Pressure Test Field Engineer

B-070-FE5-Aug19-C Department: Field Engineering
2019-09-22 Calgary (Alberta)


This opportunity is in based in the Augusta, Georgia area with a single-status company relocation to Georgia.

Bantrel has an exciting opportunity to send Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mechanical/Piping Field Engineers to the Vogtle Electrical Generating Plant, located near Waynesboro, Georgia. The scope of work is the construction of a 2-unit nuclear power plant with a combined capacity of 2,400 MW. This project will allow Bantrel the opportunity to train and build nuclear capability into our teams as well as provide long term careers for interested individuals. The expected duration of these roles is 18+ months.

At the peak of construction, this vital project will employ up to 5,000 on site.  These positions will include building tradespeople, engineers, field supervisors, construction and project managers, quality assurance professionals, safety professionals, procurement, subcontract specialists and many others.

This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.  All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.  The ability to obtain/maintain access to the facility is required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Pressure Test Field Engineer is responsible for: Hydrostatic and pneumatic testing of piping systems meeting ASME III and ASME B31.1 requirements. Implementing pressure tests and flushing activities in accordance with site-specific policies and procedures. Overseeing and monitoring set-up, performance and restoration of tests in accordance with site-specific requirements. Coordinates with Construction, Quality Control, Authorized Nuclear Inspection Agency and Startup in the performance of the work.

  • Maintain required safety, quality and security training requirements and records.
  • Working with the Safety Representative to determine the appropriate exclusion boundaries required for testing.
  • Ensures testing activities comply with ASME codes and site specifications and procedures.
  • Preparation of test packages including marking up isometric and P&ID drawings to accurately show test boundaries. 
  • Determine location of test plugs, blinds and caps in preparation of tests.
  • Identify Relief Valves requiring blinds/gags and supports requiring pinning.
  • Identify requirement for temporary supports.
  • Identify any components requiring removal prior to pressure testing.
  • Be familiar with Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) requirements and ensure they are maintained.
  • Calculate the required test pressure based on existing conditions.
  • Walk down piping systems to validate readiness for testing.
  • Work with Superintendent to determine location of pressure test manifold setup.
  • Assist with preparation and closure of test execution work packages.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction and 6 years of related experience or in lieu of a formal degree 12 years of related experience.
  • Must be physically capable of conducting work including the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces and lifting up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to mentioning reference code B-070-FE5-Aug19-C in the subject line.

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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.

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