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Date: Jul 9, 2018

Location: Moundsville, WV, US, 26033

Company: Williams

Engineer Sr.
ReqID: 99622
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Moundsville, West Virginia 26033
Operating Area/Functional Area: Northeast G & P


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States.  At Williams, we’re focused on being great. If you are a high-performer and are committed to contributing to something much bigger than yourself, you are going to love working here. We’re well positioned to help meet the growing demand for natural gas as a cleaner-burning domestic energy source.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:

Williams is a premier developer and operator of energy infrastructure in North America; one of the top gathering and processing companies in the country and a major interstate transporter of natural gas.


Our organization is seeking a highly motivated Engineer to join our Ohio River Supply Hub Tech Service team located in Moundsville, WV.  Depending on the level (Eng. II, III, or Sr), this work will require moderate to complex engineering knowledge, gas processing simulation, and pipeline hydraulic simulation.  The primary responsibility of this role is to resolve operational issue that cross operational district boundaries and provide technical support to Operations. This role will also work with the Project Development Team to ensure new expansion projects are compatible with existing assets. 


Engineer II Responsibility:

  • Performs technical assignments of some complexity requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.   Some technical evaluation and fundamental engineering judgment is required.
  • Develops understanding of industry and operating requirements. 
  • Prepares economic evaluations and presents recommendations.  
  • Develops proficiency in William’s standards and other company business processes that are directly applicable to assignments.


Engineer III Responsibility:

  • Performs a wide spectrum of moderately difficult assignments requiring technical evaluation, innovation and judgement.  Applies knowledge and experience to solve complex problems.  May be called upon to make unreviewed decisions and coordinate activities of others.  Understands industry and system requirements.  Has demonstrated ability to produce results and meet goals.
  • Works independently on mid-sized projects or technical assignments supporting operations including technical and economic evaluation, performance testing, design and construction of new facilities, or upgrading existing facilities, and research on new technology or applications.
  • May lead small, specialized teams of operations or contract personnel to identify and solve technical and project management issues.


Engineer Sr. Responsibility:

  • Handles a diverse range of complex assignments requiring the use of experience, innovation and judgement.  Plans and conducts work requiring independent evaluation.  Exercises substantial latitude for unreviewed decisions. Demonstrates technical expertise in a specialty, geographic area or operational function.  Applies specialized knowledge in the effective completion of major projects and/or work assignments. 
  • May direct work of other engineers and/or support staff.  Activities typically involve assignments of a specialized function or engineering discipline and include technical and economic evaluation, performance testing, design and construction of new facilities, or upgrading existing facilities, and research on new developments.


Function of this role (a typical system engineer):

  • Model pipeline hydraulic (gas, liquid, & two phase) computer simulators to improve pipeline operation, and resolve issues related such as pigging.    
  • Work with Project Development Team on new projects to bring local operational knowledge/experience.   
  • Work with ORSH Tech Service engineers to ensure new projects complement the existing assets. 
  • May get assignment to solve complex operational issues in a gas processing facility, liquid fractionation, or gas/ liquid gathering system.
  • Provide engineering support to ORSH Operation Center.
  • Build & maintain operational matrix that would guide us to more efficient operation.
  • Participate in facility engineering reviews, design reviews, Process Hazard Analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis, model reviews, etc.
  • Continue to gain knowledges & build abilities so that challenging problems can be resolved more effectively.
  • At times, coordinate with Subject Matter Experts to resolve complicated operational problems.
  • Influence decisions that improve reliability and operability, reduce operating costs, and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Utilize systems, processes, and subject matter expert support to aid in decision making and potential project development.
  • Support Engineering Service organization by providing local knowledge and sharing past operational experience. 


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Have ability to build data analyzing tables with Power BI.
  • Has experience in Process Simulators such as VMGSim
  • Has experience in hydraulic simulation such as PIpeSim & Synergi
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple projects with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Have the motivation to improve existing facility.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Values, and Trust – Instills confidence of one’s intentions and positively represents the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.
  • Drives for Results – Is motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.
  • Customer/Stakeholder Focus – Makes customer and stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective relationships with customers and stakeholders.   
  • Communication – Exchanges thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.
  • Self-Knowledge – Personally explores and seeks feedback from others to understand talents, motivations, values, and developmental needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.


Experience Required:

2-4 years’ experience for an Engineer II.  Experience w/the oil and gas field or related industry preferred.

4-6 years’ experience for an Engineer III.  Experience w/ oil and gas field or related industry required.

10+ years’ experience for an Engineer Sr.  Experience w/oil and gas field or related industry required.


A Preferred Candidate Will: 

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
  • The preferred successful candidate would have in-depth knowledge of the natural gas processing and gathering, NGL Fractionation, Condensate processing and handling, etc.
  • Preferred candidate will understand industry and operating requirements around Oil & Gas Industry, and applicable codes, standards and regulations.
  • Have technical knowledge and experience around equipment such as rotating equipment, heat exchangers, process & gathering pipe, direct fired heater, process control and instrumentation, electrical power, pressurized vessel, measurement equipment.
  • Understand and use engineering modeling applications such as VMG (process simulation) and Synergi (hydraulic modeling) and economic evaluation tools.
  • Understand process safety aspects and related compliance requirements.
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide range of responsibilities largely independently involving a broad spectrum of internal customers and functional groups.


Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

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.

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