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Principal Piping Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2011
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Job Title: Principal Piping Engineer
Job Location: Aberdeen
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: ongoing
Residency: UKEU

The Company:
Company: Our client appears in the FTSE 100 index and is an international energy services company specializing in Oil and Gas and has annual revenues of over £2.6 billion. They believe that it is the people that drive their success, from Project Managers, Project Engineers, consultants to designers and commercial personnel. They work globally employing over 20,000 people on major operations including the UK.

The Role:
◦Assure Technical Integrity of the discipline output on the contract or project.
◦Provide direction and guidance to the team in technical and resource related issues.
◦Manage the delivery of discipline deliverables for use by contract or project.
◦Manage the discipline resources within the project or contract to ensure delivery on time to budget.
◦Provide the necessary cost, planning and progress information to the contract or project
◦Support the Lead or Chief Engineer in discipline engineering function activities.
◦Ensure that all allocated responsibilities are dealt with in accordance with agreed procedures & standards.
◦Ensure that the Client business drivers and performance incentives are fully understood by all personnel being supervised
◦Management of discipline team or teams assigned to contract or project to deliver efficiently and effectively
◦Represent contract or project in corporate engineering function issues
◦Assist the Lead or Chief Engineer when required in the management of the discipline design function
◦Coordinate the execution of Plant Layout and Piping engineering activities (Concept, FEED, Technical Study & Detailed Design) for WGE
◦Supervision of Piping staff under their control, & responsibility for the technical quality of work produced by them.
◦Be conversant and knowledgeable with respect to current and new legislation and standards e.g., BS, API and Client codes and standards, DCR and HS&E Regulations and EU Directives
◦Be aware and understand the business drivers within the Client organisation and how these can be influenced by innovated designs and minimum cost solutions
◦Production of cost effective designs that are fit for purpose and safe.
◦Approval of all engineering documents created by the Piping team where directed by the lead engineer.
◦Identification of appropriate resources for engineering works and forward planning of resources, taking into account cross asset requirements
◦Compliance with engineering procedures and industry, international and Client Codes and standards.
◦Assurance that personnel within the Piping group are competent. Identification of inadequacies in personnel and proposing solutions such as training, coaching or replacement
◦Responsible for assessing and identifying deviations to standards, that will benefit WGE & Client, and gaining acceptance of Client Technical Authorities
◦Responsible for input to project plans and schedules, achievement of agreed schedule, during the course of any project or study or early identification of project areas of concern with necessary corrective action identified
◦Progress of the works under their control and the achievement of targets. Responsible for reporting progress as per company systems and procedures
◦Producing engineering deliverables registers and controlling the works against those registers
◦Identification of increase or reduction in scope, raising the necessary support documents for Project Control Purposes
◦Preparation of engineering and construction scopes for both man-hours and equipment estimates where necessary
◦Responsibility for the integration of the Piping design into the overall project work-scope, & ensuring that Commissioning, Maintenance and Operational requirements are included within the design.
◦Responsible as a key member of any project team for achieving the project target and completion of the project within the budget and schedule

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
◦Fully conversant with ASME B31.3, BS8010, BS EN 13480, ASME B16.5, API 6D, etc.
◦Conversant with ASME VIII & BS EN 13445
◦Fully conversant with material and valve properties and selection techniques
◦Conversant with Engineering software including Word & Excel
◦Current offshore medical certificate

◦Significant engineering experience, including considerable oil and gas related experience.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Rebecca McCarn at Fircroft on + 44 1224 216090
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