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Project Engineer

Company: PEMEX Deer Park Refinery
Location: Deer Park
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


  • Provide project engineering leadership for a portfolio of Capital Projects (typically below $10 mln each) at the PEMEX Deer Park Refinery. Accountable for safety, and delivery of a functioning system that solves the problem or realizes the opportunity, cost, and schedule for an assigned set of projects.
  • Achieve Best in Class Project performance per IPA Benchmarking. DIMENSIONS:
    • Project Size - Ranging from $1 mln to $15 mln each
    • Project Portfolio - $20 mln to $40 mln
    • Active Projects - Range from 5 to 10 Active projects depending on size and complexity? Note: This can vary depending on the year, project details, and experience of the Project Engineer.


      1. Has the primary responsibility for execution of Capital (and Expense) Projects from front-end development (Identity, Assess, Select, & Define phases) to detailed design and construction (Execute phase) including procurement, cost control and schedule management.
      2. Accountable for delivering projects safely.
      3. Manages simultaneous projects with competing priorities in various phases on a wide variety of manufacturing processes in the refining and/or chemical complex.
      4. Develops project scopes in collaboration with operations, process engineering and discipline representatives.
      5. Accountable for ensuring the proper technical authority approves the design including the appropriate technical authority of equipment specification and drawings.
      6. Oversees engineering execution utilizing either on-site design staff or local Engineering companies.
      7. Responsible for coordination with external Technical resources regarding Project Assurance and Technical Assurance activities (where applicable).
      8. Works with the Project Controls department to develop project cost estimates and schedules for each phase and for final funding.
      9. Accountable for meeting project cost and schedule requirements and providing accurate forecasting.
      10. Works with site and procurement to develop/implement a procurement strategy for each project.
      11 Works with environmental to ensure permitting strategy/compliance.
      12. Assists with the development of equipment and material bid specification, bid evaluation and selection.
      13. Works with IPA (external auditors) to review and score projects against the specified criteria at multiple phases depending on the size/complexity of the project.
      14. Accountable for working with construction and ensuring proper construction management plans in place.
      15. Coordinates personnel and Contractors to assure that field activities are completed safely, on time, within budget and in accordance with the design requirements.
      16. Sets the expectations for construction contractors by spending time in the field.
      17. Assist with mechanical start-up plans and procedures, provides technical support during start-up, support training activities and assures documentation and knowledge transfer.
      18. Provides appropriate files to maintenance and operations for record keeping.
      19. Creates or assembles all documents for project closure.
      20. Works with the project Controls department to close project financial accounts.
      21. Has the ability to follow the plant change MOC process to execute higher complexity changes initiated by the production teams and produce project deliverables that align with risk and Project Delivery Procedure intent.

      • Ensuring Right Project to meet Premises is scoped in Front End and then that the Project is Executed Right (Efficiently and Competitively).
      • Integrating resource needs across Engineering and MTAC organization.
      • Balancing project execution with stakeholder expectations in a portfolio management environment.
      • Supporting the Project Safety Improvement Plan and demonstrating strong safety leadership and hazard recognition and mitigation.
      • Delivering Best in Class projects per IPA CEI rating.
        • Manage Sourcing Process Awareness
        • Develop Contracts Awareness
        • Deliver Contract Value Knowledge
        • Builds Shared Vision Awareness
        • Delivers Results Through Others Awareness
        • Analyses and solves problems Knowledge
        • Communicates and persuades Knowledge
        • Personal creativity and innovation Knowledge
        • Business planning and evaluation Awareness
        • Manages knowledge and information Knowledge
        • Evaluate and Frame Opportunities Awareness
        • Define and Optimize Project Concepts Awareness
        • Manage Front End Engineering Activities Knowledge
        • Identify and Manage Project Risks Knowledge
        • Develop Project Execution Strategies Knowledge
        • Manage Project Interfaces Knowledge
        • Integrate Operational Requirements Knowledge
        • Manage Detailed Design Activities Knowledge
        • Develop/Implement Equip. and Material Procurement Knowledge
        • Develop / Implement Construction Processes Knowledge
        • Develop / Implement Transportation Assurance Knowledge
        • Manage Operational Readiness & Assurance Knowledge
        • Handover and Close Out Work Knowledge
        • Manage the Schedule and Resource Plan Knowledge
        • Manage the Cost Knowledge
        • Specify Quality Assure/Control Requirements Knowledge
        • Implement Project Information Management Knowledge
        • Implement Change Control Process Knowledge
        • Manage and Communicate Project Performance Knowledge
        • Develop Lessons Learned / Participate Knowledge
        • Set-up and Manage Project Teams Awareness
        • Sustain Connections and Networks with Knowledge
        • Prepare Effective Management of HSSE Risk Knowledge
        • Apply Effective Management of HSSE Risk Knowledge
          • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
          • 5+ years of experience in Refinery or Petrochemical Plants is desired.
          • 5+ years of Project Engineering experience is desired.
          • A practical working knowledge of Refinery processes, process equipment, industry design & engineering standards, and general project work process and procedures are required.

Keywords: PEMEX Deer Park Refinery, Houston , Project Engineer, Engineering , Deer Park, Texas

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