Engineer/ Senior Engineer, Electrical (CCL Stage 3)

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Gregory, TX

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The Engineer or Senior Engineer reports to the Electrical Engineering Superintendent - Engineering Services and is a technical steward for electrical systems and is accountable for supporting, maintaining, and improving these systems including all associated documentation.  A Senior Engineer will enter Engineering Services as an experienced technical resource for the electrical discipline and is able to provide leadership and expertise to peers, organization customers, and less experienced staff.  This role will support Capital Project, Safety and Compliance, Maintenance, Reliability, and Operations groups.



  • Guide and direct the development of operating philosophies and detailed procedures, practices and application of standards for the LNG terminal.
  • Use sound engineering practices, plant standards, and specifications to ensure that documentation for the electrical systems is maintained properly.  
  • Thoroughly understand the technical Management of Change (MOC) process and utilize it in support of capital projects and routine facility changes.      Ensure MOCs are documented, executed, and closed out per MOC work process.
  • Participate in Pre Startup Safety Reviews and Operational Readiness Review process.
  • Participate in regulatory agency audits.
  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting, assistance in planning and coordinating work for the Maintenance and Reliability department.  Work with Maintenance and Operations on electrical issues when they occur to keep plant power systems operational and reliable. 
  • Support Capital Project work process through development of electrical design basis, scopes of work, and defined electrical deliverables for project portfolio.
  • Integrate into the site electrical team as a technical resource and peer review to reduce and eliminate site risks.
  • Reinforce safety and environmental awareness through frequent field observations and by interfacing with plant personnel.
  • Work with Engineering and Construction department to assure O&M interests are represented on major projects.
  • Provide oversight / ownership of the facilities electrical model and associated electrical studies. 
  • Interact with and support Commercial Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and other departments as required.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. 




Work with all facets of LNG transportation, storage and processing, including health, safety, maintenance, operations, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.  Maintain and utilize in-depth knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations and their implementation in operating facilities. Must possess career discipline interest of working with low/medium/high voltage power systems such as distribution and transmission equipment including transformers, protective relays, switchgear, etc.



  • Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
  • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, and governmental agencies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.
  • Computer savvy, including ESS, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.



Education and Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering



Engineer, Electrical:  Three (3) to five (5) years of 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.

Senior Engineer, Electrical:  Minimum of five (5) years of 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.



No direct reports.



The Senior Engineer, Electrical 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 travel required, 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.



Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.