The Bergaila Companies

Pipe Stress Engineer

Posted Date 1 day ago(1/26/2023 5:17 PM)
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We have an opening for Pipe Stress Engineers to work in the West Houston, TX area.  More specifically, Stress Engineers with FRP design and checking experience.



Our Client prides itself in providing unparalleled, comprehensive support to their customers, and exceeding expectations during every phase of their projects.  Their experienced team creates solutions of all shapes and sizes for industries of all shapes and sizes, by combining all the capability of a global EPC and controls and automation company, with the responsiveness of a small, local firm.


- Serving as Senior Level Engineer on assigned projects and developing the most cost-effective total project solution for execution of the discipline engineering work.
- Performing and checking calculations, and solving problems of high engineering complexity.
- Reviewing specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution. 
- Assisting in the performance of audits. 
- Ensuring adherence to Industry codes and standards as well as department practices and procedures. 
- Providing close interface with, and promoting the understanding of other discipline functions. 
- Contributing to discipline Design Criteria for engineering or design activities.
- Conducting document checking and designing verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures.
- Contributing to design documentation and deliverables such as piping flexibility and stress reports, nozzle load reports, pipe support load calculations, and specialty item data sheets such as spring supports.
- Performing and checking analysis and calculations, isometrics, conducting studies and preparing reports.
- Interfacing with Piping Design and Civil/Structural Disciplines.
- Developing pipe support standards and other pipe stress related specification such as expansion joints based on client requirements.
- Supervising assigned engineers and providing training to hired fresh graduates.

- Performing stress analysis of critical piping for different condition such as thermal, seismic, wind, banana effect, spalling conditions, etc. 

- Performing fatigue analysis of piping system for applicable no of cycles.
- Qualifying equipment nozzle loads as per applicable standards and project criteria.


- B.Sc. or M.Sc. Civil or Mechanical Engineering.
- Minimum 5+ year’s min. experience performing stress analysis in a Downstream environment
-3+ years of design and checking of FRP pipe design

- Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards such as ASME B31.3 and related API 610, 661, 617, 650, 560.
- Proficiency with Caesar II, Microsoft Excel and Word.

- Familiar with FEA and nozzle Pro.
- Experience in hangers-snubbers-struts-sway and brace-engineered supports.

- Experience with constant and variable spring cans.

- Exposure to compressors, pumps, air coolers, exchangers, and tanks.
- Knowledge of the engineering development process and typical Piping Engineering deliverables such as piping isometrics, piping line classes, line designation tables, specialty items, and material selection diagrams.

- Prior experience on Brownfield Refinery projects strongly preferred


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