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Rotating Equipment Design Engineer/ Sr. Rotating Equipment Design Engineer(Hybrid Schedule)

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, has been in operation since 1997. Over the years, we have understood that not only do our people contribute to our success, but that they should share in that success. We provide all employees with a safe, honest, trustworthy, ethical, respectful and professional work environment. We believe in building friendly and personal long-term relationships by supporting our employees with ongoing training, continued growth and internal advancement while cultivating teamwork and diversity with a culture of inclusion from various experiences and backgrounds. Dedicated to providing security to our employees, we offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k), a retirement contribution (pension plan) and more.
Join our team and help shape the present and future of North America's energy infrastructure with a career at Kinder Morgan.The successful candidate will:* Review design/construction drawings for compression facilities including PFDs, PIDs, and mechanical layout and sectional drawings.* Review OEM drawings for compression equipment. Specifically design maps, operating conditions, efficiencies, maintenance/auxiliary
equipment requirements, etc.* Size rotating equipment, heat exchangers, process piping, control valves, overpressure protection devices, and filtration equipment.* Utilize compressor modeling software to predict station pressures, flow rates and temperatures based on selected horsepower.* Support Operations personnel in maintenance work and the troubleshooting of issues at compression facilities. Specifically be able to identify and address equipment caused vibration issues, including mechanical resonances, torsional response, acoustic resonances, etc.*Support emissions group on gas turbine and/or reciprocating engine emissions testing and issues.*Be accountable for completing quality work on schedule and in compliance with applicable codes/standards.* Effectively interface and integrate with other Company departments including Project Management, Procurement, Engineering, Business Development, and Operations to maintain the integrity of the Company's infrastructure at a variety of compressor stations across the country. Compressor stations will include low-speed integral engines, engine-driven and/or motor-driven high-speed separable reciprocating compressors, motor-driven centrifugal compressors, and gas turbine-driven centrifugal compressors.* Represent the Company in rotating equipment design with customers, suppliers, licensees, third party engineering firms, outside consultants, and industry associations. Including PHA meetings, PSSR start-up and commissioning tasks at compressor stations, and root-cause failure investigations.* Interface with other technical/engineering disciplines to ensure the effective integration of the rotating equipment within the overall facility design.* Plan, schedule, and coordinate detailed phases of engineering work while supporting the department and Project Manager with deliverables.* Assist with the commissioning and troubleshooting of equipment and systems in the field.* Provide compressor related field training as necessary including major compressor and engine software packages, vibration analyzer equipment and performance testing.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements: * Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (mechanical preferred) from an accredited school of engineering.* 5 years of natural gas pipeline compressor and/or engine experience* Ability to take initiative and work with both company and non-company personnel to accomplish goals in a fast paced environment.* Proclivity to engage operations and project management personnel in productive meetings to determine the best solutions for company.* Proficient PC-based skills including MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access)* Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams,and Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID's)* Well developed analytical and problem solving skills to address complex technical matters.* Ability to create technical specifications, Engineering Standards, Construction Standards, O&M Standards and department best practicedocuments.* Working knowledge of natural gas industry standards and rules such as (AGA, ASME, API, GPA, DOT 49 CFR 192, PHMSA, etc.).Ability to perform job responsibilities with minimal guidance or supervision.* Ability to prepare and coordinate engineering reports, calculations, studies, and presentations.* U.S. Citizenship or Green card.* Valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company.* Travel (-25%).Preferred:* Working knowledge of natural gas transmission pipeline operation compressor station design.
* Extensive understanding of gas transmission compression equipment (operation, sizing, selection, function, maintenance).
* Experience with Solar Gas Turbines
* Experience with Ariel Compressors
* Experience with Caterpillar Natural Gas Engines
* Experience with Waukesha Natural Gas Engines

Note: Position level, job title and pay will be determined by candidates' level of experience and skill.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits offered for this position may include the following: health care benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental , and vision coverage; Flexible and Health Spending Accounts; Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance; Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance for employee and dependents; retirement benefits including a 401(k) with employer and employee contributions and a company-funded pension plan; paid time off; paid holidays; a flexible work schedule and many voluntary benefit plans.Kinder Morgan provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, citizenship or status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

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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