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Company: Air Products
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description and QualificationsAir Products, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Mechanical Systems Engineer in our Houston / Allentown office(s).

This position reports to the Regional Mechanical Systems Engineering Manager and is primarily responsible for developing safe, fit-for-purpose piping materials specifications and related project deliverables according to project schedule and budget.


  • Provide technical leadership in the execution of piping material engineering's tasks on industrial gas projects
  • Lead multiple concurrent projects, each potentially with one or more support engineers
  • Analyze schedules and budgets to develop and manage staffing plans
  • Proactively collaborate with internal AP teams to meet project commitments, budgets, and schedules
  • Prepare project work using internal standards, industry practices, and personal experience to ensure a safe design
  • Check and approve project work
  • Develop and apply piping material classes based on product and project requirements.
  • Specify insulation, paint, protective coatings on Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Line Lists
  • Select and specify manual valves and piping specialty items
  • Prepare pressure test diagrams and specifications
  • Create and maintain internal specifications, work instructions, and job aids
  • Other duties as assignedCommunication
    • Interface with other functional groups to gather information needed to produce a comprehensive and constructible design package, relay schedule issues, and ensure smooth handover to Construction team.
    • Track and communicate status of projects to management and project controls.
    • Delegate work within project teams.
    • Safety and Standards
    • Adhere to all Air Products' safety requirements, including specifications and standards related to Mechanical Systems.Travel
      • Occasional travel (approximately 10%) including office and site visits, domestic and international.
      • Participate in shop and site inspections and field support.QUALIFICATIONS
        • Education (or comparable work experience)
        • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
        • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Excel, Word)
        • Understanding of basic piping engineering concepts
        • Strong written and spoken English communication skills, particularly regarding technical terminology related to pipingWork Experience
          • Minimum 15 years' experience in industrial piping engineering
          • Minimum 5 years' experience leading design project teams
          • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
          • Demonstrated strong technical skills in the specification of piping systems and manual valves
          • Preferred - Experience with Hexagon / Intergraph SmartPlant tools (P&ID, Materials, Reference Data, and/or 3D)
          • Preferred - Experience in hydrogen, syngas, and ammonia piping systems
          • Preferred - Familiarity with global engineering organizations with respect to functions and interactions between different disciplines and support groupsProfessional Certifications
            • Preferred - Professional Engineering License
            • Preferred - Project Management Professional CertificationCharacter
              • Highly motivated and able to work independently and efficiently in a fluid environment with competing priorities
              • Open to continuous improvement with a passion for continual development and learningAt Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

                We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

                We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.
                Req No.37634BREmployment StatusFull TimeOrganizationGlobal Engrg Mfg Technology & EquipmentBusiness Sector / DivisionGlobal Project ExecutionRegionNorth AmericaCountryUnited States

Keywords: Air Products, Houston , SENIOR PRINCIPAL PIPING MATERIALS ENGINEER, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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