Piping Engineer


Piping engineering is a major engineering discipline that focuses on fluid mechanics.

Nature of the job

A piping engineer usually works in the oil & gas downstream industry, where piping constitutes of 40~45% of the total cost in refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser process plants.

A piping system is critical to any process plant; hence it needs to be designed and constructed with precision and care. A piping engineer is responsible for the piping proposal and layout for a plant, and he or she must ensure that the proposed pipe routing is efficient, safe and will not fail beyond acceptable limits due to pressure, temperature, or any other ambient conditions. While design work is mainly performed using CAD software, this role may require you to be stationed on plants, and work on shifts to monitor and ensure accurate and precise piping systems installation.

You need strong team spirit and interpersonal skills to interact with clients, technicians, and other professionals like mechanical engineers and civil engineers.

Your reward = fixed pay + annual bonus + job satisfaction (that money can’t buy!)

Job Description

To provide technical input at every stage, from master planning to final installation. This includes but not limited to:

  • Perform piping planning studies and assist in plot plan and line list developments
  • Familiar with the international piping design code and good engineering practice in piping design
  • Perform pipe stress analyses and produce reports using CAESARS II or Autopipe or other equivalent software. Suggest alternative routing and measures in case of pipe failures.
  • Prepare technical queries and liaise with site personnel
  • Any ad hoc tasks that may be assigned from time to time

Career Progress: Junior Engineer > Senior Engineer > Technical Lead/ Design Consultant/ Engineering Manager