Senior Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Sugar Land
Internal Title
Senior Engineer I (FFS)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Company Bio


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

  • Responsibilities of the Senior Engineer include developing, initiating, and executing projects on fitness-for-service, regulatory compliance, and fundamental engineering research in oil & gas industry. The Senior Engineer will be expected to be an expert practitioner in fitness for service and engineering criticality analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to business development efforts
  • Initiate, execute, and close out projects within time and budget
  • Work independently or lead project teams
  • Prepare proposals and research ideas
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Implement Kiefner guidelines for initiating projects and monitoring progress
  • Represent Kiefner at industry conferences, trade shows, and committees
  • Follow Kiefner QHSE standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Champion company QHSE standards
  • Implement company guidelines in maintaining a safe, healthy, and professional environment

Knowledge and Skills

  • 49 CFR parts 192 & 195
  • Engineering codes and standards (incl. ASME, API, BSi)
  • Fitness for Service
  • Engineering software packages (MathCad, Matlab)
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Root cause and failure analysis
  • Ability to work on several assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • MS Office Suite of products
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+ and Kiefner. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

Education and Work Experience

  • Masters of Science or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in midstream design, engineering, operation
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License is preferred
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Professional Engineering (PE) License is 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 when 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, 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
  • Close visual acuity to perform activities 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
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
  • Ability to travel when required (up to 20%)


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