Staff Engineer, Electrical

Cheniere Energy   •  

Gregory, TX

Industry: Energy / Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 356 days ago


The Electrical Engineer reports to the Manager, Technical Services and is the technical steward for electrical systems and is accountable for supporting, maintaining and improving these systems including all associated documentation.  The Electrical Engineer will provide leadership and discipline expertise to less experienced support staff, Engineering Design, Maintenance, and Operations groups.


Understand all facets of LNG transportation, storage and processing, including health, safety, maintenance, operations, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.  In-depth knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations and their implementation in operating facilities.



  1. Guide and direct the development of operating philosophies and detailed procedures, practices and standards for the LNG terminal.


  1. 2.     Serve as the electrical and power generation administrator and provide electrical systems support to Maintenance and Operations to keep plant systems operational.  Responsible for the industrialelectrical systems from the field devices (motors, switches, etc.) through the distribution from 120 V to 13.8 kV which includes lighting panels, power panels, UPS, motor control centers, distribution transformers, switchgear, gas turbines and diesel generators.


  1. 3.     Use sound engineering practices, plant standards, and specifications to ensure that documentation for the electrical systems is maintained properly. 


  1. 4.     Thoroughly understand the technical Management of Change (MOC) process and utilize it in support of capital projects and routine facility changes.


  1. Participate in Pre Startup Safety Reviews. (PSSR)


  1. Participate in regulatory agency audits.


  1. 7.     Provide technical support, troubleshooting, assistance in planning and coordinating work for the Maintenance department.  Work with Maintenance and Operations on electrical issues when they occur.
  2. 8.     Develop design basis, preliminary estimates, and schedules for project design scopes.
  3. 9.     Work with Manager, Technical Services, to define problems, establish work scopes, prepare task budgets and schedules, plan work, provide technical direction, and report the work status to management.
  4. 10.  Reinforce safety and environmental awareness through frequent job observations and by interfacing with plant personnel.
  5. 11.  Work with Engineering and Construction department to assure O&M interests are represented on major projects.
  6. 12.  Interact with and support Commercial Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and other departments as required.


  1. 1.     Education and Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in ElectricalEngineering. A Professional Engineer’s (PE) License is a plus.
  2. 2.     Experience: At least ten (10) years experience in an industrial setting in engineering or operations depending on the type of experience. Experience with LNG liquefaction, petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing is required.
  3. 3.     Skills:
    1. a.    Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
    2. b.    An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
    3. c.     Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    4. d.    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, and governmental agencies.
    5. e.    Able to work with culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.
    6. f.      Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with 1) management, 2) peers and 3) the various facility level workers (Plant Manager, plant supervision and plant workers) whom are all responsible for ensuring good operations.
    7. g.    Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines. 
    8. h.    Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills. 
    9. i.      Accomplished public speaker, able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.
    10. j.      Computer savvy, including ESS, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint.
  4. 4.     Must maintain a TransportationWorker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.


No direct reports.


The Electrical Engineer requires minimal supervision.


  • ·         Job is performed in an industrial plant environment.
  • ·         Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • ·         Limited travelrequired, as business conditions dictate.
  • ·         Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
  • ·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write.
  • ·         Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height, and lift and move objects weighting up to 30 pounds.
  • ·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors and outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise. There is a considerable amount of outdoor activities involved.
  • ·         Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • ·         Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.
  • ·         Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, and LNG firefighting.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.