Modification Engineer

Modification Engineer

  • Job ID: 51
  • Department: Engineering
  • Work Schedule: Urban
  • Salary Band: J
  • Minimum Experience: 1 years - ENG
  • Minimum Education: 4-Year Degree - Engineer
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Closing Date: Jun 20, 2021
  • Number of Openings: 3
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Individual Contributor
  • Location: Anchorage
  • Facility: Corporate Headquarters

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school
  • 1 Year related experience
  • For Mechanical Engineer applicants: knowledge of fundamental design and constructability concepts, industry standards, and code and regulatory requirements including ASME
  • For Electrical Engineer applicants: knowledge of fundamental design and constructability concepts, industry standards, and code and regulatory requirements including NEC, UL, NFPA, IEEE, and OSHA
  • Proven ability to collect field data, solve problems, and make critical engineering observations and decisions
  • Good at multi-tasking and self-motivation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to present complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience


  • Master of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • For Mechanical Engineer applicants: knowledge of pipe stress analyses, hydraulic transient analyses, finite element analyses, and 49 CFR Parts 192 & 195
  • For Electrical Engineer applicants: knowledge of transient analyses, device coordination (ETAP), electrical grounding systems, and low voltage systems such as communications, instrumentation, and automation
  • Five (5) years of work experience in engineering design, monitoring, construction, and project management with progressively higher levels of responsibility
  • Field experience in testing, startup, and commissioning of mechanical/electrical systems
  • For Mechanical Engineer applicants: background in natural gas and/or hazardous liquid transportation systems, such as compressor facilities, pumping infrastructure, pressure relief, and bulk or slipstream process heating
  • For Electrical Engineer applicants: background in Power Distribution systems, such as switchgears, smart buckets, backup power systems (UPS and DC power), and Allen Bradley ControlNet
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska


Work Location & Schedule:  Anchorage
This is a regular exempt position on an urban schedule of a 40-hour week or 9/80-work schedule. Periodic travel to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez, Pump Stations, and the Pipeline Right-of-way will be required.

Position Description - Under close direction of the Modification Engineering Manager, the Modification Engineer is accountable for the following job roles:

  • Prepare and design engineering packages of varying degrees of complexity, including Replacement in Kind (RIK) packages, Engineering Recommendations, and Engineering Modifications
  • Prepare and coordinate multi-discipline design packages
  • Solicit support from Alyeska Subject Matter Experts and other engineering peers as needed.  Ensure the scope of work for engineering support adequately describes the design needs
  • Assure appropriate implementation by providing engineering direction for field requests
  • Advise management on identified trends or issues that could impact system reliability and safety
  • Support Site Engineers to recommend solutions for identified problems
  • Support Site Engineers and Portfolio Planning to identify future major maintenance activities for the TAPS long range plan
  • Support Site Engineers for facility shutdowns, start-ups, and other unusual operations including final field review of engineered changes for start-up
  • Support equipment failure investigations and submit root cause analysis reports
  • Identify opportunities to improve reliability, efficiency, and safety
  • Support strategic initiatives
  • Conduct systemwide field travel to support work efforts

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates for this job must be logical thinkers, problem solvers, self-motivated, able to take a holistic view, able to multi-task, well organized, efficient at information processing, and have the ability to consistently make critical decisions quickly and correctly.  The candidate must be able to integrate well in a team environment and present complex ideas to a wide audience in a clear and understandable way.


  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collections for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1/2 inch of hair length necessary).   Head hair testing provides an approximate 90-day window of detection that checks for drug use.  In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment
  • It is important to note that APSC does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the hair testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history)


  • Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify
  • E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


  • The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).  For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below.  The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date .


Act with Discipline - Be prepared to work and arrive to work rested. Complete all pre-job planning steps. Complete all training and qualifications. Follow all required processes and procedures and use the right tools for the job. Complete all post-work activities.

Take a System View - Assess how a task can impact others, seek input, and make all necessary notifications.

Make Sound Decisions - Involve the right people at the right time. Identify if conditions change and act accordingly.

Learn, Improve, Innovate - No task on TAPS is routine; be alert to emerging risks.  Communicate hazards and share lessons learned from past experiences.

Speak Up, Step Up - Alyeska fully supports the authority of every TAPS worker to speak up and take action to stop work regardless of role or responsibility. Participate in developing and implementing solutions.

                                                    Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace

Anchorage, AK

17 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2021-06-20