Start Up Engineer 3

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Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Lenexa, KS, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 80240

Office Responsibilities
• Assist in establishing the initial startup schedule and system turnover dates as well as any other assignment required to plan the specific project startup process.
• Develop scoping drawings into appropriate turnover systems and understand system boundaries.
• Review startup schedule for both manpower and task durations.
• Input data into the project startup database including scoping design lists from engineering and schedule dates for system turnovers.
• Coordinate between the startup, construction and engineering teams to ensure startup attendance and participation in review meetings during the design process.
• Review engineering drawings and specifications to ensure adequate provisions have been made for testing, flushing, cleaning and other pre-commissioning functions.
• Other duties as assigned.

Field Responsibilities
• Assist in establishing the initial startup schedule and system turnover dates as well as any other assignment required to plan the specific project startup process.
• Observe strict adherence lockout/tagout procedures (LOTO).
• Review and sign Job Hazard Analysis, (JHA) for each assigned crew.
• Hold and/or attend daily safety meetings.
• Promote and insist on good housekeeping in the office and on the project site.
• Inspect systems before turnover to identify exceptions and deficiencies and review system turnover packages to ensure all test records are included and all exceptions are listed.
• Coordinate initial, functional testing and operation of assigned plant systems.
• Check and document final alignment data and vibration testing data for rotating equipment.
• Complete the initial charging of systems with chemicals, gases, resins, salt, fluids, etc.
• Conduct and direct cleaning, velocity flushing, and pre-commissioning of plant systems.
• Work closely with client site personnel and vendor service engineers engaged in pre-commissioning activities.
• Identify data sheets and test records to be completed during commissioning of equipment, calibration checkout and testing.
• Prepare and/or review assigned test procedures.
• Troubleshoot and isolate system problems, including submitting RFI’s, correcting or suggesting resolutions and providing a written report of the results.
• Conduct system walk downs and generate punch lists; if necessary, recommend the system be turned back to construction.
• Supervise functioning for assigned tests adhering to contract requirements.
• Provide technical advice and guidance for system operation and maintenance during the startup period.
• Identify spare parts and consumables necessary for operation and maintenance of a system.
• Coordinate with discipline lead for operator, craft or vendor assistance for startup activities.
• Supervise construction craft labor as assigned.
• May supervise and direct an operational shift as the facility progresses through commissioning and testing.
• Before turnover acceptance, may also function as operational shift supervisor coordinating the tasks of field engineers, vendor service engineers, and the owner operating personnel.
• Review all time cards and requisitions charged against the startup budget associated with assigned area of responsibility. Submit all time cards and requisitions to discipline lead for approval.
• Assist in commissioning and testing individual components, systems, and the station as a complete integrated unit to meet all contractual obligations.
• Perform specific functions normally performed by the discipline lead when designated by the startup manager.

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical major or non-degree professional with commensurate experience of seven years’ power plant or heavy industrial experience with progressive responsibilities
• Experience using computer management and scheduling tools
• Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and manuals with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
• Working knowledge of rotating equipment operation, pump and fan curves
• Experience or working knowledge of hydro-lazing, lube oil flushing, hydraulic flushing, vibration analysis and witnessing rotating equipment alignment
• Demonstrated ability to perform chemical cleaning and steam blow activities
• Strong technical, supervisory and organizational skills
• Professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization including owners and subcontractors
• Ability to work independently on complex field issues with an owner-service focus
• Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize effectively, handling multiple deadlines simultaneously
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
•    401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, Construction, Chemical Research, Database, Engineering, Technology

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