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Oneok, Inc Engineer - Senior in Mont Belvieu, Texas

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

We are on the hunt for a diverse group of talented, high-caliber employees to join our team. ONEOK is recognized as an employer of choice in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry and offers competitive pay; professional development; excellent benefits; a strong commitment to safety; community engagement; and a caring, inclusive work culture.


ONEOK is looking for a Senior Process Engineer to support its Mont Belvieu, Texas facilities: NGL fractionation plants, underground cavern storage facility, and hydrocarbon pipelines. The role would support Operations with process improvement (MOC, PHA/LOPA) troubleshooting, optimization, project management, and safety/health/environmental culture (incident investigation, safety leadership), etc.. Senior engineers are expected to be self-directed, initiate and drive improvement opportunities (including generation and evaluation of alternatives), support and develop other engineers, be adaptable in roles and assignments, and provide leadership in the local organization. ONEOK is looking for candidates with the capability and motivation to fill leadership and management positions as they develop.

Job Profile Summary

Performs specialized engineering 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; and/or estimating, designing, and coordinating pipeline construction projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Direct, perform, and/or approve engineering activities relative to design of company pipeline including but not limited to:

  • Transmission and/or gathering systems and appurtenances

  • Measurement and regulation facilities

  • Compressor and pump stations

  • Dehydration plants

  • Construction plans and implementation

  • Material/equipment specifications and selection

  • Analyze and evaluate various pipeline systems and make recommendations for improvements related to capacity, operating costs, and system operation. Evaluate proposed projects by conducting load studies. (Specified by position)

  • Analyze and evaluate various measurement systems designs and make recommendations for improvements related to station capacity and operating costs. Increase accuracy of measurement system and downstream reporting systems. (Specified by position)

  • Direct and perform engineering, implementation, maintenance and monitoring activities relative to CPM: Computational Pipeline Monitoring (leak detection, batch tracking and scraper tracking). (Specified by position)

  • Perform calculations related to project, investment, and operational cost estimates; determining equipment efficiencies and enhancements; and conducting studies relative to supply acquisitions

  • Coordinate projects among departments, producers, scheduling, customers, operations and contractors including but not limited to:

  • Bid proposals and contracts

  • Operational problems

  • Material specifications and selection

  • Construction and/or relocation projects

  • Provide technical and/or engineering assistance to management, employees, governmental/regulatory personnel, contractors, producers, manufacturers, and others on matters including but not limited to:

  • Meter and regulator settings

  • Equipment/system design

  • Pipeline sizes

  • Pipeline control

  • Facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance

  • Policies and procedures

  • 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

  • Pipeline and/or measurement bid proposals

  • Construction and/or measurement contracts

  • Purchase, transportation, and exchange agreements and/or contracts

  • Cost estimates

  • Material specifications/selections


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering desirable plus significant job-related experience as follows:

Work Experience

  • Experience with and thorough knowledge of pipelines and related facilities design, construction, operation, and maintenance projects

  • Experience with material failure and structural analysis and thorough knowledge of industry standards and governmental regulations

  • Experience in use and function of mainframe and/or microcomputer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, etc

  • Experience and training related to:

  • Transmission/gathering pipeline operations

  • Gas measurement and regulation activities

  • Computer applications including Stoner and Gregg (Specified by position)

  • Company/governmental operating and safety procedures

  • Interpersonal/communication skills

  • Material failure investigations

  • Pipeline stress/strain analyses

  • Experience identifying, researching, evaluating, and prioritizing operational problems or specific situations and determining appropriate action/response

  • Experience researching and preparing project material and design specifications, contracts, agreements, budgets, engineering studies, and various reports, forms, and correspondence

  • Experience examining, testing, and evaluating new products, materials, and techniques

  • Experience developing information and making presentations to groups and individuals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

  • Ability to: read and understand governmental regulations, references, journals, construction plans, blueprints, contracts, manuals, reports, specifications, and correspondence and use that knowledge to develop and complete projects

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

  • Ability to: supervise, direct, and/or delegate work assignments. Knowledge of personnel policies and procedures. (Specified by position)

  • Ability to: communicate and exchange verbal information and instructions; conduct oral presentations

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 and job sites out-of-doors 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.

ONEOK is committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email or call 1-855-663-6547​.

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.