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Principal Piping Materials Engineer Job Highlights

Title Principal Piping Materials Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Piping/Engineering
Location Reading, England, UK
Company Wood

Company Profile

Wood provides 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, renewable, mining, and general industrial sectors.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Principal Piping Materials Engineer who will 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.

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.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have technically qualified to Bachelor’s Degree level and or qualification equivalent to IEng or Eng Tech registration

Work Experience

  • 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 S3D or a similar CAD Software package
  • Keep abreast of the latest technology for piping materials and investigate the 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.
  • Participate in proposal activities as required.


  • An awareness and understanding of non-destructive testing examination methods/requirements
  • Assist and deputize for Lead Materials Engineer in Planning, Progress Reporting, Manpower Loading, and general administration activities on a project
  • Assist with the assemble of piping bulk material requisitions, defining all relevant documentation/requirements
  • Assist with the preparation of technical work practices to ensure consistent working methods
  • Compile specifications for fabrication, shop, and field testing of piping systems
  • Create a listing of piping special items/components, such as hose couplings, steam traps, and valve interlocks
  • Create and maintain all data sheets for process and utility valves
  • Create, specify, and maintain data sheets for piping special (SP) items, such that the items can be purchased
  • Develop the piping classes for all process and utility systems to complement the needs of a project
  • Display an awareness of corrosion characteristics and welding processes
  • 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
  • Make technical assessments and recommendations when required
  • Post-purchase order placement, review and approve supplier documentation for the related piping components
  • Review offers from suppliers and performs a technical bid evaluation of the materials offered
  • Visit the supplier’s premises to attend kick-off/alignment meetings, the testing of piping components, or clarification meetings
  • Carry out other duties assigned by Chief Engineer (Piping)

Employer’s Statement

Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to race, color, 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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