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  • Job reference: RMS0119604

Lead Mechanical, Piping and HVAC Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/01/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/02/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
Job Function:

The Mechanical, Piping and HVAC Lead is responsible for verification of all mechanical, piping, and HVAC
engineering and design on the Project. Oversees the Engineering Contractor's production of the required Project
Design Basis mechanical, piping and HVAC deliverables within project budget and schedule. Ensures that the
Project's requirements, as detailed in the Early Project Development Basis, Facilities Design Basis and Project
Design Basis, for all mechanical, piping and HVAC items are met. Assists with all aspects of mechanical, piping and
HVAC engineering for the Project, whenever called upon by the Design Supervisor. Facilitates interfaces among the
Design Supervisor, Company Functions, and the Engineering Contractor's organization with respect to mechanical,
piping and HVAC issues.

Overall responsibilities and duties:
- Provide input in Hazard and Operability (HAZOPs) reviews
- Provide input in Risk Management activities, as appropriate
- Advise the Engineering Contractor’s mechanical, piping and HVAC engineering design effort with respect to:
- Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) reviews with emphasis on equipment safety and operability
- Compliance with design methods and safety factors to be used in design of project
- Steward the Engineering Contractor's mechanical, piping and HVAC activities including:
- Assistance in developing procurement plans for mechanical equipment, HVAC equipment and piping
materials
- Measurement and reporting of engineering progress for mechanical, piping and HVAC areas
- Review of vendor data for completeness as required for mechanical/piping/HVAC design and compliance
with project specifications

Mechanical/HVAC responsibilities and duties:
- Provide overall mechanical and HVAC engineering technical leadership and expertise
- Coordinate (when required) Company's Facilities engineering team members' involvement in mechanical, and
HVAC activities, including interaction with Engineering Contractor's mechanical / HVAC personnel
- Primary contact for Engineering Contractor's mechanical / HVAC personnel
- Prepare and submit mechanical / HVAC engineering and design progress data, including narratives, charts,
graphs, etc.
- Provide input to weekly reporting and stewardship
- Advise the Engineering Contractor's mechanical engineering and design effort with respect to:
- Equipment data sheet completeness and accuracy
- Mechanical / HVAC engineering studies and analyses
- Inspection and test plans, including Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) and Site Integration Tests (SITs)
- Steward the Engineering Contractor's mechanical engineering and design activities including:
- Mechanical / HVAC engineering and design required to develop the Project Design Basis/other Gate 3
deliverables
- Recommended deliverables and labour hour estimate for mechanical work
- Providing appropriate technical specifications to be used for mechanical equipment
- Review of drawings and other deliverables as required for inter-discipline design coordination
- Development of field installation plans and procedures for equipment
- Transportation and transportation fatigue analyses as required
- Verifying and coordinating short and long term equipment preservation requirements, including
developing a sign-off sheet for required inspections

Piping responsibilities and duties:
- Provide overall piping engineering technical leadership and expertise
- Significant reviewer of plot plans, coordinates input from other engineering disciplines
- Owner contact for model reviews, including planning, preparation, and follow-up activities
- Coordinate input and involvement of other engineering project team members' in piping activities and
deliverables
- Primary contact for Engineering Contractor's piping personnel
- Provide input to weekly reporting and stewardship
- Prepare and submit Piping engineering and design progress data, including narratives, charts, graphs, etc.
- Advise the Engineering Contractor's piping engineering and design effort with respect to:
- Piping specifications completeness and accuracy
- Piping engineering studies and analyses
- Piping materials procurement activities
- Model reviews – planning, execution and follow-up activities
- Constructability program
- Steward the Engineering Contractor's piping engineering and design activities including:
- Piping engineering and design required in development of FEED and Detail Design deliverables
- Compliance with the Project Design Basis
- Recommended deliverables and labour hour estimate for piping work
- Providing appropriate technical specifications to be used for piping and piping system components
- Review of drawings and other deliverables as required for inter-discipline design coordination
- Review of piping stress calculations
- Development of field installation plans and procedures

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Thorough Knowledge of:

- Mechanical, piping and HVAC engineering design principles and manufacturing processes
- Applicable codes, standards, and trade practices
- Piping engineering design principles and manufacturing processes
- Piping layout criteria and practices
- HVAC systems
- Thorough knowledge and expert judgment in the selection and application of mechanical / piping design
analyses hardware and software
- Experience in factory performance and acceptance testing
- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
- 5 to 10 years of closely related professional engineering experience, some of which should be at the Senior
Mechanical/Piping/HVAC Engineer level
- 5+ years as a Project Engineer or Lead Mechanical/Piping/HVAC Engineer for a large project
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, etc.
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