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Sr. Rotating Equipment Engineer III

Requisition ID:  226679

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 rotating 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.
  • 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.
  • Reviews vendor drawings, calculations and other documentation.
  • Works on conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Prepares cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
    Basic Qualifications
  • Applicant must have BSME or equivalent degree.
  • In depth knowledge of rotating equipment (pumps and compressors) and electric motors.
  • Strong background with API 610 Centrifugal pumps and API 617 Centrifugal Compressors and gas seal systems.
  • Experience with Gas Turbines, Expander-Compressors / Expander-Generators, Steam Turbines, and Reciprocating Compressors is beneficial. Applicant should be able to identify specific equipment services they have been responsible for, such as BOG Compressors, Refrigeration Compressors, Wet Gas Compressors, Cryogenic Pumps, Packaged Equipment, APCI License Technology, Conoco Philips License Technology, Refining/Coker/Petrochemical Experience, etc.
  • Experience with field installation / commissioning activities for rotating equipment is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Through knowledge of ASME codes and API standards.
  • Proficient knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Thorough understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.
  • Thorough understanding of Engineering planning and control methods.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Able to work in project groups with shared-work teams globally, to progress project designs.

Role specific qualifications

  • 20+ years of Rotating Equipment experience in Oil and Gas industry.
  • Strong working knowledge of industry codes and standards, as related to the equipment responsible for.
  • Participate 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.
  • Able to identify technical hurdles and/or design issues proactively, to address them ahead of project critical path.
  • Able to troubleshoot issues in a field or job site setting confidently, and to provide instruction on how to resolve issues identified.
  • Experience in writing equipment design specifications for rotating equipment.
  • Actively participate and contribute in code/standards committees (ASME, API, etc.).
  • Able to provide training on rotating equipment systems for groups within and external to Mechanical Engineering, as required.
  • Able to mentor junior mechanical engineers handling compressors, pumps and packaged equipment.
  • PE preferred.

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.