Engineer, Risked-Based Inspection (RBI)

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 Risked-Based Inspection (RBI) Engineer.  This is a 6 month full time contract position and will provide critical oversight and expertise in performing risk assessment, damage mechanisms, and validation of equipment design. The successful candidate can become eligible to be converted from a contractor to staff after completing a minimum 6 months of work.


  • Perform risk assessment according to API 580 and provide recommendation on inspection plan and mitigation plan for pressure vessels, piping and tanks;

  • Perform damage mechanism studies and provide integrity operation window (IOW) for major equipment; and

  • Perform validation of equipment design data, inspection effectiveness, and make reasonable assumption as required.


  • Registered Mechanical or Metallurgical engineer with ABSA;

  • Minimum 5 years pressure vessel related experience including design, fabrication, operations, corrosion, metallurgy, and inspection etc;

  • Has understanding and experience in API 571 and other NACE corrosion related standards, hand-on experience in damage mechanism of gas straddle plants, especially in caustic and amine systems;

  • PCMS experience is an asset;

  • Knowledge in API 580, API 581, and other recognized international risk assessment standards is asset; and

  • The successful completion of reference check and background check.


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

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