Houston, Texas

Company presentation
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description
Air Liquide Large Industries provides our customers with industrial gas and energy solutions that are vital to their own industrial production. We own and operate over 2,000 miles of industrial gas pipelines in the U.S. supplying mainly oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and syngas in large quantities from multiple production sources to major customers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and steel industries. Our pipeline operations and industrial gas production facilities are closely monitored 24/7 within our leading-edge operations control center located in Houston, Texas. Our operations control group monitors over 89,000 data points and assists with product supply and coordination. We are constantly optimizing our supply network to provide high reliability and energy efficiencies allowing Air Liquide to adjust supply needs more quickly and effectively enabling growth to our customers.

Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.

Job Responsibilities
  • Personally complies with Air Liquide safety standards & follows the 12 Life Saving Rules at all times.
  • Manages proposal, scope development, estimating, design, procurement, installation, commissioning and close-out of plant projects that include upgrades and retrofits as well as program projects, plant improvements and expansions at existing locations. Projects range from $0.5 million - $30 million total value. Directly responsible for execution of project from concept to close-out.
  • Oversees project engineer's project-specific task assignments.
  • Assists with development, mentoring and training young engineering staff.
  • Ensures that projects are completed according to Air Liquide Safety and Design procedures and policies.
  • Assists Business Development and Operations Management with economic analysis of proposed projects and develop alternative solutions.
  • Develops project scope based upon input from Operations, CTE, Zone and Plant Management, Maintenance, Business Development, and all other Project Stakeholders. Scope is to be sufficiently detailed to produce a "lump sum" estimate for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).
  • Ensures that value engineering exercises are carried out and incorporate the pertinent changes to provide lowest cost solution while maintain project requirements.
  • Completes basic engineering design functions such as P&ID mark-ups, specification review, technical bid analysis, etc.
  • Applies existing specifications to ensure functional requirements are met at the lowest cost, avoiding purchase of over-designed equipment or excess functionality.
  • Estimates the project. Where necessary obtain quotations for equipment and/or EPC services.
  • Generates Authorization for Capital Expenditure (ACE) requests and follow-up on the approval process
  • Specifies equipment and services, select vendors, issue Purchase Requisitions and field contracts and expedite delivery.
  • Oversees project execution so that the end result meets the original requirements, on schedule and within budget.
  • Develops and maintains project schedule to ensure on timely delivery.
  • Develops and effectively manages project budget.
  • Effectively manages changes in project scope (PCN process) and schedule to minimize impact.
  • Organizes and facilitates all Design Reviews on projects in compliance with Design Validation procedure.
  • Ensures that operational concerns are addressed prior to commissioning so that the process / system can be operated safely and efficiently.
  • Participates in the creation, updates and reviews of PHAs, PSSRs, and P&IDs. Assist facility with MOCs. Facilitate Action Item resolution/
  • Provides plant and project files with required documentation
  • Manages and reports status monthly on safety, budget, schedule, and quality criteria. Meet or exceed client expectations in these areas
  • Completes Project Capitalization tasks and Lessons Learned. Closes projects promptly.
  • Assists in development of project management work practices and tools.
  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of third party engineering and construction firms as preferred suppliers.
  • Manages multiple proposals and projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to Lead project team, facilitate improvements and independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience and proven ability to manage projects with competency in project management tools and techniques such as scope definition, estimating, scheduling / critical path, budgeting, cost control, reporting, design and scope change management.
  • Strong Technical knowledge of process and operation of ASU, Cogen, and/or Hydrogen manufacturing.
  • Ability to read and mark up P&IDs. Ability to perform basic process calculations.
  • Familiarity with National Electrical code, OSHA, Life Safety codes, ASME standards, and CGA documents.
  • General knowledge of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control systems and operation of process equipment utilized in Air Liquide technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of process control equipment-hardware and software.
  • Comfortable in both Corporate and Field environments.

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to work around process equipment, including traversing ladders and stairs
  • Some travel required (approximately 25-40% of time)
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment.

Education and Experience:
  • BS in Engineering from an accredited 4-year university (Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical preferred).
  • Minimum five (5+) years of Industrial Project Engineering / Project Management experience required.
  • Operational and / or detailed engineering experience a plus.

Houston, Texas

Air Liquide is a global leader, constantly striving to stay on top in a fast paced, high-tech industry. Our careers provide you with an immediate opportunity to contribute. We give you the responsibility to find customer solutions and the autonomy needed to get things done. The diversity of our businesses and our worldwide operations mean a career at Air Liquide can take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Air Liquide Group relies on the skills and commitment of over 43,000 people throughout the world with a broad range of responsibilities in a variety of industries. It is through their efforts that we have become a world leader in industrial and medical gases with a reputation for excellence.

The diversity of our employees is a driving force behind our success. Present in over 75 countries, our people are a mixture or gender, race, culture, nationality, education and professional experience. Their combined competencies allow us to capitalize on fast changing opportunities worldwide.

One of Air Liquide's strategic themes is developing our talents. Recruiting, training, mobility...more competent and motivated teams are and will continue to be one of the foundations of Air Liquide's growth and leadership.

Our Career Philosophy

At Air Liquide we trust in the initiative of our people. We believe our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve our performance. We give people responsibility and trust them to get the job done. The link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract the best people. To do so, Air Liquide must be a great place to work. Our mission is to ensure this is the case.

A career at Air Liquide means the opportunity to explore many different types of work all over the world while remaining within the same company. It means being part of a company heavily invested in your development—your success drives ours and we prepare you to succeed. It also means working for a company that believes your success is dependent on a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.

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