Epco, Inc. Engineer, Staff Pipeline Integrity in Houston, Texas

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is the largest publicly traded partnership and a leading North American provider of energy services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Enterprise Products and its affiliates have over 6,500 employees. Enterprise’s large integrated, geographical portfolio of assets provides multiple opportunities to grow through internal growth projects and through acquisitions. Enterprise service offerings include onshore and offshore energy gathering, processing, storage, fractionation, terminalling, transportation and marketing for crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and refined products. To maximize the value of its interests, Enterprise’s team utilizes an array of options that provides innovative solutions to create growth opportunities for the partnership and build value for investors. Energy professionals are discovering rewarding opportunities with Enterprise Products through exciting new growth areas, developing markets and innovative ways to provide energy solutions to customers.

Join us in driving fast-moving, far-reaching projects that serve the most prolific energy basins in North America. Whether building new pipelines and plant facilities or optimizing and maintaining existing assets, advance your career like never before. Take on greater levels or responsibility while enjoying freedom to showcase your talents in an opportunity rich environment.

The Staff Pipeline Integrity Engineer is responsible for providing engineering expertise and technical support regarding the evaluation and failure analysis for in-service releases. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement the company’s written Integrity Management Program (IMP) as well as supporting standards, procedures, and practices for all pipeline assets. Identify improvement opportunities and support improvement initiatives for the IMP and supporting documents.

  • Coordinate with metallurgical laboratories, metallurgical report analysis, and recommendation of additional activities as necessary.

  • Provide engineering support such as welding calculations, material selections, hydrostatic test plan design, MOP/MAOP and other pressure related calculations; evaluation of defects, and recommends appropriate repairs for other Pipeline Integrity Engineers involved in Pipeline Integrity projects.

  • Identify and develop new and improve existing preventive and mitigative measures through participation in Informational Analysis processes. Identify and drive improvements to the Information Analysis process.

  • Pro-actively evaluate new defect evaluation and repair methods and technologies. Determine value to organization and drive implementation where appropriate.

  • Evaluate Integrity Assessment results to determine need for temporary pressure reductions and the need for repairs and repair method.

  • Provide support for pressure reduction decision making associated with Pipeline Integrity Activities.

  • Provide IMP principles and design input to new pipeline construction projects and lead due diligence efforts within Pipeline Integrity Engineering.

  • Lead the incorporation of newly operated assets into the IMP.

  • Develop and improve IMP reporting of performance measures. Analyze performance measures and draw conclusions in order to understand and improve IMP effectiveness.

  • Provide input to annual budget.

  • Participate in and provide pipeline integrity information for all state and federal regulatory Pipeline Integrity Management inspections and audits.

  • Interpret developing changes to pipeline regulations, industry standards, integrity assessment methods, repair methods, emerging technologies and how they could impact the Integrity Management Program and the organization.

  • Mentor and serve as technical support expert for Rotational Engineers and Integrity Engineers. Broaden the understanding of IMP principles by other parts of the organization.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required. A degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Metallurgy Engineering is preferred.

  • Professional Engineering registration and NACE certification is preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in pipeline engineering or equivalent experience is required.

  • Experience in pipeline design, operations, and maintenance, a detailed understanding of pipeline defect evaluations and repair is required.

  • Technical knowledge and work experience in pipeline risk management and analysis is required.

  • Working knowledge of the various Federal and State pipeline regulations including Integrity Management regulations is required.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and with others in the organization.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills.

  • Must be able to work well with office and field based employees as well as regulatory agencies.

  • Must have the ability to perform sedentary to light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Must be able to reach overhead for items, stoop, bend and twist while working. Other physical activities include: seeing, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and performing repetitive motions. Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision necessary to prepare and analyze data, operate and computer and read.

  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically up to 25% of the time.

Job: *Engineering

Organization: *Engineering

Title: Engineer, Staff Pipeline Integrity

Location: Texas-Houston

Requisition ID: 0007AX