Facilities Engineer II (Sayre), Sayre, PA, US

Date: Nov 1, 2018

Location: Sayre, PA, US, 18840

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

The Field Facilities Engineer II is an intermediate-level technical position which, under general supervision and guidance, provides functional expertise within the facilities and pipeline discipline. The field engineer serves as a liaison between the facility, operations, construction, and production teams and will work to ensure alignment on facility design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance.  In addition, the field engineer will conduct technical reviews on facility equipment to identify failure trends and make recommendations on design changes which balance engineering best practices, operability, and cost.   The successful candidate must be able to communicate technically complex projects to various stakeholder groups at different levels within the organization.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports design and execution of safe, reliable and commercially sustainable facilities and related infrastructure
  • Serves as technical point of contact for field on infrastructure assets, including: facilities, pipelines/piping systems, salt water disposal, electrical distribution systems, and related equipment
  • Ensures technical recommendations balance the needs of various stakeholder groups and captures best value for the company
  • Participates in engineering design through process modeling, P&ID creation/review, PHA participation, and developing equipment and construction packages
  • Ensures new facilities meet engineering design intent through active participation during construction, capturing redlines, and leading PSSRs before commissioning
  • Works with operations to understand and troubleshoot facility failures using Root Cause Analysis; identifies trends, and recommends go-forward preventative design changes or maintenance practices
  • Works with operations to effectively capture lessons learned and process improvement opportunities
  • Remains current with company and industry standards while continuing personal technical development
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Solid knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and sound engineering judgment to the design and production of oil and gas facilities
  • Strong knowledge and practical application of technical assessment for facility and pipeline design alternatives and production optimization opportunities
  • Understanding of basic oil and gas production operations activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Ability to understand and perform project economic analyses
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment and effectively respond to urgent operational issues requiring Facilities related support
  • Ability to apply general project management skills and toolsets
  • Ability to lead risk assessments/methodologies and participate in process hazard analyses (PHAs)
  • Prepares and effectively delivers, detailed technical presentations to coworkers, partners, and management
  • Ability to facilitate technical discussions and lead knowledge transfer among coworkers


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university
  • Minimum: One of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university – Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program, or
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license, or
    • Master’s degree – from accredited university – Master’s of Engineering degree from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC


  • Minimum: 2 – 5 years related work experience

Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Chesapeake is committed to protecting our neighbors, employees, contractors and the environment. Working with our royalty owners, we will continue developing Pennsylvania’s natural resources to build a sustainable economic future for decades to come. In addition to ad valorem and sales taxes, we paid $26.6 million in Pennsylvania impact and spud fees in 2013 and $27 million in 2012. We currently produce more than 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in the state.
Nearest Major Market: Scranton

Job Segment: Facilities, Construction, Engineer, Electrical, Pipeline, Operations, Engineering, Energy

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of onshore wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C.
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