Piping Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Piping - Engineering
Position Type
Agency / Contract

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Piping Engineer with extensive experience in the mining and minerals industry on large capital projects, including projects in remote locations and other countries, in particular third world countries.


Job Objective:

  • To coordinate and supervise design functions within a project/study context.
  • Ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • To work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the WOOD Health, Safety and Environmental HSE policies, manuals, and procedures. At all times considering the health, safety and welfare of fellow workers, visitors, clients, community, and the environment.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare piping technical specifications, calculations, reports, design criterion and other documents as required by the project.
  • Produce designs in accordance with project, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice, and company procedural requirements.
  • Engineering input into PFD’s, P&ID’s, line lists, valve lists and SPI lists.
  • Ensure the that designs produced support the method of construction and ease of plant maintenance and operations.
  • Ensure piping design engineering standards are maintained and adhered to on all projects.
  • Review piping installation contract tenders and produce technical adjudications / recommendations.
  • Review and comment on design documents and drawings from own discipline and from other disciplines.
  • Review vendor documentation for compliance with project specifications.
  • Estimate, control, and review design scope changes and key quantities.
  • Liaise with Site construction staff on resolution of piping engineering design issues.
  • Provide timely reports regarding all discussions held and progress made. Ensure all correspondence is recorded.
  • Provide input into progress reports, including listing achievements and highlighting issues as required.
  • Ensure compliance and take initiative for safety and environmental aspects.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the piping field e.g., updates to design codes etc.)
  • Ensure compliance and take initiative for safety and environmental issues.

Skills / Qualifications


  • BSc, BEng, or B. Tech with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • ECSA regist

Knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years Piping design experience in the mining and minerals processing area in the design office and in the field.
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of word, databases spreadsheets and discipline related application software, e.g., piping stress software.
  • Technical Competence – in terms of core engineering theory from first principles and ability to extend theory to new and complex equipment.
  • Site experience – construction and commissioning.
  • Design & Construction of pumping systems in a mining environment i.e., Slurry Piping systems, HDPE piping system.
  • Experience Lined piping systems such aa Ceramic, Rubber, HDPE, and Copon Lining.

Personal attributes:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational, administration and time management skills.
  • A pro-active attitude.
  • Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
  • A common-sense approach to everyday life.
  • A willingness to treat all people with respect, integrity and consistency.
  • High levels of initiative and “get up and go” to manage own work flow to meet objectives.
  • A capacity for persistence and resilience and patience in a sometimes-challenging environment.
  • An appreciation of the value of teamwork and willingness to work as part of a team, providing support for other team members as required.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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