The successful candidate will be responsible for Project Development FEED studies and estimating of capital project costs. Estimates will be preliminary/ conceptual to detailed AFE quality.
• Position will work directly with the Operations, Commercial, and Engineering groups to define capital project scopes of work, gather specific project details and design information and assemble into FEED estimate packages. Candidates should have sound Engineering capabilities, prior estimating experience, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Win Estimator is the preferred estimating software, but experience with any computer based program will be considered. Terminals type experience is a plus, but this industry is very similar to Petrochem and Refinery. This position will office at our new Deer Park office (Beltway 8 and Hwy 225).
• Typical deliverables are: Perform basic Engineering, layout sketch, process flow diagram (PFD), sketch isometric pipe drawings, equipment list, write up of the Basis of Design, obtain quotations for major components, high level schedule, summary of permitting requirements, definition of civil, electrical and instrumentation requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Project Scoping and Development of Conceptual Designs for new Projects. • Ability to read and comprehend PFD's, P&ID's technical drawings and specifications. • Prepare material take-offs, create detailed estimates and preliminary sketches for proposed capital projects for review with internal customers and management. Estimates must be well thought out, organized, logical, clear and concise. Provide significant input into the development of Design Basis for each project. Review project scope for completeness and workability. Communicate with project contacts to develop additional estimating criteria when information is incomplete. (scope may evolve during the development process). Confirm actual field conditions of assigned projects. Oversight and Management of Engineering Consultants. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred)
EXPERIENCE/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE: • A minimum of 5-7 years direct capital estimating experience • Detailed working knowledge of mechanical and civil construction.
• Related Experience - Preliminary engineering, scope development, cost estimating, piping, pipe racks, vapor systems, rail loading racks, truck loading racks, barge dock, ship dock, tanks, fire water, jet fuel filtering, horizontal directional drills (HDD), pumps, Motor Control Centers (MCC), variable frequency drives (VFD), SCADA, right of way (ROW), spheres, pig launcher receiver, loading arms, rail design, ethanol blending, vapor combustion unit (VCU), vapor recovery unit (VRU), meter skid, additive injection.
• Experience in Development of Conceptual Design and equipment layouts for Liquid Terminal Facilities. • Experience in pipe sizing and valve types. • Familiar with general Industrial design requirements, Experience in planning and executing engineering for projects • Leadership and supervisory experience with engineering teams a plus.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION: • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers • Willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment • Must pass and complete Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations • Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and estimating software • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), high degree of attention to details, follow work rules, and adhere to established work schedules • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential. • Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions. • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision. • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned
WORKING CONDITIONS: • Position is based in an office and requires extended periods of sitting and computer work. • Must be willing and able to work outside in a Plant environment, in all types of climate conditions, as required for project development and other department activities • Availability to travel throughout the US and Canada, and other locations as required in performing job duties. • 5% travel required. • Must be willing and able to carry a cell phone and to respond when contacted • Ideal candidate has the ability to grow into the next level positions in the future. • Must be willing to become competent in WinEstimator estimating software. • Competency in database software maintenance and development of estimating standards.
Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 155 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products.
•Largest independent transport...er of petroleum products, transporting about 2.1 million barrels of product per day. We move gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, crude, natural gas liquids and more.
•Largest transporter of carbon dioxide (CO2), transporting about 1.3 billion cubic feet per day. Most of the CO2 is used in enhanced oil recovery projects in the Permian Basin of West Texas.
•Largest independent terminal operator. Our liquids terminals store refined petroleum products, chemicals, ethanol and more, and have a capacity of 152 million barrels. Our dry bulk terminals store and handle such materials as coal, petroleum coke and steel, and we handle over 53 million tons per year. We also have a strong Jones Act shipping position with twelve vessels in service and four more to be delivered in 2017.
Our customers include major oil companies, energy producers and shippers, local distribution companies and businesses across many industries. In most of our businesses, we operate like a giant toll road and receive a fee for our services, generally avoiding commodity price risk. In our CO2 business, where exposure to commodity prices does exist, we employ a hedging strategy to partially mitigate that risk. For 2017, approximately 91 percent of our cash flows are fee-based and 97 percent of our cash flows are fee-based or hedged.