Piping Engineer

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We currently seek a Piping Engineer for one of our clients.
Permanent position.

As Piping Engineer, you perform all necessary engineering activities related to piping engineering and design.
  • You Support / assist other Piping Engineers with the performance of their assignments and direct and review the work performed by the Piping Designers.
  • You direct and coordinate the work performed by the Pipe Stress and Piping Materials Engineers.
  • You direct and review the work performed by piping engineering subcontractors. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to promote a team spirit amongst the engineers and designers assigned on the project.
  • You optimize material selection and design to achieve lowest possible quantities and consequently cost, but without compromising on safety, quality and project requirements.

Specific Tasks

  • Review Customer technical requirements and incorporate in project related specifications and design drawings. This shall be done in coordination with the Pipe Stress, Piping Materials and Painting & Insulation Engineers for the issues related to these disciplines.
  • As a lead piping engineer, coordinate and organize the piping engineering and design work with the assigned Pipe Stress and Piping Materials Engineer and the Piping Designers.
  • Participate in P&ID review meetings.
  • Prepare optimum piping layout concept and plotplan.
  • Prepare piping engineering related documents such as line designation table, tie-in or battery limit list, special material (SPM) list, piping engineering and fabrication specifications and standards etc.
  • Coordinate piping related issues with the other disciplines Process, Electrical, Instrumentation, Furnaces, Civil, Rotating and Static Equipment, Procurement and Construction.
  • Coordinate piping engineering and detailed design subcontracts to third parties.
  • Review piping engineering and detailed design performed by third parties.
  • Perform Vendor document review to check suitability of the detailed design.
  • Ensure overall quality of the piping design by performing regular model reviews.
  • Participate in formal 3D plant model reviews.
  • Coordinate the preparation of piping MTO’s for estimating, purchasing and construction tendering purposes.
  • Assist project in technical coordination with the Customers.
  • Prepare hours estimates and detailed planning of own work.
  • Timely report engineering changes effecting manpower and schedule by means of CN procedure and follow-up upon Department and Project Manager’s approval.
  • Report engineering and design status, progress and manpower forecast to the project manager and departmental manager.
  • Ensure adequate 2nd pair of eyes check is performed by using the available design review checklists.
  • Incorporate lessons learned (Quality Deviation Lists, Quality Improvement Points).
  • Use Quantity Tracker Program (timely update and inform Project, Procurement and Construction about changes).


  • Frequently contact with various other engineering disciplines, procurement department and project department.
  • Regular contacts with construction, sales and estimating departments.
  • Regular contacts with clients and suppliers

Requirements Piping Engineer

  • BSc or MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Work experience
  • Min. 5 years in similar function.
  • Understanding the functionality of the piping systems and equipment items as indicated on the P&ID’s.
  • Knowledge of international standards related to piping design and engineering.
  • Familiar with piping material codes, such as ASME and DIN.
  • Familiar with pipe stress calculation methods and constraints.
  • Familiar with applying PDS 3D equipment, piping and supporting modeling and Microstation.
  • English, (Dutch), (German)

Departmental competences:

  • Information Processing: Is able to collect, absorb, put in order and process information.
  • Accuracy: Is able to execute tasks with a high level of accuracy. Processes data and/or performs actions with a high level of precision.
  • Flexibility: Is able to change their own behavior when chances or problems arise in order to reach a goal.

Job related competences:

  • Analytical ability: Is able to unravel complicated problems or situations and subsequently put them in order and formulate these in a clear way.
  • Writing skills: Is able to put opinions clearly into words and to connect to the reader. Is able to formulate complicated matters in a concise way and to choose words precisely. Is able to make adequate summaries and to write grammatically correct.
  • Verbal presentation: Is able to bring forward ideas and opinions in an understandable language to the audience.

General competences:

  • Teamwork: Is able to execute a task in a team; contributes to the group harmony and to maximize commitment of the members for the group goal, if needed to the expense of his/her own short term interests.
  • Quality awareness: Is aware that the delivered product must comply with defined demands, norms and priorities and acts upon these. Takes responsibility for the realized level of quality. Aims for continuous quality improvement.
  • Result orientated: Is able to work result- and goal orientated, where also possible interesting sidesteps are used. States results clearly and the way by which they can be reached.

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