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Project Engineer (LPG Project Lead) Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  May 28, 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 Low Pressure Gathering (LPG) Lead at Hess Midstream manages the execution of multiple Infrastructure well tie-in and mainline pipeline projects for onshore unconventional oil and gas production (Upstream and Midstream). Project size ranges from $100 M to $20 MM, with project durations ranging from 6 to 18 months.  The Project Lead is responsible for all project execution objectives in the Refine and Implement stages. LPG projects support the Bakken asset by installing new pipeline systems to gather new well pads and expand existing gathering systems. Additional work scopes include the replacement and repair of existing pipeline systems. Project execution activities include engineering, procurement, securing land easements, permitting, construction, and commissioning.  The LPG Project Lead works closely with multiple Hess stakeholders including Development, Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Land, Regulatory, Operations, and Maintenance Reliability & Integrity to deliver successful projects.



  • Develops projects according to a corporate stage gate process
  • Delivers cost and schedule estimates to the Development team to support Front-End Loading activities for Screen stage decision support packages
  • Delivers Refine stage decision support packages
  • Coordinates resources for engineering, procurement, land-rights acquisition, regulatory permitting, and construction
  • Coordinates internal and external engineering and construction resources
  • Coordinates with the Well Factory stakeholders to ensure projects are completed in advance of initial production
  • Develop cost and schedule estimates
  • Maintains a working knowledge of and ability to apply engineering specifications, regulations, standards, and permitting requirements
  • Communicates project deliverables and recommendations thru written and oral presentations and technical reports


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or Construction Management
  • 3 or more years of experience working in the oil and gas industry; project management, operations, engineering, and/or maintenance experience is a significant plus  
  • Knowledge of industry standards, best practices, and design methods



  • Ability to identify industry proven solutions to infrastructure requirements
  • Engineering skills necessary for execution of technical and economic feasibility evaluations
  • Knowledge of typical project front end deliverables
  • Project management skills including ability to organize, plan, and deliver results per a business timeline
  • Knowledge of project cost estimating, scheduling, and risk assessment
  • Knowledge of equipment specification and procurement
  • Ability to apply sound, independent judgment and be decisive to determine a course of action consistent with an established project framework
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and gain support within a new organization
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), including the ability to develop technical reports and presentations
  • Ability to manage external construction services
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, growing organization
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and time pressures
  • Natural curiosity with a strong desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Proactively identify and solve problems in order to improve work processes



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered pre-requisites for success and advancement. 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 (internally and externally)
  • 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| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 25908