Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Lloyd's Register is looking for senior level engineers for their Houston office

Title: Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Position Type: Full Time, Employee


The professional for this position will be responsible for supporting the activities of the company by performing fitness for service evaluations, stress analysis and engineering work for Lloyd’s Register Capstone’s clients as well as assisting with the development of products and services Lloyd’s Register

Capstone offers. The work will generally be centered on process equipment (fixed, pressure equipment) for the Petrochemical and Refinery Industry with an emphasis on delivering value to the clients through innovative solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The activities will include but will not be limited to the following tasks:

· Perform evaluations (FFS Level I, II and III procedures) of fixed, pressure in-service equipment using the API/ASME Standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 as technical basis.

· Perform remaining life assessments for equipment in high temperature service using Omega methodology.

· Perform detailed stress analysis (thermal and mechanical) using FEA.

· Evaluation of pressure vessel components to confirm compliance with ASME codes.

· Fracture mechanics analysis of pressure vessels.

· Perform reliability analysis of critical pieces of equipment

· Flexibility analysis of piping systems

In order to accomplish the above described task, a Mechanical Engineering Consultant with a minimum of Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering is required (Master degree or PhD is a plus). This professional will be exposed to complex problems where crucial decisions need to be made based on the results of the assessments performed by the engineering consultants. The proper depth to respond to the clients’ needs requires the knowledge obtained through an Engineering Degree, exposed to a minimum of 5 years of on the job, relevant experience (refinery and/or petrochemical plant fixed, pressure equipment).


To be considered for this position, you must possess the following minimum requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

· Minimum 5 years of relevant experience (refinery or chemical plant fixed, pressure equipment)

Additional Requirements:

· Demonstrated strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

· Expert knowledge in ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping design codes and API inspection codes and standards.

· Solid knowledge of API 579 as well as damage mechanism and material property degradation

· Experience in using FEA programs


· EIT or PE

· Flexibility analysis of piping systems

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