Principal Piping Materials Engineer in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Wood is looking for a Principal Piping Material Engineer to help execute assigned work in accordance with the applicable Project Procedures and Standards, on safety and quality control, within the man-hour budgets and schedules assigned. This role will be based in the Reading office on an agency basis.

The Piping Materials discipline sits within our dedicated Piping Group. You will be given the opportunity to work on various FEED, EPC and PMC projects for local and international clients and become a pivotal member of the group.

  • 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 Clients specifications and standards
  • Assist with the preparation of technical work practices to ensure consistent working methods
  • Assist and deputise for Lead Materials Engineer in Planning, Progress Reporting, Manpower Loading and general administration activities on a project


Skills / Qualifications

  • Technically qualified to Bachelors degree level and or qualification equivalent to IEng or Eng Tech registration
  • Knowledge of the following codes: B31.1 Power Piping, B31:2 Fuel gas Piping and B31.3 Process Piping
  • Detailed knowledge and proven application in all aspects of Piping Materials
  • Be able to develop 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 Wood methods for material take off and bulk material control as they affect specifications.
  • Suggest ways to improve efficiency and service and to reduce costs.
  • 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 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>  



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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