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Principal Designer – Piping- KBR Saudi Arabia

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Principal Designer – Piping

Under direct supervision, independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. With additional experience within one functional area, assists in the design of larger and more complex assignments which involve conventional types of plans, investigations and surveys with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents. Job tasks, correctly performed, impact indirectly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability or operations.

Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Engineering and minimum of 2 years related experience, with typical experience ranging from 3-7 years.



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Reference ID: Piping-1021084


The Differential Pressure Flow Measuring Principle - Video

Posted by Antony Thomas at Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Lead Piping Designer

Aibel AS is one of the largest Norwegian services companies that engineer, build, maintain and modify oil and gas production facilities. Aibel’s long experience, skills and expertise help the clients to achieve more efficient energy production.

Your responsibilities:
Production, modification and review of discipline related documents and drawings.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum Diploma from related Engineering Discipline
  • 15 years and above of experience preferably in offshore projects
  • Well versed in the standard 2D and 3D designing / drafting tools / software such as PDMS, Intools, Microstation and Autocad etc.
  • The ability to work in / with virtual and culturally diverse teams showing respect for people and their diversity.
  • Strong communication skills (both spoken and written English)
  • The ability to engage effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • Be a self-starter, willing to take initiative and be proactive
  • Preferbly Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents

What we offer:
We can offer you interesting assignments in an informal, dynamic and friendly working environment. Through Aibel Academy we aim to develop our employees, and together with an internal labour market we provide good opportunities for professional and personal development. We offer a wide range of social events and competitive benefits.

Apply to:
Closing date: 31 December 2013


Team Lead -Piping Design - Aibel

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Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. We are committed to creating value for our customers, as well as being a progressive and interesting workplace for our employees.

Area Engineering - Piping & Layout Stavanger is responsible for the delivery of engineering resources, expertise, methods and tools to study and modification projects located in Stavanger. The section is organized into departments that largely follow the technical disciplines.
Area Engineering - Piping & Layout Stavanger seeks new head of department Piping Design. The position reports directly to the Head of Area Engineering - Piping & Layout Stavanger
Lead department
Develop department in accordance with Aibel's strategy and goals
Provide input to the section's strategy, action plan and budget
Ensure that the department possesses the right skills according to strategy
Personal Responsibility
Provide the necessary training department employees
Working for a good working environment in the department
Follow-up of the department's hiring needs
Recruitment of personnel department
Resource Scheduling the projects in terms of both volume and expertise
Contribution to the maintenance, protection and development of Aibel method within the remit
Participation in tendering work
Other duties as required and deal with section

Technical education in høyskole-/universitetsnivå, Bachelor or higher
Long and relevant experience can compensate for formal education
PDMS experience
A desire to work with and for our employees
Good communication abilities
Master the Norwegian spoken and written

We offer:
We offer you exciting tasks in an informal, dynamic and pleasant working environment. Through Aibel Academy focuses on capacity building and with an internal labor market, we provide our employees opportunities for professional and personal development. We have a wide range of social events and competitive conditions.

Deadline: 07/07/2013 - applications will be treated consecutively
Contact: Ivar Nygård, Section Head of Piping & Layout. Tel. 852 72 019




Mechanical Designer (Piping & Structural) - Dubai

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Atlantic Resourcing provides flexible and innovative recruitment solutions to the international oil and gas industry.

We deliver a full range of recruitment and selection services for our clients.

We were established in 1996 and we have dedicated offices in Aberdeen and Dubai and a member of the Petrofac Group.

Our client/Mother Company, who is one of the most active Oil and Gas EPC Company, is urgently looking for an Mechanical Designer (Piping & Structural) with the following details:

Client: Dubai Petroleum

Status: Temporary Staff

Location: Dubai, UAE

Mobilization: As soon as possible

Salary applicable for this position:

Mechanical Designer CADD / Piping & Structural

Hourly Rate

USD 23 – 25

Working Hours

7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Working Days

Sunday to Thursday

Duration of assignment

6 months

Please note some additional information regarding the position:

· The position is a contract position for six months

· Based at Dubai Petroleum Head Office

· Working hours 7-3.30pm, Sunday to Thursday

Main points taken into consideration while short listing candidates. The candidates must be able to demonstrate the below :

· Completion of collage education, followed by 2 years design / drafting training to diploma level

· 5 years CADD/Autolisp programming

Attached is the copy of the job description for your reference.

If you are interested, kindly send me an updated copy of your CV with Nationality & Date of birth and the answers to the following questions as these will be submitted to the client:

1. Point of Mobilization (nearest international airport to use for flight travel)

2. Availability (how soon you can join the project)

3. Two (2) References from your previous Supervisor/Manager with position, name of company/project and contact details (these will be submitted to the client)

4. Please confirm that the salary scale is acceptable to you

5. Please also advice if you applied or were you shortlisted/Interviewed by the client in the last 12 months

If you are not available for interested, I will highly appreciate if you can refer this position to your friends and colleagues who are suitable for the job.

Looking forward in your swift reply.

Kind regards,

John Paul Dumlao
Recruitment Co-ordinator
Atlantic Resourcing Limited

Commercial Bank of Dubai Building, Office No.102, Al Quoz 3, Sheikh Zayed Road,

PO Box 9378, Dubai, UAE      


Office: +971 4 304 66 00

Mobile: +971 50 156 33 79

Part of Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations

PDMS Piping Designer – Air Energi Monaco

Posted by Antony Thomas at Monday, June 17, 2013

PDMS Piping Designer – Air Energi

Contact:  Pierre Turgis

Global Location:  Europe

Location: Monaco

Sector: Design

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: relocation bonus


Further Information:

A major EPC company specialized in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry is looking for a PDMS Piping Designer to join their team in Monaco.

This is a permanent position (staff). A relocation package is provided for moving near Monaco.

As a Piping Designer, you will be in charge of the Layout Design of the Company systems : FPSO topside modules, mooring system manifold. You will design the Piping systems and produce the isometrics for the Piping construction.

Suitable candidates will have a HND in Engineering or a recognized drafting engineering qualification, and at least 8 years of minimum PDMS continuous experience.

The package on offer is excellent with a strong basic salary and a relocation bonus.

If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please apply via this advert to Pierre Turgis at Air Energi.

Start Date: ASAP

Skills Required: piping, design, pdms, draft, P&ID, PFD

Apply Now


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PDMS Piping Designer

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a global Engineering Company, has an opportunity for a PDMS Piping Designer to work on a contract basis in Houston, TX.

  • Provide equipment layout, piping design, pipe checking, and isometric generation using PDMS.
  • Produce piping plans and equipment arrangements using PDMS.
  • Conduct design review with project personnel.
  • Ensure that designs comply with relevant standards and procedures.
  • Use PDMS to perform material take off and clash management.

Qualifications and experience
  • Offshore experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience modeling in PDMS is required.
  • 5+ years of experience working in the Oil & Gas industry is required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the world's largest engineering companies and work on a major capital project. In addition to a competitive compensation package, you will also receive full health care benefits.

Status: Contract

Location: Houston, UNITED STATES

Remuneration: 65 - 65 US Dollars/hour

Advert Published: 7 Jun 2013

Expiry date: 7 Jul 2013

NES Global Talent Ref. No.: 14353



Senior PDMS Piping & Layout Designers- Norway

Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, June 16, 2013

Senior PDMS Piping & Layout Designers
Job ID #: 8723 Country: Norway
Job category: Technical/Engineering Location: Stavanger
Position type: Employee Department: GG-085-Piping & Layout SVG (130)
Experience required: 5 - 7 Years
Education required: Bachelors Degree


Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field. Aker Solutions brings together engineering and technologies for oil and gas drilling, field development and production. The company employs approximately 25 000 people in more than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and use technologies that deliver their customers' solutions. 

We are looking for individuals who are prepared to take a position. Not only a position within Aker Solutions, but also a position on the exciting challenges the global oil and gas industry faces now and in the future 

We have open permanent/staff positions as Senior PDMS Piping & Layout designers in the business area "Maintenance, Modifications and Operations" within Aker Solutions. 

The Piping & Layout department in Stavanger consists of approximately 150 well qualified and experienced staff engineers. They work in various small and large projects which give each employee several career opportunities both onshore and offshore.
We are looking for candidates with minimum 5 years of relevant experience.


* Design and 3D modelling of piping systems
• Area layout and 3D modelling of equipment
• Estimation of piping activities
• Offshore surveys as required by the various projects
• Communication with client
• Ensure that interfaces towards other disciplines are handled in an efficient way
• Generate drawings and other documents according to project requirements


• Relevant technical education
• Ability to work independently in all phases of the project; study, execution 
• Experience from modification projects in the  offshore industry, preferably from the North Sea
• Experience from performing site-surveys, pipe-routing through existing areas and locating tie-in positions to achieve a clash-free design is mandatory
• Good knowledge of PDMS, general computer technology and experience from piping design 
• Knowledge to governing regulations and standards; ASME, NORSOK etc
• Applicants must have good oral and written skills in the English language and new employees from foreign countries must be willing to attend training in the Norwegian language
• All Aker Solutions employees must have a permanent address in Norway


•Friendly colleagues in an industry with a bright future
•An environment where you are encouraged to develop your skills and share your knowledge with your colleagues
•Competitive benefits and strong focus on work-life balance


For more information please contact Dept. Manager Øystein Høie, tel. (+47) 51 89 79 84

Please attach your CV, cover letter and diploma when applying online.


CAD Coordinator SP3D / PDMS Job – Bechtel London

Posted by Antony Thomas at Thursday, June 13, 2013

CAD Coordinator SP3D / PDMS Job

Date: May 30, 2013

Location: London, GB

Requisition ID: 74691
- Organization: OG&C
- Location: London
CAD Coordinator
Job Description
Function as the project CAD coordinator in the Design office.
Applications include PDS, SP3D, MicroStation, ProjectWise.
Leads & directs project designers in the use of automation tools and processes.
Develops and coordinates the implementation of the tools with other coordinators in the other workshare offices.
Has past experience in writing comprehensive CAD procedures and day-to-day work instructions.
Provides comprehensive CAD support, identifies & implements technical & automation improvements to the work process to produce top quality engineering deliverables.
Implements ProjectWise/MicroStation 2D CAD management software & trains project personnel in its use.
Implements the use of SmartPlant review for collaboration of design reviews between offices.
Lead the effort on day-to-day problem solving with regard to component placement errors, piping specification errors / additions, isometric extraction, etc.
Run daily 3D CAD clash reports.
Extract piping isometrics & material reports.
Monitor daily model/drawing workshare transfers between offices.
Process & implement non-standard requests according to global/regional automation policies & procedures.
Knows applicable industry standards and codes, accepted design practices and quality standards.
Assists in the preparation of plans and coordinates the assigned work to meet the project schedules.
Requires a knowledge of design and drafting techniques, engineering drawings, graphic arts, 2-D and 3-D CAD, reading of drawings and reproduction methods.
Resolves customer service issues in a timely manner to support project schedule.
Candidate must have expertise with Microstation, PDS & ideally ProjectWise/MicroStation software programs, have excellent verbal & written communication skills.
Working knowledge of Bechtel OG&C GBU work processes, BSAP’s and automation integration schemes is desirable.
Monitors all PDS applications for compliance to project standards, contract requirements, quality standards, discipline standards, and accepted engineering and construction practices.
Travel to jobsite, vendor facilities, client or JV partners, as required.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right- no matter how big, how complex or how remote. The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do. Bechtel delivers for its customers what others can only promise.
Build your career as you build some of the most challenging and complex projects in the world today.
Bechtel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).




Lead Piping Engineer – Manchester WorleyParsons

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Lead Piping Engineer

Oil Field Upgrade Projects (NW, Staff or Agency Hire – Staff preferred)

Job Type


Advertising Category

Engineering/Design & Sciences

Location of Job

Manchester, UK (Primary)

Job Description

WorleyParsons Improve is a core service for brownfield operations focused on the delivery of major projects, upgrades, debottlenecking, project portfolio management and support services to sustain our customer’s assets and improve business performance.

We are currently sourcing a Lead Piping Engineer to join the North West Office on a Staff or Agency hire basis; staff preferred.

As part of a long term alliance with a major Oil & Gas client based in Kuwait we are undertaking major revamp and modification/upgrade projects to help modernize the client’s Main Gathering Center located at Wafra, Kuwait with many sub-centers throughout the three main oil fields that require modifications and further expansion.

The candidate will be a Lead Piping Engineer with a proven track record in brownfield onshore oil and gas development projects to help support and grow a UK based project engineering design team that will execute FEED and detailed design projects as part of the overall modernisation project. We also handle most innovative projects involving Concept/ FEED studies, EPC Detailed Design Projects and Process Safety and Risk management as part of the overall project scope of works.

Good communication and presentation skills are essential.  Some travel to Kuwait may be required.

The individual will be able to perform all stages of project Piping engineering including being able to manage the engineering design team.  

Core Responsibilities:

  • To undertake Piping engineering design work in with true regard to Safety both in design detail and engineering design execution
  • To carry out design work in compliance with the national, state and client asset Codes & Standards.
  • To engineer all design work in line with the QA manual and Worley Parsons’ procedures.
  • To be innovative in design work with due regard to minimisation of cost whilst maintaining technical integrity
  • To undertake all work within the estimated man hour budget and within schedule
  • To assist in the recruitment and development of Engineers & Senior Engineers.
  • To keep all project documentation in a state of readiness for Audit purposes

Specific Accountabilities:

  • To provide definition of the Piping engineering work in the Project, design approach or criteria by skill and experience as directed by the Chief Engineer / Technical Manager
  • To clearly understand the Codes and Standards applicable to the work carried out and raise deviations where necessary
  • Prior to commencement of any Piping work, a scope of work (SoW) must be written and agreed with the Client / Project Team (or designated representative). The SoW must clearly state the workscope, manhour budget and schedule to complete the work
  • Estimate manhours for any job using the current manhour norms
  • Responsible for maintaining work progress (budget, schedule) and raising change documentation where necessary.
  • Supervision of technical detail, budget and schedule of engineering design in Project.
  • Liaison with client, vendors and outside parties in a professional manner
  • Where requested to undertake technical focal point duties
  • To plan manhour budgets and schedules for all Projects within the focal point area of responsibility.
  • To manage all resources allocated to the focal point area of responsibility (both technically and by discipline specific project controls)
  • To liaise with the equivalent client focal point on technical and engineering matters on a regular basis
  • Quality Assurance – Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the Quality Assurance system relevant to the Project.
  • Safety – Responsible for personal safety safe working practices for the Project. Understand and follow OH&S procedures.

General attributes required of all WorleyParsons employees include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Basic Leadership Skills.

Job Requirements

Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Chartered Engineer

Significant experience in Oil & Gas brownfield FEED, EPC Design Projects.

Proven track record engineering design.

Excellent technical communication and coordination skills.

Lead experience or capability of leading a engineer team intermediate to senior professionals





Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Lead Piping Designer - Cadskills Pte Ltd - Singapore

Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lead Piping Designer  - Cadskills Pte Ltd  Singapore


  • Lead all plant layout and piping design activities specializing in 3D layout design
  • Produce various discipline deliverables within schedule including Piping plans and Elevations, extraction of Isometrics, clash detection, reports and MTO
  • Focus on successful project delivery & developed high standard of presentation skills using 3D design tools
  • Manage clients design requirements and coordination with other design discipline


  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in FEED, detailed design, brown field & green field projects for both onshore and offshore facilities

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in 3D CAD modelling system using SP3D, PDS and PDMS

  • Participated in major projects for petrochemical, pharmaceutical and mining industries


Company Overview

Cadskills SELECT is the recruitment division of Cadskills. It started as a

CAD and technical resource business and gradually reinvents itself to

become one of the recognised solutions providers in customised

recruitment for Building & Infrastructure, Hydrocarbons and Power industries.


Cadskills Pte Ltd - EA License No.:08C4831



Piping Designer – WorleyParsons Bangkok

Posted by Antony Thomas at Friday, June 07, 2013

Job Title: Piping Designer

Job Type: Full-time

Location of Job: Bangkok, BM TH (Primary)

Job Description

Primary Objective

  • Responsible for performing piping design activities using project approved “in house” 3D CAD modelling and 2D drafting systems.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Produce the various discipline deliverables to the agreed schedule.
  • Apply recognised offshore engineering practices applicable to piping design and topside/plant layout.
  • Apply good interpersonal skills, liaising with members of other disciplines and departments.
  • Apply an awareness and willingness to work as a team member
  • Quality Assurance – work within the provisions and guidelines of the Quality Assurance systems.
  • Safety – Responsible for personal safety and working within the Occupational Health & Safety procedures.

Job Requirements

  • Diploma of engineering or equivalent
  • Familiar with the prime drivers related to offshore topsides piping design
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience of detailed piping design gained with design contractors and/or oil/gas companies within the petrochemical industry particularly with respect to offshore oil and gas installations.
  • A member of a piping design team on at least one major Greenfield projects offshore with a recognised company within the Oil & Gas Industry
  • A minimum of 7 years experience as a user of the 3D CAD modelling and 2D drafting system applicable to piping layout and design.
  • A committed team player able to work on own initiative with the minimum of supervision
  • Exposure to fabrication, construction and installation activities although detailed involvement is not essential.


Piping Designer / Senior Piping Designer - CB&I SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

Posted by Antony Thomas at Monday, June 03, 2013

Piping Designer / Sr. Piping Designer Singapore



Is responsible to become knowledgeable of all relevant work processes, tools and instructions, and to apply them on the projects
Independently develops piping studies of all piping within a designated area (incl. revamp work) with the use of plot plans, Piping & Instrument Diagrams, equipment data sheets, etc., in accordance with instructions, specifications, and standards. He/she should take into account: expansion and supporting requirements, the allocated materials in the bulk MTO, HSE requirements, operational and maintenance requirements, ergonomics, etc. as well as cost and schedule.
The complexity of the area must be in line with the designer’s experience.
Determines platform and structure requirements and layouts, to accommodate the related piping, equipment and other relevant installations.
Assesses the layout of equipment with respect to process, maintenance, operations, constructability and cost, and determines the location & orientation of connections on static equipment.
As a plotplan designer, independently develops relatively simple plotplans, in accordance with instructions, specifications, standards, HSE requirements, economics, ergonomics, constructability, operational and maintenance requirements, etc. under the supervision of a senior plotplan designer.
Checks isometrics on the basis of the applicable isometric checking procedures, ensuring good quality of work.
Updates the isometric control system with relevant information.
Independently generates isometrics, piping plan drawings, etc., in accordance with the procedures and execution plans.
Assists the MTO engineer in preparing the piping bulk MTO by estimating pipe-lengths, nr. of elbows, defining line- and area breaks, etc.
Supports the Piping Material Take-off by communicating deviations to the bulk MTO and timely incorporating design or material changes as required.


Diploma with some college required. Associate degree preferred.
Proficient in current engineering design and drafting and software packages.
Minimum 5 years of experience in design modeling, drafting and design, candidate with more than 8 years of experience will be considered for Senior Designer
Interested candidates please apply via email or send in your resume directly to

Company Overview

CBI (Chicago Bridge & Iron Company) combines proven process technology with global capabilities in engineering, procurement and construction to deliver comprehensive solutions to customers in the energy and natural resource industries. Drawing upon the global expertise and local knowledge of approximately 50,000 employees in more than 80 locations, CB&I safely and reliably executes projects worldwide.
We are now in the process of expanding its capacity to cater for the growing demands of the industry.

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