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Kent Recruitment

Senior Civil Structural Engineer (Houston)

USA - Houston Texas
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About the job:
Kent is looking for a Sr. Civil Structural Engineer to be based in the West Houston, TX office.

You will interact with other disciplines and groups, corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to successfully implement and startup new equipment installations and revamps.

Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall civil/structural engineering design on projects.
  • Define and review scope of work, prepare engineering estimates at both proposal and design level and schedule for civil/structural engineering portion of work in a project.
  • Prepare accurate and complete designs and calculations as required to meet project requirements.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist civil/structural project team to ensure effective quality product.
  • Experience should include:
    • Civil
      • Perform site development, surface creation, site preparation works including SWPPP, rough grading and finished grading.
      • Perform storm water drainage, effluents design; manhole and cat basic detailing; water/sanitary sewer design and modeling.
      • Design roadway, paving, and fencing plan.
    • Concrete design
      • Foundations for equipment, Furnaces, Towers, Flares, Tanks, Cooling Towers, Exchangers,
  • Vessels, Pumps and Compressors w / Dynamic Analysis, Substations
      • Misc. Equipment
      • Blast Analysis and Reinforcement
    • Steel design
      • Pipe Racks
      • Auxiliary Structures for Operations and Maintenance and Multi-level Steel Structures for Heavy Equipment
      • Flare Stacks (Derrick and Guy-Wire)
      • Blast Resistant Structural Design
  • Prepare geotechnical and topographical survey specifications and review soil report and survey data.
  • Keep up to date on new engineering processes, techniques, and standards.
  • Develop and recommend improvements in engineering and design standards to lower cost and improve work quality and facilitate maintenance.
  • Ensure that effective methods and design/engineering techniques are used.
  • Resolve project issues and problems.
  • Provide technical guidance to co-workers and project team.
  • All other duties as assigned.
In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:
Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Structural Engineering required.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in the Oil & Gas industry required.
  • Familiar with PIP Standards.
  • Working knowledge of civil/structural layout and design complying with industry standards.
  • Familiar with commonly used civil/structural engineering standards and codes including but not limited to IBC, ACI, AISC, and ASCE codes as well as commonly used civil/structural engineering software.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word).
  • Working knowledge of, Civil 3D, L-pile, Navisworks, STAAD.
  • AutoCAD 2D/3D.
  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Full fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal/rapport building skills necessary to work effectively as a team member, and to plan/coordinate processes for results.
Behavior/ Core Competencies:
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department.

The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.
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