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Staff Engineer, Asset Integrity

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Engineering - Project
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18000441 Requisition #
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POSITION OVERVIEW


The Staff Engineer, Asset Integrity who reports to the Asset Integrity Manager is a seasoned technical professional with a broad understanding of technical issues in designing, operating, and maintaining hydrocarbon processing facilities.  Participates in the development of the Cheniere Asset Integrity Management Program and supports local technical teams at multiple facility locations.  Actively participates in continuous improvement of asset integrity programs

 

KNOWLEDGE


Strong background in integrity management and inspection methodologies, nondestructive testing, reliability, hazard evaluation, change management, project implementation, engineering information management, operations, risk assessment and plant maintenance.  Candidate should be familiar with all facets of LNG transportation, storage and processing, including health, safety, maintenance, operations, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.  In-depth knowledge of technical processes, project and design engineering, inspection programs, quality assurance/control; corrosion control; equipment performance testing; and equipment troubleshooting.

 

RESPONSIBLITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Develop and implement asset integrity and reliability management programs, under the supervision of the Asset Integrity Manager for multiple sites.
  • Assure that the long and short term fit-for-purpose of assets is maintained for all assets and act as the liaison with technical disciplines.
  • Assure that asset integrity programs comply with required regulations.
  • Develop and implement standardized mechanical integrity and corrosion management programs for process facilities.
  • Develop and execute asset integrity performance assessments for multiple sites.
  • Develop and implement an enterprise wide Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Program Develop and implement enterprise wide asset integrity continuous improvement programs for multiple sites incorporating overall strategy and applicable codes and specifications.
  • Provide support and lead on the resolution of technical issues, which have potential to impact asset integrity, including equipment/hardware, process/procedures, operational business systems, verification/ assurance and personnel competency.
  • Participate as required incident investigations and root cause analysis (RCA) on equipment failure investigations and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Conduct training on asset integrity business processes.
  • Provide support in the development of the Technical Authority program.
  • Establish an integrated quality assurance program to support factory acceptance tests, vendor qualification reviews, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)

  • Education and Certifications:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Engineering, or Metallurgy preferred.  API Certified Inspector in Pressure Vessels, Process Piping and Aboveground Storage Tanks is preferred.  ASNT NDT Level III is recommended.
  • Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in an LNG, liquefaction, gas processing, refining, or chemical industry.  Experience should include integrity management, engineering, nondestrustive testing of material, process safety, plant operations/maintenance, corrosion control/management, and risk assessment.  
  • Skills: 
    • Strong technical abilities are required along with the following additional skills.
    • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
    • Familiar with inspection data management systems (IDMS)
    • Familiar with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Risk Based Inspection (RBI).
    • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies.  
    • Able to share knowledge and mentor less experienced employees.
    • Familiar with and understanding of relevant industry regulations, codes and standards.
    • Ability to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.
    • Ability to work in a “self-directed” environment and consistently anticipate the needs within the organization and deliver on time.
    • Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with management, peers and the various facility level workers whom are all responsible for assuring safe operations.
    • Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines. 
    • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Computer savvy including Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint and any software such as AutoCAD, and Inspection/RBI software.

 

DIRECT REPORTS


None

 

FREEDOM TO ACT


The Staff Engineer, Asset Integrity requires minimal supervision.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Job is performed in both a corporate and an industrial plant environment. 
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • Some travel required, as business conditions dictate.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write.
  • Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height and lift and move objects weighting up to 30 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors and outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise. There is a considerable amount of outdoor activity involved.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.

 

ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS


Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.


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