The Pressure Systems Integrity (PSI) Team is responsible for managing the mechanical integrity of the well lines, plant piping, vessels and tanks in operation in Prudhoe Bay, AK. As owners of these equipment classes, the PSI team is responsible for upholding their safe operating limits through inspection and repair to enable safe and reliable Oil and Gas production in Prudhoe Bay. This role will work within a team of similar engineers and inspection specialists to set inspection strategies, perform fitness for service assessments, provide engineering repair solutions and identify key safety or reliability threats within the equipment classes.
This position requires significant team interaction with Field Inspectors, Facility Operators, Field Maintenance Technicians and multiple engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Process, Corrosion) to strategically manage the equipment classes and tactically deliver solutions for safe and reliable production.
A high level of computer proficiency is required to analyze inspection data, develop stress analysis models and perform fitness for service assessments. Strong written and oral communication skills are also essential in order to effectively communicate across a wide range of front-line technicians, managers and regulatory agency personnel.
This position will be based in Anchorage, AK with an expectation for one or two-day field trips to Prudhoe Bay as needed (typically 10-20 days per year).
As equipment class owners of vessels, tanks and piping the IM-PSI team is responsible for maintaining equipment within its specified design parameters to enable safe and reliable Oil and Gas production operations. As a member of the IM-PSI team, this role primary responsibilities are centred on developing inspection plans, evaluating piping and mechanical equipment integrity, and specifying repair plans. These responsibilities will include participation as a team member and as the primary/lead engineer in the following activities:
- Implementing equipment strategies. - Define equipment strategies that conform to industry and BP's global standards and verify strategies are effective and continually improved to gain efficiency and manage new threats.
- Implementing inspection strategies. - Work with corrosion and materials engineers to understand threats to the integrity of given equipment and develop effective inspection strategies that conform to industry and BP standards to identify damage caused by those threats. Continuously improve strategies based on new inspection technologies and inspection results to manage newly identified threats or gain inspection efficiency.
- Developing inspection plans and reviewing outputs. - Work with piping and equipment inspectors to develop specific plans for inspecting equipment. Analyse inspection results and draw conclusions to inform further inspection or maintenance activities.
- Assessing equipment damage identified through inspection. - Review NDT/inspection reports and assess equipment damage for fitness for service and remaining life. Work with Operations personnel to adjust operating parameters and communicate increases in risk to operation. Develop solutions to modify operation, repair or replace equipment that are fit for purpose given the damage mechanism, equipment criticality and risk to operation.
- Specifying repair methods for equipment damage. - Utilizing industry and BP standards, develop repair plans for equipment. This includes developing and reviewing engineering construction packages, working with repair vendors, specifying equipment purchases and supporting maintenance execution crews to safely execute work.
- Prioritizing equipment inspection and repair activities in alignment with the overall region operating strategy. - Assess inspection and maintenance activities based on overall risk and value and work with other discipline engineering teams to prioritize regional activities across multiple equipment classes.
- Supporting projects to inspect or repair equipment. - As part of a project management team work with Operations, Engineering Procurement and Construction contractors and stakeholders across multiple functions to define and support execution of inspection and/or repair of equipment.
To be considered for the role of Mechanical Integrity Engineer applicants must have at least:
BS in Mechanical Engineering
BS in an Engineering Field with Professional Accreditation in Mechanical Engineering
5 years direct experience in Upstream, Midstream or Downstream Oil & Gas Inspection or Mechanical Engineering activities