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Posted by Antony Thomas at Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Placement of Nozzle in Process Equipments:

The document explains the placement of nozzles in process equipments for the following nozzles. It is useful and worth to share indeed.
    1. Process nozzles
    2. Instrumentation nozzles
    3. Utility connections
    4. Safety connections ( safety valves,rupture disc)
    5. Man-holes and hand holes

Senior Piping Designer- SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Req Number:  CL00074

Workplace: Toronto
Sector of Activity :  Mining & Metallurgy
Job Type: Regular
Company Summary: SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Location: 191 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9C 5K8

Position: Senior Piping Designer

NOC 2253 – Drafting technologist and technicians

SNC-LAV Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's approximately 45,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and water, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions.

SNC-Lavalin maintains exceptionally high standards for health and safety, ethics and compliance and environmental protection, and is committed to delivering quality projects on budget and on schedule to the complete satisfaction of its clients.

Division or Project Summary

SNC-Lavalin Mining and Metallurgy is an international leader in consulting, design, engineering and construction of processing and infrastructure facilities for the mining industry. With a staff of over 5,100 employees located in offices in Toronto, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Montreal, London, Johannesburg, Bucharest, Jakarta, Santiago, Perth, Brisbane, Lima and Belo Horizonte, we are well positioned to successfully execute projects anywhere in the world.

As a multi-disciplined organization, we can undertake every stage of mining project development from scoping studies and metallurgical test work, to feasibility analysis and final design, to construction and commissioning. We have carried out over 350 projects worldwide in the fields of alumina / aluminum, copper, gold, diamonds, zinc, potash, iron ore and nickel including some of the largest projects ever undertaken in the industry.

Job Description

The Senior Piping Designer will be assigned to a specific project and has the responsibility for preparing all drawings, documents and 3D models in accordance with the project’s technical requirements and the prescribed procedures and standards. Senior Piping Designers may be assigned as a group leader over several Designers and Drafters.


•Review vendor drawings;

•Prepare specifications and standards;

•Design heat tracing systems;

•Prepare equipment layouts and Piping studies;

•Determine vessel orientations and nozzle locations;

•Prepare equipment arrangement drawings;

•Design pipe supports and miscellaneous details;

•Design and prepare P&IDs;

•Generate 3D models of Piping systems;

•Prepare demolition drawings;

•Attend departmental project meetings;

•Check 3D models for completeness and accuracy;

•Check isometric drawings in accordance with prescribed procedures;

•Review Piping drawings and documents for conformance to standards and project requirements;

•Identify scope change and advise Design Supervisor for DCN preparation;

•Actively participate in the development of the P&IDs and review daily for changes;

•Review and maintain the line and valve lists;

•Attend departmental project meetings.


•Minimum 10 years experience in plant and piping layout.

•A two or three year college/University degree (preferred)

•Solid understanding of computer applications for engineering design;

•Experience with tools such as: SmartPlant 3D, PDS and associated CAD tools;

•Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in technology

•Ability to integrate new technologies into daily work processes

•Working knowledge of process, maintenance and constructions methods

•Solid knowledge of standard methods and practices

•Should be able to work independently with minimal guidance.

Additional Information

Salary wage: CAD$39.01/hour to CAD$54.00/hour

Terms of employment: Temporary full-time position

Usual corporate benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, Group Insurance

Contact information: Please send your resume to:

SNC-Lavalin offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in a fast-paced work environment. We are looking for innovative, forward-thinking people who enjoy challenge and actively seek to develop and improve work processes.

We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Senior Piping Engineer – Offshore - QP

Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, September 21, 2014


Job ID: EFD/07/012

Position Title: Senior Piping/ Mechanical Engineer

Business Division: Offshore Engineering

Senior Piping/ Mechanical Engineer Qatar Petroleum

Primary Purpose of the Job:

  • Proven technical competency in piping/mechanical design/engineering and ability to carry out safe and fit-for-purpose designs.
  • Knowledge on material selection for equipment and piping items and facilities.
  • Presentation skills.Thorough knowledge of industry/international standards and ability to interpret the same for specific applications.
  • Working Knowledge of Contracts.
  • Experience in construction, commissioning and start-up activities.
  • Experience in 3D modelling of piping systems.


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering

Experience & Skills:

  • 15 years or more of post graduate experience in oil & Gas industry of this there should be minimum 5 years of experience in piping detailed design, engineering and layout of offshore oil and gas installations.
  • Chartered Engineer status or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in use of piping/mechanical engineering analysis software like CAESER-II, PVElite, and drafting software like AUTOCAD.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to plan and organize workload comprising multiple Projects, located in company's different offshore operational areas.

Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Piping & Layout Engineer (PLER) –SAIPEM NIGERIA

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Office Port Harcourt - Nigeria

Further information:


Port Harcourt & Remote Site


Piping & Layout Engineer (PLER) –SAIPEM NIGERIA

Description of position:

Ensures Piping & Layout engineering support to different projects. Analyzes the technical documents (specifications, calculation notes, drawings, etc.) in order to assess the scope of the studies required and the potential risks. Estimate quantities or validates estimation done by other specialist of the team. Check all produced documents (internal or subcontracted) like design reports, technical specifications, drawings etc Document the Piping and Layout methodologies / specific design guidelines. Provide technical support to Procurement, Subcontracting and Construction activities included in the scope of work. Supervises the writing of specifications and requisitions as well as technical bid evaluations.



Principal Designer (Edmonton) at KBR - Canada

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Principal Designer (Edmonton) at KBR - Canada


Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Requisition ID: IRC1194

Brief Posting Description

When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business segments, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our clients have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With more than 27,000 employees around the world, we deliver top-quality service and performance in engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, logistics and project management services to clients who entrust us with their most vital projects.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.



KBR is seeking a Principal Designer to be based at our Edmonton Fabrication Shop. Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

·         Under general supervision, independently applies advanced engineering techniques, makes decisions on engineering problems and methods

·         Represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions or to negotiate with key engineers and officials of other organizations.

·         Provides technical guidance to designers and less experienced engineers and is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on scientific interpretations and advice.

·         Job role is responsible for a measurable asset such as an assigned staff and budget.

·         Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a minimum of 7 years related experience, with average experience ranging from 10+ years.


·         Undergraduate degree in Engineering, preferably with either a structural, mechanical or piping background

·         Strong MS Office Skills (Excel, Word and Outlook)

·         Excellent communication (both written and oral) skills

·         Ability to problem solve and experience working in a fast paced environment.

·         Experience with designing and drafting for industrial construction

·         Minimum of 7 years of related industry experience


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which include an RRSP/DCPP plan with company match, medical, dental, life insurance, AD&D, short term and long term disability, paid time off and a flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


PDS Piping Design Specialist –Fluor

Posted by Antony Thomas at Saturday, September 13, 2014

Job Abbreviation Title:Design Specialist - Piping

To be Considered Candidates:
Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located.

Job Description:
Prepare layout and conceptual design.
Prepare complex design drawings.
Review others disciplines drawings.
Communicate both verbally and in written form in a professional manner.
Work independently with minimum supervision.
Lead Piping projects.

Basic Job Requirements
15 years PDS design experience.
Must be able to travel.

Degree Required

City (or Nearest City)

South Carolina

United States

Location Type

Requisition Number

Diverse Workforce

We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law.



PDS Piping Designer – Foster Wheeler - Houston

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PDS Piping Designer 6

Requisition ID :2014-3861

Work Location :US-TX-Houston

Position Category

Piping Engineering

Additional Work Location


Foster Wheeler Hiring Entity

Foster Wheeler USA Corp (Houston)

More information about this vacancy


Foster Wheeler is currently seeking a PDS Piping Designer 6. The PDS Piping Designer 6 will be responsible for developing piping designs for petrochemical, chemical, refinery and LNG facilities through the various engineering work phases (i.e. studies, conceptual design, FEED packages, and detailed engineering).


PDS Piping Designer 6 responsibilities include: developing piping and equipment layouts in PDS 3D using P&ID’s, sized equipment list, line list, equipment & instrument data, standard supports, and piping material specifications.  Designer 6’s will need to be able to extract isometrics, build equipment in PDS, design piping layouts, keep their model area clash free, report on design progress, and work with other design disciplines to gather information required for the model.

PDS Piping Designer 6’s will produce high quality piping layouts by constantly considering safety, maintenance, best design practices, and constructability concerns of the project. The Designer may work as a Lead, Technical Supervisor, or Individual Contributor based on the size of the project.


Qualified candidates must possess a High School diploma.  Additional vocational or college education is a plus. Candidates must have 8 years of experience with piping design. Relevant experience will be with petrochemical, chemical, refinery and LNG facilities.

Candidates should have strong experience and knowledge of PDS (Equipment, Piping, Isometric Manager, and Drawing Manager). In addition, candidates should have several years of experience with AutoCAD or Microstation.

Experience with SmartPlant Review or Navisworks is a plus.

Must be legally authorized to work in the USA for any employer other than your current employer.


Lead / Area Piping Engineer (Malaysia)

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Lead / Area Piping Engineer (Malaysia)

Requisition ID : 2014-3729

Work Location :MY-Jalan Ampang, Malaysia

Position Category : Piping Engineering


More information about this vacancy


Foster Wheeler Malaysia has an opportunity for a Lead / Area Piping Engineer. There is an increased thrust to deliver our services for the growing Asian market. As a result of this, Piping Department operation in Malaysia is expanding and evolving to manage the challenges of regional projects that continue to pose challenges in offering our services through a global talent pool.


  • Reporting to the Piping Discipline Head, the main functions of the role will be to supervise overall operation of the Piping Specialists group and the high quality and timely completion of their work within the established work hour budgets for the assigned project
  • Ensuring engineering and design quality, technical accuracy of drawings, material quantities, specifications, procedures, etc. produced within the piping disciplines assigned to him
  • Ensuring adequate flow of information within Piping and other disciplines to ensure uniformity in design and drafting activities
    Ensure adequate manpower resources and their technical competence are available for his assigned area
  • Reviewing with the other Area Piping Engineer and other Discipline Leaders for all the needs and technical aspect which can affect the schedule pf the project
  • Preparing, Reviewing, Issuing and follow up of all Piping Deliverables up to the issue for construction
  • Approving all Piping deliverables produced with in the Piping team, prior to initial and Construction Release


  • Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with at least 15 years of experience in Refinery / Petrochemical / Chemical /Power/Pharmaceutical Plant Projects

  • Knowledge of Plot Plan / Equipment Layout development, Piping Layout, Piping Materials, piping Stress Analysis and 3D Computer Aided Design like PDS/PDMS etc

  • Highly motivated, well organized, resourceful and proactive

  • Possess good interpersonal skills with sound written and oral communication skills

  • Flexible approach and able to work under pressure with a can-do attitude and a desire to win

  • Ability to promote an open and informal communication environment that aims at growing mutual trust and teamwork


Senior Piping Designer – Technip Abu Dhabi

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Senior Piping Designer

Job posting reference: 14964

Region: UAE

Location: Abu Dhabi

Contract type: Permanent

Start date: Immediate

Sr. Piping Designer Job description

Job purpose :

Designs the installation in his/her discipline in one project.

Reporting lines and interactions:

Hierarchically reports to:Lead Discipline Engineer / Discipline Department Manager.

Operationally reports to:Group Leader / Lead Discipline Engineer.

Directly supervises (operationally):possibly Draftsmen.

Key interactions (internally, externally):

Internally: Designers of other disciplines, specialist engineers.

Externally: None.

Job scope (= role dimension: budget, management, specific criteria)

From 3 to 5 Draftsmen working on the specific project.


Must have:

Technical Diploma with more than 5 years of experience OR Engineering Diploma with 3 to 5 years of experience in Design and execution of the Projects in the area of onshore or offshore facilities.

Significant working experience in 3D modeling.

Knowledge of material

Main accountabilities

  • Ensures the qualitative design of the installation in his/her discipline in one project within contractual requirements and Technip standards and procedures in coordination with other disciplines.
  • Ensures the accuracy of the material take off.
  • Possibly supervises draftsmen.



Posted by Antony Thomas at

Port: Entrance and exit opening in the body.
Body: Pressure containing portion of valve with end connections

Disc: Linear movable element with sealing surface (gate, globe, check and butterfly)

Rotor: Rotating movable element with sealing surface (ball, plug)

Valve parts

Body Seat: “Stationary” sealing surface inside the body that contacts the disc or rotor

  • Weld overlay (e.g., stellite)
  • Integral (e.g., SS seat machined inSS body)
  • Removable insert
  • Soft (e.g., PTFE, rubber)
Yoke: Structure above bonnet that supports the stem and operator on an OS&Y gate or globe valve.  Is not part of the pressure boundary.  Is not needed where the valve has an inside stem design (such as under ground gate valves)
Stem: The mechanical element that connects the Disc or Rotor inside the valve with the operator outside the body of the valve.  Common stem configurations include:
  • Outside stem (or screw) and yoke (OS&Y) with rising stem (shown above)
  • Inside screw with rising stem
  • Inside screw with non-rising stem (e.g., gate valve in underground service)

Bonnet: Cover for access opening in body.  Commonly penetrated by stem.
Backseat: Supplied on rising stem valves to seal the stem/bonnet area when valve is fully opened.  This feature permits in-service replacement of stem seals.
Gland: Bushing that compresses the packing rings when the gland flange bolts are tightened.
Valve body, valve port, disc, rotor, valve body seat, Yoke, Valve Stem, Bonnet, backseat, valve gland

Valve Trims


Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Piping Mott MacDonald

Posted by Antony Thomas at Monday, September 08, 2014

Job position: Engineer/Sr. Engineer - Piping

Job Ref: 16031BR
Job Category

Oil and Gas

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.
For more information about working in our Oil and gas sector click here

Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Piping Job Description

Performs design for safe, operable and economic standards
Ensures the designs meet the quality and agreed project requirements
Performs as Support engineer and executes project design works
Executes the engineering & design works within budget and schedule
Co-ordinates with other disciplines & resolves the engineering issues
Provides engineering inputs during all design phases including interpretation and challenge of standards
Actively communicates with other disciplines to optimise areas of interface, during the design development, review and check processes
Ensures design packages meet the relevant safety, environmental & ergonomic standards
Discusses with support Engineers & Designers regularly on scope, man-hours and schedule etc
Prepares material requisitions, evaluate technical bids & reviews vendor/ third party documents
Participates in the Technical reviews and progress review of projects
Familiar with the Company procedures and international standards & codes

Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Piping : Candidate Specification

Engineer with upto 8
years of experience
piping Layout + Materials in different types of projects which includes Refinery, Petrochemical, Fertilizer, Oil & gas executed in multiple discipline work environment.
Ability to support, lead and sustain a positive work environment that fosters team performance with strong leadership, communication and relationship management skills.
Experience of handling various types of small and big assignments as member of task-forces to carry out detail engineering of the assigned project especially in Fast track environment
Familiar with several international design codes & standards like ANSI, DIN, BS etc
Experience of using 3D tools like PDMS, Navisworks, Review Reality6.3, AutoCAD and MS-office utilities

Contract Type


Work Pattern



Middle East, Asia Subcontinent



Position Location

MMPL House, Andheri East

Recruiter Contact



Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, September 07, 2014


Job posting reference: 15350

Region: Singapore

Location: Singapore

Contract type: Permanent

Start date: Immediate


Job description

Responsible to manage EPC deliverables on behalf of the Owner and to supervise and manage the works, undertaken and executed by the EPC Contractor/ subcontractors.

  • B.S. or equivalent Degree in Mechanical Engineering with fifteen (15) years relevant experience in oil & gas industry.
  • Must have been in Consultant’s organization for at least three (3) years in similar position. Should have extensive expertise in piping design & engineering.
  • Familiarity in piping materials application and stress engineering is essential. Fully familiar with hardware and software requirements of PDMS engineering for offshore facilities as well as model set-up and configuration, naming philosophies, PDMS model catalogues and specifications, PDMS 3D model deliverables, PDMS model hierarchy, design checks, clash checks, DICE reports, MTO Reports and 3D multidiscipline model color coding.
  • Be able to co-ordinate and administrate Project 3D PDMS design reviews, fully familiar with design contribution of multi-disciplines with regard to safety, operations, process compliance, maintenance, constructability and accessibility.
  • Should possess coordination / communication skills and very good knowledge of spoken and written English language.


Senior Piping Designer - Netherlands

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Job Details

Expires On: 04 December 2014

Location: South Holland,Rotterdam, Netherlands

Experience: 3+ years

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Reference Code: 99-GA-LDN-0015

Last Updated: 04 September 2014


Experienced piping design engineer required for 6 month assignment with potential for extension. Working for leading engineering consultancy.

Required Skills and Expertise

My client are a leading engineering consultancy company in the sectors of energy, infrastructure and marine based projects. They are urgently looking for multiple piping designers to come in and add to the team straight away. The role is based in Rotterdam and the work is primarily basic engineering with the detailed engineering to follow in the next year. For this position:
- MUST be conversant with Plant 3D
- Other softwares for 3D are advantageous (NOT essential)
- Performs independent piping studies
- Experienced with Brown & Greenfield projects
- Dutch Language highly advantageous
- English Language essential
If you believe you are suitable for this role then please APPLY directly.
For more information about this role please contact our London office.




Posted by Antony Thomas at

United States: Louisiana

Type: Contract
Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Reference: 30844

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 recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology, has an opportunity for a PDMS Piping Designer to work on a contract basis in New Orleans, LA.


- Produce design deliverables and participate in design reviews.
- Design piping systems, miscellaneous supports, and route pipe using PDMS.
- Prepare layout and design drawings for complex offshore piping systems.
- Review 3D models of piping systems.

Qualifications and experience

- Must be proficient in PDMS.
- Must have 7+ years of design experience. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of America's leading oil and natural gas producers. In addition to a competitive compensation package, you will also receive full health care benefits.

About NES Global Talent:
Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of global talent solutions to the oil and gas, power, infrastructure, construction, chemical, life sciences and rail sectors worldwide. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, our comprehensive set of guaranteed staffing solutions ranges from payroll administration, taxation and compliance through to emergency response services. Our consultants are discipline specific, so fully understand the roles they work on, and our network of more than 40 offices in 26 countries, means we are on the ground wherever our clients, candidates and contractors need us.


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