The Bergaila Companies

Pipe Stress Engineer

Posted Date 16 hours ago(3/23/2023 4:51 PM)
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We are currently seeking an experienced Pipe Stress Engineer for a contract position with a prominent petro-chemical company based out of Houston, TX.



Our client’s diverse portfolio encompasses energy, oil and gas, mining and government services.


The Pipe Stress Engineer will be responsible for:


- Serving as Lead or Area Lead 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, PE stamp calculations and 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.
- Registered as a Professional Engineer in Louisiana
- Minimum 15+ year’s min. experience performing stress analysis of Delayed Coker projects
- 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.
- Prior experience in an EPC environment.
- 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.
- Dynamic Analysis, Flange Leakage Check and Piping Flexibility.


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