Associate Piping Engineer

Chemical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials.

Company Overview:

People power our future. That is why advancing a dynamic, inclusive environment, where everyone grows and thrives is critically important to us.

Our Vision is One
We are one, unified organisation. Our vision is driven by purpose and maintained with the highest values.

Our ingenuity fuels daily life. Together, we’ve forged some of the most trusted partnerships across the energy value chain to make what was once just an idea a reality: laying subsea infrastructure thousands of feet below sea level, installing offshore platforms hundreds of miles from shore, and using our expertise to design and build offshore wind infrastructure.

For more than 100 years, we've been making the impossible possible. Today, we're driving the energy transition with more than 30,000 of the brightest minds across 54 countries. 

Here, what you do matters.

Job Overview:

The Associate Piping Engineer utilises existing Piping procedures to solve routine or standard problems. They receive instruction, guidance, and direction from others within the team, and they will leverage their conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures related to Piping and Engineering.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed design engineering, analysis, and calculations on basic engineering tasks
  • Apply knowledge and skills to complete routine assignments under close supervision and mentoring
  • Prepare clear and accurate detailed design calculations and analyses, including design reports and procedures
  • Organise own work to meet deadlines set by others
  • Clearly communicate information, asking questions, and checking for understanding
  • Gain an understanding of the project scope of work, specifications, schedule, and all inter-discipline requirements
  • Prepare/Review MTOs for requisitions
  • Review vendor data with guidance from colleagues
  • Develop awareness of costs related to own work
  • Become familiar with P&IDs, Line List, Equipment Layouts, Plot Plans, Piping Specifications, and Design Basis
  • Assist with the preparation of the Special Piping Items and required datasheets
  • Assist with the preparation of the Piping Material and Valve specification
  • Become familiar with fundamentals and Code requirements for Pipe Stress Calculations
  • Become familiar with pipe Stress Analysis software (Caesar II) and assist with simple stress analysis
  • Assist with design calculations like pipe wall thickness, reinforcement pad, trunnion support, etc
  • Assist with Material Requisitions, Technical Queries, Tech bid Evaluations, and Purchase Requisitions of Engineered Piping Equipment
  • Review and assist with checking of the vendor documentation

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Engineering
  • 0-3 years of experience in oil and gas  
  • Learning the content and application of standards, codes, and guidelines as applicable Learning design techniques and analysis methods
  • Preferably Registered Engineer in Training (EIT) or member of professional engineering society as applicable
  • Eager to learn
  • Working knowledge of English, both oral and written
  • HSE, TQM, and cost-conscious
  • Show flexibility and ensure proper hand-over with regards to:
  • The reassignment to other departments, construction sites, and fabrication yards
  • The replacement of colleagues during illness and holidays
  • The provision of assistance to other colleagues with heavy workloads (also other projects) when possible/desirable
  • The managing/learning of future current working methods and software applications
  • Accredited engineering degree as may be required by specific regions
  • Is familiar with the use of codes and standards 

What does McDermott offer?

  • Competitive starting salary with annual pay reviews and generous pension scheme,
  • Private medical and dental insurance with BUPA,
  • 25 days' annual leave with the option to increase to 30 days,
  • Cost of membership of the IChemE,
  • Flexible hybrid working, 
  • Access to on-site gym and free classes with a dedicated fitness team,
  • Onsite Nurse and GP,
  • Discounts with selected retailers through Perkbox. 
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How to Apply

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  • Deadline
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    Master's and above
  • Location
    Chiswick (London)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
Also Accepting...
  • Most Engineering disciplines
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