Position Title: Senior Principal Mechanical EngineerLocation: Houston, TXGulf Interstate Engineering serves the worldwide pipeline industry providing project management, engineering and design, GIS, procurement, and construction management services for hydrocarbon transportation systems. GIE specializes in pipelines and pipeline facilities such as pump and compressor stations, metering and regulating stations, storage terminals, and loading facilities.Position DescriptionThe Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer has a breadth of knowledge encompassing varying pipeline facilities and is qualified to handle up to large and complex projects. Works independently. He/she has a wide latitude of technical authority with full work responsibilities as well as limited administrative responsibilities within each project.
He/she is the primary producer of mechanical deliverables for the project scope, but on most projects also assigns, guides, and reviews the work of lower level engineers and designers. Work is periodically reviewed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer for accomplishment of objectives.Essential Functions Prepares, reviews, or approves mechanical engineering calculations. Prepares, reviews, or approves mechanical specifications and data sheets. Prepares, reviews, or approves material requisitions for equipment, materials, and subcontracts. Prepares, reviews, or approves technical bid evaluations for equipment and materials in cooperation with Procurement Department. Prepares, reviews, or approves lists (equipment, valve, piping, tie-in, and specialty items). Coordinates, reviews, or approves PFDs, P&IDs, piping plans, and site layouts. Coordinates with client personnel relative to mechanical and piping activities. Reviews and approves vendor drawings and documents. Observes factory acceptance testing of equipment when required. Prepares or reviews mechanical engineering deliverable status reports and work plans. Reviews the mechanical scope of work to be executed to ensure it matches project specifications and/or contract documents. Open to both short and extended term assignments to the site, clients office, or similar as may be requested by management. Assists the Chief Mechanical Engineer in proposals. Assists the Chief Mechanical Engineer in providing training to personnel.Qualifications Typically 15+ years of experience focusing on oil and gas pipeline facilities such aso Compressor stationso Pump stationso Metering and regulating stationso Storage terminalso Loading/unloading facilities In depth knowledge of petroleum liquid and gas industry codes and standards published by the US DOT, AGA, ANSI, API, ASME, ASTM, MSS, and NFPA, with the ability to apply the standards to facility designs. Knowledge of computer systems in an engineering environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Education Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Professional Engineering License preferredCompetencies Effective technical skills Meticulous attention to detail Analytical problem-solving skills Creativity and innovation Excellent verbal and written communication skillsAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. ADDENDUM: ENGINEERING FACILITIES DEPARTMENT MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GROUP FUNCTIONSMechanical Engineering for pipeline facilities is a highly specialized group whose function is to provide engineering-design services covering: Mechanical Equipment and Piping System Design Develops the optimum systems based upon desired performance, space constraints, reliability, maintainability, flexibility, and cost. Calculations and Studies Performs calculations and studies such as the following: piping material selections, liquid and gas line sizing, pipe volume, pressurizing time, purging velocity, blowdown time, orifice sizing, regulator and control valve sizing, relief valve sizing, pump NPSHA, compressed air requirements, fluid properties, building ventilation, pressure testing, and fuel gas heating. Site Layouts and Piping Plans Determines location, size, and arrangement of major mechanical equipment and piping. Assist with building layouts.
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