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Principal Piping Engineer (Materials)

Principal Piping Engineer (Materials)

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Engineering - Piping
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Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Principal Piping Engineer (Materials) to work on the engineering and project management services for an Unconventional Gas Development Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with most assignments expected to be for at least one year’s duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.


We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas development program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • 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, Static Equipment, 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 deputize for Lead Materials Engineer in Planning, Progress Reporting, Manpower Loading and general administration activities on a project

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Knowledge of the following codes: B31.1 Power Piping, B31.3 Process Piping, B31.4 and B31.8 Transportation Piping
  • Detailed knowledge and proven application in all aspects of piping Materials
  • High ability in developing 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 Foster Wheeler methods for material take off and bulk material control as they affect specifications
  • Suggest ways to improve efficiency and service and to reduce costs and participate in proposal activities as required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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