Lead Piping Engineer

Posted 7 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Lead Piping Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years in-depth piping engineering experience in Oil and Gas Facilities. English fluency is a must.


  • Receive and act on general guidance, objectives and some specific work assignments from the Engineering Section Head.
  • Act as the technical authority and focal point for engineering issues related to piping engineering.
  • Take the responsibility for piping engineering throughout the engineering, procurement, construction installation and commissioning stages of the Surface Facilities Projects.
  • Coordinate among Facility teams, in the company, with PMC and Contactors.
  • To follow and raise purchase requisition for bulk materials including piping, fitting valves, cables.


  • Receive and act on work arrangement in conjunction with the Engineering Section Head assigned  priorities.
  • Review design for completeness and coherence in the discipline and with other disciplines.
  • Identify potential errors, omissions or risks in the design basis and participate in preparation of design.
  • Identify problems needing the involvement of specialists, define and organize required specialist involvement.
  • Assess impact of proposed technical changes in the discipline.
  • Review design and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Review and / or issue design change notices for approval by engineering section head.
  • Attend all design review events (HAZID, HAZOP, Peer Reviews, etc.) with Project Management team and Contractor as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of technical solutions for areas of conflict or concern identified during design review.
  • Quality control of the piping engineering.
  • Support the project control to prepare plans and schedules.
  • Analyze and/or review the piping discipline progress reports against the schedule and inform of any foreseeable delay.
  • Participate in the technical workshop and technical review meeting with Contractors and BOC.
  • Coordinate and Assist PMC and the contractor in developing/reviewing schedule corrective actions and recovery plans when progress slipping and ensures needed action plans are implemented.
  • Provide piping discipline progress report and contractor’s performance to engineering section head
  • Prepare reply to technical and field queries.
  • Assist site with technical advice upon request of site.
  • Work at site under company’s standard security policy.
  • Provide and review piping stress studies and design solutions for new and existing facilities.
  • Participate in technical review of new projects, facilities upgrade etc., including scope of work, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D model, Plot plan, Structure design and Pipeline design coordination with relevant departments engineers.
  • Conduct other similar or related duties such as reviewing of project proposals; attending technical meetings; carrying out site visits.
  • Comply with all relevant HSE management policies, procedures and controls to ensure a healthy
  • and safe work environment.
  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
  • Contribute to the preparation of clear, timely and accurate reports.



  • Frequent contacts with Section Head(s) and other Engineer(s).
  • Frequent contacts with other Departments.


  • Frequent contacts with Piping Discipline Leaders of Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers.
  • Frequent visit to site to support site construction and production.
  • Regular contacts with PMC, EPC and LLI Contractor Management.
  • Regular contacts with engineers of Suppliers and Contractors.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree of Mechanical / Chemical Engineering and Technology.
  • Proven experience in oil and gas industry.
  • Working in tough situation.

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years in-depth piping engineering experience in Oil and Gas Facilities.
  • Work experience in the MENA Region; Iraq experience is preferred.

Job-Specific Skills

  • Extensive familiarity with the applicable standards such as API, ASME, etc.
  • Extensive familiarity with the stress analysis software.
  • Proven ability to perform in a lead piping capacity, possess good written and oral communications and presentation skills, and have a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations.
  • High general piping engineering skills; hands on knowledge of key discipline tools.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop pragmatic concepts and solutions.
  • Good team player, effective communicator and able to work independently.
  • Ability to steer and oversee contractors’ contributions.
  • Good insights in metallic and non-metallic material behaviors.
  • Ability to support and troubleshoot operations.

Reports to

  • Engineering Section Head


  • Surface Facilities


  • Engineering

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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