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Piping Engineer Port in Iquique, Chile

Requisition ID:  229779

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the organization and direction of construction engineering personnel and activities relating to construction engineering, subcontracts, and engineering liaison to the design functional group.  Interprets design drawings and specifications.  Supervises field verification of materials.  Provides technical direction to construction engineers and superintendents in a wide range of construction engineering and design functions relating to multi-discipline engineering in an area or to a single discipline on the overall project.

The Construction Lead Piping Field Engineer is responsible for activities relating to construction engineering within the piping discipline. Duties include interpreting piping design drawings and specifications, piping installation/fabrication including pipe hangers and inline piping components, field verification of materials, and technical direction to field piping personnel as required. This position is not considered the design authority for the project, but only to enforce piping construction per design.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

A. Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and operational guidance from assigned Construction Manager, Chief Construction Engineer or other assigned supervising manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical and administrative direction to assigned subordinate construction engineers.  May provide supervision to craft personnel.

C. Contacts

  • Jobsite contacts are with jobsite personnel including superintendents and subcontractors related to construction engineering and the customers resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate construction activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with engineering on constructability and design issues relating to the piping discipline such as underground and above ground piping installation and pipe supports.
  • Establish a piping design/field engineering working relationship and lines of communication with the Project Engineer, including agreement on piping engineering deliverables and overall construction application configuration management.
  • Responsible for quantity take-off, control, tracking, reporting and forecasting for piping discipline.
  • Specify the piping criteria for the construction of temporary construction facilities as required.
  • Direct the preparation of requisitions for field procured materials, material substitution, services and equipment such as pipes, valves and hangers.
  • Approve field requisitions as delegated by the Project Field Engineer.
  • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct piping materials.
  • Coordinate and monitor the interfaces for piping data exchange to support the construction automation plan and the project controls program requirements at the jobsite.
  • Develop and manage the piping construction quality program.
  • Direct preparation of cost estimates for piping construction activities and coordinate the preparation of cost reports, forecast and progress reports.
  • Coordinate with Field Supervision and Subcontractors to plan/support construction schedules.
  • Plan and recommend piping procedures to be implemented by Field Supervision to ensure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications.
  • Work with customers resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate piping construction activities.
  • Coordinate subcontract activities to ensure piping materials, equipment and quality comply with design plans and specifications.
  • Implement controls over variables affecting piping job progress such as such as piping installation and receipt to ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials and equipment and ensure that other corporate programs are fully utilized.
  • Administer major subcontract changes regarding the piping discipline and represent the company in major contractual discussions and negotiations.
  • Aid the development of hydro packages and verify and witness hydro acceptance.
  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.
  • Validate and submit (discipline) construction quantities for Quantity Unit Rate Report (QURR) tracking.
  • Interface with Project Controls for submittal of quantities to ePCWorks.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline from an accredited university as well as a minimum of six years relevant work experience, or 12 years relevant experience in the absence of a degree.
  • Have working knowledge of piping operations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.
  • Must be computer-literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Must be familiar with current industry quality standards. 
  • Basic ability to utilize the TeamWorks automation suite as the Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
  • Basic knowledge of Project Technical Requests (PTR) for routing and resolving Requests for Information (RFIs), Field Change Documents (FCDs), and Non Conformance/Compliance Reports (NCRs) between project sites, contractors, clients, and home office.
  • Basic knowledge of work packaging and basic ability to manipulate completions module and PunchWorks for interface with the start-up team.
  • Intermediate understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Intermediate communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.
  • Previous supervisory experience within piping discipline.

All applicants must have the right to work and remain in Chile.

Position for Quebrada Blanca Fase 2 Project Iquique, Port, Pipeline or Concentrator, Chile. With the purpose of being accredited to perform in the field, the position will begin in Santiago until receiving the corresponding authorization and then will move to the field as soon as possible to join the respective shift.

Salary will be based on current market rates and the posted grade will not be adjusted to suit the successful candidate.

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