Company: Wood
Skills: Design Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Piping Desginer with brownfield Oil & Gas experience support our current modifications portfolio and the detailed engineering phase of the Viscous Water Flooding Pilot (VWF) Phase 1 project for Equinor on the Mariner 'A' asset in the UK N.Sea. The role is for an initial 12-month contract PSC position though there is potential for further contract extension should workload permit.

The Polymer project involves topside modifications for the bunkering, storage, pumping, mixing and injection of Polymer emulsion for a Pilot well. The polymer injection downhole increases the viscosity of the injected water to increase oil recovery.

The modifications portfolio consists of the following types of scopes:
  • Concept/Define Studies - Heating Medium Capacity, Cooling Of Pot Water System Study
  • Rolling programme of Flowline & Well Hook-Up Scopes
  • Production Enhancement Improvements - Add. Crude Cooler, PW Heat Exchanger, Resizing Export Control Valve
  • Carbon Reduction Scopes - Flare KO Drum, Replace Steam Heater with Electric, Potable Water Heater
  • Anomalies & Repair Order scopes

Primary focus of the role is to provide piping design expertise to the project team. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the piping team, providing design expertise to ensure delivery of projects to tight timescales in accordance with Client expectations. The individual will be expected to work largely under their own direction and will report to the contract Lead Piping Engineer.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provision of piping design expertise input to piping layout
  • Define piping design requirements for technical scopes
  • Development of deliverables and documentation for use in offshore construction workpacks
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for the procurement of piping related material
  • Ability/expertise to undertake design checking
  • Provide support to the Lead Piping Engineer
  • Provide support for interdisciplinary considerations through attendance at design reviews and IDC checking
  • Execute facility engineering design in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Carry out work in accordance with company and project Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality systems
  • Provide discipline specific guidance and coordinate delivery with remote team members in Global Execution Centres

Discipline Specific Requirements
  • Brownfield Oil & Gas Piping Design Experience in the following areas is essential:
    • Experience in pipe support design/detailing
    • Clash checking against point cloud data in LFM / E3D
    • Use of Navisworks for Model reviews
  • Proficient with specialist software packages necessary to fulfil role (E3D, PDMS, Navisworks, AutoCAD, Microstation)
  • Knowledge of International Codes & Client Standards (e.g. IEC, BS, Equinor TR etc)
  • Ability to interpret piping material specifications, P&IDs and Line Lists

General Requirements
  • Adhere to and comply with relevant discipline specific procedures and provide feedback for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate compliance with Company Core Values and with the Ethics Policy
  • Technically competent in own discipline and actively maintains own competence according to engineering council requirements and pursues continuous professional development
  • Ensure self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry developments and promote knowledge sharing to direct reports
  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to direct reports inclusive of remote work centres
  • Coaching and mentoring of direct reports as delegated

Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with relevant considerable experience in Brownfield Oil & Gas Mods (10yr+)

Behavioural Skills
  • Intellectually capable, can substantiate the ability to apply theory in a practical context
  • Professional attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate team working skills
  • Flexible and can-do attitude
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all project stakeholders
  • Excellent Leadership skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering 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. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.