Company: National Petroleum Construction Company
Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Piping Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


During the FEED phase of a project, responsible for a number of key functions or objectives:

  • Optimisation of Plant Layout
  • Equipment Evaluation
  • Civil / Structural Commitment
  • Development of Piping Standards/Specifications
  • Review of Piping Codes
  • Man-hour estimates & Staff requirements

The primary aim of each of these functions is to establish a base that is fundamentally sound, a base from which the detailed design can develop. To achieve these objectives interaction between Stress and other functional groups within Piping and other Engineering disciplines.



  • Review BEDD (Climatic, Environmental/lifecycle parameters)
  • Understand various installation & construction strategies, which may affect the FEED/EPC deliverables.
  • Work closely with client to determine project basis & Define Project procedures and Work Instructions
    • Identify conflicting criteria, discuss & agree deviations with client documentation
    • Identify long lead critical equipment for early stress analysis Pre-EPC (will depend on extend of FEED scope)
    • Identify Special operational conditions e.g. FIV/AIV, High Pressure/Temps, Surge etc which may influence space allocations)
  • Define EPC Stress deliverables and associated assumptions
  • Understand Contracting Strategy for "Full" project life cycle (may affect execution of FEED and associated deliverables.
  • Scope out the project for major critical lines (Review P&IDs and define preliminary calculation systems in order to Develop preliminary Critical Line List
  • Layout spacing reviews based on shape approval of major critical lines
  • Develop Equipment Nozzle Allowable Loads with mechanical
  • Loops bays and sizing
  • Modularisation/stick built strategy
  • Dressing philosophy for vessels/columns (if applicable)
  • Review plot layout with piping lead to identify areas of concern in order to drive work focus during FEED
  • Identify client support standards. Establish variances in design or gaps (e.g. Stitch welds, non-welding, rubbing bars, clamped shoes etc clarify with client)



  • B.Eng. or B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 15 years total Engineering experience and minimum 12 years in the oil and gas industry; experience in onshore & offshore, upstream & midstream projects with modular construction is preferred. Thorough understanding of fatigue analysis, AIV/FIV, bridge analysis, dynamic analysis (spectrum) for slug/PSV and structural displacement analysis.
  • Capable of giving optimized technical solutions with commercial awareness
  • Proven supervisory track record in major projects and management potential.
  • Well developed planning and organising skills.
  • Influencing and leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of specific Engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of engineering software for stress analysis, 3D modelling etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of interdisciplinary interfaces.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Good technical knowledge and skills.
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Experience of leading engineering work in mega size FEED projects.