Piping Engineer

550 - £600 per day
12 September 2018


Piping Engineer

A leading Oil and Gas client who operates in Africa is looking for a Piping Engineer to support project formulation and execution activities.

The Piping Engineer role is based in London, functionally reporting to the Engineering Manager. There will also be an operational reporting line to the specific Project Managers according to project.

The role will involve a high degree of direct engineering coordination and assurance as well as timely support to field engineering requests in order to provide high quality, timely and robust instrument engineering deliverables to the field. As such there will be some periodic travel requirements to the African asset and potentially to other assets in the portfolio, which are currently Africa focused.

The role will require providing direct support to the assets as Piping TA as well as general engineering support including resolution of construction queries.

Input to projects at all stages from Concept through FEED, Detailed Design and Implementation will be required including direct liaison with sub-contractors, document review and approval as well as Design Reviews, HAZID etc.

The role requires a technically able engineer with a strong track record. This is a highly diverse role in which the incumbent will be expected to take individual responsibility to deliver strong technical support along with key engineering deliverables. In the current low oil price environment, there will be a strong focus on cost effective execution and maximum utilisation of existing facilities through fit for purpose brownfield work scopes.

The role would suit an experienced well-rounded engineer with strong piping engineering experience particularly relating to onshore projects implementation.

Roles/ Responsibilities

  • Review and approve specific technical documents, drawing packages, equipment and material bid packages - according to core discipline skill set
  • Provide piping engineering support to conceptual and scoping studies both internal and external
  • Ensure compliance of engineering deliverables with engineering specifications, industry codes and standards and good international practice
  • Support field engineering investigations and MOC requests, either directly or via London based engineering companies
  • Ensure consistent and integrated engineering basis and approach between parallel projects, field activities, contractor activities and other discipline groups (Reservoir Engineering, Production, Operations, Drilling)
  • Ensure all technical documents, drawing packages, equipment and material bid packages receive the appropriate level of discipline engineering review
  • Coordination of drawing and documentation updates and as-building activities
  • Support site based Operations team activities for existing facilities
  • Support FDP project scope with timely review of piping / layout documents
  • Support FDP project scope with site-surveys of piping systems
  • Support well pad in-house design/engineering deliverables
  • Support ever-increasing MOC piping design
  • Support non-FDP work scopes with timely initiation/review of piping


  • Engineering bachelor degree or equivalent - Mechanical
  • 15 years industry experience - the majority in E&P/EPC project environment delivering oil and gas developments across the whole project lifecycle
  • Experienced in execution of onshore oil and gas projects, both greenfield and brownfield
  • Significant piping design and engineering experience in engineering contractor, consultant or supplier organisations
  • Prior roles in facilities construction, fabrication, commissioning and field operations would be highly regarded
  • Experience of working and executing projects in Africa


This role requires a highly experienced engineer with a strong track record in core discipline engineering:

  • Proven track record in core discipline engineering within operator organisations - ability to coordinate and deliver quality outputs
  • Technical strength and attention to detail
  • Good appreciation of multiple engineering disciples as well as core discipline
  • Strength in all project phases, concept engineering through detailed design and commissioning
  • Strong coordination and interface management skills
  • Exceptional strength and commitment to engineering rigour
  • Pragmatic, innovative and creative - able to create value by identifying and driving alternative approaches, appropriate to existing facilities
  • Ability to operate on multiple levels and take a hands-on approach
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills, good report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to work collaboratively across discipline boundaries

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com