Title of position: Project Engineer, Process & Mechanical

Position type: Full Time

Pay range: $80,000- $135,000 Annually

Location: Westminster, Colorado

Kahuna’s Core Values focus on Safety, Confidence, Innovation, Balance and Family. We manage our business by our Core Values to ultimately provide a safe and productive work environment. Our goal is to create a workplace that employees are proud to be a part of and want to retire from.

General Characteristics: Proactively lead advanced technical engineering calculations and develop project estimates for midstream oil and gas projects. Project types include, but not limited to: natural gas gathering, compression, dehydration, treating, NGL recovery, fractionation, storage, measurement, and utility systems for such projects. Will report to Engineering Manager or Director of Engineering.

Required skills:

Work with Sr. Project Manager and Project Managers to develop options that can be presented to the Client with economic analyses based upon estimated costs.Work with Sr. Project Manager and Project Managers to develop project schedules and project cost estimates. At times will be required to fulfill the role of Project Engineer and Staff Engineer on a project.Manage a team of Staff Engineers to accomplish the calculations necessary to complete a project as well as verifying the Staff Engineers’ work.Verify that all required codes are followed within the design of the system. Verify that all engineering calculations for the project are appropriately documented.Is responsible for the final design and engineering package. Stamp IFC drawings following peer PE review. Must be able to accurately communicate project data to Clients/Engineers/Vendors on an ongoing basis.Keep themselves abreast of industry trends and new technology that may benefit Kahuna.Make significant contributions to Process Hazard Analyses.Understand the Pros/Cons of different Construction Contracts (T&M, Lump Sum, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, etc.)Demonstrate the basic understanding of all disciplines of Engineering and Project Execution (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Process, Electrical, Instrumentation, Construction, Procurement, etc.)Perform lead and mentoring/coaching role in facility startup activities. Ensuring that all disciplines (I&E, Civil & Structural, Construction, and Operations) are organized and working together.Other duties as assigned.

Required experience:

Bachelors or Advanced degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.Preferred 5-7 years experience in oil and gas.Taken and passed Professional Engineering Exam (Required).Strong work ethic and willing/able to travel to field/project locations.Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as attention to key prioritized detail. Self-motivated and able to quickly react to changing priorities and deadlines.Self-manage workload AND direct appropriate work to Staff Engineers. Advanced technical writing skills and client/team communication skills.

How to apply Please email your cover letter and resume to  Kahuna is a DOT-regulated company; therefore, this position will require the candidate pass an initial drug screen and background check upon hire. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Closing date: Ongoing Opening

Kahuna offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401K participation, additional optional coverages, paid time off, and access to onsite exercise facilities. For information on Kahuna, including more information on our company culture, visit our website at

Kahuna is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.