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Engineer - Pipeline I Kinderhawk Shreveport

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

Primary purpose:* The role of the Engineer is to support new & existing plant operations through process optimization and identification of opportunitiesto improve overall facility performance and increase Kinder Morgan's bottom line.Essential duties and responsibilities:* Facility PFD/P&ID Development & Review* Size and specify mechanical equipment, including separators, filters, tanks, heat exchangers, air coolers, pumps, towers, heaters, compressors, control valves, treaters, and dehydrators. Select appropriate piping materials, diameters, and thicknesses to meet design requirements.* Possess knowledge of midstream process controls and instrumentation, including controls narratives and cause & effect matrices.* Model and evaluate gas plants, and suggest efficiency and debottlenecking projects* Provide technical support for startups, troubleshooting, and plant expansions* Design gas and liquid pipelines, meter stations, compressor stations, and pump stations. Possess ability to interpret and design Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's), Plot Plans, Piping Plans, and Piping Isometrics.* Develop single and multi-phase gas hydraulic models and gathering system evaluations.* Develop station process simulations and material & energy balances using ProMax software* Participate in PHA/Hazop studies as necessary for both new and existing facilities; assist in completion of Management of Change requirements that result* Work with applicable parties to establish facility start-up & commissioning procedures, operating procedures* Complete and/or validate facility flare & PSV studies* Work closely with Project Managers regarding Front-End process design, finalizing H&MB & overall major project scope; assist in evaluations of changes in basis of design as necessary* Provide technical support to operations (including troubleshooting, debottlenecking and optimization, maintenance projects, PHA participation and action item resolution, DOT compliance, etc.)* Possess fundamental knowledge of midstream gas gathering and processing operations, including pig liquids handling, compression, glycol and desiccant dehydration, treating, hydrocarbon recovery, and condensate stabilization* Possess knowledge of codes, standards, regulations and best practices applicable to the midstream industry (including API, ASME B31.3/4/8 and VIII, DOT 192/5, NFPA, etc.)* Evaluates, prepares and analyzes designs of process systems including NGL recovery plants, amine treating plants, glycol dehydration, molecular sieve dehydration, propane refrigeration, condensate stabilization, inlet compression, & residue compression* Provides technical assistance in the form of written reports, consultation, research, process debottlenecking studies, & codeinterpretations* Investigates and resolves problems associated with new or existing facilities and their process design, including conducting research into project-related issues and finding equipment needed for a project.* Initiate and manage optimization review projects to enhance safety, run time, and/or operating income.* Proactively seek opportunities to learn and develop and to find solutions for maximizing value to the business unit* Continuously review assets to enhance safety, mechanical reliability, operational flexibility, and capacity.* Consult with environmental personnel and provide information that is pertinent to the facility's environmental permits that are required

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:Education:* BS degree in Chemical & Mechanical Engineering from 4-year accredited University.Experience / specific knowledge:* Minimum 3-5 years of experience in natural gas gathering, compression, processing, fractionation, construction, and/or operations.* Process simulation and pipeline modeling experience with HYSYS, PROMAX, WinSim, WinFlow, Synergee, FlareNet, or similarapplications* Experience with rotating equipment.* Possess fundamental knowledge of midstream gas processing and gathering assets and design considerations including anyapplicable codes, standards & regulationsJOB REQUIREMENTS:Certifications, licenses, registrations:* Possess and maintain valid driver's license and be insurable by company's insurance carrierCompetencies, skills, and abilities:* Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision* Solid computer skills to include Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Work, Powerpoint) MS Project* Ability to interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as organizations outside the company* Experience in process modeling applications such as HYSYS, PROMAX, or VMGSim* Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.* Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.* Regular and reliable attendance.Physical demands:* Ability to handle stress of meeting deadlines* Ability to climb tank stairs and walk over uneven surfaces on the pipeline right of way or at field facilitiesWorking conditions: * Essentially indoors, but must be able to work outdoors in project & maintenance activitiesPreferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:* Experience with third party equipment manufacturer sizing software applicable to the gas processing industry* Experience with Microsoft Project or Primavera P6* Knowledge of AutoCAD, Plant3D or CADWorksOther responsibilities:Represent and support local operations during design review, HASOP and planning reviews of all expansion projects, duringplanning and executionAbility to develop and maintain pipeline gathering system hydraulic models

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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