Lead Pipe Stress Engineer

Deer Park, Texas, United States

The Lead Pipe Stress Engineer role is mainly responsible for supervising, evaluating, analyzing, and recommending pipe engineering scope on refinery or petrochemical EPCM projects. The position is a working lead that is willing to mentor a team of mid-level and entry-level mechanical engineers.

Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • 15 Years + of applicable experience in Refinery, Petrochemical, and/or EPC Industries.
  • Texas PE License required.
  • Strong knowledge of industry codes and standards (including API 610, API 650, API 660, API 661, ASME B31.3, ASME BPVC, etc.)
  • Proficient and recent working experience with CAESAR II, FE/Pipe, NozzlePro
  • Ability to conduct a field trip within an operating plant. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.
  • Bachelor' Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Responsibilities & Accountability:

  • Develop piping flexibility and stress reports with CAESAR II Software. Prepare calculations to address issues such as two phase flow, water hammer, cyclic service, differential settlement, wind, seismic, PSV thrust force, etc.
  • Perform FEA evaluation of stresses at nozzles, or for determining user calculated SIFs, using NozzlePro, FE/Pipe or other FEA software
  • Identify critical lines requiring pipe stress analysis, review line list to ensure adequate level of criticality is defined, make sound engineering judgements on existing pipe that interacts with project scope.
  • Estimate man-hours and participate in the development of the project schedule, track reporting status, maintain completion of deliverables on schedule and change management.
  • Produce detailed analysis reports ensuring compliance with industry/client codes, work processes, and standards.
  • Participate in reviews of PFD's, P&ID's, Piping ISOs, & Structural Drawings.
  • Provide engineering support by answering technical questions and requests.
  • Interface with the client on a daily basis and represent the CDI Mechanical Dept. at the client site.

NOTE: Position to start approx Mid to Late April 2010


Type: Permanent

Reference ID: 5191