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Date: Jun 24, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77056

Company: Williams

Mechanical Engineer - Senior
ReqID: 84721
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Houston, Texas 77056
Operating Area/Functional Area: Engineering Services


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Engineers are vital to our business. They help meet energy needs by working on some of the most exciting industry projects in the United States. If you are driven to push the boundaries and not accept the status quo, and you thrive in a constantly-changing environment, we’d like to talk to you.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Mechanical Engineer to join our workforce. The primary responsibility of this role is to participate on project teams and oversee the design, permitting, and construction mechanical infrastructure associated with natural gas compressor stations and the design, routing, and permitting of natural gas pipelines.



  • Lead efforts and project teams to improve operability, maintainability, and reliability of existing assets.
  • Interface with consultant engineering firms, internal engineering, drafting, purchasing, inspection, contracts, planning, and operations personnel.
  • Responsibilities could include engineering design, scope development, cost estimating, and development of equipment specifications.
  • Participate in commissioning, and start-up of new and modified facilities.
  • Utilize computer modeling and data analysis tolls to aid in the evaluation, justification, and development of solutions to problems and/or opportunities.
  • Develop documentation and studies as necessary for projects that require authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
  • Influence decisions that improve reliability and operability, reduce operating costs, and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Utilize systems, processes, and support the subject matter expert to aid in decision making and potential project development.
  • Provide technical support to all functional departments, as part of troubleshooting, regulatory compliance, and optimization, during routine operations, start-up, and turnarounds.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for the overall coordination of process design inputs from other engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to mentor, develop and train the 0 – 4 year engineers.


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Have computer experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Projects, PowerPoint, and Excel Work products.
  • Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple complex projects with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Possess the ability to mentor others through technical training and guidance on planning, scheduling, and engineering subjects.
  • Have the motivation and ability to improve existing processes.
  • Understand complex systems and be able to identify potential areas of improvement.





A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field from an accredited university.
  • Have 8-12 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, but still acquiring higher level knowledge and capabilities.


A Successful Candidate May:

  • Experience with turbine driven centrifugal compression preferred.
  • PE license
  • Project Management Experience


*This position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience.

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 50%
Relocation Offered: No

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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