Sr. Engineer, Mechanical (Piping)

Houston, United States

Job Reference 1234898

Location Houston, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 17, 2023

Our client, a major LNG Company is seeking a Senior Piping Engineer to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX for a 1year contract.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the oil and gas industry, including several years’ experience in liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility design and a comprehensive understanding of industry codes and standards. This individual will play a critical role in the design and drafting of complex piping systems.
Experience with materials take-offs for piping systems, preparation of bills of material, piping materials specifications and technical evaluation of bids and purchase requisitions would be an asset. 

•    Serves as  senior piping representative during FEED, detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up, and operation of projects.
•    Collaborates with the Engineering team to ensure that facilities are designed to be safe, fit-for-purpose, and meet the specified operational standards.
•    Leverages expertise in LNG piping systems to contribute to detailed design, field installation, commissioning, start-up and operation projects.
•    Reviews and develops detailed piping system layouts and schematics using 3D modeling software.
•    Understands and applies relevant industry codes and standards for oil, gas, and LNG facilities to the design of piping systems.
•    Reviews EPC contractor deliverables including data sheets, design bases, specifications, isometric drawings, P&IDs, line lists, engineering calculations, vendor documents, engineering studies, scopes of work, and material take-offs.
•    Contributes to the creation of data sheets, drawings, material requisitions, technical evaluations, and equipment specifications for piping, including special equipment. 
•    Participates in design reviews, risk assessments, and safety studies and other technical evaluations, including process hazard analyses, 3D model reviews, and constructability reviews.
•    Facilitates piping and special equipment related technical discussions with partners such as equipment suppliers, regulators, and technology partners. 
•    Oversees the creation of monitoring and preservation programs and ensures their successful implementation to ensure target facility reliability and availability. 
•    Participates in commissioning activities such as walk-downs, inspections and pre start-up safety reviews. 
•    Supervises the EPC contractor on-site to ensure piping and special equipment is delivered, installed, and maintained in accordance with project standards and specifications, design, and contractual terms.
•    Potential relocation to jobsites, and travel assignments to fabrication yards, project sites, or engineering offices, which may include locations outside of the United States.

Minimum experience required for the position 
•    10+ years experience as a Piping Engineer on similar large oil & gas projects
•    5+ years experience in the execution phase of LNG liquefaction projects

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position
•    Proficient in 3D modeling software such as AutoCAD, PDMS, SP3D, Navisworks, or similar.
•    Ability to work to project deadlines, assuring the accuracy and timely completion of deliverables. 
•    Working knowledge of project documents such as PFD’s, P&ID's, 3D models, piping stress analysis, routing, equipment specifications, packaged equipment, vendor documents, and commissioning and start up procedures.
•    Working knowledge of typical work processes employed in the execution of large-scale EPC projects, including management of change, design change evaluations, and requests for information.  
•    Strong working knowledge of the hydrocarbon processing industry, including LNG, refining, and petrochemicals. 
•    Expert knowledge of industry codes and standards (API, ASME ANSI, ISO). 
•    Experience with the review of specifications for piping, valves, insulation, and related items for  projects.
•    Expert knowledge in the design and specification of manual valves, control valves and piping specialty items.
•    Good peripheral knowledge of the contribution of other disciplines such as control systems, rotating equipment, and process engineering to the success of project execution.

Required education
•    Mechanical Engineering or specialist degree

•    Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables 
•    Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
•    Comfortable working and collaborating with a major EPC 
•    Team player with solid presentation and reporting skills 
•    Welcomes working in a fast paced, challenging and diverse environment  

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