Lead Piping Engineer



We are looking to recruit a Lead Piping Engineer to join our team based in Hessle on a 12-month conact, with the option to extend. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Piping Engineer will be responsible for the provision of the technical services from the Piping Department, including delivering agreed project scopes; and will also provide direction to the other Piping engineers and designers in the company. The right candidate would manage a small but growing piping team within our expanding business. Hybrid Working is available for this role.


The Lead Piping Engineer shall be responsible for the following:

  • Provision of technical services relating to the Piping elements of project scopes; with special attention to the design basis, FEED, and EPCm scope preparation and execution, design/safety reviews, specification and procurement of equipment and materials, vendor selection and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues.
  • Acting as a technical expert in Piping and the final technical approval authority for the discipline.
  • Leading the Piping team, developing design scope and ensuring that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, project and company requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinating and aligning the Piping interfaces between the project phases.
  • Establishing professional working relationships with clients’ engineers and direct partner companies with any technical queries and interpretation of scope, specifications and standards.
  • Maintaining an overview of the company’s Piping capabilities and highlight to the Project Delivery Manager any critical resourcing issues.
  • Conduct calculations and evaluate design of facilities.
  • Ensuring that all assigned work is carried out in compliance to the agreed budget and schedule.
  • Commitment to and promotion of OSL’s values and ensuring the realization of company and project health, safety, environmental, quality and ethics, systems, policies and procedures.

Skills and Experience

  • 10 years’ experience in Piping Engineering design in the oil and gas or other high hazard industries with proven experience of producing deliverables to budgeted man-hours.
  • 5 years’ experience as a Lead Piping Engineer on a variety of projects within a reputable engineering consultancy, EPIC contractor or client organisation. Package Engineering experience is of specific interest, whether rotating and/or static equipment.
  • Fully familiar with international design codes and standards. Experienced in European EN codes (for piping).
  • Experienced in the supervision of Piping designers and associated administrative functions.
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach Piping team members.
  • Experienced in use of design and assessment methods used within discipline.
  • Experienced in mechanical / piping fabrication, steel structures and mechanical-civil interface.
  • Experienced in 3D design and modelling methods used within discipline.
  • Experienced in quality control requirements and quality assurance for engineering work.
  • Excellent Multi-discipline communicator and team player.
  • Experienced with (or good knowledge of) analytical methods used within discipline including theoretical background for analysis programs is desirable.

Education Required

  • Relevant technical qualification.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship so interested candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions.


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