Staff Engineer I - Process & Mechanical


Title of position: Staff Engineer I - Process & Mechanical

Position type: Full Time.

Pay range: $65,000-$78,000 Annual salary

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: This is an entry level engineering position with no previous engineering job experience necessary.  You will perform day-to-day technical engineering support for midstream oil and gas projects under the direction of Senior Engineers.  You will gain critical skills to perform engineering calculations, equipment specification, and facilities design across the full project lifecycle. Project types include, but are not limited to: natural gas gathering, compression, dehydration, treating, NGL recovery, fractionation, storage, measurement, and utilities systems for such projects.  Will report to Engineering Manager or Director of Engineering.


  • Learn Control Valve and Relief Valve Sizing and Specification.
  • Line sizing (Vapor, Liquid, and 2-Phase) and orifice Plate Sizing (Vapor & Liquid).
  • Understanding of piping specifications, insulation sizing and specification.
  • Learn Horizontal and Vertical separator sizing and specification.
  • Understand and be able to operate BRE Promax from a blank page to a final product.
  • Understand and be able to operate gas or liquid hydraulic modeling software from a blank page to a final product.
  • Demonstrate improvement in technical writing, including correspondence via reports, emails, and general documentation.
  • Understand and be able to operate Navisworks Freedom, allowing for basic integration between engineering and design.
  • Basic understanding of P&ID structure, symbols and methodology.  Includes ability to follow and understand basic process and control principles based on P&IDs and PFDs.
  • Generate a piping isometric from scratch with BOM.
  • Able to generate lists, specifications, RFQs and data sheets (ISA) for instrumentation based on P&ID and process model information.
  • Participation in construction activities and communication with field personnel.
  • Participation in facility startup activities and operating procedure creation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Strong work ethic and willing to travel to field/project locations.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and able to quickly react to changing priorities and deadlines.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Kahuna-AdminServices@KahunaUSA.comKahuna 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.  This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Closing date:  Open until filled.

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.