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Oneok, Inc Project Engineer in Mont Belvieu, Texas

#WeAreONEOK Fortune 500 company. 100+ years in business. Leading midstream service provider. Safety first. Sustainable operations. Environmentally responsible. Employee focused.


ONEOK is looking for a mid to senior level Project Engineer to support our Natural Gas Liquids business segment. This role is based in our Mont Belvieu office and is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

Job Profile Summary

Directs and performs an advanced level of engineering and/or project management duties related to one or more functional areas that may include: pipeline system planning and analysis, gathering system operation; gas and liquids measurement, gas analysis, and measurement station design; processing and/or storage facility operation; and/or estimating, designing, and coordinating construction projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Direct and/or perform engineering and/or project management activities related to design, procurement, construction, or optimization of company assets including but not limited to:

  • Transmission and/or gathering systems, measurement and regulation facilities, compressor and pump stations and dehydration plants

  • NGL fractionation, natural gas processing and/or hydrocarbon storage facilities

  • Construction plans and implementation

  • Management of third-party contract resources

  • Provide technical and/or engineering assistance on matters including but not limited to:

  • Equipment/system design

  • Pipeline sizing and evaluation­

  • Pipeline control

  • Pipeline facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance

  • Policies and procedures

  • Process Safety

  • Perform and review project management activities including but not limited to:

  • Bid proposals and contracts

  • AFE preparation and cost management

  • Management of Change (MOC)­

  • Material/equipment specifications and selection

  • Construction plans and support

  • Creating and updating schedules / timelines

  • Preparing project progress and other reports

  • Managing change orders

  • Identify equipment efficiencies, complete hydraulic calculations, determine valve and pipeline sizing and perform gas flow analysis.

  • Research, analyze, prepare and/or approve information including but not limited to:

  • Engineering studies

  • Governmental rules, regulations, codes and standards

  • ­Pipeline and/or measurement system analyses and recommendations

  • ­Hydrocarbon processing and/or measurement bid proposals

  • Construction and/or measurement contracts

  • ­­Cost estimates

  • Material specifications/selections

  • Make recommendations for improvements related to capacity, operating costs, and system operation

  • Evaluate proposed projects by conducting load studies

  • Analyze various measurement system designs and make recommendations for improvements related to station capacity and operating costs, to increase accuracy of measurement system and downstream reporting systems

  • Perform economic analysis related to potential new projects, including but not limited to operational cost estimates, determining equipment efficiencies, and needed enhancements and conducting definitive studies for potential acquisitions

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and develop and implement new processes as requested my management, with limited supervision

  • Anticipate changes in work demands and identify assignments or training to meet those demands

  • Oversee utilization of manpower and equipment resources

  • Assess, schedule, and prioritize projects on customer needs and value to the organization

  • May have oversight of employees engaged in field operations, construction and/or project management function


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or closely related field and the following job-related experience preferred

Work Experience

  • Experience and knowledge of engineering design and criteria for natural gas and/or NGLs in pipeline systems

  • Experience at this level is typically attained with seven or more years of experience in engineering, operations and/or project management

  • Experience achieving goals and developing employee/team strengths, exhibiting a positive example and influence that leads to employee, project, and stakeholder successes

  • Experience in use and function of applications such as: Microsoft Excel, Project, Access, Word, etc.

  • Experience researching and preparing project materials and design specifications, contracts, agreements, budgets, engineering studies, and other relevant reports, forms, and correspondence

  • Experience identifying, researching, understanding, evaluating, and prioritizing operational problems and coordinating appropriate action/response

  • Experience with and knowledge of pipelines or hydrocarbon processing and related facilities design, construction, operation, and maintenance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: material failure and structural analysis and industry standards and governmental regulations

  • Knowledge of: and understanding of operational functions and commercial relationships with the ability to anticipate functional and transactional impacts

  • Ability to: read and interpret governmental regulations, blueprints, contracts, manuals, specifications, surveys, charts, load studies, and other relevant reports and correspondence

  • Ability to: analyze and resolve issues and/or questions concerning engineering design and calculations obtaining assistance if needed on more complex design and calculations

  • Ability to: review complex engineering drawings and material.

  • Ability to: manage and prioritize multiple assignments with competing deadlines

  • Ability to: identify, plan and organize projects to completion, goals, and initiatives

  • Ability to: use logic and reasoning to identify alternate solutions or approaches to a problem

  • Ability to: apply math, algebraic formulas, and statistical methods

  • Ability to: interact, negotiate, advise, and communicate effectively

  • Ability to: operate office tools and equipment required

  • Ability to: communicate thoughts, ideas, information, messages, and other written information, which may contain technical material, in a logical, organized, and coherent manner

Licenses and Certifications

  • None required

Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)

  • Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)

  • Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)

  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)

  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)

  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)

  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)

  • Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)

  • Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)

  • Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)

  • Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)

  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)

  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)

  • Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)

  • Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)

  • Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)

  • Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)

  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)

  • Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

Working Conditions

  • Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)

  • Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)

  • CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


  • Travel to other locations required


  • Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.

The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONEOK.


Expected Salary Range

$99,000.00 - $149,000.00

ONEOK is a leading midstream service provider and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.