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
- 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.