We are seeking a Piping and Valves Engineer
The primary role is to provide technical support to operating facilities, projects, technology deployment, and talent development of new Piping and Valves Engineers. You will conduct special studies and analyses in a specialized asset integrity field for a Piping and Valves such as necessary mechanical calculations for piping, valves, hydrotest pressure, rating and/or de-rating, fitness for service to evaluate flaws or damage, pipe stress analysis, flange calculations, perform nozzle calculations.
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum fifteen (15)
years in the refinery and/or NGLF industry specifically in asset integrity of piping and valves, with at least 10 years field experience working on plants major turnaround and field troubleshooting.
The candidate must be fluent in English (both spoken and written).
Must have a thorough knowledge of best engineering practices, solid industry codes and standards background (ASME, API, NACE, ASTM, ISO) and use of engineering software
Duties & Responsibilities.
Perform field troubleshooting in a daily basis or as requested.
Participate on major T&Is; and emergency plant shutdowns (It includes all mechanical assessments mentioned below)
Provide support to maintenance support organizations like Machine Shop or Welding Shop by developing repair procedures or just simply follow up on-going repairs. Provide proposals for repairs or avail any idea that can come up from the execution team from the technical stand point
Participate in facilities audits activities or while performing insurance items
Provide engineering support to repair hydrocarbon leaks, review and approve the bolted clamp calculations and design made by the specialized leak sealing contractors companies to maintenance prior to field installation
Review detailed drawings and material specification from Layout Group for piping modifications as requested.
Participate in HAZOP Studies review.
Perform piping mechanical calculations like minimum wall thickness for internal and external pressure, branch reinforcement calculations, MAWP calculations as per ASME B31.3, hydrotest pressure, rating and/or de-rating of piping circuits by following API 570, fitness for service to evaluate flaws or damage and determine if the piece of pipe is suitable for continuous operation by using API 579, perform pipe stress analysis using Caesar II, perform flange calculations as per ASME VIII Div 1 App 2 using PVElite, perform nozzle calculations using WRC-107 and WRC-297 modeling the analysis in Caesar II or PVElite
Mechanical calculations and technical assessment of all the miscellaneous mechanical items like for example: Expansion Joints, steam Traps, special valves, strainers, quill injector vortex shedding calculations
Perform Hot Taps calculations by using company standard SAEP-311 and API 2201
Troubleshoot and assess valve selection, perform mechanical calculations for check valves, perform torque calculations for valve stems, etc.
Calculate and select spring hangers, provide maintenance with repair procedures
Select gaskets type and materials, provide correct specification and applicability to critical services
As requested, perform mechanical and hydraulic assessment to equipment skids like for example Pumps Flushing Oil System (Piping, Exchangers, filters, oil container, etc.)
Perform mechanical assessment for firefighting equipment and systems, perform basic hydraulic calculations for deluge systems, sprinklers, fire monitors, get the concurrence from chief fire prevention engineer is required
Perform basic structural calculations for temporary supports and any other structure minor modification as requested.
.Evaluate and recommend metallurgical changes along with Corrosion and Inspection specialist
Along with the repair procedures, develop basic welding procedures for repair of mechanical components and have the concurrence from CSD welding specialist.
Develop EWRs by preparing detailed design packages including scope of work, assembly/erection procedures, welding procedures, NDT requirements, material list and sketches/drawings
Prepare recommendations to maintenance to include a mechanical component in RTR PM program on SAP
Review and approve from the technical standpoint all quotations received as requested by maintenance when deemed necessary (Example: valves, pipe and fittings of special materials, etc.
Perform mechanical reviews and provide comments to P&IDs;, piping plans, equipment SIS, Piping and material specification, support specification, hydrotest procedures, specialty items specification if any, isometrics drawings, pipe stress analysis if any, etc.
Actively involved in the following initiatives:
- Risk Elimination and follow up to complete the items lists with the required recommendation.
- Facilities audits and HAZOP studies review
- Major BIs and EWO review.
- Develop Asset Integrity programs such AIMS and APM
With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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