Lead Piping Engineer (Piping Stress-10yrs+) required for USA
Location: The Woodlands, TX, US
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2013 revenues of more than $11.8 billion and employs more than 33,000 staff and craft employees.
This is your chance to join the best construction and engineering company on earth that was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For! Picture yourself at a financially stable company that has been profitable for more than 130 years! Lots of opportunity for learning and career growth. If this sounds like a match for you, apply with them today!
Other benefits of joining their team include:
– Benefits coverage from DAY ONE of employment
– Eligible to accrue 20 days’ Paid Time Off in your first year, 8 ½ paid holidays
– Their employees pay less than 10% of the cost of Benefits, with participation in our Wellness Program
– They contribute up to 10% of your salary into your 401K for retirement
– They spend an average of $80M on training and developing our people each year
– They reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs
They are looking to hire a highly experienced Lead Piping Engineer to work in the OGC (Oil, Gas, Chemical) arena. At least 10 years’ experience in the design and flexibility analysis of chemical plant or petroleum refinery piping systems is required. Up to 25% travel.
This position’s main responsibility is to perform and evaluate piping stress analysis (using CAESAR II Software). Lead Piping Engineer will schedule, assign, lead or direct mechanical engineering efforts for one or more projects, determining scope of work, job objectives, strategic planning, and man-hour budgets in concurrence with department and project managers. Lead Piping Engineer acts as a senior engineer for the group. This job requires extensive professional engineering experience, and requires the Engineer to use good judgment and be proactive in meeting the goals of the company and projects. Lead Piping Engineer is capable of advanced strategic project planning, complex technical evaluation and interpretation, definition of scope in complex matters, development of concepts and standards. Coordinates design strategy with other senior engineers and department manager.
Lead Piping Engineer takes full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or complex problems which have an important effect on major projects. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of specialized field, related sciences and disciplines. With occasional coordination/direction of a senior engineer experienced in the applicable duties, plans, develops, and directs midsize to large engineering projects, usually coordinating the work of less experienced engineers, drafters and designers.
– Main responsibility is to perform and evaluate piping stress analysis (using CAESAR II Software). This work typically requires reviewing stress analysis done by others, but sometimes also requires developing the model for isometrics.
– Responsible for pipe support component selection and pipe support design criteria
– Consult with Sub-Contracted Detail Design firms on piping engineering concerns.
– Consult with Sub-Contracted Detail Design firms on Piping Stress issues
– Review and comment on stress reports
– Review and comment on fabrication documentation
– Attend site visits to provide clarification and interpretations of drawings and specifications and troubleshoot piping support systems
– Ability to lead a group of Piping Engineers, mentor less experienced engineers, coordinate group work assignments, etc.
– Participate in system design activities such as:
—-Piping Material and Valve Specifications
—-Piping Line Indices
—-Fluid system hydraulic calculations
—-Prepare requisitions for procurement of Piping Specialty items and pipe supports
—-Involved in bid evaluation of requisitioned components
—-Review and approve contractor documents and drawings
—-Insulation thickness tables and specifications
– Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or a related major
– Minimum 10 years experience in the design and flexibility analysis of chemical plant or petroleum refinery piping systems.
– Professional engineering license is required.
– Knowledge and experience in using CAESAR II Stress analysis software, especially for high temperature application using expansion joints, spring hangers and other means of accommodating thermal expansion is preferred
– Knowledge and experience in using applicable codes such as: ASME B31.3, ASME B16.5 and ASME Sections I & VIII and API, ANSI, MSS etc.
– Experience in reviewing engineering design data for completeness and consistency prior to completion of Issue for Fabrication releases
– Familiarity with Petroleum Refinery Piping materials with respect to piping and related components
– Multi-tasking abilities to maintain contributions on schedule for several projects simultaneously
– Ability to communicate well with suppliers in both written and verbally
– Ability to work well in a team environment
– Familiar with a basic level of proficiency of word processing and spreadsheet computer database, web browsing and e-mail programs.
– Introductory computer programming courses at a minimum.
– Proficient with spreadsheet and database programs such as Excel and Access desired.
– Up to 25% travel, one or more trips per month of one to five days each is generally required by air and automobile for the purpose of investigating the site of the project, witnessing equipment testing, meeting with vendors, construction contractor, or the customer.
– While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up objects up to 30 pounds.
– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
– The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others to apply.
Nearest Major Market: Houston
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