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Mechanical Engineer - Baton Rouge
Title:Mechanical Engineer - Baton Rouge
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
NorthStar Energy Services offers engineering, procurement, project management, construction management, and consulting solutions to clients in the energy, petrochemical, and process industries. Our clients include oil & gas processing and transportation, refining, chemical, polymers, and industrial gases companies.
NorthStar has offices in Houston, Texas, Arlington, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our core employees have worked together for more than fifteen years, executing and managing projects around the country. Our team of professionals, from junior engineers to senior technical experts, has experience in applicable process technologies, program management, conceptual and design engineering, construction management, commissioning and start-up.

The Baton Rouge, LA  office, focuses on Engineering, Project Management  and Construction in the oil & gas industry. We do detail engineering for Midstream companies on Pipelines, Pumps, Compressor & Meter Stations, Tank Farms, Gas Plants, and Dehydration Units.

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer –  Provide mechanical design for oil and gas transportation and processing facilities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position requires BS Degree in a related Engineering discipline from an accredited College/University, and related course work with eight years previous experience required.  Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) is desired.
  • Mechanical Engineer I or II - 5 to 10 years experience, working in engineering consulting, capable of working in a fast paced environment.  Primary responsibilities working with process group on mechanical equipment updating P&ID's, sizing pumps, exchanges, experience with Caesar II pipe stress.  Other responsibilities include specialty items, reviews of pipe specs.
Overall Summary:
  • Level 1 or 2 position for the engineering discipline.
  • Minimal supervision is responsible for independently applying advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods.
  • Provide technical guidance to experienced drafters/designer and engineers.
  • Requires extensive progressive experience in general engineering.
  • Performs any other tasks or duties as assigned by supervision, including work at higher or lower levels as needed.
Essential Job Duties and Functions:
  1. General Functions:
  • Responsible for design engineering work on projects of moderate size and complexity under supervision of Principal Engineer or Department Manager.
  • Perform job duties independently.
  • May function as discipline lead on projects.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, codes, and procedures for their discipline.
  • Can write discipline scope of work for projects and proposals.
  1. Mechanical Specific Functions:
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of commonly-used engineering concepts, practices, codes, and procedures. Previous experience with B31-3, B31-4, B31-7 and B31-8.  Extensive experience with Part 49 CFR, Part 195 – transportation of hazardous liquids. 
  • Can execute assigned work without the need of direct supervision.
  • Generally functions as the discipline lead on a project; specifies mechanical equipment, ensures technical accuracy, tracks schedule & budget, initiates and tracks engineering changes relative to the project scope of work and represents the discipline at project meetings.
  • Participates in developing the scope and/or design criteria for proposals; may require light to moderate field time, and providing mechanical engineering man-hour estimates for proposals or as otherwise needed.
  • Participates in inter-discipline, project related activities such as process reviews, drawing reviews and equipment reviews, as necessary to support proposal or project efforts.
  • Be a source of technical information for junior Mechanical Engineers.
  • Maintains expert level competency in two or more of the following areas: rotating equipment, welding, materials and metallurgy, fluid mechanics, pressure vessel design and analysis, thermodynamics and heat transfer, HVAC, boilers and combustion technology, stationary equipment design, stress, fatigue, FEA and/or vibration analysis.
  • Coordinates with construction personnel regarding fabrication and field constructability concerns, as needed to support proposals and/or projects.
  • Can provide direct execution or technical direction in the application of pipe stress analysis, heat exchanger and tank/pressure vessel design &/or evaluation, utilizing in-house software such as Caesar II, AutoPipe, Aspen HTFS+ and Compress, and good engineering practices.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop mechanical design deliverables such as materials specifications
    Extensive experience with P&ID’s, Hydro testing, pipes, valves and fittings for pipelines
  • Previous experience working with Piping components
  • Understand and have previously worked with ASME standards
  • Perform sizing, selection, and specification.
  • Prepare cost and resource estimates.
  • Evaluate equipment and construction bids.
  • Interface as necessary with Company engineering and project management, drafting, purchasing, as well as outside consultant engineering firms, inspection, and operations personnel.
  • Provide input toward the continuous improvement of Company engineering standards and specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate effectively with a wide range of technical, analytical and managerial personnel.
  • Willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel as necessary to scope the project and collect information for design.
  • Experienced in handling multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to read, understand and develop P & IDs, and electrical schematics.
Desired Requirements:
  • Problem Solving: Must be able to understand and interpret technical material. Must be able to solve problems quickly, completely, accurately, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
  • Knowledge/Skills:  Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills.  Must be able to work alone and accomplish responsibilities with only general direction. Must be able to work as part of a team. Must pay close attention to details, follow high standards for accuracy and completeness, and accept constructive criticism from coworkers.
  • Communication Skills:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Client Contact:  Must have the ability to work with clients to fulfill their project related issues.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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