Senior Metallurgical Engineering in Houston, TX

Metairie, LA

Posted: 12/05/2018 Industry: None Job Number: 43867
We are lookin g for an engineer specializing in petroleum refinery metallurgy, corrosion, and welding.
The successful candidate would:

  • Provide engineering consulting services to domestic and international petrochemical refinery clients
  • Provide scope definition and cost estimates to inquires submitted by clients
  • Manage complex multi-disciplined projects


  • A BS or MS in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • A minimum of 10 years experience working for an owner-user refining organization
  • Licensed professional engineer or the ability to become registered
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Must be a responsible team player with the ability to work productively in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work creatively and efficiently to solve client issues
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work within the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Commitment to safety
  • Specific areas of specialization include:
    • Experience in the development of weld repair plans of pressure vessels to NBIC and ASME Section VIII Division 1, as applicable
    • Experience in the development of weld repair plans of piping systems to ASME B31.3
    • Familiarity with the process chemistry for common refining process units, such as crude/vacuum distillation, hydroprocessing, delayed coking, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, steam-methane reformers, HF/H 2 SO 4 alkylation, amine gas treating, caustic treaters, sulfur recovery and utilities
    • The ability to select and evaluate materials of construction and fabrication methods for refinery process unit equipment such as tanks, pipes, pumps, pressure vessels and heat exchangers
    • The ability to identify degradation mechanisms and repair solutions associated with refinery process unit equipment
    • Experience with the execution of corrosion sensitivity review on refining process units and the development of Integrity Operating Windows to API RP 584
    • The ability to read and interpret PFDs, P&IDs and Piping Isometrics
    • Experience with the execution of metallurgical failure analysis and testing to execute forensic-styled examinations on pressure equipment to determine the failure mode and provide remedial advice with regard to metallurgy or fabrication, which would improve reliability
    • Willing and able ness to conduct field work inside refineries and petrochemical plants, and travel approximately 25% of the time
    • Ability to write technical reports which are technically correct and legally defendable
    • Familiarity with the following additional standards: API 510, API 653, API 570, API 579
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