Heat Transfer Engineer
Wood PLC

Houston, Texas


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Heat Transfer Engineer with s pecific knowledge required with shell and tube, air cooled, multitube, plate and frame, brazed aluminum core, and other heat exchangers used in refinery and petrochemical plants.

Local candidates to Houston, TX only please.

Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.

Responsibilities include producing safe, technically accurate, and cost effective equipment designs and deliverables while ensuring compliance with applicable specifications and standards and completing work within project budget and schedule

Individual responsibility will be commensurate with capability and experience level

Working within a project team environment is expected

Typically reports to the Mechanical Project Lead or Project Engineering Manager

Reports administratively to the Mechanical Engineering Department Manager

Skills / Qualifications

Job Requirements / Skills:

  • Become familiar with project and department procedures
  • Provide updates to the Project equipment list and P&IDs
  • Assist in preparation of equipment cost, size, and weight estimates
  • Prepare data sheets, equipment specifications, inquiry requisitions, technical bid evaluations, purchase requisitions and change orders for rotating equipment packages and ancillaries
  • Review and markup vendor data for compliance to purchase requisition and project requirements, ensuring consistency with primary project documents (Equipment List, PFDs, P&IDs)
  • Coordinate with engineering and design disciplines to ensure that equipment interfaces with process/utility systems, piping, electrical, instrumentation and structural are effectively implemented; work with design groups to ensure 3D model accurately depicts equipment/package including all required components
  • Communicate effectively with project team, vendor and client; inform Project Lead of significant issues and changes impacting manhours, cost or schedule
  • Manage and coordinate technical issues for equipment purchase orders through Equipment FAT and delivery
  • Understand and monitor package milestone dates related to fabrication, inspection / testing, material purchase and issuance of documents and help expedite vendors to meet purchase order requirements / project schedule
  • Coordinate with package inspector(s). Read inspection reports, attend pre-inspection meetings, prepare vendor site visit reports, attend witnessed tests, attend final inspection, and help resolve quality issues
  • Assist in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports, and proposals
  • Participate in model reviews
  • Review and check work of other engineers
  • Assist in training and mentoring of less experienced engineers
  • Occasional field visits, climbing stairs, ladders and lifting up to 25 lbs.

Qualifications / Experience:
  • 8+ years of Heat Transfer experience in Oil and Gas industry
  • Proficiency with HTRI and mechanical design software
  • Knowledge of fired heat transfer equipment is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant industry standards including TEMA, API-660, API-661, and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel codes
  • Minimum BS in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • Preferred: Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas)


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.



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