Provide experienced Project Management and Engineering and Supervisory resources to the oil and gas industry worldwide.
The Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer - EC will provide technical assurance, leadership, and support the detailed design phases of the EPC Contractor. Work activities include audit and assurance of EPC's design to Project contractual obligations and specifications through coordination with EPC counterparts and other disciplines. The industry specifications include API, ASME, ANSI, PIP and other process industry codes and standards.
The Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer - EC will be responsible for the more complex rotating equipment packages associated with high drive powers, gas turbine driven, multiple train components and associated auxiliary support packages, string tests and issue resolving.
The Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer - EC will be assist with training of other engineers and disciplines. The Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer will be expected to follow the project to the field to assist with construction, commissioning, and start-up activities later in the project schedule.
There are multiple positions required in the Office Engineering Team, the Construction Team and the Commissioning Start-up Teams. Depending on timing roles will transition from the EPC Contractor office in Houston to Site during the execution of the project. Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) will be required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Audit EPC detailed EPC designs for rotating equipment; gas turbines, refrigerant and process compressors, drivers, gearboxes, blowers and pumps and their associated auxiliary support systems.
Ensure equipment is designed and constructed to be safe, to perform the requirements of the process, and to meet the Project specifications.
Review equipment inquiry/purchase requisitions & technical bid evaluations supplied by EPC for correctness of selection.
Review in an audit and assurance role vendor drawings and data, test procedures, reports and calculations.
Attend Kick-off, Detailed Design, Model Reviews, Pre-Inspection Meetings.
Participates in Process HAZID and HAZOP analysis as needed.
Participates in factory acceptance tests and inspections.
Interface with EPC counterparts and other EPC disciplines on a project task force.
Should be able to track project deliverables with little or no supervision.
Stay abreast of current Rotating Equipment developments thru participation in Industry technical shows and committees.
Train other engineers.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Bachelor's Degree in engineering; mechanical related preferred
10+ years industry related experience with large rotating machinery. This experience should include gas turbines, large process or refrigerant compressors, drivers, gearboxes, blowers and pumps and their associated auxiliary support systems and/or skid mounted packaged systems.
Skills and Abilities
Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&IDs).
Must have a good working knowledge of API, ASME, ANSI, PIP and other process industry codes and standards.
Ability to maintain multiple assignments with various deadlines and responsibility levels concurrently.
Ability to deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
This position will have will have extensive EPC and vendor interface, so communication skills must be excellent.
Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner, including in-person, telephone, and E-mail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in referencing, researching, reporting, tracking and monitoring of activities and documents.
Ability to work independently and function with limited supervision.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
Specific knowledge in understanding the vibration as related to rotating equipment, this includes both analytical applications (lateral/torsional analysis) and diagnostics during Factory Acceptance Testing and commissioning activities.
Understanding of acoustic pulsation studies and pulsation issues on reciprocating equipment.
Experience and knowledge with control systems for typical compression equipment.
Design and construction knowledge of NEC codes, especially as related to hazardous area applications.
Knowledge of mechanical equipment air emission reduction concepts and applications.
Knowledge and/or application experience with industry standards.
Travel 25% required, with extended periods of time spent in certain locations depending on work demands.