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    Kiefner and Associates, Inc., an Applus+ company, is a well-established engineering consultancy with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Kiefner provides the industry with engineering services focused on safety and reliability.


    We offer a broad range of consulting services including fitness for service assessments, failure analysis and welding, external loading analysis and training workshops.   

    Position Purpose


    • The main function of the Engineer I is to provide engineering consulting generally related to evaluation of pipelines and components in an oil & gas environment to help our clients evaluate if their infrastructure is reliable and meets regulation standards.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Research and prepare project proposals for existing or new customers including bidding and securing new work under direction of supervisor or other senior technical staff.
    • Review initial project data and develop initial analysis for review by the senior technical staff.
    • Provide information to clients by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations under direction of supervisor or other senior technical staff.
    • Ensure required project set up documentation is submitted, project budgets are tracked, and the invoice is accurate to meet client requirements.
    • Communicate independently with clients in support of project execution and business development activities.
    • Travel to the client sites as required to support project execution.
    • Ensure service excellence by measuring key performance indicators such as client satisfaction, sales goals, and corporate initiatives and targets.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • N/A

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Ability to work independently while having the critical judgement to request assistance when necessary.
    • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including technical writing and presenting skills.
    • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Kiefner. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Civil or Metallurgical engineering or other science discipline.
    • Internship in oil and gas industry.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Engineer-in-Training (EIT), preferred.

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
    • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
    • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
    • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
    • Sitting:Remaining sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work area to another.
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading at distances close to the eyes.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Kiefner will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
    • Occasional visits to field sites will require employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather
    • Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
    • Must be physically located in Columbus, OH
    • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 15% of the time


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