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Welding Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering

Company: National Grid USA
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

About us

National Grid is hiring a Welding Engineer for our Gas Asset Engineering department in Syracuse, NY.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there

when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The

pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in

an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery

today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.Job Purpose

Performing engineering evaluation of the Gas Transmission System including: integrity assessments, risk management, data collection and analysis, performance tracking, records management, and fitness for service reviews. Assist in implementation of a comprehensive Transmission Integrity Verification Program consistent with existing and proposed regulations for over 1200 miles of intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines.Key Accountabilities

Administer Company Weld Policy

Analysis of metalurgical anomolies in pipeline systems

Engineering Support of NDE

Engineering Support of In-Situ Field Testing of Pipeline systems

Identification of pipeline risk and development of mitigation strategies.

Conduct engineering review and analysis of integrity related system issues.

Maintain register of existing pipelines and corresponding linear attributes.

Perform regulatory reporting on pipeline assets.

Track and report on key performance indicators related to critical asset classes.

Provide technical support for cathodic protection of gas facilities and update procedures where necessary.

Review and approve specifications, work methods, and policy documents covering the installation and maintenance of gas transmission pipelines.

Review and approve defect assessment and repairs of gas transmission pipelines.

Perform risk management and risk modeling utilizing PHA, LOPA, QRA and other risk analysis tools and models.

Project development and management.

Cost estimating and tracking.

As-built project documentation verification.

Perform process safety assessments.

Develop life extension strategies of existing assets.

Perform fit for service reviews and failure analysis.

Coordinate class location studies and HCA determinations.

Support field assessment of gas transmission pipelines.Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, or Material Science) from an ABET accredited program/engineering school is required.

Position is commensurate with experience; entry level candidates will also be considered.

Professional Engineering License or EIT Certificate desired.

AWS certification desired

Cathodic protection experience or NACE certification desired.

Experience with Risk Management, Risk Assessment, and Risk Mitigation desired.

Knowledge of National Grid's business operations, company policies and practices desired.

Knowledge of transportation of natural gas industry practices, standards, and legislation desired. (E.g. Title 49 CFR Part 192, NACE, ASME B31.8, API, etc.)

Experience performing risk assessments utilizing PHA, LOPA, QRA, and PRA techniques preferred.

Experience with relative risk ranking utilizing Kiefner or Mulbauer or other risk modelling tools preferred.

Self-motivated and have basic knowledge about natural gas delivery system, codes, design, construction, installation, testing, inspections and maintenance of pipeline assets.

Able to travel overnight outside of normal work area as needed.

Able to work overtime including nights/weekends/holidays for emergencies or other special projects.

General knowledge of mapping systems desired.

Experience with GIS (Smallworld, ESRI, Arc-Fm; Arc-GIS) preferred.

General knowledge of welding practices in the pipeline industry

Valid drivers licence requiredMore Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across

bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring

and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against

the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: National Grid USA, Syracuse , Welding Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering, Engineering , Syracuse, New York

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