Mechanical Engineer - Petro-Chemical

Stress Engineering Services   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago


  • Application and review of API 579 Level 1, 2 and 3 assessments
  • Stress Analysis, mechanical design of various components, including pressure vessels and mechanical parts
  • Carrying out stress analysis using strain gauge data and computational methods
  • Field visits to client facilities to examine client-identified problems and to support business development
  • Preparation and review of technical reports and proposals
  • Contributing to the growth of the company by further establishing credibility through participation in technical associations and preparation of papers/presentations
  • Key focus on refining, chemical, oil sands, pipeline, plant equipment and other larger engineering consulting opportunities


The successful candidate must have the desire to build a successful engineering practice in a dynamic, work-orientated environment. They must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and be a self-starter. They will work primarily on an individual basis, but also need to function well on project teams. Mentoring and developing engineers with less experience should be a priority.


  • Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university (the advanced degree requirement can be waived if the applicant has 10+ years of relevant plant experience)
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a practicing engineer
  • Experience at a major oil company or consulting firm working in refineries or chemical plants is desired
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) or possess the ability to become registered
  • Knowledge and experience with API - 510, 570, 579, 580 and 653, NACE, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes; NDE methods a plus
  • Must be willing and able to travel on occasion and work in a variety of environments
  • Travel could be worldwide and the applicant must have or be able to obtain a passport without restrictions
  • 2018-1404