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Louis Perry Group - Piping Principal Engineer

Job in Independence - Montgomery County - KS Kansas - USA
Company: CDM Smith
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-05-08
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Engineering Technology, Field Technician
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Job Description

*Position can be based in any of our CDM Smith offices *

Outline of Responsibilities

Provide project specific supervision of engineers and designers.

The Piping Principal Engineer is responsible for the application of engineering principles through participation in the collection and analysis of data and the initial preparation of satisfactory designs and technical reports. The Piping Principal Engineer must become familiar with the technical staff, methods, practices and procedures of the company.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate, on schedule engineering and design services.
  • Cooperate with parallel activities within the firm including the other engineering disciplines and office administrative functions.
  • Develop technical solutions of assigned projects; including field observations and evaluations, research and collection of data to be utilized in developing technical solutions.
  • Complete assignments within time frame allocated without sacrificing the integrity of the end results.
  • Ensure that all assigned work is completed with accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Mentor and respond to technical questions by drafters, designers and Engineers I and II to assist in their professional development.
  • Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations relevant to assigned tasks.
  • Successfully apply all capabilities in order to develop professionally.
  • Obtain information from historical records, previous projects, etc. to be utilized in analysis of specific project tasks.
  • Prepare departmental task hour estimates for projects subject to supervisor approval.
  • Coordinate the drafting efforts or subconsultant efforts required on a project. (Subject to supervisor review.)
  • Check (as required) design calculations performed by other engineers.
  • Check engineering drawings and specifications for errors, technical content, omissions and coordination with project and other discipline requirements.
  • Serve as Lead Engineer of designated projects as required.
  • Submit revisions to the Engineering Standards for review and update.
  • Supervisors and Subordinates

  • The Principal Engineer shall report to the Department Manager for administration and technical direction.
  • No direct supervision of others, but responsible to coordinate and review project specific work efforts of others such as drafters, designers and engineering positions.
  • Engineering Manager will give task supervision on assigned projects.
  • Coordination with support personnel in preparation of reports or plans which conform to established guidelines. Any changes, problems or discrepancies of any significance will be discussed with supervisor for decision; and the degree of authority is controlled by the supervisor.
  • Accountability

  • Perform calculations and application of components; maintain organized calculations for review by Supervisor.
  • Provide competent, accurate, economical engineering designs, and/or specifically assigned tasks.
  • Provide detailed correspondence such that all project issues are handled in a clear and concise manner.
  • Prepare / check reports, plans and specification in an efficient manner within schedule and budget.
  • Provide smooth coordination of assigned project tasks to maximize productivity and efficient utilization of staff and/or equipment.
  • Seek to continually gain practical engineering experience that will enable a broader utilization of capabilities.
  • Assist supervisor with staff assignments to ensure that production goals are met.
  • Understand the Louis Perry & Associates Quality Policy Statement.
  • Follow the Quality System Procedures Manual and Work Instructions.
  • Contacts Required

  • Outside contacts may include clients, utilities, manufacturers, governmental agencies and contractors regarding questions or additional information needed on projects.
  • Internal contacts may include drafting personnel, designers, engineers, supervisors, and project managers for coordination and/or assignment of project tasks, to resolve any problems or obtain information required.
  • Decision Making

  • Decisions are primarily design or recommendation related and are governed by established guidelines and criteria.
  • Major types of decisions in this position may include assistance to supervisor, technical methods to be used, adequacy of final technical results and determination of external input required for project (data, surveys, etc.)Financial Accountability
  • Perform assignments within established budgets.
  • Position has no approval authority for expenditures including subconsultant services, departmental supplies, software, books, etc. but may be asked to obtain quotations for approval by the Engineering Supervisor.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    The Piping Principal Engineer shall be well qualified by reason of education and experience to effectively discharge his/her duties. At a minimum, the Principal Engineer should be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience in the Engineering field

    Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Computer aptitude to include knowledge of computer-aided drafting design systems.
  • Ability to guide and supervise the work of others.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong leader.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Understanding of building materials and construction methods; knowledge of procedures for production of construction documents.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Cost conscious.
  • Passionate.
  • Works overtime as required.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    - Professional Engineer (PE) license

    - Experience with AutoCAD Plant 3D

    - Experience with pipe stress analysis (Cesar 2)

    - Experience with pipe material specifications

    - Experience creating process piping isometric drawings

    - Experience reading/creating P&IDs

    - Engineering experience in design-build/EPC companies for heavy industrial industries

    - Experience leading projects, completing quality checks and calculations, interfacing with other disciplines and clients, equipment sizing and pipe stress analysis, etc.

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