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  • Job reference: RMS0100742

Lead Piping Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/10/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (27/11/11)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
MAIN FUNCTIONS
The Lead Piping Engineer is responsible for verification of all piping engineering and design on the Project. Oversees the engineering contractor's production of FEED and Detailed Design piping deliverables within project budget and schedule. Ensures that the Project's requirements, as detailed in the Project Design Basis, for all piping items are met. Leads all aspects of piping engineering for the Project, and helps facilitate interfaces across all engineering disciplines.

Responsibilities and duties:
• Provide overall piping engineering technical leadership and expertise
• Primary reviewer of plot plans, coordinates input from other engineering disciplines
• Owner’s custodian and primary contact for model reviews, including planning, preparation, and follow-up activities
• Owner’s custodian and primary contact for the constructability program
• Coordinate input and involvement of other engineering project team members' in piping activities and deliverables
• Primary contact for engineering contractor's piping personnel
• Prepare and submit Piping engineering and design progress data, including narratives, charts, graphs, etc
• Participate and provide input in HAZOP reviews
• Provide input in Risk Management activities, as appropriate
• Advise the contractor's piping engineering and design effort with respect to:
 Piping specifications completeness and accuracy
 Piping engineering studies and analyses
 Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) reviews with emphasis on equipment safety and operability
 Piping materials procurement activities
 Compliance with design methods and safety factors to be used in design of project
 Model reviews – planning, execution and follow-up activities
 Constructability program

• Steward the contractor's piping engineering and design activities including:
 Piping engineering and design required in development of FEED and Detail Design deliverables
 Compliance with the Project Design Basis
 Recommended deliverables and labor hour estimate for piping work
 Measurement and reporting of engineering progress
 Providing appropriate technical specifications to be used for piping and piping system components
 Review of drawings and other deliverables as required for inter-discipline design coordination
 Review of piping stress calculations
 Review of vendor data for completeness as required for piping design and compliance with project specifications
 Assistance in developing procurement plans for piping materials
 Development of field installation plans and procedures
 Contribution to weight control reports for all piping equipment

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Thorough knowledge of:
 Piping engineering design principles and manufacturing processes
 Piping layout criteria and practices
 Applicable codes, standards, and trade practices
 Company practices, processes, and expectations with respect to piping engineering
• Thorough knowledge and expert judgment in the selection and application of piping design and analyses hardware and software
• Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
• 15+ years of closely related professional engineering experience, 10+ years of which should be at the Senior Mechanical/Piping Engineer level
• 5+ years as a Project Engineer or Lead Piping Engineer for a large project
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, Lotus Notes, etc.
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