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Compression Engineer

at Kinder Morgan, inc.

Posted: 4/15/2019
Job Reference #: 60353
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Job ID #:



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

Relocation Provided:

May be Considered

Education Required:

Bachelors Degree



Position Description

Provide engineering support in all areas of compression and related equipment. The individual will be an engineering resource to the natural gas pipeline departments in support of compression activities and must possess the ability to associate with a wide variety of people (personalities, skill and education levels, etc.) with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
The individual must possess project management skills used in the development of projects including project scope, schedule, budget forecasting, cost tracking/analysis, and risk identification/mitigation and be capable of communicating this information using well-developed written and verbal skills.

Position Requirements:
• Working with Operations, EHS, Project Management, Business Development, Gas Control, and other internal departments to maintain and improve the integrity of the company’s compression infrastructure by monitoring, completing studies and reviews, assessing risk / benefit of new technology, generating recommendations for and developing projects, etc. as required to achieve the task.
• Specify natural gas compression equipment based on provided operating conditions to optimize performance efficiencies, flexibility to changes in operating conditions, long-term reliability, ease of maintenance, while minimizing 20 year life cycle costs
• Assist in development of Request For Proposal (RFP) bid documents, conduct bid process, prepare detailed bid analysis based on 20 year life cycle costs, recommend successful contractor.
• Support multiple capital projects with various deadlines and responsibility levels. Such projects include new compression installations, existing compression rehabilitation and enhancement, compression replacement, emissions controls, automation and controls, measurement, etc.
• Generate cost estimates, secure project funding, accurately track and forecast project expenses, submit project closure documentation
• Review and manage projects in terms of economics, environmental regulations, OSHA Safety, Kinder Morgan Engineering Standards, Construction Standards, and Operating and Maintenance Procedures.
• Develop project scope documents, schedules, contractor bid documents, manage the bid process including job showing, recommend contractor, and manage contractor activities
• Develop and/or update KM Equipment Specifications and Engineering Standards.
• Apply the company's design and operating philosophy to meet corporate goals for safety, regulatory compliance, efficiency, and profitability.
• Travel estimated from 10% to 30% of the time to field sites and offices with occasional overnight stays.
• Requirement to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
• Read and interpret mechanical, electrical, control, and instrumentation drawings.
• Provide engineering support and technical expertise to support mechanical equipment operations.
• Effectively prioritize workload between multiple projects
• Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance.
• Ability to take on new projects and shift priorities on short notice
• Use personal judgment and specialized knowledge to provide and safeguard confidential information.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to company and it’s insurer

*Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of successful candidate.

Position Requirements

Job Requirements:
• A working knowledge of natural gas compression equipment and the mechanical design of gas compression equipment (including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, electric motor drives, reciprocating compressors, and centrifugal compressors) and supporting systems.
• A minimum of two years practical experience (post degree) in the design and technical analysis of high pressure natural gas compressor facilities.
• Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
• Proficiency in basic engineering skills.
• Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&IDs).
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Knowledge and/or application experience with industry standards (DOT 49CFR192, API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, NEC, etc.)
• Knowledge of industry’s regulatory compliance requirements and standards.
• Computer skills required to utilize compressor vendor sizing packages for selection of appropriate compressor geometry.
• Knowledge and understanding of the core thermal dynamic principals.
• Able to complete work assignments with little supervision in an acceptable time frame.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Strong focus on safe work practices.
• Advanced math skills and modeling.

Education Requirements:
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited University.
• Five years commensurate experience with emphasis in compressor station equipment mechanical design and operation, project management, and technical analysis as described, with a two year associate degree in a technical discipline may be considered.

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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