Feb 14, 2020

Senior Engineer - Piping Stress

  • Petrofac
  • India
Full Time Permanent Engineering & Science

Job Description

Scope of ResponsibilitiesSupervise and work with a team of stress engineers to carry out Stress and Pipe Supporting activities for FEED, Proposal or Detailed Engineering work in compliance with Tender Documents/ Project Specifications/ Engineering Drawings/ Data Sheets/ Internal Quality Management System (QMS) and within budgeted man-hour and project schedules adhering to Petrofac's core valuesPrimary Duties
  • Preparation of Stress Design Basis, Support Standard, Job Notes, various Formats (stress report, IDIT, calculation sheets, SPS etc.) and other relevant documents.
  • Preparation of Caesar configuration file, applicable load cases, material data base etc. (if not available in Caesar) as per project requirement.
  • Perform piping flexibility analysis (Static, Dynamic, Wind, Seismic) for high critical piping systems (like Centrifugal and Reciprocating Pumps, Turbine, Centrifugal and reciprocating Compressors, Blowers, Columns, Heaters, re-boilers, Air coolers, Plate fin Exchangers, Flare Stack, Knockout Drum, Tanks, Cooling Tower, Silencers, Jacketed lines, Cryogenic lines, lines having Thermal Bowing/ expansion joints/ snubbers etc.).
  • Analysis of A/G and Underground GRE piping.
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using Nozzle Pro.
  • Design of expansion loop on pipe rack and sleepers.
  • Perform various calculations like WRC 107 / 297, NEMA SM23, API 617, SIF, strength calculation of simple supporting arrangements like cantilever, Tee post, lug etc.
  • Preparation of data sheets/ MR/ TQ/ TBE/ PR for Spring, Strut, Rod hanger, Expansion joints, Snubbers, Boughtout supports etc.
  • Preparation of technical inquiry requests (Inquiry Requisitions) to vendors, participate in the technical evaluation of vendor bid offers. Perform Technical Bid Evaluations (TBE), review vendor drawings and documents. Review design calculations; ensure vendor equipment specifications meet with client equipment specifications and within budgeted costs. Administer the preparation of Purchase Requisitions for the procurement of piping materials. Update TDR progress reports in coordination with Projects.
  • Review of Stress Critical Line List, Stress reports, SPS, stress analysis performed by other stress engineers, IDIT/ IDC, various calculations, support MTO, or as requested by stress lead.
  • Preparation of comment resolution sheets and providing technical notes/ justification for specific issues.
  • Mentoring and provide periodic training sessions as per Training calendar and job requirement.
  • Allocate appropriate man power for the preparation of proposals and the performance of detailed engineering on projects.
  • Review the ITB (Invitation to Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, issue inquiry requisitions, review techno-commercial vendor offers, material and man-hour estimates.
  • Review contract requirements for project execution, organize the preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR), identify requirements and scope of work Review specifications, Process Data Sheets (PDS), Piping Material Specifications (PMS), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's), Plot plans, General Arrangement (GA) drawings. Review Philosophies and other relevant documents. Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through the technical queries to projects/client.
  • Verify scope of work, budgeted man hours, budgeted quantities, total of deliverables, format of delivery, time schedules, plant layout, stress analysis, isometrics, bill of materials and other requirements.
  • Monitor Man-hour requirements during project execution; identify variations between Contract and proposal. Plan/ Schedule task assignments, establish target completion dates, ensure target dates are achieved. Maintain project schedules; ensure allotted man hours, deadlines and cost requirements are adhered to. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall package costs. Raise ECNs for change in scope in consultation with PEM.
  • Apportion work among engineering staff according to specialized skills. Supervise the preparation of stress analysis reports in CAESAR II software and 3D modeling work, ensure that isometrics are updated as required. Monitor the identification of stress factors and layout feasibility, resolve design irregularities. Provide stress and piping loads to civil engineering group, coordinate on technical issues as required.
  • Coordinate material take off (MTO) activities, identify irregularities, discrepancies and shortfalls, and take corrective action as required.
  • Participate in project review meetings; ensure progress of project in accordance with schedule, allotted man-hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with projects and planning departments on schedule related issues. Coordinate with other VECs and JVs as and when required.
  • If required, participate in the 3D Model Reviews with Client and ensure a timely close out of model review tags.
  • Monitor the preparation of the, IFA's "Issued for Approval" and IFC's, "Issued for Construction" documents (like support standard, stress design basis, SPS, support material requirement etc.).
  • Supervise the issuance of engineering deliverables. i.e. isometrics to site for construction, interface and provide clarification and technical support to construction and commissioning personnel. Administer the preparation of the final "As Built" documents.
  • Provide and attend training, acquire knowledge, understanding and application of Company's procedures, quality standards and international codes.
  • Ensure compliance with Company's procedures and quality standards. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests; facilitate audit/ gate review procedures of engineering systems within the department.
  • Participate in internal staff meetings.
  • Evaluate available resources including computers, software licenses and other specialized software requirements.
  • Acquire knowledge of Oil & Gas industry software.
  • Provide innovative ideas, encourage automation/ digitalization, work for the development of department/ organization.
  • Provide support and assistance to direct supervisor on technical and non-technical issues. Highlight technical issues, if any.
  • Regularly populate/ update/ review Hold register, Need list, area of concerns, action tracker register, line of sight (LOS), lessons learnt (LL) etc.
  • Perform related duties as and when directed by Direct Supervisor/ Discipline head.
Minimum Job RequirementBachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 8 to 12 years of refinery / petrochemical experience preferably from a background in working for consultancy organizations in the EPC of the Oil and Gas Industry


Senior Engineer - Piping

Posted Date

Feb 14, 2020