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Lead Piping Specialist

Saudi Arabia
  1. Oil & gas

We are currently looking for experts to join our team in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to provide multi-disciplinary services and expertise to our clients on a wide range of onshore oil and gas capital projects. The work will involve project management, engineering, and procurement and construction supervision and we’re looking for people at all levels, in particular the role defined below.

To support our ongoing projects we now require a Piping Engineer to work in a team of Oil & Gas Engineers based in our KSA Office.

Job Purpose & Scope:

  • Provide oversight and direction to engineering Contractors Piping engineering design work.
  • Coordinate and supervise the Piping engineering aspects of the Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects to ensure the technical objectives are met within the approved scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Supervise, oversee and coordinate regular and timely technical reviews of Piping related engineering deliverables developed by engineering Contractors, ensuring design optimization in compliance with relevant Aramco codes, standards, and best practices.
  • Coordination and support of other Aramco Technical Departments, Business Units, Operations, and Contractors to resolve technical issues and ensure quality Engineering execution and design integrity.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure quality and accuracy of General Engineering Services Contractor’s and EPC Contractor’s Piping engineering design activities, system integration, and design selection.
  • Supervise and manage the review and approval of General Engineering Services Contractor's and EPC Contractor’s work, ensuring compliance with Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects specifications, relevant codes and standards, and best industry practices.
  • Coordinate the required engineering participation and contribute input and expertise in the development and analysis of various design options and business models to validate and optimize Contractor’s engineering designs.
  • Coordinate the technical guidance required to develop new specifications and update existing specifications in line with Company requirements.
  • Piping discipline participation in model reviews, design reviews, and technical workshops.
  • Influence Facilities and Equipment design optimization.
  • Provide technical assistance and coordination with other discipline specialists.
  • Coordinate technical reviews and analysis during vendor prequalification, bid evaluation, and performance evaluation.
  • Provide mentor’s role to develop KSA Nationals and junior engineers.
  • Coordinate the review of technical bid submissions and perform technical bid analysis.
Organizational Relationships (Work Contacts)
  • Report directly to the Design Coordinator, and provide support to Project Managers and Engineers within the Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects Management Team organization.
  • Interface with Managers, Team Leaders and Engineers in Saudi Aramco’s Technical Departments, Business Units, Operations Units, and Logistics Department.
  • Interface regularly with Contractor’s engineering and Project Management Team and Team Leaders as and when required.
SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Independence of Operations and Decision-making Authority:

  • Responsible for influencing, coordinating, and monitoring all Piping Engineering related activities produced at General Engineering Service offices.
  • Participate in technical reviews and studies and ensure that technical reviews and studies receive the appropriate Piping related engineering input.
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in onshore oil and gas industry with comprehensive experience in Piping Engineering, associated technologies and facilities.
  • 10 years’ experience in the role either with NOC/IOC/PMC/PMS/PMT, International EPC or Design Contractor organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent technical, team-working and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience and detailed knowledge of relevant international codes and standards. Candidates with previous experience on Aramco projects will be given priority.
  • Experience with Pipe stress analysis programs such as Caesar II and Autopipe.
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling engineering software e.g. Intergraph, AutoCAD, PDS, PDMS
  • and general business software.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience as a Lead Engineer for a team of discipline engineers.
  • Experience with Contractors and worldwide suppliers involved in the design, procurement and construction of major oil and gas facilities.

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