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  • Job reference: RMS0140463

Principal Piping Materials Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/09/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Group inside which you’ll find an incredible range of expertise and opportunity.
They offer their clients a complete range of skills and services so that they can work with their teams right from the earliest ‘ideas’ stage of their planned investments, through the study or concept selection phase, the front-end design, the EPC phase, and on into the commissioning and start-up phase.

The Role:
Our Client is looking for a Principal Piping Materials Engineer to help execute assigned work in accordance with the applicable Project Procedures and Standards, on safety and quality control, within the man-hour budgets and schedules assigned.

The Piping Materials discipline sits within our dedicated Piping Group. You will be given the opportunity to work on various FEED, EPC and PMC projects for local and international clients and become a pivotal member of the group.

• Develop the piping classes for all process and utility systems to compliment the needs of a project
• Compile specifications for fabrication, shop and field testing of piping systems
• Create and maintain all data sheets for process and utility valves
• Create a listing of piping special items / components, such as hose couplings, steam traps and valve interlocks
• Create, specify and maintain data sheets for piping special (SP) items, such that the items can be purchased
• Assist with the assemble of piping bulk material requisitions, defining all relevant documentation / requirements
• An awareness and understanding of non-destructive testing examination methods/requirements
• Display an awareness of corrosion characteristics and welding processes
• Review offers from suppliers and perform a technical bid evaluation of the materials offered
• Make a technical assessments and recommendations when required
• Post purchase order placement, review and approve supplier documentation for the related piping components
• Visit the suppliers premises to attend kick-off / alignment meetings, the testing of piping components or clarification meetings
• Liaise with the engineering disciplines: Piping Design, Stress Analysis, Process, Instruments, StaticEquipment, Procurement and Material Control
• Liaise with the Lead Piping MTO Engineer regarding the interpretation of the Client’s specifications and standards
• Assist with the preparation of technical work practices to ensure consistent working methods
• Assist and deputise for Lead Materials Engineer in Planning, Progress Reporting, Manpower Loading and general administration activities on a project

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Technically qualified to Bachelors degree level and or qualification equivalent to IEng or Eng Tech registration
• Knowledge of the following codes: B31.1 Power Piping, B31:2 Fuel gas Piping and B31.3 Process Piping
• Detailed knowledge and proven application in all aspects of Piping Materials
• Be able to develop safe and mechanically sound Piping routes
• Interface with other Engineering disciplines in the development of Piping systems
• Have a proven track record in PDS or a similar CAD Software package
• Carry out other duties assigned by Chief Engineer (Piping)
• Keep abreast of latest technology for piping materials and investigate technical acceptability of new products and methods.
• Keep aware of company methods for material take off and bulk material control as they affect specifications.
• Suggest ways to improve efficiency and service and to reduce costs.
• Assist in the development and training of personnel including graduate engineers and Client's personne
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