Vacancy Details

Head of Piping Engineering


Head of Piping Engineering

Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for overseeing NFW Onplot FEED Contractor in delivery of all aspects of Piping design, equipment, materials, technical and execution definition, including planning and execution of detailed design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning. Ensures technical requirements (e.g. project specifications, data sheets etc.) developed and implemented during FEED and NFS EPC, fully comply with project requirements and through effective collaboration and interfaces ensures process design considers for full production life cycle.

  • Reporting and Relationships

    Job Context & Major Challenge(s)

    • Verify the design and implementation of piping deliverables including large pipe sizes, large valves (e.g. control, motor operated, pressure relief, manual), cryogenic systems, high pressure steam and high pressure sour gas services including approvals of piping stress calculations and design of piping shoes, pipe hangers and weld joint design, G&A, plant lay-out and 3D model.
    • Major challenges for this role are (1) effectively managing FEED Contractor and Piping Engineering team to deliver technical input in accordance with project requirements from contract award until EPC contract award; (2) maintaining constructive working relationships with FEED Contractor, its subcontractors and vendors to ensure delivery of workscope in accordance with project requirements and (3) maintaining relationships with stakeholders (e.g. Operations and SHE and Quality) to ensure alignment of Piping Engineering deliverables.

    Financial Dimension

    • As defined for this job level in the Delegation of Authority and/or approved budget.

    Generic Accountabilities - All Employees

    Safety Health & Environment

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Quality policies, regulations and standards.

  • Qatarization Program

  • Contribute to the development of Qatari employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.

  • Firewall Compliance

  • Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti - trust and competition laws and the Company firewall policies and procedures.

  • Key Job Accountabilities

  • Accountable for ensuring execution of work is technically aligned and in compliance with Qatargas Operations, Policies, Standards of Business Conduct and Qatargas Project Management System (QGPMS).
  • Provide Piping Engineering knowledge, design, quality assurance and expertise while managing the Piping team in accordance with project deliverables and execution schedule.

  • Direct the preparation and stewardship of Piping Engineering scope of work in FEED contract, advise and recommend design procedures, processes, deliverables and alternative studies, as required, to optimise project cost and schedule.

  • Interact with Engineering Team Management to complete multi-discipline engineering activities, ensuring alignment with the Engineering Manager on project engineering needs, objectives, and requirements.

  • Manage FEED Contractor's Piping Engineering activities including validation of personnel numbers, qualifications and experience; usage of appropriate design tools, including computer hardware and software; adherence with all project objectives, requirements, specifications, standards, procedures, execution plans and design verification processes.

  • Assess and validate FEED Contractor capability in providing all contract documents, progress measurement and reporting, and recommends additional technical support to address gaps.

  • Manage the technical attachments and scope descriptions for relevant contracts including the timely delivery of all purchase orders.

  • Responsible for the Piping Engineering schedule and related milestones, provide data (narrative, charts, graphs, change management recommendations and recovery plans to address any schedule delays) for monthly progress and stewardship reporting.

  • Accountable for sharing previous lessons learned and ensuring current lessons learned and captured and communicated to support review teams and future projects.

  • Develop, review and amend various policies and procedures to ensure that all Piping engineering references are up to date and relevant.

  • Minimum Requirements


    • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering discipline or equivalent.

    Knowledge and/or Experience

    • 15 years of experience at a senior Piping Engineering supervisory level with a broad knowledge of engineering execution including design standards, specifications, codes, safety criteria, onshore LNG facilities design, construction and operations. Experience with cryogenic piping systems design.

    Technical and Business Skills

    • Excellent written and oral English skills.
    • Strong organisational, planning and coordination skills.
    • Strong technical, prioritisation and management skills.
    • Strong communication and team working skills.
    • Good communication, influencing and interface skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, Lotus Notes, etc.

    Equal Opportunities:

    First People Solutions is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

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