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Job #: 5251
Title: Sr. Engineer - Fixed Equipment
Job Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: 20% target bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of more than 34,000 people working in 38 countries.  A career here provides opportunities to experience variety through exposure in various facets of our integrated energy and chemicals value chain; upstream (exploration & production), mining, downstream, chemicals and new energy.


  • The Fixed Equipment Engineer - Inspections will work with engineers, inspectors, operators and maintenance personnel to improve the performance of fixed assets.  The engineer will develop and maintain risk-based inspection program and strategies per API 580/581 to minimize risk of equipment failures and process safety incidents. 
  • Work closely with Unit Inspector(s) to troubleshoot fixed equipment issues and review Inspection & Testing Plans (ITPs) for piping / equipment repairs and new installations. 
  • Provides technical mentoring to Unit Inspectors. 
  • Key member of the teams developing Risk Based Inspections Strategies for all fixed equipment.  
  • Maintains availability of up to date information concerning fixed equipment and piping remaining service interval and remaining useful life. 
  • Reviews requests for installation of Leak Repair Devices. 
  • Leads the development of technical assessment packages for hot taps, stopples, line freezes, welding on live equipment, etc. 
  • Reviews the Inspection Test Plans for furnaces, boilers, heaters, flares, burners, refractory, insulation, high pressure materials, tanks, exchangers, vessels and piping. 
  • Support Turnarounds through engineering package reviews, drawing reviews and scope development. 
  • Analyzes inspection deficiencies and makes recommendations to improve equipment or piping reliability. 
  • Analyzes inspection procedures, programs, processes and technologies and applies knowledge to optimize overall effectiveness versus RAGAGEP and OSHA PSM Guidelines. 
  • Leads or participates in incident investigations and root cause failure analysis. 
  • Assists in the development and/or approves stationary equipment repair plans, rerates, & modifications related to expense and capital projects.  
  • Performs fitness for service evaluations per API, ASME or applicable industry guidelines/standards, including evaluations per API-579. 
  • Subject matter expert for assessments of relief valve testing intervals.  Performs analysis of relief valve testing intervals and applies RBI to optimize testing. 
  • Perform bolted joint calculations and select gaskets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. (EAC/ABET accredited Engineering Program preferred 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing plant/facility or related industrial field 
  • API certifications are preferred: API 580, API 510, API 570, API 653 
  • Knowledgeable on current ASME, API, and AWS codes. 
  • Strong fundamentals in engineering consultation and technical knowledge (e.g. interpretation of inspection data, mechanical design, equipment damage mechanisms, etc.) 
  • Preferred experience with Meridium, PCMS, UltraPipe and similar fixed equipment software 
  • Preferred experience with a CMMS or SAP PM Preferred NACE familiarity or certification

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree