Manager – Facilities Engineering & Major Projects , Oklahoma City, OK, US

Date: Jan 14, 2019

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

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 Manager-Facilities Engineering and Major Projects is responsible for the engineering design, construction and commissioning of major infrastructure projects across the company.  The Manager will set priorities, allocate resources, and make necessary decisions on all day-to-day operating matters within the constraints of company policies and external regulations and codes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures and coordinates scope alignment from project stakeholders and communicates project status
  • Develops and manages scope, cost, schedule, and quality for major infrastructure projects
  • Maintains and continually improves the Project Execution Guide (PEG) which is used as the framework for the development and execution of infrastructure-related projects
  • Provides technical guidance for the following engineering disciplines: Process, Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering
  • Evaluates engineering design practices to identify improvement opportunities company-wide; develops recommendations to enhance performance
  • Conducts cost benefit and/or risk-based design analysis on projects and opportunities to provide strategic recommendations across the company
  • Provides guidance for field development plans associated with production facilities and related piping systems
  • Promotes shared learnings and best practices
  • Participates in department operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources
  • Participates in decisions involving hiring, promotion, compensation administration, and termination of employment
  • Champions implementation of engineering standards and initiatives
  • Drives Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) commitments in facilities designs

Job Specific Skills

  • Expert knowledge of the practical application of multiple engineering disciplines  to design and construct production facilities and pipelines
  • Expertise in project management skills and toolsets
  • Expertise in risk assessments/methodologies and process hazard analyses (PHAs)
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Expert knowledge of facilities and piping systems associated with the development of unconventional development plays
  • Ability to assign, delegate and direct the work of others
  • Willingness to provide on-the-job training, performance assessment, coaching, motivation and career development to employees
  • Able to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new policies, procedures, and technology


  • 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: 8 – 12 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.
Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

Job Segment: Facilities, Engineer, Construction, Electrical, Manager, Operations, Engineering, Management

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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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