Stress Engineer II (56602.1)

October 13, 2021
Downers Grove, IL
Job Type


System One is hiring a Stress Engineer II for our well-known client in Downers Grove, IL!   This is a great opportunity to get involved in some interesting and challenging design projects. 

*This is a contract position for pending projects waiting on approval.


  • Review and analyze piping systems and components for thermal flexibility, vibration, supports, and other factors.
  • Ensure piping systems conform to applicable codes and client standards.
  • Perform ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 formal stress analysis using Caesar II software.
  • Conduct informal (visual) stress analysis for large and small-bore piping systems.
  • Work with piping designers to optimize pipe routing on piping design including specifying required pipe supports.
  • Specify engineered support equipment such as expansion bellows, spring cans, constant tension hangars, snubbers, and engineered piping supports including detailed review of vendor equipment design documents.
  • Prescribe and evaluate piping loads on process equipment nozzles including ASME pressure vessels as well as on engineered and standard support steel.
  • Prepare formal stress evaluation reports.
  • Perform field surveys to collect required field data and assist with interpretation of engineering drawings and specifications in the field.
  • Communicate complex technical solutions and concepts with other stress engineers to develop or improve design methods and procedures.
  • Interpret new or special regulation requirements, engineering codes, and standards and ensure procedures are up to date to incorporate appropriately.
  • Perform special studies (new technology evaluation, constructability, economic feasibility, enhanced software evaluation upgrades, etc.)
  • Function as a lead engineer and basic modeling and analysis checking.
  • Coordinate work with supervisor, lead, and project team.
  • Assist in preparing proposals.
  • Attend client, vendor, and internal team meetings.
  • Manage project schedules and budgets as well as provide weekly reports communicating project status, issues, and needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical stress engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the Petroleum Refining or Chemical Industry
  • Experience working with pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and pumps
  • Experience working with ASME Section I and VIII pressure vessel and B31.1 and/or B31.3 piping codes
  • Experience with Caesar II software package
  • Strong attention to detail and capable to perform detailed technical evaluations and drawing checks
  • Strong communication skills required to provide effective inter-discipline, client, vendor, and construction coordination on projects
  • Highly motivated with ability to work in an interactive and open team environment
  • Must be organized, self-directed, able to prioritize and multi-task, work in a team environment and take direction from others
  • Willingness to travel and work in office and field environments
  • Commitment to safety, quality, responsibility, high work standards, and initiatives
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must maintain active status in a drug and/or alcohol testing consortium

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EIT (Registered Engineer in Training) or Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Field plant experience including start-up and commissioning
  • Experience in the petrochemical, oil/gas, chemical, and/or power industry 
  • Previous experience supervising mechanical engineering teams in plant design
  • Knowledge and familiarity with API Standards and Recommended Practices applicable to the specification of refinery equipment
  • Ability to work full time and desire to put in extra time/effort when required.
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