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Principal Piping Stress Engineer – PSC

United Kingdom


Job Description

Wood has an opportunity for a Piping Stress and Support Engineer to provide and support engineering activities on an HPHT, to be based in our Staines office in Middlesex.
Wood is recognised as a market-leader for engineering design and project delivery of energy transition infrastructure. We are a trusted partner that helps our clients achieve a low carbon energy future. Our extensive expertise across the carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewable power sectors is coupled with our knowledge of the latest technologies and sustainable design solutions. We work closely with our clients, and the wider supply chain, to ensure that we reduce the carbon footprint across the value chain and deliver digital solutions suitable for the lifecycle of the asset. Our portfolio of project work covers new developments, expansion of existing assets, and the optimisation of facilities and systems.
The successful candidate will provide discipline leadership and focal point to the design input of the overall project design team encompassing planning, scheduling, and execution of discipline activities and deliverables, including manhour estimating when requested. This is role is to support an HPHT project, initially and then moving on to Energy Transition.
Our Piping Department operation is expanding and evolving to manage the challenges of regional projects that continue to pose challenges in offering our services through a global talent pool.
Reporting to the Piping Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering pipe stress engineering for the project.


To provide support to a project in all aspects of pipe stress engineering:

Responsible for all piping stress analysis related activities for the project.
Prepare project specific stress analysis technical specification. 
Prepare project specific pipe support catalogue.
Prepare datasheets and perform technical bid evaluation for special pipe support like springs / snubbers / PTFE sliding plate etc. in accordance with the applicable codes and technical work practices. 
Prepare stress critical line list following the stress criticality criteria specified in stress analysis specification.
Perform pipe stress analysis and provide input to piping design and structural in form of stress sketch providing support type, location and loading information.
Ensure compliance with project specifications, as well as applicable code requirements and national / international standards.
Maintain the required technical integrity and quality of work for all deliverables.
Design & engineering of special supports that fall outside of standard support catalogue.
Coordinating with all disciplines (as necessary) in the preparation and development of the deliverables and ensuring that other disciplines’ input is correctly incorporated.
Review relevant client provided data and incorporate in pipe stress engineering documents and analysis, as applicable.
Check stress calculations performed by other engineers following the applicable work instructions and check lists.
Checking project piping isometrics to ensure stress comments are correctly incorporated.
Report on work status /problem areas/needs on a weekly basis.
To comply with project QA requirements and ensure all aspects of these requirements are implemented in design. 
Liaise with and reporting to Lead Piping Engineer.


UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate engineering subject. 
Experience in greenfield and brownfield offshore oil & gas platforms / FPSO / Refinery / Petrochemical / Chemical / Power Plants.
Good knowledge of Piping Stress Analysis theory and Caesar II Software.
Good understanding and experience in special analysis such as Two phases Flow, slugging, Surge Analysis, Water hammer, PSV discharge, Seismic, wind etc. 
Good understanding of Fatigue analysis for Offshore bridge piping / FPSO piping.
Understanding Piping layout, 3D Computer Aided design, particularly PDMS / E3D.

About Us

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.

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