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Staff Project Engineer - IP

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/09/2011
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The Company:
Large international global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a premier provider of sales, operations, maintenance, fabrication, service and equipment for oil and gas production, processing and treating applications.

The Role:
Summary: Provides required information to designers, project managers and customer management during all phases of equipment fabrication from proposal to operation of the equipment. Central responsibility is assisting in the development of a safe and cost effective design for manufacturing that meets the customer's requirements. Works under little to no supervision.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Ensures jobs are engineered and managed properly and drawings/BOM’s are available to internal and external customers according to schedule. Supervises and develops engineer(s) in their section
Assists application engineer in preparation of proposals, evaluates compressor performance to assure the best machinery application is met. Generates comments and exceptions to technical and commercial specs.
Obtains and evaluates vendor quotations covering vendor inquiries and preparing lowest evaluated vendor costs.
Monitors field problems and warranty claims, assesses field recommendations on unit design, and participates in implementing efficient corrections that reduce operational problems.
Assures timely engineering effort is maintained by performing project engineering functions including vendor inquiry preparation, vendor bid analysis and vendor selection, prepare process and auxiliary system mechanical flow diagrams, selects all hardware for each system including valves, instruments and controls, research vendor catalogs for lowest cost alternatives, selects piping sizes for all systems, prepares ASME code calculations for process pressure vessels, prepares detailed order entry data defining technical and commercial details of each project, construct project bills of material, evaluates customer return drawings for technical and commercial content additions
Assists field salesman directly.
Coordinates all aspects of technical content changes during unit design/fabrication and supports project management for revised cost estimate
Confers with manufacturing and design to prepare design modifications as required.
Performs research and analyses of data such as application engineering proposal, design specifications, drawings, industry codes and equipment manuals to determine feasibility of design or application of equipment
Complies with Company Engineering Standards
Performs engineering calculations to size vessels, piping, valves and auxiliary systems to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications
Ensures project-engineering work is completed accurately and on schedule
Development of bills of material and shop notes meeting the customer's requirements and the specific requirements of the order in compliance with accepted practices and applicable industry codes
Coordinates with designers to develop general arrangement and assembly drawings for other departments and the customer. Works with the shop to meet their assembly and shipping requirements for each unit
Provides regular updates of engineering status, drawings, BOMs
Trains and mentors other engineers
Will occasionally travel to customer locations
Attend technical training as required by the job
Participation on special projects as assigned
Perform shop walks to ensure production meets design requirements during fabrication
Works on packages with all levels of complexity, on and offshore systems using sweet or sour gas, comprehensive customer specification and are of a high profile nature
Interface with 3rd party inspection firms

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Education/Experience:
• Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or related field
• 15+ years related experience and/or training

Preferred Experience:
Experience with packaging design, skid design, ASME - section 8 pressure vessel design
Knowledge of piping and pipe schedules, flanges and fittings
Experience with pipe stress analysis
Knowledge of internal combustion engines, electric motor drives and/or separable compressors is a plus
Understanding of acoustical theory and torsional vibration analysis
Experience with inventory control systems

Physical Strain:
Standard requirements. Bending, squatting, climbing, stooping, twisting and reaching will all be required occasionally in this position
Sitting for long periods of time
Lifting 10 pounds maximum with occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds
May be required to work at heights of up to 25
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