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Field Engineer - Piping

Requisition ID:  221656

Project Overview

The Pennsylvania Chemical project is a world scale petrochemicals facility to be constructed in Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA – thirty miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The project is divided with two scopes: ISBL and OSBL. The ISBL scope is the supply of 1.5 MTPY Ethane Cracker Unit and three Polyethylene units. The OSBL is the supply of the rest of the facility, the cogeneration unit, rail and utilities that are needed to support the rest of the facility. The project will be performed predominantly on a direct hire basis with some specialty and service subcontractors.


Role Overview

The Piping Field Engineer is responsible providing technical support for all piping activities on Pennsylvania Chemicals site. The selected applicant shall provide support to the Superintendents and direct hire craft responsible for executing above and below ground piping work in the OSBL unit.


Position Duties/Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the piping field engineer include, but are not limited to:

·        Provide technical assistance to the piping superintendents and crafts.

·        Implementation of the project ES&H program and quality control program.

·        Develop and implement Inspection and Test Plans for major piping activities.

·        Inspection of field installations and completion of associated documentation on a continuing basis and complete the final P&ID checks prior to turnover.

·        Responsible for quantity take-off, control, reporting and forecasting for all piping quantities.

·        Assist supervision and project controls in the preparation of detailed work plans and short-term schedules.

·        Responsible for the development of piping work packages in conjunction with supervision.

·        Prepare field change documentation and as-built documentation as required.

·        Interpret design drawings and interface with engineering office to resolve design and constructability issues.

·        Responsible for the development of pressure test packages and responsible for witnessing and verifying and acceptance.

·        Work with suppliers to ensure compliance with project drawings and specifications.

·        Prepare material requisitions, coordinate and review vendor drawings.

·        Work with Procurement's expediting team to ensure the delivery of vendor materials to support the project schedule.

·        Work within TEAMWorks to verify accurate data from engineering and suppliers.

·        Ensure that materials are stored properly to ensure environmental protection.

·        Complete material receipt inspections as required.

·        Assist with preparation of construction estimates.

·        Work closely with other discipline field engineers and coordinate efforts and activities to meet the project requirements.

·         Strong technical knowledge of pipe hydrotesting and pneumatic pipe testing processes and work steps, including disassembly and re-instatement of pipe systems. 

·         Experienced with torque and tensioning methods of bolted flange connections. Excellent problem-solving ability along with experience of safety/quality protocols.



Basic Qualifications

·        University/BS degree is desired but may be waived if equivalent industry experience can be demonstrated.

·        5 years minimum piping field engineering experience in a direct hire environment.

·        Understanding of applicable Bechtel work processes including Standard Work Process Procedures is preferred.

·        Experience in oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical, minerals processing or power generating station construction is preferred.

·        Familiarity with Bechtel Standard Applications (BSAPs) including InfoWorks, TEAMWorks, BPS, PTR, and other automation tools which are used on Bechtel projects is an asset.

·        Knowledge of Smart Plant Review or Navisworks is preferred.

·        Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

·        Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards is required.

·       Experience on US union projects preferred

·        Excellent communication and problem-solving ability


Additional Information

Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).

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.