical analysis, economic analysis, engineering, and construction of oil and gas facilities, compressor stations, gas processing and treating plants or equivalent.

  • Knowledgeable in Onshore/Shale facility operations and construction

  • Possess significant knowledge of piping, separation, compression and instrument design, analysis, facility planning, and equipment layout as it relates to industry standards

  • Possess in-depth knowledge about computer simulation software, VMGSim and/or ProMax, used to model steady-state process plant operation and individual equipment and piping systems.

  • Functional knowledge and a basic understanding of rotating equipment (pumps and compressors), metering and instrumentation. Is resourceful in mastering knowledge needed in new and unfamiliar assignments.

  • Knowledge of ASME, API, NEC, NFPA, PIP, and OSHA terms and guidelines.

  • Be able to travel to sites in support of projects as required

/ Southwestern Energy Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, present military status or veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. /

Job: *Engineering

Title: Senior / Staff Facilities Engineer

Location: Texas-Spring

Requisition ID: 11133