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Midstream Facilities Advisor (Project Engineering) Job

Date: Aug 31, 2017

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at



The Facilities Project Engineering Advisor will lead and coordinate front end loading activities for typical midstream projects such as gas plant modifications, oil and gas gathering and transmission buildouts, and new field facilities construction. Front end project activities include development of project objectives, requirements, business case, technical feasibility (engineering, cost and schedule), identification of options and final concept selection leading to a basis for design package. Projects in our portfolio cover the size range from medium ($1-20 MM) to large ($100 MM). The position will work closely with team members from business development, commercial, marketing, and operations. Project development occurs at Hess within the framework of an industry standard stage gate process.



  • Coordination of development of multiple projects according to a corporate stage gate process
  • Closely working with Commercial, Marketing, and other business functions to identify and shape project objectives and requirements
  • Coordination of  resources providing land-rights acquisition and regulatory permitting
  • Management of a project’s front end internal and external engineering and design activities 
  • Identification and evaluation of multiple possible asset solutions 
  • Performing preliminary process simulation, hydraulics and constraint modeling
  • Early identification of a project’s environmental, health, and safety aspects
  • Assurance of alignment of project scope  with business objectives
  • Providing project economic analysis using standard discounted cash flow methods
  • Development of preliminary Project Execution Plans which include front end engineering and design activities
  • Preliminary project cost and schedule estimation
  • Participation in technical design reviews, HAZOP studies, and pre-startup safety reviews
  • Development of effective decision support documents
  • Proactive identification and capture of lessons learned, knowledge sharing opportunities, and industry best practice
  • Continuous improvement of project delivery processes


The successful candidate will possess the following skills:



  • Adaptability and willingness to learn
  • Ability to apply sound logic
  • A results oriented approach
  • Willingness to follow, develop and improve standard work processes
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and be decisive – but be able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities
  • Ability to apply independent judgment to determine a course of action consistent with established  policies and goals
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and assertiveness; drive for results
  • Ability to plan and manage work in an efficient manner;
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and time pressures




  • Ability to speak clearly in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Ability to write clearly, using appropriate complexity level, grammar and punctuation.
  • Ability to write and lead the development of effective technical and business reports


Skills – People

  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to effectively lead and train others
  • A team orientation; Ability to build collaborative relationships




  • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical,  Civil, Electrical Engineering
  • 7 or more years of experience  in the oil and gas industry



  • Experience in project development, design and operation of gas plants, oil and gas pipelines, pipeline metering facilities, gas compression facilities, liquid pump stations ( Midstream applications)
  • Experience in chemical process simulation
  • 10 or more years of experience developing or engineering Midstream projects



  • Minot, North Dakota or Houston, Texas
  • Travel 20-40%


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No