Engineering Manager

Would you like to have a direct impact on business success? 
Does the prospect of being a catalyst for innovation excite you? 
Do you enjoy solving real-life technical problems alongside the best brains in the business? 

If you answered yes to all the above,
a career at FQE Chemicals is waiting for you!

Date Posted: March 12, 2020
Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America

FQE Chemicals

FQE Chemicals is private equity backed by owners who are oil and gas industry experts with a combined 50 years of local and international experience. They worked their way up, right from the bottom- to advanced management positions before becoming entrepreneurs. As a result, we value entrepreneurial spirit throughout our company and encourage our staff to push for new and better ways to improve every part of our organization.

FQE Chemicals is a growing force in the specialty chemicals market space. Our specialized chemistry solves specific engineering, environmental, safety, workflow and economic issues at facilities around the world. We approach the creation of our chemistries differently than our competitors, by starting first with the problem, then reverse engineering a solution. As a result, we create paradigm-shifting chemistries that directly target our clients’ problems. This method has given our team extensive and proven experience with developing award-winning and patented products. The unique perspective with which we approach chemistry has led to many innovations in norm decontamination, barium sulfate scale removal, degassing, decontamination, , tank cleaning, railcar cleaning and more.

The Opportunity

The Engineering Manager oversees all aspects of engineering within the FQE Chemicals organization. This role partners with our clients to develop solutions to their specific problems. These solutions include application methodologies, equipment recommendations, procedures, and specifications that are unique to each client. 

Business Contributions



The Engineering Manager, alongside our expert chemists, will work to continuously improve and standardize application methodologies within our focus industries:

yellow-bulletNatural Gas Processing
yellow-bulletWaste Treatment

Within these industries our key applications include:

yellow-bulletVessel/Tank Cleaning
yellow-bulletRefinery Debottlenecking (View Interactive Map)
yellow-bulletNORM Decontamination
yellow-bulletBarium Sulfate Scale Control
yellow-bulletPyrophoric Control
yellow-bulletH2S Elimination
yellow-bulletAsphaltene Control


Proposals Support

yellow-bulletAnalyze past trends in successful applications to determine the most effective solution for the client.
yellow-bulletDefine the service procedures in partnership with the client.
yellow-bulletWork closely with the sales team to deliver technical proposals that include technical methodologies, equipment selection, design and procedures.
yellow-bulletEstablish, direct and coordinate third party contractors and provide professional engineering support when required.
yellow-bulletReview and approve all technical proposals before submission to the client as the Engineering Manager is the ultimate authority on engineering matters within FQE Chemicals.
yellow-bulletImprove organizational productivity and client service through the development and continuous improvement of standard technical procedures, policies and practices.


Product Delivery

yellow-bulletDrive the continuous improvement of the FQE chemical delivery processes.
yellow-bulletDesign equipment for the delivery of FQE Chemicals products including modular injection, scrubbing columns, static mixers, immersion treatment, and non-entry tank cleaning systems.


Field Support

yellow-bulletOversee chemical product field trials at the clients’ facilities.
yellow-bulletTroubleshoot client issues on site and supporting operations with engineering improvement as required.
yellow-bulletDriving product sales as well as expansion of applications through technical recommendations, documentation and other support as required


Marketing Support

yellow-bulletCollaborate with the marketing team to create technical content.
yellow-bulletAttend industry events to showcase the FQE Chemicals product lines, as required.
yellow-bulletAuthor papers and presentations in partnership with clients.


Safe Zero-Waste Manufacturing

yellow-bulletSupport the facility and manufacturing team for the safe production of chemical products.
yellow-bulletMaintain operations for FQE Chemicals as a zero-waste generator.
yellow-bulletDrive production expansion projects as required to meet product demand.

Indirect Reports

yellow-bulletContract engineering or technical personnel on site as required to implement expansions, improvements, or client applications.
yellow-bullet3rd Party contractors as required to implement expansion, improvements, or client applications.
yellow-bulletThe Engineering Manager will manage all direct hire engineers and/or technical staff required by growth.

Required Qualifications and Capabilities

yellow-bulletDegree in Engineering Sciences (Chemical, Mechanical or Petroleum).
yellow-bulletAn in-depth knowledge of refinery and petrochemical processes.
yellow-bulletCollaborative and entrepreneurial work style.
yellow-bulletStrong attention to detail and organization.
yellow-bulletKnowledge of industrial chemical cleaning applications would be considered an asset.

HSSEQ Behaviors

yellow-bulletUse engineering expertise and experience to coach, mentor, and lead appropriate HSSEQ behaviors.
yellow-bulletAlways ensure that behaviors, acts or omissions do not present a danger to personnel, the environment or equipment.
yellow-bulletPromote and improve quality standards.
yellow-bulletActively propose and implement improvements to HSSEQ systems.
yellow-bulletCooperate with the company in achieving HSSEQ objectives.
yellow-bulletParticipate fully in continuous improvement activities.

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