Lead Piping Engineer in Abu Zaby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

at CH2M Hill

Construction / Real Estate
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

To oversee, manage, review and monitor all Piping related work performed as part of the Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP). The bulk of the work will be performed by FEED and EPC Contractors. Role will also include leading other Piping Engineers and Designers as may be needed in performance of the work.

Long-term to integrate into the E&C Piping department as a senior engineer involved in FEEDs, designs, and PMC type projects.


Lead an independent team of Engineers and Designers within discipline as necessary to perform the work;

Ensure effective communications and co-ordinations between all Piping team members and all other disciplines, to ensure mutual awareness of requirements and sharing of information and common resources;

Monitor overall productivity and efficiency of the project, forecast trends and anticipate potential problems and difficulties meeting milestones or budget within the Piping discipline, coordinate with project team including all disciplines to resolve problems;

Implement and maintain productivity targets for the Piping team members, including monitoring of overtime and budgeted man hours;

Conduct routine meetings with Piping team to monitor the projects’ performance and assess their performance;

Prepare an estimate of required man hours along with supporting documentation for Piping activities and or any change orders;

Implement staffing development plans and assign staff to specific project activities;

Identify additional project staff needs and coordinate with the Piping department to resource the needs as appropriate; support and enhance the technical expertise of Piping team members to suit the project needs, perform evaluations of Piping team member.

Perform and or coordinate all technical reviews of Contractor submitted Piping deliverables. Delegate review responsibilities to subject matter experts as necessary. Coordinate, review, and consolidate all Piping review comments.

Review, provide inputs/comments on other discipline drawings and documents;

Respond to technical queries during the Contractor tender periods. Review and Input during the tender evaluation for the selection of FEED & EPC Contractors.

Active participation in the various design reviews, workshops (HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, SIL, 3 D modeling, etc) and optimization studies.

Provide clarifications, technical inputs for the Contractor queries & requests.

Liaise with the Company and provide Operation and Maintenance related inputs to the Contractor.

Provide review and inputs to resolve the technical issue, and change orders raised by the Contractor.

Ensure the application of correct standards in the design and development of Project deliverables.

Ensure effective communication and co-ordination with other peers, all disciplines, and project management team.

Forecast trends anticipate potential problems and difficulties meeting milestones or budget.


A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering;

15+ years of experience in professional Piping engineering, involving design, planning, checking, general management and supervisory responsibility in oil & gas industry;

Must have worked at least 10 years as Engineer in an Oil & Gas or water related EPC or Consultancy Organization performing Piping designs;

Demonstrated experience as a Lead Piping engineer; managing a project team of Piping engineers and designers.

Has clearly demonstrated strong engineering competence, interpersonal / team building skills & leadership skills;

Thorough knowledge of safety requirement, industry practices, codes and standards applicable to Piping engineering;

Experience performing Piping calculations such as Piping Wall Thickness Calculation, Combined Stress Calculation, Crossing Calculations, Upheaval Buckling etc as per International Design Codes ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8 etc.

Detailed knowledge of International Piping Codes and Standards.

Familiar with 3D Plant model Design systems.

Should have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) essential for Client, Interdisciplinary, Vendor, and Contractor coordination.

Beneficial Qualifications: 
Advantage to have skills in Stress Analysis using Caesar II software.

Arabic language skills

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