Compression Engineer

Transcanada Corporation Charleston , WV 25309

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Compression Engineer

Reference Code: 74241

Location: United States (US) - Charleston, WV

Job Category: Engineering

Employment Type: Employee Full-time

Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program

Application Deadline: 10/28/2020

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We're proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We're looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.

The opportunity

Our Reliability Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are seeking a Reliability Engineer. This position is in Charleston, West Virginia and will provide support to compression facilities in West Virginia. Alternate facility locations in the surrounding area will be considered. The support area consists of 19 stations. These stations utilize a variety of compression equipment including reciprocating units, turbine/centrifugal compressor units and electric driven units. The position will also support balance of plant equipment within the facility including air systems, piping and valves, tanks and other systems required for reliable operation of the facility. The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of the installed equipment. The position provides support to all mechanical equipment associated with the compressor stations.

This position may be filled at other locations in the U.S. depending on the location of the successful candidate.

What you'll do

  • Provide support to Operations on day to day issues at assigned compressor stations

  • Conduct root cause analysis investigations

  • Provide sound engineered and cost-effective solutions to urgent problems such as compressor startup problems, compressor shutdowns/faults, coolant or oil contamination, capacity deficiencies; gas conditioning - drip gas, water, dirt ingestion; station piping problems (support, vibration, excessive pressure drop, etc.), auxiliary system malfunctions (including ESD)

  • Identify, scope, estimate and engineer 'break fix' projects to repair failed systems, machines and/or components

  • Identify, scope, estimate and engineer capital and maintenance projects to provide long term solutions for facility defects and systemic issues

  • Provide diagnosis, support repairs and perform the root cause analysis for significant failures and abnormal operation events

  • Provide operational and maintenance recommendations based on: oil and coolant analysis, equipment analyst performance and vibration test results, enterprise analytics notifications (remote condition monitoring system), borescope inspections and vibration testing

  • Verify adequate capacity of pressure limiting and overpressure protection devices

  • Provide code interpretation services or coordinate same for issues and installations with regard to compressor stations and LNG facilities

  • Assist with PHMSA audit preparation and response

  • Provide support for facility audits to insure compliance with company standards, policies and procedures, and governmental and industry codes

  • Design standard development

  • Operations supplement development

  • Provide expert witness testimony in various forums regarding compressor operation and engineering issues

  • Provide facility expertise throughout the project scoping and design process including participation at 30%, 60% and 90% design reviews

  • Technical support for project team during facility construction and commissioning activities

  • Approve pipeline test data reports

  • Provide spare parts requirements

  • Perform gas loss calculations

  • Develop project specific blow down and purge plans

  • Provide subject specific on-the-job training

  • Provide compressor related information/data to a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Provide mentoring for the field teams in accordance with the established procedures of the technician qualification and operator qualification (OQ) programs;

  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 4-6 or more years industry experience with natural gas compression facilities

  • Previously demonstrated strong focus on safety

  • Ability and initiative to work independently, display creativity, and exercise sound judgement

  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills and proven ability to manage projects

  • Effective analytical skills

  • Skills to effectively operate in a team-oriented environment with a willingness to support team objectives

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work closely with field teams and Management, and coordinate work with other appropriate technical resources

  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to handle rapidly shifting priorities and multiple projects concurrently, requiring resolution of complex problems in stressful situations

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of reciprocating and turbine drive compressor units and ancillary equipment

  • Comprehensive understanding of DOT 192 and 193

  • Comprehensive understanding of AMSE B31.1, B31.3, and B31.8

This position requires candidates to

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license and safe driving record

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing

  • Be subject to hazardous conditions including escaping gas, adverse weather, heights, lifting, and cramped conditions

  • Be available for overtime, extended work hours, and call-outs as needed

  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home

Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position. Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential job function.

About our business

TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 10/28/2020 using reference code 74241. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.

  • Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

  • All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston West Virginia

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