Mechanical Engineer -Thermal

Orlando, Florida
13 Oct 2016
24 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Power & Gas (PG)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Energy Solutions
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 156651
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location FL - Orlando
Required Travel 15%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Power and Gas Division is the trusted partner for world class products and solutions for the oil and gas, power and industrial markets. The Division is dedicated to deliver its customers reliable, efficient, clean and safe products and solutions.

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Job Description
Position Overview
The Balance of Plant (BOP) Thermal Component Engineering group is responsible for the specification, selection, design review, quality control, and expediting of software for simple and combined cycle power plant equipment.
The successful applicant for this position may work with the following components and systems, but is not limited to:
• Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)
• Cooling Towers (CT)
• Air Cooled Condensers (ACC)
• Conventional Boilers
• Auxiliary Boilers
• Rotor Air Cooler Kettle Boiler (RACKB)
• Feedwater Heaters (FW)
• Deaerator Feedwater Tank
• Air Quality Control System
• Fin-Fan Closed Loop Cooler


The entire life cycle of the equipment is managed and coordinated within the engineering team, commencing with proposal support and contract award, through construction / commissioning and plant startup.
• Fluent in use of SAP document control system.
• Support the Proposals Department in developing proposals for combined cycle plants which require any or all of the above components and systems.  Work with suppliers to provide performance data, pricing, and availability to support Proposals Department deliverables.
• Write generic and site-specific technical specifications for any or all of the above components and systems.  Develop Master Document List (MDL) to clarify supplier software deliverables and due dates.
• Evaluate competitive bids from suppliers to ensure they meet the requirements of the technical specification.  Create bid tabulation to compare proposals from various suppliers.   Support Supply Chain Management in conducting e-bids and e-auctions as necessary.
• Conduct design review with chosen equipment supplier to ensure all requirements of the technical specification are understood and will be met.  Discuss lessons learned from previous projects and what changes can be incorporated to improve quality and reduce non-conformances and delays.
• Coordinate with Architect/Engineers, partners, and Customers to support timely transmittal and understanding of supplier technical documents.  Participate in Architect/Engineer design reviews as needed to ensure correct integration of mechanical components to the plant design.
• Ensure on-time delivery of supplier software (documents) for current projects, and expedite as necessary.  Review design documents submitted by suppliers and approve or comment.  Conduct regular meetings with suppliers to ensure good communication, and keep track of open items through regular reporting.
• Conduct Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for any or all of the above components and systems.  Ensure all components are thoroughly tested and meet the performance and quality requirements established in the technical specification.
• Support commissioning and start-up activities for any or all of the above components and systems.  Conduct readiness reviews, and participate in pre-commissioning activities with supplier Technical Field Assistants (TFAs).
• Respond to Architect/Engineer and site requests for information (RFIs); engineering changes to manufacturing information (ECMIs); product change management (PCM) recommendations; and field deficiency reports (FDRs) related to any or all of the above components and systems.
• Ensure project equipment and manpower costs are maintained within budget, and minimizing the occurrence and impact of non-conformances.  Maintain database of field deficiency reports (FDRs) related to any or all of the above components. If FDR is incorrectly assigned to the department, provide rationale to support your contention.  If FDR is correctly assigned to the department, document root cause analysis and lessons learned to avoid similar problems on future projects.
• Conduct continuous improvement meetings with suppliers once project has been completed to improve quality and reduce non-conformances and delays on future projects.
• Support any aspect of the team's objectives that are assigned (not limited to any one discipline within plant engineering).
• Perform communication of complex technical and commercial issues
• Drive standardization and innovation of thermal equipment and systems described above
• Initiate department Research and Development projects, ensuring achievement of applicable goals and objectives.
• Provide general guidance or train support and/or professional staff.

Specific Requirements

The candidate must possess knowledge of how thermal component equipment is integrated within a gas turbine simple cycle plant, gas turbine combined cycle plant, or conventional steam power plant, as applicable.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in the following areas relative to the equipment identified above:


• Thermodynamic, mechanical, or structural design
• Application of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code and relevant ASME piping codes within boiler systems
• Analysis and design of power plant system / component operation, startup, and shutdown
• Experience developing testing specifications, checking the instrumentation, control systems and evaluating the results including the system performance and heat balance.
• The individual shall be proficient with several computer aided thermal modeling codes, statistics, risk management, and process design tools.
• Experience with the design of plant cooling and condensing components

Manufacturing / Quality

• Knowledge of relevant welding techniques and NDT methods to inspect work-in-process
• Planning and implementation of quality surveillance and monitoring of manufacturing shops
• Site construction and/or commissioning experience with the above equipment

Education and Experience

Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of field of specialization to the successful completion of complex assignments. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates significant knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues.

BS/BA in Mechanical Engineering with 5-8 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.  Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Relevant Certifications such as Professional Engineer licensure are an added value.
Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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