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Lead Piping Designer CH2M

Posted by Antony Thomas at Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lead Piping Designer (Industrial and Municipal Water) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Description and Desired Qualifications
CH2M HILL Lead Piping Designer (Industrial and Municipal Water) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job Purpose:
The challenge? Help develop and provide high quality, leading edge sustainable engineering solutions to our clients in the industrial (power, oil & gas, chemicals and petrochemical, and petroleum refining industries) sector for water/wastewater treatment. Our Lead Piping Designer position will provide you with the opportunity to work on exciting projects in our Middle East market. Each day you will be an important team leader as you participate in the design, coordination, execution, procurement support, construction support and execution of multiple engineering projects. You should be a self-motivated, detailed oriented professional with a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience working as a Piping Designer in engineering and design of water treatment, wastewater treatment, oil and gas and chemical facilities and a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each project
Job Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 
Our Lead Piping Designers:
• Supervise/ Lead the project design team for piping including determining work assignments and meeting project budget and schedule 
• Participate in design coordination with engineers and project management 
• Perform design work utilizing 3D CAD systems
• Participate in the generation of proposals, scopes, schedules and budgets 
• Provide input to and help develop P&IDs, equipment specifications, vendor proposals and technical studies
• Mentor junior staff
• Act as design lead on assigned projects
• Participate in construction support activities including responses to requests for information (RFIs), submittal reviews, construction site visits and inspections, and design revisions/ management of change
Basic Qualifications
Job Requirements/Qualifications/Experience:
Basic Qualifications
• Appropriate engineering degree or equivalent
• Minimum 15 years relevant experience
• 3 years’ experience as a lead designer for heavy industrial projects
• 5 years’ experience utilizing a 3D piping package such as SP3D, CADDworx or similar 
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Previous work experience in Water & Wastewater industry for industrial clients
• Previous experience in engineering consultancy
• Must be willing to travel to meet project needs
Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the basic qualifications we also desire the following:
• 10+ years’ experience as lead piping designer on projects in water, oil & gas, power generation
• Strong working relationships with industrial clients 

• Previous work experience in Middle East

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Sr. Piping/Mechanical Engineer - Qatar

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sr. Piping/Mechanical Engineer

Location: Middle East: Qatar
Type: Contract
Posted: 25 Jan 2015
Reference: 36938

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an internationally recognised University. A Chartered Engineer status or membership with a Professional Institution is preferred.

A minimum of 15 years of post graduate experience in Oil & Gas industry in the areas of Piping design; Static Equipment design; and selection of Rotating Equipment (pumps, compressors, gas turbines, instrument air compressor package, variable speed drive systems and lifting equipment) with a reputed design consultant or EPIC contractor, of which a minimum of 8 years in the Lead/Senior Engineer or similar position. Candidate shall have adequate exposure to pre- commissioning, commissioning, start-up, testing and trouble shooting. Must possess excellent written and oral English language and reporting skills. Experience in the execution of CNG / L-CNG projects will be an added advantage.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide technical expertise/service to the Project in all areas of Mechanical Engineering during Front End Engineering Design and Detailed Design in EPIC Execution stage, ensuring that the Mechanical Engineering designs are optimal, safe, cost effective and in compliance with the latest Codes, Standards, National and QP Corporate requirements and Procedures.·        Responsible for all the design and development aspects of Mechanical Engineering and ensure that all associated technical services are in compliance with the latest codes, standards and safety regulations during all stages of the project life cycle.

Responsible for the safe and optimal Piping, Static Equipment, Rotating Equipment and Package  Equipment design development for the Project. Coordinate with various discipline engineers under the guidance of Head of Technical/Lead Engineer and ensure that Equipment and Package design developments are cost effective, using latest technology and delivered in a timely manner consistent with project schedule requirements.

Undertake Piping material studies; Static, Rotating and Package Equipment design, selection/application, sizing and optimization studies; studies for existing facilities revamp/upgrade, as necessary.

Co-ordinate the interface technical matters, project schedule and implementation strategy in various phases of the Project lifecycle i.e. Study, Scope of Work preparation, Pre-award evaluations, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up phases. Ensure full life cycle costs are taken into consideration during the decision- making process for design. Carry out in-house Mechanical design,  including preparation of piping material specifications, piping data sheets and piping drawings, piping stress analysis, preparation of specifications and data sheets for Static, Rotating and Package Equipment, and perform Technical Bid Evaluation for Equipment.


Sr. Piping Draftsman – NPCC Abu Dhabi

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Senior Piping Draftsman Job in NPCC Abu Dhabi

Posted On:08-Jan-2015

Job Category:Drafting
Job Location:UAE - Abu Dhabi

Employment Status:Full Time
Employment Type:Long Term

Position Level:Junior Staff
Candidate Gender: No Preference

Education: Certification
All Nationality

Skills Required:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Higher national Certificate, or *equivalent, and an ITI Certificate in Drafting. • 10 years of Drafting experience with a t least 3 years in 3D modelling. • Minimum 3 years of experience in oil and gas field preferably in offshore. • Supervisory potential. • Team player. • Good knowledge of written and spoken English. • Experienced and competent Computer Aided Design (CAD) operator. • Rigorous checker. • Note that equivalent not only covers equivalent education or vocation certification, but also covers experience, e.g., 5-10 years relevant experience can be regarded as “equivalent”.

Job Description:

PURPOSE & SCOPE: Jobs at this level are engaged in the production of engineering drawings and the supervision of Draftsmen. Job holders perform their Drafting roles within discipline-specific areas of projects and might not be involved in all the accountabilities set out below. This fact does not mean that jobs will be any larger or smaller in evaluation terms as a result of this situation. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Reviews and checks the work of Draftsmen to ensure accuracy and correctness prior to their formal issue for construction. • Undertakes pre-engineering site surveys in order to confirm the correctness of handover documents and suitability of allocated site for project implementation. • Receives basic drawings from Drafting Team Leader and produces detailed engineering drawings for review and subsequent issue. • Prepares General Arrangement Drawings (GADs), Pipe support drawings. • Produces isometric drawings from GADs • Produces material take-offs to ensure accurate account is taken of all component parts required to complete a project. • Produces 3 dimensional (3D) modelling. • Prepares data diskettes for the Computer Numerical Control system.




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Piping Engineer – Penspen Abu Dhabi

Posted by Antony Thomas at Monday, January 19, 2015

Piping Engineer

LOCATION:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Piping Engineer Job Opening in Penspen Abu Dhabi

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer with minimum 5 years of experience in feasibility studies, conceptual design, FEED, onshore detail design experience in the Oil and Gas sector required. Consulting background & construction experience an added advantage.
Engineering design knowledge of oil and gas pipelines and associated systems such as pump stations, compressor stations, metering and regulating stations, slug catchers, tank farms and other facilities.  Piping design, stress analysis, piping material selection, equipment and rotating machinery. Must be familiar with the project P&IDs, Piping Material Specifications (PMS), overall Plot Plans, GA Drawings, Layouts and Isometrics.

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Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, January 18, 2015




API 570 Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems
API 570 Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems
API 615 Valve Selection Guide
API 6AM Technical Report on Material Toughness
API Bull 16J Comparison of Marine Drilling Riser Analyses
API Bull 91 Planning and Conducting Surface Preparation and Coating Operations for Oil and Natural Gas Drilling and Production Facilities in a Marine Environment
API Bull 939-E Identification, Repair, and Mitigation of Cracking of Steel Equipment in Fuel Ethanol Service
API Publ 932-B Design, Materials, Fabrication, Operation, and Inspection Guidelines for Corrosion Control in Hydroprocessing Reactor Effluent Air Cooler (REAC) Systems
API Publ 935 Thermal Conductivity Measurement Study of Refractory Castables
API Publ 937-A Study to Establish Relations for the Relative Strength of API 650 Cone Roof, Roof-to-Shell and Shell-to-Bottom Joints
API Publ 938-A An Experimental Study of Causes and Repair of Cracking of 11/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Equipment
API Publ 938-B Use of 9Cr-1Mo-V (Grade 91) Steel in the Oil Refining Industry
API Publ 939-B Repair and Remediation Strategies for Equipment Operating in Wet H2S Service
API Publ 946 The Effect of Outgassing Cycles on the Hydrogen Content in Petrochemical Reactor-Vessel Steels
API Publ 959 Characterization Study of Temper Embrittlement of Chromium-Molybdenum Steels
API RP 11V10 Recommended Practices for Design and Operation of Intermittent and Chamber Gas-Lift Wells and Systems
API RP 11V2 Gas Lift Valve Performance Testing
API RP 11V5 Operation, Maintenance, Surveillance and Troubleshooting of Gas-Lift Installations
API RP 11V6 Design of Continuous Flow Gas Lift Installations Using Injection Pressure Operated Valves
API RP 11V7 Recommended Practice for Repair, Testing and Setting Gas Lift Valves
API RP 11V8 Recommended Practice for Gas Lift System Design and Performance Prediction
API RP 14B/ISO 10417:2004 Design, Installation, Repair and Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems
API RP 14C Analysis, Design, Installation and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems on Offshore Production Platforms
API RP 14E Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Offshore Production Platform Piping Systems
API RP 14G Recommended Practice for Fire Prevention and Control on OpenType Offshore Production Platforms
API RP 14H Recommended Practice for Installation, Maintenance and Repair of
Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves Offshore
API RP 14J Recommended Practice for Design and Hazards Analysis for Offshore Production Facilities
API RP 15CLT Recommended Practice for Composite Lined Steel Tubular Goods
API RP 15S Qualification of Spoolable Reinforced Plastic Line Pipe
API RP 15TL4 Care and Use of Fiberglass Tubulars
API RP 16Q Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
API RP 170 Recommended Practice for High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS)
API RP 17A/ISO 13628-1:2005 Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations
API RP 17B/ISO 13628-11:2007 Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe
API RP 17C/ISO 13628-3:2000 Recommended Practice on TFL (Through Flowline) Systems
API RP 19G9 Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting of Dual Gas-lift Wells
API RP 53 Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Operations
API RP 551 Process Measurement Instrumentation
API RP 553 Refinery Control Valves
API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry
API RP 574 Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
API RP 574 Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
API RP 576 Inspection of Pressure-relieving Devices
API RP 577 Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
API RP 578 Material Verification Program for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems
API RP 578 Material Verification Program for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems
API RP 582 Recommended Practice Welding Guidelines for the Chemical, Oil,and Gas Industries
API RP 582 Recommended Practice Welding Guidelines for the Chemical, Oil, and Gas Industries
API RP 591 Process Valve Qualification Procedure
API RP 5A3/ISO 13678 Recommended Practice on Thread Compounds for Casing, Tubing,
Line Pipe, and Drill Stem
API RP 5A5/ISO 15463 Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe
API RP 5C1 Recommended Practice for Care and Use of Casing and Tubing
API RP 5C5/ISO 13679 Recommended Practice on Procedures for Testing Casing and Tubing
API RP 5C6 Welding Connections to Pipe
API RP 5C7 Recommended Practice for Coiled Tubing Operations in Oil and Gas
Well Services
API RP 5L1 Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
API RP 5L2 Recommended Practice for Internal Coating of Line Pipe for Non-
Corrosive Gas Transmission Service
API RP 5L3 Recommended Practice for Conducting Drop-Weight Tear Tests on
Line Pipe
API RP 5L7 Recommended Practice for Unprimed Internal Fusion Bonded Epoxy
Coating of Line Pipe
API RP 5L8 Field Inspection of New Line Pipe
API RP 5LW Recommended Practice for Transportation of Line Pipe on Barges and
Marine Vessels
API RP 5SI Recommended Practice for Purchaser Representative Surveillance
and/or Inspection at the Supplier
API RP 5UE Recommended Practice for Ultrasonic Evaluation of Pipe
API RP 621 Reconditioning of Metallic Gate, Globe, and Check Valves
API RP 651 Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Storage Tanks
API RP 652 Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms
API RP 6DR Repair and Remanufacture of Pipeline Valves
API RP 6HT Heat Treatment and Testing of Large Cross Section and Critical
Section Components
API RP 7A1 Recommended Practice for Testing of Thread Compound for Rotary Shouldered Connections
API RP 7G Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits
API RP 7G-2/ISO 10407-2:2008 Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Element Inspection
API RP 7HU1 Safe Use of 2-Inch Hammer Unions for Oilfield Applications
API RP 7L Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, and Remanufacture of Drilling Equipment
API RP 934-A Materials and Fabrication Requirements for 2-1/4/3Cr Alloy Steel Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels for High Temperature, High Pressure Hydrogen Service
API RP 934-C Materials and Fabrication of 1-1/4CR- 1/2Mo Steel Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels for High Pressure Hydrogen Service Operating at or Below 825 °F (441 °C)
API RP 939-C Guidelines for Avoiding Sulfidation (Sulfidic) Corrosion Failures in Oil Refineries
API RP 941 Steels for Hydrogen Service at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures in Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
API RP 945 Avoiding Environmental Cracking in Amine Units
API Spec 11D1/ISO 14310:2008 Packers and Bridge Plugs
API Spec 11IW Specification for Independent Wellhead Equipment
API Spec 11V1 Specification for Gas Lift Equipment
API Spec 14A/ISO 10432:2004 Specification for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment
API Spec 14L/ISO 16070:2005 Specification for Lock Mandrels and Landing Nipples
API Spec 15HR High Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe
API Spec 15LE Polyethylene (PE) Line Pipe
API Spec 15LR Low Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe
API Spec 16A/ISO 13533:2001 Specification for Drill-through Equipment
API Spec 16C Choke and Kill Systems
API Spec 16F Specification for Marine Drilling Riser Equipment
API Spec 16R Marine Drilling Riser Couplings
API Spec 17D Subsea Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment
API Spec 17E Specification for Subsea Umbilicals
API Spec 17F/ISO 13628-6:2006 Specification for Subsea Production Control Systems
API Spec 17J/ISO 13628-2:2006 Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe
API Spec 17K/ISO 13628-10:2005 Specification for Bonded Flexible Pipe
API Spec 19G1 Side-pocket Mandrels
API Spec 19G2/ISO 10708-2 Flow-control Devices for Side-pocket Mandrels
API Spec 5B Specification for Threading, Gauging, and Thread Inspection of
Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads
API Spec 5CRA/ISO 13680 Specification for Corrosion Resistant Alloy Seamless Tubes for Use as
Casing, Tubing and Coupling Stock
API Spec 5CT/ISO 11960 Specification for Casing and Tubing
API Spec 5DP/ISO 11961 Specification for Drill Pipe
API Spec 5L/ISO 3183 Specification for Line Pipe
API Spec 5L9 Recommended Practice for External Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating of Line Pipe
API Spec 5LC Specification for CRA Line Pipe
API Spec 5LCP Specification on Coiled Line Pipe
API Spec 5LD CRA Clad or Lined Steel Pipe
API Spec 5ST Specification for Coiled Tubing
API Spec 6A/ISO 10423 Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment
API Spec 6AV1 Specification for Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves
and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Service
API Spec 6D/ISO 14313 Specification for Pipeline Valves
API Spec 6DSS/ISO 14723 Specification for Subsea Pipeline Valves
API Spec 6FA Fire Test for Valves
API Spec 6FB Specification for Fire Test for End Connections
API Spec 6FC Specification for Fire Test for Valves With Automatic Backseats
API Spec 6FD Specification for Fire Test for Check Valves
API Spec 6H Specification on End Closures, Connectors, and Swivels
API Spec 7-1/ISO 10424-1 Specification for Rotary Drill Stem Elements
API Spec 7-2/ISO 10424-2:2007 Specification for Threading and Gauging of Rotary Shouldered Thread Connections
API Spec 7F Oil Field Chain and Sprockets
API Spec 7K Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment
API Spec 7NRV Specification on Non-Return Valves
API Std 2000/ISO 28300 Venting Atmospheric and Low-pressure Storage Tanks
API Std 2510 Design and Construction of LPG Installations
API Std 520 Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries
API Std 521/ISO 23251:2006 Guide for Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems
API Std 526 Flanged Steel Pressure-relief Valves
API Std 527 Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
API Std 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service
API Std 594 Check Valves: Flanged, Lug, Wafer and Butt-welding
API Std 598 Valve Inspection and Testing
API Std 599 Metal Plug Valves-Flanged, Threaded and Welding Ends
API Std 5T1 Standard on Imperfection Terminology
API Std 600 Steel Gate Valves—Flanged and Butt-welding Ends, Bolted Bonnets
API Std 602 Steel Gate, Globe, and Check Valves for Sizes DN 100 and Smaller for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries
API Std 603 Corrosion-Resistant, Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves--Flanged and Butt-Welding Ends
API Std 607 Fire Test for Quarter-turn Valves and Valves Equipped with Non-Metallic Seats
API Std 608 Metal Ball Valves—Flanged, Threaded and Butt-Welding Ends
API Std 609 Butterfly Valves: Double-flanged, Lug- and Wafer-type
API Std 610/ISO 13709:2003 Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries
API Std 611 General Purpose Steam Turbines for Petroleum, Chemical, and Gas Industry Services
API Std 612/ISO 10437:2003 Petroleum petrochemical and natural gas industries—Steam turbines —Special-purpose applications
API Std 613 Special Purpose Gear Units for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 614/ISO 10438-1:2007 Lubrication, Shaft-Sealing, and Control-Oil Systems and Auxiliaries for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 616 Gas Turbines for the Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 617 Axial and Centrifugal Compressors and Expander-compressors for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 618 Reciprocating Compressors for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 619/ISO 10440-1 Rotary-Type Positive Displacement Compressors for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries
API Std 620 Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
API Std 622 Type Testing of Process Valve Packing for Fugitive Emissions
API Std 625 Tank Systems for Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Storage
API Std 650 Welded Tanks for Oil Storage
API Std 653 Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
API Std 660/ISO 16812:2007 Shell-and-tube Heat Exchangers
API Std 670 Machinery Protection Systems
API Std 671/ISO 10441:2007 Special Purpose Couplings for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 672 Packaged, Integrally Geared Centrifugal Air Compressors for Petroleum, Chemical, and Gas Industry Services
API Std 673 Centrifugal Fans for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 674 Positive Displacement Pumps-Reciprocating
API Std 675 Positive Displacement Pumps—Controlled Volume
API Std 676 Positive Displacement Pumps—Rotary
API Std 677 General-Purpose Gear Units for Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Industry Services
API Std 681 Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps and Compressors
API Std 682/ISO 21049:2004 Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps
API Std 685 Sealless Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Gas Industry Process Service
API Std 6A718 Nickel Base Alloy 718 (UNS N07718) for Oil and Gas Drilling and
Production Equipment
API Std 936 Refractory Installation Quality Control Specification - Inspection & Testing Monolithic Refractory Linings & Material
API TR 5C3/ISO 10400 Technical Report on Equations and Calculations for Casing, Tubing,
and Line Pipe used as Casing or Tubing; and Performance Properties
API TR 5TRSR22 Technical Report in SR22 Supplementary Requirements for
Enhanced Leak Resistance LTC
API TR 6AF Technical Report on Capabilities of API Flanges Under Combinations
of Load
API TR 6AF1 Technical Report on Temperature Derating of API Flanges Under
Combination of Loading
API TR 6AF2 Technical Report on Capabilities of API Integral Flanges Under
Combination of Loading—Phase II
API TR 6F1 Technical Report on Performance of API and ANSI End Connections in
a Fire Test According to API Specification 6FA
API TR 6F2 Technical Report on Fire Resistance Improvements for API Flanges
API TR 6MET Metallic Material Limits for Wellhead Equipment Used in High
Temperature for API 6A and 17D Applications
API TR 932-A The Study of Corrosion in Hydroprocess Reactor Effluent Air Cooler Systems
API TR 934-D Technical Report on the Materials and Fabrication Issues of 11/4Cr-1/2Mo and 1Cr-1/2Mo Steel Pressure Vessels
API TR 938-C Use of Duplex Stainless Steels in the Oil Refining Industry
API TR 939-A Research Report on Characterization and Monitoring of Cracking in Wet H2S Service
API TR 939-D Stress Corrosion Cracking of Carbon Steel in Fuel Grade Ethanol— Review, Experience Survey, Field Monitoring, and Laboratory Testing
API TR 939-D Stress Corrosion Cracking of Carbon Steel in Fuel Grade Ethanol—Review, Experience Survey, Field Monitoring, and Laboratory Testing
API TR 941 The Technical Basis Document for API RP 941
API TR 950 Survey of construction Materials and corrosion in Sour Water Strippers—1978


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