Sr. Field Engineer

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Projects
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

The Field Engineer in the ammonia industry is responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing engineering projects related to ammonia production facilities. This role requires a degree in engineering, extensive knowledge of ammonia processes, and significant experience in managing engineering projects within the industry. The Field Engineer will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure projects meet safety, quality, budget, and schedule requirements.


Essential Job Functions


At a minimum, tasks will include, but not limited to:


  • Project Planning and Coordination
    • Develop detailed project plans, including schedules, budgets, and resource allocation tailored to the gases and ammonia industry.
    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and meet client requirements.
  • Project Execution
    • Lead and manage project teams to achieve project goals.
    • Monitor project progress and make adjustments as needed to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
    • Conduct risk management analysis specific to gas and ammonia projects to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Quality and Safety Assurance
    • Ensure all projects comply with industry-specific safety and quality standards.
    • Conduct regular inspections and audits to ensure adherence to project specifications and regulatory requirements.
    • Implement industry best practices for safety and environmental protection.
  • Communication and Reporting
    • Maintain clear and effective communication with all stakeholders, including clients, team members, and senior management.
    • Prepare and present project status reports to senior management and clients.
    • Document all project activities and maintain comprehensive project files.
  • Technical Support
    • Provide technical guidance and support to project teams.
    • Review and approve technical drawings, specifications, and reports related to gas and ammonia production.
    • Assist in the design and layout of project components, including process equipment and piping systems.
  • Contract and Procurement Management
    • Prepare requests for proposals (RFPs) and manage the bidding process.
    • Evaluate contractor bids and make recommendations for awards.
    • Oversee procurement of materials and equipment, ensuring timely delivery and compliance with project requirements.
  • General Requirements
    • Ability to climb straight ladders.
    • Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
    • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • Industrial chemical plant environment.
    • Noise levels may require hearing protection.
    • Maintain a valid driver’s license.  Always ensure HR has a copy of a current, valid license on file.
    • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    • Education, Experience, and/or Training
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Process Engineering is required.
    • 5-10 years of experience in managing engineering projects within the gases and ammonia industry.
    • Proven track record of successful project management in a similar industry.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Technical Skills
    • Proficient in reading and interpreting technical drawings, P&IDs, and specifications related to gas and ammonia production.
    • Knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices.
    • Proficiency in project management software such as MS Project or Primavera (P6).
  • Project Management Skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and build strong relationships with stakeholders.
    • Leadership skills to motivate and guide project teams.
  • Regulatory Knowledge
    • Understanding of relevant industry regulations and standards, including those specific to gas and ammonia production.
    • Ability to ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and quality standards.

Additional Requirements

  • Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
    • PMP certification is a plus.
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred.
  • Software Proficiency
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
    • Experience with SAP or similar enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is preferred.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Ability to lift 30 lbs occasionally.
    • Ability to sit for extended periods.
    • Ability to work in various environmental conditions, including field and office settings.

  • Work Schedule & Travel
    • Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour workweek with occasional overtime as needed.
    • Travel: Occasional travel to project sites as required.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, OCI Beaumont, LLC reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance with EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardship upon this organization.



OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen products and methanol providing sustainable solutions to agricultural and industrial customers around the world. Our production capacity spans four continents and comprises approximately 16.1 million metric tons per year of nitrogen fertilizers, methanol, diesel exhaust fluid, melamine, and other nitrogen products. We are headquartered in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext in Amsterdam.  We are proud to have cultivated a strong community focused identity as a local employer with 3,600 employees around the world. Our employment strategy has resulted in a diverse global workforce encompassing 25 nationalities located in ten countries, with diverse ethnicities, religious beliefs, cultures, orientations, ages, and other traits working together respectfully and with a shared sense of purpose.

OCI is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, age, disability, sex, national origin, or religion.  We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.   These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays and PTO.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.