Leak Detection Engineer



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Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



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Position Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that handles hydraulic simulations, Leak detection analysis and trainer configuration for liquid pipelines. The candidate will eventually be trained in all these areas, however the primary focus is a three-year Leak detection upgrade project.

The successful applicant is going to be a Technical subject matter expert for a CPM / RTTM leak detection implementation project. The primary Leak detection tool is Pipeline Integrity Monitor (PIM), formerly known as SimSuite. In addition, the candidate may help run hydraulic simulations and configure trainer systems for surface facilities, crude and natural gas liquids pipelines using Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide leadership, oversight, management, and technical support for the Leak Detection upgrade project.

* Developing and tuning RTTM and Mass balance Leak Detection Systems using AVEVA PIM package, starting from data collection to configuration, testing, and supporting the product in the production environment.

* Alarm management, adjusting thresholds and resolving bugs to eliminate nuisance alarms.

* Collaborating with Control Center operations to develop and update trainer systems, and manage scenarios.

* Updating and patching servers and perform other support or maintenance activities associated with the LDS in Liquids Pipelines. This will include upgrading the LeakWarn LDS to AVEVA's Pipeline Integrity Monitor (PIM) system.

* Work closely with the Control Center and the SCADA department in maintaining the connectivity between the LDS and SCADA supplied data and Keep the Leak Detection System in Main and Back up Control Rooms in Synch

* Assist Pipeline Control and Operations when needed and provide after-hours support in order to verify alarms/alerts within the leak detection model

* Defining and monitoring leak detection system KPIs

* Plan and execute tests such as physical leak draws and software based tests.