Mechanical Engineer

Transcanada Corporation Troy , MI 48007

Posted 2 months ago

Mechanical Engineer

Reference Code: 57873

Location: United States (US) - Troy, MI

Job Category: Engineering

Employment Type: Employee Full-time

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

General Information

The US Natural Gas Pipeline Engineering Services department has a career opportunity available for an experienced Mechanical Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Support Team Lead, this position is responsible for providing mechanical engineering analysis and support to project engineers, project managers and operations personnel. The position is accountable for confirming the adherence to TransCanada's engineering, design, installation, equipment, and piping specifications for operational capital and maintenance projects. Demonstrated experience with applicable governmental, industry, and ASME codes is required. The mechanical engineer will review piping and equipment drawings, evaluate contractor mechanical design packages, and interface with contracted Engineering design firms. Relevant mechanical design experience with piping, valves, pressure vessels, gas transmission equipment, over-pressure protection systems, etc.) within the pipeline, energy, petroleum, or petrochemical industries is highly desired.

  • This postiion may be filled at either Troy, Michigan or Houston, Texas, depending on the location of the successful candidate.


Execute and take professional responsibility for mechanical engineering of capital projects for natural gas facilities; Ensure TransCanada's facilities are constructed in accordance with all applicable regulations and company specifications and are reflective of good engineering practices; This includes but not limited to:

  • Sizing verification and purchase specifications for natural gas compression, jacket water systems, cooling systems, lube oil systems, compressed air systems, storage tanks, auxiliary power unit (APU) generators, fuel gas systems, separators, heat exchangers, pressure relief valves, and other ancillary equipment;

  • Identify equipment design requirements and review equipment layouts and installation;

  • Verify heat transfer calculations, flow rate verification, heat dissipation, hydraulic limits, capacity requirements, blowdown volumes, and noise requirements;

  • Analyze and troubleshoot equipment and piping pulsation and vibration characteristics

  • Assist in the approval of construction drawings for the installation of subject mechanical systems;

  • Review of third party engineering firm design calculations, equipment vendor drawings, and material lists;

  • Review compressor station's ancillary systems performance to ensure operational reliability;

  • Participate in project design and HAZOP revies;

  • Collaborate with designer/drafters on project and facility drawing updates;

  • Provide innovative engineering solutions to solve emergent technical issues;

  • Participate in Root Cause Analyses, identify causal factors, and propose remedial actions;

  • Identify remediation alternatives for facility return-to-service needs;

  • Perform technical reviews of vendor and/or engineering firm proposals, analyses and recommendations;

  • Solicit internal/external expertise for items outside of core technical capabilities;

  • Act in the best interest of TransCanada by interacting with internal technical groups and external engineering firms to evaluate and approve mechanical design packages;

  • Follow and ensure compliance with TransCanada's Practice of Engineering (POE);

  • Provide technical and professional mentorship to junior level engineers within TransCanada;

  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Education


  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective business relationships to reach company objectives;

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate change and help others adapt to a continuously changing work environment;

  • Willingness to travel for work assignments as required;

  • Experience with applicable industry codes and standards, especially ASME B31.8 and 49CFR192;

  • Knowledge of rotating equipment and piping vibration testing methods and recommendations;

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to apply engineering principles, codes, and standards to identify issues, recommend improvements, and implement solutions;

  • Self-motivated and results-driven;

  • Strong leadership skills with an aptitude for team building;

  • Excellent time management skills;

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a technical aptitude combined with the ability to multi-task within a team environment;

  • Experience with engineering and project management software applications such as SAP, MS project, Excel, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution, or equivalent degree with relevant experience;

  • 10 or more of relevant progressive experience;

  • Mechanical discipline design experience (piping, equipment, vessels, relief valves, etc.) within the pipeline transmission, energy, petroleum, or petrochemical industries is strongly desired;

  • Candidates should possess Professional Engineering (PE) certification or be currently in the process of obtaining certification.

  • This position requires candidates to:

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

  • 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.

  • Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, 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 include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 04/01/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57873. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible.

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.


Nearest Major Market: Troy

Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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