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Sr. Piping Systems Engineering Expert Upstream - Oil & Gas

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Houston, TX
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 07, 2019
Job ID
Sr. Piping Systems Engineer / Project Engineer / Subject Matter Expert in …
Upstream Oil & Gas Piping Systems Engineering …

$250,000 + range SALARY + Excellent Benefits

… Needed with Extensive, Successful Work Experience in Onshore and Offshore, Upstream Oil & Gas Production, Gathering and Processing Facilities providing Piping System Engineering Design, Project Engineering Support, Construction & Start-up Support, Technical Support, Production Operations,  Support & Maintenance Support Globally, for New Major Projects as well as Existing Operations Maintenance and Upgrades.

LOCATION: Houston, TX  north side - Comprehensive Company-paid Relocation Plan
SALARY RANGE: $250,000 range Annual Salary / Excellent Comprehensive Benefits
POSITION TYPE: Company Direct-Hire, Long-Term Career Opportunity, Full-Time
TRAVEL: Typically the Position provides technical support and project management specifically relating to the areas as mentioned above from the vast Company owned campus type facilities. The ability to tele-commute, working at home does exist on a limited flex-basis, however, it also comes with the requirement to answer calls from home from USA and international locations globally during evening hours or weekends as needed. Occasional global travel for several weeks or a month or so at a time does occur but is not frequent and is likely to be less than 2 times per year. Routine overnight travel is probably less than 3 days per month.
Being the corporate subject-matter expert on piping systems does occasionally demand on-site visits to global locations.

* Our Firm has supplied engineering talent on a direct-hire basis to this client-company for decades.
* This is NOT a short-term, contract position. This is a wonderful long-term, career opportunity with a profitable, very stable and very safety-conscience, major, fully integrated oil and gas operating company with operations globally. This Company is widely admired for its great track record, excellence and reputation for high integrity. As part of the team, you will be working with the best. We guide qualified job candidates through the Hiring Process based on our many years of success in placing engineering talent with our client.
* The opening is due to a pending retirement of their incumbent World Expert whom we placed with this client 15 years ago when he had 24 years of experience with other oil /gas producers. This a wonderful career opportunity in so many respects. It offers the opportunity to grow into a World Expert Role.

* The Sr. Upstream Piping Engineer Subject Matter Expert has extensive upstream oil & gas development and production industry experience in the equipment selection, design, fabrication, start-up, troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of piping systems for onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas production facilities and plants. 
* The Sr. Upstream Piping Engineer’s experience includes professional working design experience with all upstream oil and gas piping components to include piping, valves, flanges, strainers, fittings, etc. This includes equipment specification, layout, 3D Modeling, piping stress analysis and technical support when needed at the factory or field for troubleshooting.
* The Sr. Piping Engineer has experience performing detailed engineering reviews, performing and evaluating engineering analyses, troubleshooting piping systems and overseeing the technical work of less experienced engineers and of vendors and contractors in the design, proposal, construction and operation phases.
* This candidate will have successful prior experience in recommending, defending and persuading diverse groups of interested parties and stakeholders to adopt the recommendations on major & routine projects.  

* The Sr. Piping Engineer will provide Subject Matter Expertise to the company’s worldwide production facilities and capital projects in the area of piping systems for the company’s upstream, onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities and processing plants providing piping systems engineering design and technical support worldwide from (primarily) Houston, TX.
* Reviewing capital projects and contractor deliverables ensuring compliance with project specifications, design practices, best practices, and codes and standards including Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), piping material specifications, piping arrangements, technical studies, data sheets, and vendor proposals is experience required.
* Participates in design reviews, HAZOPs, risk assessments, vendor bid evaluations and vendor qualifications including vendor inspection, testing and problem solving.
* Provides technical evaluations addressing equipment and system design issues, and operation and maintenance issues.
* Provides engineering expertise addressing ( RCFA ) Root Cause Failure Analysis.
* Supports and maintains discipline documentation pertinent to the company’s upstream oil and gas facilities.
* Mentors less experienced engineers.
* Develops and maintains piping technical expertise though company standards & stays current in pertinent technologies by participating in industry conferences & forums such as ASME, API, NACE, etc.
* Deals with other company personnel, contractors and vendors in a diplomatic yet assertive manner when necessary to ensure compliance with industry piping codes and standards, and/or company safety standards and/or engineering standards, and/or scheduling concerns and/or budgetary concerns.
* Maintains compliance with company ethics and standards in all business conduct.

* Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; other degrees may be considered.
* Extensive practical knowledge of and experience with: Oil and Gas industry design standards, to include specifications, codes, and safety criteria to include:
ASME B16 series; ASME B31.1 and B31.3;
API 6A, 6D and RP 14E;
API 598, 600, 602, 607, 608, 609 and 623;
EJMA, and CAESAR II analysis software, to include static and dynamic analysis of complex piping systems including valves and other apparatus.
* Experience with 3D Modeling software programs.
* Some experience with international standards and codes.
* Onshore and offshore oil and gas piping system design is necessary.
*  In-depth knowledge, professional experience, troubleshooting skills and problem solving skills in dealing with all components of upstream oil and gas piping systems to include but not limited to the various valves and related apparatus used in Upstream Oil & Gas Piping Systems is required.
*  Strong management, organizational, and technical engineering skills.
* Ability to respond to tight deadlines, frequent changes in priorities, and heavy workloads.
* Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade, to include the ability to be assertive is an integral part of this position.
* Strong organizational, coordination, planning, and interpersonal skills.
* Excellent communication skills to include the ability to read, write, and speak English.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs.
* Willing and able to travel as sometimes required and rarely for a month or or so.
* Existing USA citizenship or a permanent resident visa. All others will not be considered. This is the only piping engineering search we have,
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