Engineer - Corrosion 10/10/2017

Energy Transfer Partners Houston, TX

Location
Houston, TX
AJE Ref #
579720542
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
7966-323
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

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The Corrosion Engineer reports to the Sr. Manager of Corrosion Services. This position involves diverse involvement in all corrosion control related aspects of the company's business. This position requires travel to field locations and regulatory agencies. Core functions:


- Provides technical support for Corrosion Managers, Corrosion Engineers, Engineering/Construction/Project Managers, and Operations with corrosion control design, corrosion control technical support, guidance on pipeline defect assessments, evaluation, and repair and coating methods.

- Assists in the management of Company Corrosion Control SOPs covering internal, external, design, mitigation, compliance, and defect evaluations

- Involved in performing root cause failure investigations on pipeline failures and develops programs for preventing future failures

- Assists with communication and management of PHMSA remedial work plans, regulatory interaction, and related activities

- Keeps up-to-date on latest proposed federal pipeline regulations and recommend changes to company SOPs operating practices and programs

- Evaluates corrosion control related data and performance metrics, maintains reports and monitoring of key performance indicators.


The following reflect common duties performed by the Corrosion Engineer:


- Provides technical expertise and guidance to Corrosion Services, and Operations and Engineering for the design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the Company's corrosion control/cathodic protection assets.

- Participates in new facility design and commissioning. Assists in the preparation of designs for facility modifications and incorporation of new equipment. Is able to facilitate installation including modifications to designs to meet functional requirements. Is able to coordinate and provide leadership in the commissioning of significant facilities involving multiple groups including vendors, suppliers, engineering design and construction, Houston technical and Area personnel.

- The Corrosion Engineer has advanced qualifications and experience in the following subjects and/or tasks related to the corrosion control field:


- corrosion control regulations;

- integrity management regulations;

- external/internal/atmospheric corrosion monitoring and mitigation procedures and processes;

- assessment and repair of pipeline defects.

- technical support, training and qualification/evaluation of corrosion technicians;

- design of cathodic protection systems;

- working knowledge of corrosion control databases and field data collection devices;

- corrosion and pipeline data management and integration;

- specifications for contract corrosion control services;

- SOP, Engineering Standards, and Best Practices related to corrosion control practices.

- Ability to consistently analyze and resolve corrosion control issues involving multiple components, personnel, and operations;


- Knowledge, skill and ability to document activities and inspections as well as review same to discern issues with accuracy of data and information contained in reports prepared by others;

- Knowledge, skill and ability to Interpret and apply the company's procedures with an appreciation of underlying industry codes and standards and government regulations;

- Knowledge, skill and ability to defend the company's technical and procedural positions related to corrosion control activities and represent the company in an agency audit, inspection, or enforcement action;

- Specific responsibilities related to the support and QA/QC of work done by Operations Corrosion Technicians includes but are not limited to the following:


- Provide technical support related to external corrosion control monitoring and mitigation with in-depth knowledge of rectifiers, test points, bonds, close interval survey, current demand, etc.

- Cathodic protection system design and installation to include impressed current and galvanic anode systems; deep and shallow anode groundbeds

- Cathodic protection testing to include interference testing and mitigation

- Provide technical support related to internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation with in-depth knowledge of internal corrosion coupons, internal corrosion sampling and analysis and use of internal corrosion inhibitors and biocides.

- Provide technical support related to atmospheric corrosion monitoring and mitigation to include coating inspections, coating failure investigations and re-coating/painting specifications, management and oversight



- Identifies potential problems with company procedures written to comply with state and federal regulations and department technical policies and practices. Trains field personnel and implements procedures; monitors field activities for compliance with procedures through daily contact, reports, summaries and periodic inspections.

- Develops, supports and enforces the department technical policies and procedures that are used to maintain and operate the pipeline systems. Evaluates how procedures impact field manpower, employee safety, materials, equipment and expenses in order to meet minimum requirements and the desired level of reliability and performance.

- Is able to design and develop training materials that instruct and verify the knowledge of Area technical personnel. Shares this material across the Company and participates as an instructor. Provides this material in a way that supports and satisfies the requirements of the Employee Qualification Program.

- Assists in the development of the annual O&M and capital budgets for the Operations department. This involves: providing input and feedback to Areas on maintenance work scopes, reviewing or developing cost estimates, analyzing the feasibility of proposed solutions and suggesting innovative alternatives, and ensuring the equipment specified is state-of-the-art and best fulfills the intended purpose. Assists the Area in the preparation of capital budget projects and supports the projects through final approval and completion.

- Participates in new facility design and commissioning. Assists in the preparation of designs for facility modifications and incorporation of new equipment. Is able to facilitate installation including modifications to designs to meet functional requirements. Is able to coordinate and provide leadership in the commissioning of significant facilities involving multiple groups including vendors, suppliers, engineering design and construction, Houston technical and Area personnel.


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Essential Requirements: Experience, Educational & Special Training Required



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- Graduate engineer with BS in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Petroleum engineering with 3-5 years experience in corrosion prevention and control programs for hazardous liquid and/or gas transmission and plant assets.

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected classifications