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Lead Pressure Test Field Engineer

Requisition ID:  218647

  • Relocation Authorized:  National/International - Family
  • Project No.:  25873
  • Grade:  27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 

Project Overview:

Pennsylvania Chemicals is a world-scale facility that will use ethane to produce 1.6 million tonnes of polyethylene per year.  The project will involve up to 6,000 workers during its construction and is expected to employ 600 permanent employees when completed. The ethylene / polyethylene complex will be located in the Ohio River Valley north of Pittsburgh.  It comprises an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, plus OSBL including a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration unit and a large storage-in-transit rail yard.


Role Overview:

  • Maintains schedule and tracking of testing packages. Facility daily/weekly progress meetings.
  • Supervision and management of filed engineers and other testing team.
  • Assigns package for complete walkdown pre-test and post-test test.
  • Reviews the construction progress of project controls documents.
  • Assists construction superintendents in planning and assembling of work packages using the proper construction methods and procedures. Coordinates and resolves engineering or construction problems with superintendents as required ensuring the work packages are clearly understandable.
  • Establishes procedures on testing of piping systems. Responsible for the development of pneumatic and hydro-test packages and responsible for verifying and witnessing acceptance of tests.
  • Performs inspections of piping work in progress on a continuing basis, witnesses tests and completes final P&ID check prior to turnover. Develops punch lists and monitors completion of punch items. Assists in securing the necessary client acceptance documentation for record. Prepares and has full responsibility for managing piping QC records to ensure that they are fully completed and properly submitted in a timely manner to Document Control.
  • Actively participates in the People Based Quality (PBQ) and the Build it clean program.
  • Completes required training pertaining to Standard Work Process Procedures, Project Specifications and Inspection and Test Plans.
  • Interprets design engineering drawings and prepares construction work packages for the use of superintendents as required, including: but not limited to:
    • Temporary construction facilities.
    • Field sketches f revisions and additions and preparing "as built" drawings.
    • Permanent plant materials and equipment.
  • Reviews design drawings, related vendor drawings and installation instructions and studies interference problems.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of testing field material purchase requisitions, including estimating the quantities and material takeoffs of the testing field purchases of materials. Tracks commodities on quantity tracking systems or other computer database programs as required.
  • Prepares work orders and back charge notices.
  • Prepares cost estimates and reviews project design and engineering bills of materials to ensure their completeness.
  • Maintains records of costs and quantity information, evaluates data and prepares applicable reports as requested by project management utilizing established, standardized automation tools.
  • Administers change notices and amendments.
  • Monitors installation of materials and equipment to assure conformance with drawings, specifications, and quality standards.
  • Provides input to constructability and lessons learned.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Piping Superintendents and Supervisors. Must be familiar with international piping codes and standards (Standards, ASME B31.3 and applicable ASME and ASTM standards)
  • Provides liaison with the design engineering group. This includes preparing and dispositioning Requests for Information (RFI) and Field Change Documents (FCD.)
  • Executes field take offs from IFC drawings and provides input for quantity tracking. Verifies installed quantities and reports weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Coordinates with the design office to establish permanent materials to be ordered by the field, establishes cut off dates for Jobsite material requisitioning and issues field piping material requisitions as required.
  • Assists the Subcontract Administrator and Project Field Engineer in the quality control and final check out of Subcontractor piping related work. Assists in checking invoices of Subcontractors or vendors for piping related items or materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Competent in reading and writing in English
  2. Experience in oil/ gas/ refinery/ petrochemical Pipe installation and testing
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft suite of software.
  4. Advanced computer skills to utilize computer driven work tools and processes
  5. 15+ years' experience in field engineering
  6. Degree in Construction/Engineering related field preferred
  7. Must be able to perform field inspections, climb ladders and scaffolding, work on elevated platforms, on uneven surfaces and in confined spaces.


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.