Rotating Engineer – OSBL Rotating Equipment

Rotating Engineer – OSBL Rotating Equipment

Kansas City, MO

Dependent on Experience


Rotating Engineer – OSBL

Job Description/Requirements

The project scope includes a 2000 KTA Ethane Cracking Unit, two 1000 KTA Polyethylene units, and supporting OSBL facilities.  The OSBL scope of this project covers all systems not in the ISBL units such as water treatment, steam generation, rail, drainage and outfall, air compressors, power, buildings, fire water, and infrastructure.

The Rotating Engineer is responsible for assuring design and engineering result in safe, reliable operations and the constructed facilities and equipment meet business unit, operations, process safety, maintenance and environmental requirements.The Rotating Engineer will be the Company’s focal point for engineering, design, many procurement and many construction activities related to all OSBL rotating equipment.  The role requires collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to identify gaps, develop solutions, provide expert feedback, develop procedures, and produce a capital efficient facility.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure capital efficient design is implemented through each phase of project execution
  • Advise project management of developments that could affect safety, quality, cost or schedule
  • Employ lessons-learned and personal expertise to the design and engineeringof all rotating equipment in the OSBL scope
  • Ensure project technical and contract requirements are satisfied by monitoring and reviewing design outputs of contractor and vendors
  • Review and approve requisitions for purchase of equipment
  • Ensure equipment monitoring and protection systems, seals, seal plans, and other systems are appropriately designed, specified, installed, tested, and documented
  • Provide the technical expertise to achieve accuracy in project piping and instrumentation drawings
  • Ensure timely, high quality contractor, subcontractor, and vendor deliverables are produced
  • Ensure operations and maintenance requirements are satisfied
  • Participate in equipment inspections at vendor shop for major equipment
  • Ensure factory and site acceptance tests adequately check the equipment
  • Closely monitor shipment, storage, preservation, installation, and pre-commissioning of equipment
  • Participate in Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) studies as required
  • Recommend critical spare spares and parts stocking levels
  • Assist in preparation of facilities standards and readying for operation
  • Foster teamwork with ISBL colleagues and OSBL operations, maintenance and other project personnel
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders (Instrumentations, electrical, civil, operations, etc.) where cross-functional support is required
  • Engage rotating equipment subject matter experts (SME) and specialists when needed

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering (degree in Mechanical/Machinery Engineering desired) and at least 10 years of relevant plant and/or design experience
  • Working knowledge of International Codes and Standards
  • Previous major capital project experience and/or working with an EPC contractor in similar role
  • Rotating equipment design, procurement, testing, installation, commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, failure modes, repair, and/or troubleshooting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with API 670 vibration protection systems
  • Experience using predictive maintenance strategies such as vibration analysis and lube oil analysis
  • Rotating engineer experience supporting plant operations and maintenance of pumps, motors, compressors, turbines and other rotating equipment
  • Familiarity with software for turbine controls and equipment vibration monitoring and shut down systems

Skills Required

  • Highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Excellent communication skills, teamwork, leadership and customer focus
  • Ability to develop relationships with both internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Confidently shares opinions and recommendations.

Work Location

  • FEED/EPC office in Kansas City, MO followed by construction site location (Orange, TX is preferred site).
  • Commitment to stay on the project through startup and stable operation (approximately 6 years)