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Sr. Facilities Engineer - (GoM Offshore - Rotator) Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  Sep 2, 2022


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

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

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 Sr. Facilities Engineer will provide a range of technical support to the platform with a focus on Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Operational support and key liaison with onshore Maintenance, Reliability and Integrity (MR&I) teams.    They will provide real-time technical assistance to the platform production operations team with continuous improvement in facility optimization, proactive Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) strategies to prevent failures, field troubleshooting support, and defect (bad actors) identification and resolution.  They will serve as first line of defense around critical equipment surveillance through effective condition monitoring practices.   This role will initiate and lead small improvement projects in support of RaM and operational improvement needs. They will also serve as a focal point between the Offshore Operations Team and onshore Reliability and Integrity engineers. Position works 14 days on, 14 days off rotating schedule on an offshore production platform.  


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.




  • Acts as the key lead for reliability improvement processes for the offshore facility:
    • Provides first line of defense for driving fundamental reliability strategies to the offshore assets - Equipment master data, criticality, equipment strategies including effective Preventative Maintenance (PM’s) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM’s) efforts, and identification of improvement opportunities based on fundamental reliability metrics (bad actors, high costs, Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR), etc)
    • Steward for progressing facility bad actor lists and facilitating resources to address and resolve
    • Provides equipment maintenance engineering oversight of platform facility in terms of operational performance surveillance through operational or condition monitoring tools, craft and reliability operator support in troubleshooting and preventing equipment failures, optimization of PM and PdM for critical equipment in order to have an evergreen program that adjusts based on findings as PMs are completed.  
    • Acting as the facility focal point to providing feedback to MR&I Reliability Manager and support team
    • Acting as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Facilitator to conduct RCAs and ensure countermeasures are reviewed by Operations Manager. The tools include but are not limited to: Problem Solving A3s, Cause Mapping®, TapRooT® and 5-Whys.    Provides first level of RCFA (formal and Informal) on equipment/process failures offshore
    • Providing troubleshooting support for process upset events and assuring Subject Matter Experts (SME) (e.g., Contractors, MR&I, other Technical Authorities [TAs]) are engaged as requested by Offshore Leadership.
    • Mentors the organization in driving improvement through strong RaM principles and is engaged in best practice networks for Facilities Engineers    
  • Provides engineering support for the development and implementation of Management of Change (MoCs) to completion.
  • Supports modification of engineering drawings such as Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Safety Analysis Function Evaluation (SAFE) Charts, and Safety Analysis Flow Diagrams (SFDs)
  • Supports development of procedures for non-routine operations
  • Creates or modifies Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Manages and assists in facility projects and/or maintenance activities which do not require MR&I ownership determined by business rules:
    • Giving input to the design of new or repair projects, standardization and selection of equipment parts and components
    • Developing scopes of work for implementation by the Offshore team or third-party contractors
  • Provides input for equipment fitness for service, repair or maintenance specifications, deferrals and barrier failures, seeking input from SME’s and TAs as required
  • Support regulatory permit requests based on an established procedure.
    •  Write technical descriptions of changes for submittal letters.
    •  Interface with regulatory advisor and the Bareau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) engineers.
  • Support the Maintenance, Reliability and Integrity Programs.
    •  Supports development, tracking and analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
    •  Use SAP software for receiving, prioritizing and tracking engineering request notifications.
  • Provides Facilities Engineering support for Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOPs) and risk analyses, including progression and closure of action items
  • Participates as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Assists Offshore Operations in the preparation of the annual operating expense (OPEX) budget



  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant industry experience required; 10+ preferred
  • Knowledge of Upstream, midstream, or downstream onshore/offshore facilities (Offshore preferred)  and operations required with a strong foundation in reliability and maintenance best practices.
  • Knowledge of mechanical / I&E / static / rotating equipment with experience with predictive maintenance application and interpretation
  • Knowledge of GOM design standards and regulations desirable
  • Awareness of API 14E, API 520, API 521 and API 2000, API 14C, and other Federal regulations pertaining to GoM Platforms
  • Knowledge of process control, automation and safety shutdown systems
  • Highly effective at communicating ideas, findings and status orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of SAP or other Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Ability to work 14 days on, 14 days off rotating schedule in an offshore enviornment
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision in a diverse, multidiscipline team environment
  • Ability to obtain Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) training/certification
  • Proficient computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects, Visio, TEAMS)
  • Strong analytical and complex problem-solving skills with attention to detail and process improvements


Education, Training & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering discipline required


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26219