Corrosion Integrity Engineer

Operations | Houston, TX, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
2) a leading global water technology company.

We’re a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at

If you are excited and passionate about helping us solve water, we want to hear from you!

PureHM is the Oil and Gas division of Pure Technologies, a world leader in the development and application of innovative technologies and solutions. We are an industry-leading company that offers a range of technology-driven services and innovative products for oil and gas pipeline operators.  In January 2018, Pure Technologies was acquired by Xylem, a leading global water and energy technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. At PureHM, our people are the key to our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for all areas of our business. 

The Role: The Corrosion Integrity Engineer (Lv 1) is responsible to perform duties associated with pipeline integrity and corrosion control inspection surveys and assessments.  This is a position that requires relevant technical skills, NACE CP1 or CP2 certifications, field leadership and the ability to work independently.  This is an excellent career opportunity for cathodic protection and integrity technicians looking to broaden their technical experience and exposure to broader pipeline integrity challenges.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Plan & perform annual cathodic protection adjustive surveys, which includes: measuring & recording structure-to-soil potential data, rectifier monitoring & maintenance, soil measurements
  • Serve as the technical Lead for the project, assist personnel as needed with troubleshooting and dealing with any technical or equipment difficulties.
  • Provide regular project progress reports to the Project Manager, ensuring an effective communication including all pertinent project details.
  • Process Field data and write reports utilizing specialty software for analysis and client presentation
  • Locate and map pipelines and document positional pipeline information utilizing electro-magnetic and GPS equipment
  • Perform over-the-line depth of cover, close interval cathodic protection and coating surveys, DOC, ACVG, DCVG & Watercourse surveys utilizing XLI equipment and /or other equipment.
  • Perform field designs and office design under the guidance of a senior engineer
  • Assist senior personnel in the preparation of survey reports and final job reports
  • Operate and maintain company vehicle and other equipment
  • Capture multiple data streams and troubleshoot, wearing backpack and carrying probes daily.  Operate advanced field test equipment including GPS receiver, pipe locator, survey pack, & handheld PDA
  • Review/download documents of record. Prepare custom reports, daily project and safety checklists
  • Perform water course mapping and bathymetric surveys
  • Perform inline tool tracking (remote and traditional)
  • Launch and receive and Inline leak detection tools including tool preparation, data review and processing

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Must have a minimum of NACE CP1, prefer NACE CP2.
  • Pipeline/oil field experience is not essential but is considered an asset
  • Applicable engineering degree or diploma is considered an asset
  • Enjoy working outdoors in varying weather; heavy travel throughout U.S for defined periods
  • Solid organizational skills, able to prioritize and track multiple projects concurrently
  • Positive attitude, teachable – brings continuous improvement to role and company
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and PC Skills
  • Experience tracking inline inspection and cleaning tools and/or supporting the preparation, launching and receiving of ILI tools would be considered an asset

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Clean driver’s license with ability to secure passport.
  • Expect up to 12 hours per day during away periods. No more than 24 days straight before time off periods.
  • Average 175-195 days per year in the field. Except for training, time home is time off
  • Travel Requirement: <70%

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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