Engineer, Fitness for Service (FFS)

Plains Midstream Canada is engaged in crude oil gathering, transportation and marketing activities within Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba.  Plains Midstream is also active in LPG marketing, transportation, storage, and processing in Canada and the USA.  Fueled by our strong management team and dedicated employee base, Plains Midstream has sustained strong growth and has aggressive development plans for the future.  We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment.

Plains Midstream has an opening within our Calgary corporate office for a Fitness for Service (FFS) Engineer.  This is a 12 month full time or part time contract position that will provide critical oversight and expertise in performing evaluations on degraded pressure equipment as well as provide critical life assessments on equipment and tanks.


  • Perform API 579 Level 1, 2, and 3 FFS evaluation on degraded pressure equipment and tanks, provide remaining life assessment and remediation recommendations; and

  • Perform tmin calculations base pressure vessels and tank construction code.


  • Registered profession engineer with ABSA;

  • Minimum 10 years pressure vessel experience including design, fabrication, fitness for service evaluation and consultant;

  • Minimum 5 years FFS experience in pressure vessels and tanks.Experienced in stress analysis such as mechanical structure analysis, thermal analysis, non-linear analysis, plastic-elastic analysis.Experience in tank settlement analysis;

  • Understanding and experience in pressure vessel and tank codes and standards such as API 579 and/or ASME VIII Div.1 & 2;

  • Excellent in using Abaqus and Anysis software;

  • Familiar with INSPET or Compress software; and

  • The successful completion of reference check and background check.


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume prior to October 18, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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