Piping Specification Engineer 5 - Oil & Gas

Black & Veatch Corporation Houston , TX 77027

Posted 2 months ago

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Req Id : 1550

Job Title : Piping Specification Engineer 5 - Oil & Gas

Business Unit Sector : COR-OIL/GAS-OPS

Work Location : RGHOUSTON

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

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ENG: Engineering



Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies

  • Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards

  • Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

  • Prepare, validate and maintain piping material classes, coordinating to meet client (internal/external) requirements

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

  • Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

  • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program

  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects

  • Creat BOQ and requisitions for inline devices, piping & valves, wall thickness calculations, defining pressure test, coating and non-destructive testing requirements

  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

  • Input of piping specifications into 3D Modeling Software: Bentley, CADWorx, PDS, PDMS and SmartPlant

  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods

  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments

  • Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projectsbetween domestic and international offices

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances

  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects

  • May offer other services to the clients

  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area

  • Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges

  • Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring

  • Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems

People Management - (supervision,career development,training, mentoring):

  • Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

  • May participate in career planning, and learning and development

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

  • Implements resource management strategy(Small group/Single discipline)


  • Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup

  • Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs

Management Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mechanical piping systems in Oil & Gas industries.

  • Management skills and experience in a supervisory role associated with piping engineering duties andpersonnel forecasting.

  • Experience with hiring employees, training, and preparing budgets for overhead expenses.

  • Strong technical skills in material requisitioning of piping components and pipe supports, creating piping material classes for a variety of services/systems and design codes (including B31.1, B31.3, and B31.8), and for paint and insulation (Hot and Cryogenic) specifications

  • Strong computer skills, conversant with public speaking and making presentations.

  • Ability to coordinate work between domestic and international offices

  • Experience with gas processing, LNG, Ammonia, and Sulfur plants

  • Strong knowledge of B31.3 and B31.1. Knowledge of B31.8

  • 10+ Years of Relevant Work Experience

  • Professional Engineer Registration

  • Written Communications

  • Drive For Results

  • Priority Setting

  • Planning

  • Delegation

  • Directing Others

  • Conflict Management

  • Informing

  • Listening

  • Dealing with Ambiguity and Building Effective Teams

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration (Taking Examinations, Preparation Courses, Application Submission.) Failure to fulfill the requirements of the position may result in reclassification to a lower level or to another Job Family.



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Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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