Lead Piping Engineer in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Wood is currently looking for a Lead Piping Engineer to work on a permanent basis in our Reading office. This is a highly strategic role within the department and the ideal candidate will be at Principal or Lead level in their career with extensive years of experience within the industry in a similar role. You will have a thorough understanding of Equipment typically encountered in projects and understand any special requirements that these may bring, such as Vibration / Maintenance / Piping configuration.

  • Detailed knowledge of Piping Design and Plant Layout aspects
  • Proven understanding of Pipe Specification
  • Proven skill at support selection
  • Capable of pipe routing of all major process and utility piping in accordance with P&ID's and project standards, including specific service conditions and impact on piping design
  • Shall be capable of reviewing SPS details; checking/correcting basic deliverables; preparation of Plot Plans in accordance with Project requirements and standards for checking by Layout Engineer
  • Capable of representing the project to the Client
  • Control of schedule and man hour budgets
  • Possess management skills and the ability to deliver projects
  • Issue clear directions on targets, communicate concisely and develop the piping team on projects
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and understand team dynamics and adjust behaviour to gain maximum advantage
  • Understand how to motivate and control designers and engineers to produce quality work on target and to budget
  • Understand workshare elements and how to divide work-scopes


Skills / Qualifications

  • Must be Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, or a similar related subject
  • Demonstrate a wealth of relevant experience in petrochemical or similar related industry
  • Experience must include Detail Engineering of similar installations and be of lead specification engineer calibre with strong communication skills
  • Ability to deal with resolution of technical and contractual issues and policing of the design to ensure compliance with project requirements
  • Proven strong character and self-motivated individual
  • Proven ability to engage in effective dealings with both client / owner and detail design contractors
  • Must be able to work with the minimum of supervision and be technically strong


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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  <web address removed>  



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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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