• Stress Analysis Engineer

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Internal Title
    Engineer II
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Company Bio

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

    Position Purpose

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

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare project proposals for existing or new customers including bidding and securing new work under direction of a 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.
    • Perform numerical and analytical stress analyses for pipeline and components.
    • Perform fitness-for-service assessments per API 579, BS 7910 and similar industry practices.
    • Communicate independently with clients in support of project execution.
    • Travel to client sites as required to support project execution.
    • Accurately complete weekly time sheets, expense reports, and monthly budget forecasts.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • N/A

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Possess understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering mechanics including an understanding of statics, strength of materials, vibrations, and elasticity.
    • Experience with finite element analysis.
    • Experience with fitness-for-service assessment per API 579, BS 7910 or similar industry practices.
    • Pipeline failure investigation experience is desirable.
    • Knowledge of the theory of plasticity, nonlinear mechanics, plates and shells and fracture mechanics is desirable.
    • Knowledge of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 192 and 195, as well as industry codes and standards such ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, ASME B31.8S is desirable.
    • Ability to work independently while having the critical judgment 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.
    • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills including technical writing and presentation skills.
    • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products.
    • Firmly adhere to the values and ethics of Kiefner. Exhibit honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Civil or Metallurgical engineering or other related science discipline. A graduate degree in engineering is preferable.
    • 3 to 5 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industries, preferable.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Engineer-in-Training (EIT), preferred working toward the P.E. license

    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 through speech 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: Remain 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), Applus+ 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 environments.
    • 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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