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Burns & McDonnell Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer - Pipelines & Facilities (Multiple Locations) in Houston, Texas


The Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer will be responsible for oversight and execution of pipeline integrity engineering, assessment, and consulting services for clients across the US. Main responsibilities include the execution of and leading others in performing pipeline integrity analysis and assessments. Projects range in size and complexity from small utility distribution integrity programs to large transmission integrity assessment projects. This position can influence the growth and success of the Pipelines group. Opportunities to advance into leadership roles are available.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

  • Lead in the execution of pipeline integrity engineering and assessment activities

  • Analysis and improvements to Integrity Management Plans for Transmission (TIMP) and Distribution (DIMP) and associated risk models

  • Investigation of pipeline records and data to determine critical material properties required to reconfirm the MAOP of pipeline segments (under 49 CFR §192.624)

  • Hydrostatic testing of pipeline segments for newly constructed or legacy pipelines including test planning & procedures, hydraulic profiles, permitting, contractor coordination, test oversight and final documentation

  • Class location studies and HCA/MCA/§192.710 determinations

  • Direct assessments of pipeline segments for external corrosion (ECDA) and internal corrosion (ICDA) with various survey methods including Close Internal Survey (CIS) and AC/DC Voltage Gradient

  • Oversight of various Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods on pipelines and make recommendations for remediation and repairs of anomalies and defects

  • Project management and engineering for In-Line Inspection (ILI) assessments including ILI capability studies, launcher/receiver design and installation, execution plans, coordination with ILI tool contractor, data analysis and anomaly ranking/field assessment

  • Calculations and recommendations for studies and reports

  • Vendor and equipment specifications for assessment testing

  • Lead in preparation of proposals and scope development, including

  • Conceptual services and project execution plans

  • Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

  • Lead coordination of integrity activities with other disciplines (Pipeline & Facilities, Environmental, IT, Real Estate, etc.) and subcontractors

  • Develop and improve processes, procedures, and maintenance of testing equipment

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team members

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel

  • Provide short term field support during field assessments and testing

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives with clients


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited program

  • Minimum of 7 years related experience (completion of master’s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

  • Professional Engineer registration strongly preferred

  • Proficiency with 49 CFR Part 192 and ASME B31.8S and B31G. Preference for familiarity with 49 CFR Part 195 and ASME B31.4

  • Strong preference for those with:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-MO-Saint Louis, US-TX-Houston, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231519 Job Hire Type Experienced