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Senior Piping Engineer (FPSO/Floaters Pipe Stress)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/02/2020
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
Reports directly to the Piping Stress Lead for all stress activities on a project for all tasks pertaining to adequacy of pipe stress and flexibility analysis, and related piping design activities, and administration matters.
Major responsibilities shall include the following but not limited to:
Prepare Fatigue evaluation procedures / spread sheets for project specific requirements using the Palmgren-Miner rule, PD5500, DnV publications and/or the Fatigue Handbook: Offshore Steel Structures Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics.
Prepare procedures to use Hull deflection data, including calculations and effects of deck bending and module sway, for FPSO / Floater Topsides piping analysis.
Prepare project specific procedures for efficient and easy transferring of pipe stress analysis data to Structural / Mechanical Departments.
Prepare procedures to control and track piping analysis work progress on a fast track FPSO/Floaters projects.
Common responsibilities shall include the following but not limited to:
Prepare the Job Specification for Stress Analysis.
Prepare list of critical lines.
Prepare Stress Calculation Notes.
Liaise with Piping Designer on matters of pipe routing to achieve the requirements of a satisfactory pipe stress analysis. This may include recommendation on position and selection of various support types (anchors, guides, springs, sliding plates, etc.) for acceptable stress levels and satisfactory support loads.
Ensure that all piping systems are adequately supported and where necessary; specify spring, sliding plates, rigid struts and other special pipe supports.
Advise his Lead, should there be a need of expansion joints, bellows and other similar special units.
Liaise with Mechanical Engineers for all matters concerning nozzle loads on equipment.
Prepare specification, data sheets, material requisitions, technical bid evaluations/tabulations for the supply of Vendor-supplied special support items like spring supports, rigid struts, sliding plates, etc. and other special units like bellows an expansion joints.
Assist in the man-hour estimates for the project and advises the lead Stress Engineer of the need to amend the project manning requirements, when required.
Maintain up-to-date on relevant developments in the field of pipe stress analysis and flexibility analysis.
Prepare updates or improved Stress Section Section's standards, procedures or guidelines, if requested by Stress Section Head.
Review the support types and location indicated on the IFC isometric in accordance with approved stress isometrics.

The Company:
Our client is the leading engineering technology solutions and turnkey contracting provider in Asia Pacific for the design and construction of hydrocarbon field development, oil refining, gas processing, petrochemicals and selected non-hydrocarbon projects. They support Onshore, Offshore and Subsea sectors.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Recognized Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
- At least 10 years of working experience in Oil & Gas and Petrochemical field (especially EPC projects and FPSO/Floaters jobs) in an engineering company as piping stress analysis and support engineer.
- Experienced in VBA Programing using MS Excel
- Experienced in executing FPSO/Floaters projects in Australian/North Sea waters or Brazilian/African waters, or equivalent.
- Well versed in CAESAR II software for piping stress analysis.
- Experience in manual calculation methods, and the use of nomographs and tables for assessing adequate piping flexibility.
- Experience in piping engineering including pipe wall thickness calculations, branch connection reinforcement check, pipe supports check/selection and equipment nozzle load calculations/evaluation.
- Able to assess pipe routings with regards to stress and supports.
- Knowledgeable in Industry Piping Codes and Standards, and familiar with Industry Equipment codes.
- Conversant with PI&D and its requirements.


Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Able to navigate the 3D model review tools (Navisworks, Smart Plant and etc.).
- Working experience in brownfield projects.
- Previous exposure on piping design and piping layout.
- LNG/Cryogenic Piping experience - thermal bowing.
- Experience with FEA tools such as Nozzle Pro, FE Pipe or others is preferred.

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