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Senior Fired Equipment Engineer

Requisition ID:  263895

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/26/2022

Role overview

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.  Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Performs work using Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs)
  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, material requisition, bid evaluations and award recommendations for fired equipment.
  • Coordinates Engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
  • When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to project management.
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).
  • Reviews/analyses bids and makes technical recommendations.
  • Conducts reviews of vendor drawings, calculations and other documentation.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and equipment count for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
  • Supports a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Gr 26 Qualifications

  • Applicant must have BSME/BSChE or equivalent degree.
  • At least 12 years of Fired Equipment related experience in Oil and Gas industry. EPC experience is a plus.
  • A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board preferred.
  • Applicant must have prior experience with the different types of fired/combustion equipment used in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals Industry, such as fired heaters, flares, thermal oxidizers, boilers, WHRU, etc. and be able to demonstrate experience specifying, evaluating bids and reviewing vendor drawings for such equipment.
  • Must have strong working knowledge in thermal design including using industry standard design programs.
  • Must have strong knowledge in FRNC-5 heater simulation program or an equivalent industry standard simulation software.
  • Must have broad working knowledge of various types of flares used in the industry.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of combustion calculations, draft loss calculations, 1 phase and 2 phase pressure drop calculations for fired equipment.
  • Must be familiar with fired equipment controls, Burner Management System & other controls related to fired equipment.
  • Working knowledge in the design of proprietary technology furnaces such as reformers, ethylene crackers and coker furnaces is a plus.
  • Applicant should also be able to identify specific industry and technology experience such as LNG (APCI / Conoco Philips / Chart), Refining/Coker, Petrochemical (Cracker, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, VCM, PTA, PET), Gas Processing, Renewable energy, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of ASME codes and API standards.
  • Experience with field installation / commissioning activities for fired equipment is preferred.
  • Experience participating in model reviews and equipment walkdown at vendor’s shop. Coordinate with other disciplines, vendor and client to resolve comments resulting from model reviews and equipment walkdowns.
  • Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the discipline.
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices.
  • Understanding of Engineering planning and control methods.
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision of day-to-day tasks (issue datasheets, material requisitions, bid evaluations) to meet project goals for cost and schedule.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Able to work in project groups with shared-work teams globally, to progress project designs.
  • Able to identify technical hurdles and/or design issues proactively, to address them ahead of project critical path.
  • Interested in participating in code/standards committees (ASME, API, etc.).
  • Able to provide training on fired equipment for groups within and external to Mechanical Engineering, as required.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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