The Inspection, Corrosion & Materials Engineering Superintendent is responsible for assuring the mechanical integrity of fixed equipment at the Cherry Point Refinery. As the Inspection Superintendent, you will complete this task by leading the Inspection Department and following and executing Washington State mandated code and industry RAGAGEP strategies. This includes responsibilities for pressure vessels, piping, heaters, boilers and tanks. Additionally, you will serve as the custodian of the sites Corrosion Management Policy, Work Process and enabling software technical integrity of assets.
- Responsible and accountable for all department activities
- Ensure the completion of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Program, Corrosion Engineering and Field Inspections.
- Responsible for proactive corrosion control, conducting risk-based inspection analysis, field inspection planning and execution, vendor surveillance for equipment repair and new builds.
- Manages the team's delivery of Corrosion & Inspection engineering deliverables, which may include a broad range of activities from the development of detailed inspection plans to the recommendation of mitigative barriers for managing corrosion-related threats across the life cycle of the asset, assuring quality and compliance and escalating issues of engineering integrity as appropriate.
- Leads tasks involving design philosophy, scope definition, equipment specification, engineering calculations, construction, commissioning and start-up, along with ongoing operations.
- Facilitates interaction of the team with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to identify safe and competitive solutions to problems, whilst driving continuous improvement in processes and networking broadly to ensure knowledge sharing and application of technical practices.
- Oversees specific work order planning and maintains working knowledge of codes, technical practices and regulations relevant to Corrosion & Inspection engineering, providing interpretation and ensuring deviations are identified, justified and processed in accordance with appropriate technical practices.
- Identify and implement inspection best practices from across BP and the industry.
- Create the budget for the department and ensure that the department is meeting the set budget.
- Coordinates the provision of technical advice on issues resulting from Management of Change (MoC), ensuring appropriate assessment of the risks/opportunities afforded by the proposed change.
- Manages a team of direct reports, ensuring the appropriate technical practices, structures, tools and responsibilities are in place to deliver the plan and deliver excellence.
- Lead the inspection team and ensure all team members are receiving the necessary personal and professional development
- In line with continuous conversations, have regular honest and constructive dialogue with team members to support performance and career development.
- Follows BP's Engineering Principles, ensures personal and team compliance with BP's Code of Conduct, and models BP's Values & Behaviours.
Essential Experience and Job Requirements:5 years of experience in the following areas:
- A High School Degree or GED is required.
- Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Corrosion Engineering is preferred.
10 years of experience in the following areas:
- Performance managing a team.
- Developing the capability of leaders and technical staff.
- Managing budgets and contracts.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge and application of Risk Based Inspection technology and work processes.
- Development of Inspection Plans.
- Knowing what, how, and where to inspect refinery equipment.
- Use of corrosion rates, remaining life and fitness for service for deciding when to replace, repair or re-inspect a piece of equipment
- API 510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration
- API 530 - Calculation of Heater-tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries
- API 570 - Piping Inspection Codes: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems
- API 571 - Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry
- API 580 - Risk Based Inspection
- API 581 - Risk Based Inspection Technology
- API 584 - Integrity Operating Windows
- API 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
- NBIC - National Board Inspection Code
- WAC 296-104- State of Washington Board of Boiler Rules
- RCW 70.79 - Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels