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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Technical Services Engineer - Electrical

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. - Houston, TX

The duties of the Technical Services Engineer are generally described as the following:

Provides technical engineering support to Operations and Engineering.

Reviews technical documents to ensure they are in compliance with engineering standards and industry practices.

Assists Environmental, Health and Safety with training on standards.

Check the accuracy, completeness and quality of any aspect of the electrical system on projects.

Participates on projects teams as the electrical lead with involvement in all electrical aspects of the projects, from conceptual and financial, through design, construction and commissioning.

Assists in the preparation of the RFP documents for power distribution centers, reviews quotes for technical compliance and manages construction of power distribution centers within company guidelines.

Provides operations technical support on motors, medium voltage variable frequency drives, instrumentation, low and medium voltage distribution equipment and trouble-shooting issues.

Reviews and proposes facility upgrades for reliability and/or efficiency.

Coordinates and executes electrical arc-flash studies based on NFPA-70E & IEEE 1584.

Develops electrical models for fault, load flow and stability studies on existing electrical systems.

Develops and ensures compliance with maintenance programs.

Assists in the update and utilization of Technical Standards.

Assists or lead efforts in “Trouble-Shooting” equipment issues Travel to field locations may be required, but is estimated to be 20% to 30% of time. Department members will have a heavy workload, with unplanned overtime and changes in work priorities, multiple projects with short turnaround time are common.


Required Experience:

Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from and accredited four year college.

Minimum experience level would include five years of work on varied industrial and utility power projects.

Knowledgeable in industry codes and standards (NFPA/NEC, IEEE, ANSI, NEMA, API).

Experience with medium voltage variable frequency drives

Candidate must also have strong communications skills and be able to function well on teams.

24 days

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.


Technical Services Engineer - Electrical Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
Plains All American Pipeline ("Plains") engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil, as well as in the processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids ("NGL"). Through our general partner interest and majority equity ownership position in PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (NYSE: PNG), Plains owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. We own PNG's general partner, PNGS GP LLC, which holds a 2.0% general partner interest in PNG and all of its incentive distribution rights. We also own an approximate 63% limited partner interest in PNG. For information on the PNG natural gas storage operations, please click here. We own and operate a diversified portfolio of strategically located assets that play a vital role in the movement of U.S. and Canadian energy supplies. On average we handle over 3.5 million barrels per day of crude oil, refined products and NGL through our extensive network of assets located in key North American producing basins and transportation gateways.