Senior Project Engineer

  • Location: Pasadena, Texas
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #312

Job Title: Senior Project Engineer

Job Description: Element Staffing is recruiting for an experienced Senior Project Engineer for a large chemical plant in Houston, TX. The Senior Project Engineer (I&E) is responsible for working with production, maintenance, and technical groups to develop estimates and implement capital projects with a focus on electrical, instrumentation and automation. This individual will resolve start-up issues, provide process improvements, and improve safety; will manage projects from the beginning through final documentation and project close out; and will also mentor junior project engineers and contribute to their development.


  • Direct and manage small to large capital project requirements from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support plant requirements in collaboration with management.
  • Develop any and all associated project documents including detailed list of engineering and design specifications for the deliverables of the scope; Inquiry to Bid (ITB) packages for contractors and EPC firms, etc.
  • Estimate project cost, submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Keep track of project costs and variance reports.
  • Develop timelines and identify resources needed to execute the project on time and on budget.
  • Plan, schedule, and track project timelines and milestones.
  • Select equipment, piping, electrical & instrumentation, civil, structural, vendor/contractors through the bid process when applicable.
  • Where required, negotiate with vendor/supplier to meet the project budget/process requirement.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and other departments in timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members and personnel.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation, and presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans.
  • Assist in transferring projects to production department by ensuring proper operation of installed equipment and training personnel on new equipment/systems/processes.
  • Adhere to all safety policies onsite.
  • Make recommendations for process/production and department improvements.
  • Participate in project HAZOPs and PHAs.
  • Participate in continued learning initiatives.
  • Design and installation of non-process projects as required.
  • Special projects and assignments as needed to support administration and technical labs.
  • Field supervision of contractors and engineering firms.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action
  • Mentor department interns when needed.
  • Maintain complete and open lines of communication with other personnel, functions, or departments to facilitate operations and interaction in the organization.
  • Keep supervisor informed of status and progress, ensuring that regular and periodic communication takes place. 
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and keeping abreast of industry trends and related compliance issues with the area of responsibilities.
  • Maintain professional conduct, attendance, and high ethical standards in the workplace, complying with company’s policies and procedures.
  • Fulfill mandatory training requirements applicable for department and job duties as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by supervisor or Management.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Years of Experience: 5-10+ years

Education: BS Electrical Engineering or related

Shift/Travel: M-F, days + weekend duty as needed

Compensation: DOE

Assignment Type: Direct hire

Location: Houston, TX

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to [email protected]

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