Welding Engineer, Gas Asset Engineering
Company: National Grid USA
Posted on: October 18, 2020
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
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
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
Identification of pipeline risk and development of mitigation
Conduct engineering review and analysis of integrity related system
Maintain register of existing pipelines and corresponding linear
Perform regulatory reporting on pipeline assets.
Track and report on key performance indicators related to critical
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
Review and approve defect assessment and repairs of gas
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
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, or Material
Science) from an ABET accredited program/engineering school is
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
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)
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
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.
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