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Facilities Project Engineer 

Reference Code: 92564 



Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX
Job Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program
Application Deadline: 01/19/2022




We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously. 

Guided by our values of safety, innovation, responsibility, collaboration and integrity, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities. 

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges. 

To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

The opportunity 

Our US Natural Gas Growth and Interconnect Project Engineering team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in Houston, Texas. 


We are seeking a Project Engineers with a focus on Mechanical discipline, who have knowledge and experience in the execution of engineering and design activities of projects and act as the technical advisor to the Project Manager from prospecting to operation.


The Project Engineer is responsible for scope development, design oversight, leading third party engineering contractors, initiating material procurement and providing technical support throughout the project life-cycle to minimize cost and reduce risks. 


What you’ll do 

  • Believes zero is real and all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable 
  • Speaks up about unsafe conditions and behaviors, taking action to address concerns or stopping unsafe work, looking out for each other 24/7 
  • Gathers information from previous experience to improve internal design practices towards higher safety standards 
  • Completes complex technical and logistical assignments and/or coordinates and manages projects of significant scope and/or large teams 
  • Responsible for the gathering of technical data of Growth and Interconnect projects in early stages of development for the determination of the best engineering approach for their implementation 
  • Responsible for the engineering work associated to Growth and Interconnect projects in natural gas facilities, i.e. compressor stations, meter stations, storage fields, etc. 
  • Responsible for scheduling internal and third-party engineering resources 
  • Leads the compilation of data associated to bidding documentation for the selection of third party engineering firms  
  • Responsible for reviewing third party engineering bid documents, engineering firms proposals and evaluating them for selection 
  • Responsible for all engineering deliverables associated to assigned projects that are decided to be executed in-house 
  • Responsible for the preparation of plans, designs, calculations, estimates and bills of materials, etc. for complex and unique situations 
  • Using initiative makes independent studies, analysis, interpretations and conclusions on projects of significant scope 
  • Generates and reviews recommendations for soundness of judgment and determination of acceptance as technically accurate and feasible 
  • With the support of internal departments, responsible for the management of project specific engineering contracts 
  • Responsible for scheduling design reviews and ensuring proper stakeholder engagement 
  • Works to balance and prioritize engineer and third-party workload 
  • Responsible for engineering deliverables and material procurement schedule being created, monitored and adhered to 
  • Triggers material procurement process for all project items to be purchased by the Company 
  • Reviews all material requisitions against company standards and specifications as applicable to project scope 
  • Expected to resolve conflicts arising with scopes of work and or design decisions 
  • Validates/confirms engineering documentation is accurate and complete 
  • Ensures all RFIs are being resolved in a timely manner 
  • Can resolve RFIs independently or escalate them to 3rd party engineer or technical SMEs when required 
  • Monitors RFI reports for improvement, lessons learned and best practices 
  • Visit construction site/spread as required 
  • Based on independent work, makes engineering recommendations which impact their business unit 
  • Resolves issues related to assignments and makes recommendations regarding issues that have a significant impact on the business unit 
  • Develops a network of internal and external contacts (e.g. peers, managers, government agencies, landowners, external customers, etc.) 
  • May be required to modify established guidelines, devise new approaches, apply existing criteria in new manners 
  • Leads others in the understanding, support, promotion and contribution to the business unit's strategy, goals and objectives, contributing to its implementation from individual contribution perspective 
  • Transfers knowledge by coaching, mentoring and acting as a role model 
  • Responsible for acting with high ethical standards, treating others with honesty and respect, and keeping promises and commitments to stakeholders  


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering 
  • Minimum 6 years of progressive, relevant Project Engineering or Construction Management experience in compressor stations problem solving and maintenance 
  • Experience in the engineering design, construction and commissioning of natural gas facilities 
  • Knowledge of applicable natural gas industry construction practices, FERC and agency requirements 
  • Applicable gas industry regulatory experience (working knowledge of federal regulatory knowledge, state regulatory knowledge, and natural gas market knowledge) 49 CFR 192 
  • Knowledge of engineering design standards and applicable natural gas industry codes and regulations 
  • Understands concepts of asset lifecycle management, system reliability and gas transmission operations 
  • Effective stakeholder management skills, with the ability to create a vision, clearly communicate direction and drive to goal completion 
  • Process development skills with a demonstrated ability to shape and continuously improve business processes 
  • Skilled in the areas of team facilitation, collaboration, negotiation and influencing, process mapping, problem solving and creative solutions 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with Turbine Engines and Reciprocating Engines 
  • Experience with structural design, geotech, stormwater or wastewater management, slip mitigation 

About our business
TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 01/19/2022 using reference code 92564. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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