Facilities Engineer Sr

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77042

Company: Apache Corporation

Specific Responsibilities

The Facilities Engineer Sr for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Facilities Engineering & Projects team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Facilities Engineering Manager. This position will be responsible for coordinating the design and execution of Central Tank Battery (CTB), Central Gathering Compression (CGC), Satellite Facilities, Flowlines, and Gathering Systems in accordance with schedule and budget guidance provided to Asset General Managers.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Design of new surface infrastructure facilities including pipelines, compressors, pumps, oil/water/gas separation, and processing facilities.
  • Experience in the design and construction of Central Tank Batteries (CTB), Central Gathering Compression (CGC) installations, flowlines & well hook-ups required.
  • Able to analyze, troubleshoot, and optimize the utilization of existing surface facilities in new development plans.
  • Strong communication skills to coordinate with a cross-functional team (operations, engineering, measurement, automation, environmental, regulatory, safety, contractors & inspection personnel) on design, layout, equipment selection & proposed facility operations strategy.
  • Experience with actively managing, tracking and reporting on multiple simultaneous projects while meeting safety, budgetary & schedule objectives set for the company.
  • Development of the Scope of Work (SOW), cost estimate, Project Execution Plan (PEP), Design Basis Memorandum (DBM), and Authorization of Funds Expenditure (AFE) documents necessary to obtain project approvals.
  • Development of construction drawings and RFQ packages through coordination with third party engineering firms, construction foreman & operations personnel.
  • Ensure Management of Change (MOC) approvals are identified, coordinated and approved where required based on the Scope of Work to be performed.
  • Ability to walk down facilities and use existing engineering/vendor/operational data to identify and analyze potential process changes/improvements to meet production goals and zero emission objectives.
  • Incorporation of Closed Vent Design (CVD) objectives to ensure proposed facilities or changes to existing facilities are documented prior to construction and in compliance with both company and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordination of Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR) to ensure a smooth handoff of changes to operations. 
  • Experience with sizing & selection of production equipment, tank working/breathing capacity, PVRV venting sizing capacity, separator dump sizing & blanket gas regulator sizing desired.
  • Experience in sizing vapor recovery units, vapor destruct equipment (combustor/flare) and the associated vent piping systems desired.
  • Able to travel to field locations in Texas and New Mexico on a regular basis based on project planning & coordination needs.
  • Lead incident investigations to identify the root cause and follow-up with training and communications to engineers / contractors that will reduce the potential for future incidents.
  • Assist operations personnel with troubleshooting and proper operation of facilities.
  • Be familiar with and follow Apache design standards and industry best practices.
  • Participate in industry functions and portray a positive image for Apache.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or an equivalent degree.
  • 12+ years of related design and construction experience required. 
  • Must possess knowledge of surface equipment, process conditions, and safety systems typically present on Central Tank Batteries (CTB) and Central Gathering Compression (CGC) installations. 
  • Support production operations and construction teams with diagnosing abnormal operating conditions and providing technical recommendations.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills including MS TEAMS, Excel, Word, Outlook. 
  • Proficiency with modelling software, such as Aspen Hysys, ProMax, and PipeSim desired.
  • Experience with related industry codes and standards applicable to upstream Oil & Gas operations in TX & NM desired. (ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, ASME BPV code, etc.)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and grammar skills.


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success;
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. We are committed to providing oil and natural gas in more innovative and sustainable ways to help meet the world's energy needs.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA). Apache and other affiliated subsidiaries have operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom's North Sea and exploration opportunities offshore Suriname and elsewhere.

For additional information about APA Corporation, please visit: www.apacorp.com.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

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