Lead Piping Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1239914

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 14, 2024

Lead Piping Engineer – Houston, TX

Our client is seeking a Lead Piping Engineer to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX, for a one-year assignment.

The Lead Piping Engineer provides technical direction for the design, start-up, and support piping projects developed by the client. Responsible for providing the company with technical expertise that advances company operations through identification, development and adaptation of engineering principles and technologies.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides expert knowledge of piping and plant layout practices and industry trends to produce fit-for-purpose designs which result in inherently safer facilities that are constructable, maintainable and operable.
  • Reviews, updates and approves engineering standards. Creates new standards as needed.
  • Provides project and business line assurance by providing oversight of piping engineering and design scope, activities and deliverables across all projects.
  • Makes design decisions based on full awareness of viability, cost, risk, and potential benefits while identifying opportunities for cost reduction and continuous improvement.
  • Assesses feasibility or technical content of proposed designs with limited data.
  • Interfaces and responds to technical queries from internal stakeholders, EPC Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other counterparties as required.
  • Reviews piping material inquiry/purchase requisitions & technical bid evaluations to ensure accuracy and compliance with project requirements.
  • Interfaces with EPC contractor team, vendors, and other members of the organization and its subsidiaries.
  • Facilitates internal 3D model reviews and provides input to external reviews.
  • Reviews vendor drawings and data, test procedures, reports and calculations to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Required Skills:
  • Read and interpret process and mechanical diagrams (PFD, UFD, MSD, DPDT), including flow charts and Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Possess practical knowledge and/or application experience with ASME B31.3; ASME Section VIII, Div 1 and 2; ASTM; and API design standards applicable to piping components and mechanical equipment
  •  Skilled in application of nomograph and similar analytical methods to determine sufficient flexibility in piping systems
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of NFPA, API, ASME, ASTM, PIP, MSS and other process industry codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of deliverables prepared by engineering disciplines
  • (Process, Technical Safety, Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, and Instrumentation)
  • Knowledgeable in surveying, construction, commissioning & start-up techniques and practices
  • Must possess technical knowledge in specification of piping systems and valves
  • Knowledgeable in coating and insulation systems, including current industry practices to mitigate external corrosion and CUI
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments with various deadlines and responsibility levels concurrently
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to enable effective written and verbal communication exhibiting courtesy and professionalism
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in referencing, researching, reporting, tracking and monitoring activities and documents
  • Completes tasks as assigned with no supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering required.
  • 10 years of industry related experience as a Piping Engineer or Piping Designer required. Experience should include plot plan arrangements that employ gas turbine-driven equipment, large process or refrigerant compressors, air-cooled heat exchangers, vessels, trayed towers, fired heaters, flares, pumps and auxiliary support systems and/or skid mounted packaged systems.
  • 8 years of design of LNG liquefaction, regasification, or process chemical facilities and related pressure piping required.
  • 5 years on-site experience in an operating role or a non-operating position (construction) preferred.

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