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Senior Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems Engineer (NASA)

Company: KBR
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems Engineer (NASA)
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Under general supervision, independently applies advanced engineering techniques, makes decisions on engineering problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions or to negotiate with key engineers and officials of other organizations.
Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers and is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on scientific interpretations and advice.
This position will lead engineers and ensure the team is proficient in the following areas:

  • ASME B&PV Section VIII, Div. 1 and Div. 2, requirements and analyses

  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping, requirements and analyses

  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service, requirements and analyses

  • API 520 Part I and Part II, Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries, requirements and analyses

  • National Board Inspection Code NB-23, Part 1, 2, and 3, requirements and applicable analyses

  • Hypergolic fuel/oxidizer compatibility assessment

  • Oxygen compatibility assessment

  • Application of nondestructive examination (NDE) methodologies for pressure vessels/systems based on their codes and standards of construction

  • System and component field inspection/verification and walk-down against system P&ID.

  • CGA E-4 Standard for Gas Pressure Regulators, requirements and analyses

  • NASA-STD-8719.17, NASA Requirements for Ground-Based Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems, requirements

  • Safe operation of high-pressure systems

  • ASME stress analysis, including pressure, external, thermal, dynamic loadings, etc.,

  • Statics and dynamics

  • Fracture Mechanics

  • Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems (PVS) fabrication, welding, inspection, etc. techniques and processes

  • PVS failure modes and damage mechanisms, and the NDE techniques and analyses that are used to identify precursors to those failure modes and to determine acceptable limits on operations so as to avoid them

  • Knowledge of ASME and other PVS Codes and standards, related Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, and NASA policies, requirements, and procedures associated with PVS.


    • Pro v i d e s d ay-t o - d a y tech n ica l res p o n si bi lit y o f th e p ress u r e system s safet y effort s fo r N AS A GS FC .

    • Maintai ns overal l knowle dge o f NAS A Safet y Polic y ( wh ic h incl u de s th e Press u r e V esse l an d Press u rize d System s Stan d ar d) an d ens u re s c u stome r satisfactio n by res p ondi ng to c u s t ome r re q uirement s encom p assi ng t h i s safet y engi n eeri ng discip l i n e .

    • Res p onsibl e fo r p ro p erl y i d entifyi ng cus t ome r p ro b lem s an d iss u es , researc h in g p ro g ra m re q uirements , an d d etermini ng th e mos t effectiv e sol u tio n give n tech n ica l qu a l ification s an d contract u a l re q uirements .

    • Pro v i d e s g ui d anc e an d w or ks i nd e p en d entl y wit h th e c u s t omer .

    • Re q uire s excellen t commu n icatio n sk i ll s an d u n d erstan ds broa d ran ge o f system s an d ris k a s i t a p plie s t o p rogrammatic , tec hn ica l an d cos t concer n s .

    • Interact s re gu larl y wit h custome r re p resentative s concer n i ng w or k i n p ro g ress .

    • Re v iews , con du cts , an d eval u ate s p ress u r e syste m engi n eeri ng safet y ana l yse s an d ris k assessments ; re v ie ws su bm ittals , d esig n criteria , d rawin g s , an d d oc u mentatio n p roce du re s fo r im p act s an d comp l ianc e wit h g over n men t stan d ar ds an d re q uirement s an d p ro v i d e s safet y assessments .

    • A ssist s i n p erformi ng safety / ris k ana l yse s an d st ud ie s p ertai n i ng to p ress u r e systems ; d etermi n e s safet y re q uirement s a p plica b l e to syste m d esig n; con du ct s basi c ana l yse s i d entifyi ng p rimar y ris k factor s an d hazar d so u rces ; i d entifie s un d esire d effect s wh ic h ma y occ ur d urin g a system 's l i f e cycle .

    • Recommen ds abatemen t o r miti g atio n actio ns to preven t hazar ds fro m resulti ng i n acci d ents .

    • Assist s i n p re p arin g system s ana l yse s i n accor d anc e wit h G over n men t co d e s an d stan d ar d s .

    • Ma y atten d d esig n re v iew s an d tec hn ica l interc h an ge meeting s to p ro v i de safet y assessment s an d tech n ica l s upp or t.

    • Inter p ersona l relations h i p bu i ldi ng an d cus t ome r interfaci ng sk i ll s ar e d esire d

      Education & Experience:

      • MS in Engineering is desired and 8 years or more experience in the design, operation, maintenance, or repair of pressure vessels and/or pressure piping systems, and five years of experience managing projects .

      • Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a minimum of 7 years related experience, with average experience ranging from 10+ years.

        Relocation support offered
        A IBEW union position requires a BS in Engineering (i.e., mechanical or fluids). Ten years combined experience is required in the design, operation, maintenance, or repair of pressure vessels and/or pressure piping systems, and five years of experience managing projects.
        KBR Benefits---
        KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.---
        Click here to learn more: KBR Benefits (https://bit.ly/3GHFBLA)
        Inclusion and Diversity at KBR---
        At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team's philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver - Together. ---
        Click here to learn more: Inclusion and Diversity at KBR (https://www.kbr.com/en/who-we-are/our-people/inclusion-and-diversity)
        KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: KBR, Raleigh , Senior Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems Engineer (NASA), Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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