Lead Piping Engineer - Mega Lead

Houston, Texas
14 Sep 2016
06 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

  • Lead Engineer responsible for managing the piping engineering activities and deliverables associated with larger capital EPC projects in excess of 1 billion dollars.
  • Responsible for developing preliminary estimates and scope to support project/process development.
  • Develop effort hour estimates and scope documents to support project definition.
  • Participate in developing overall EPC schedule for piping engineering as well as assessing the progress of the piping engineering effort and managing the budget.
  • Responsible for managing piping tag quantities and bulk material.
  • Coordinate the review of vendor drawings and data used for oil, gas, and petrochemical processing facilities. Must be able to communicate detailed design issues effectively with suppliers, clients, and other engineering disciplines.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with discipline lead engineers to ensure the smooth flow of all information on the project task force, and to ensure alignment with project requirements
  • Consults with Department Manager and Subject Matter Experts on technical problems, staffing requirements, and schedule issues relating to project commitments for deliverables
  • Monitor progress and performance of personnel on project team to assure quality and consistency for all deliverables
  • Demonstrates customer focus in all actions
  • Ensure adherence to industry codes and standards as well as department work instructions, specifications, and standards for assigned project
  • Continually assists with monitoring project staffing requirements to align with project needs
  • Facilitates weekly project team update meeting
  • Serve as Supervising Engineer, providing guidance/supervision to other engineers and function as mentor to less experienced engineers.
  • Participate in 3D Model reviews.
  • Interface directly with Work-share 'offshore' offices to ensure piping engineering scope is fully conveyed, and to ensure quality/consistency for all deliverables
  • Must assist in the development and update of discipline standards and procedures.
  • Travel, as required, to ensure the successful execution of projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Design preferred with 15 to 25 years of experience in the EPC industry supporting oil, gas and petrochemical processing facilities.
  • Must have proven leadership experience associated on large-cap lump sum projects.
  • Must have experience in the following areas: piping speciations to support the model, piping flexibility stress analysis, line list support, SP Item support, piping material take-offs of piping bulks and tagged items.
  • Demonstrates a broad technical knowledge of engineering
  • PE registration desired
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Smart Plant Suite of Tools i.e. SPPID, SPRD, S3D
  • Experience in engineering and/or construction work process
  • Construction/site experience
  • Must have knowledge of ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code, API design standards.
  • Strong safety awareness
  • Individual Leadership / Influencing
  • Value Plus Engineering (Cost awareness)
  • Adaptability / Resilience
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Operates well in a multi-company Team environment
  • Able to perform job walks wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in an operating facility
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the USA for any employer other than your current employer.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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