Senior Piping Engineer

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 28686-rp

Expiration date: 25 April 2018

An opportunity is available for an experienced Piping Engineer to join a leading contractor that designs and delivers projects in the nuclear industry.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline
  • Delivery of all discipline design and engineering to meet the requirements of the Concept Design Review & Preliminary Design Review Gate
  • Engineers are the main interface between senior management and hands-on design
  • Prepare supporting design calculations and specifications to substantiate design

Key responsibilities as a Senior Piping Engineer:

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, in liaison with client and project team
  • Check standard design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team
  • Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP’s
  • Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works; design calculations; method statements; risk assessments; technical files & other technical documentation to comply with design standards; safety legislation/regulatory requirements & needs of the client
  • Ensure quality and delivery of design documentation throughout the design phases
  • Compliance with safety and statutory regulations (e.g. CDM; CE etc)
  • Develop cost effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position
  • Design delivery in discipline specific area through conceptual; preliminary and detail design phases
  • Knowledge of design standards and design based risk assessment would be an advantage
  • Position of the Senior Piping Engineer within the organisation:
  • Reporting to the Principal Engineers with ultimate line management responsibilities being with the Chief Engineer within your discipline
  • Normally manage a project involving a team of up to 3 engineering staff, although team may be supplemented from elsewhere
  • Responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken by their team
  • Maybe responsible for managing project subcontracts
  • Interacts with engineers of other disciplines internally and externally
  • Supervises support staff

Person Specification:

  • Preferably degree qualified within a relevant area of the discipline though not essential. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant area of the discipline
  • Membership of a discipline specific Institute (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; CIBSE; IChemE etc)
  • >5 Years’ experience in the role of design of process in the nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry
  • Interfacing with CS&A / HVAC / Building Services / Process / EC&I / Mechanical functions
  • Space management, relating to installation, operation, control and maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Development of multi-disciplinary design packages for Design Review and HAZOP assessments
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions. It is also a requirement of the position to demonstrate experience gained in a similar position ideally from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Customer/client liaison and strong commercial awareness


  • Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline
  • Registered with discipline specific Engineering Council
  • Expertise in the nuclear industry
  • Inspection, Installation, Commissioning
  • Management and technical delivery of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme / preliminary design packages
  • Experience of leading teams within a project environment would be a distinct advantage
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design

Essential Experience: 

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering piping engineering design solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience gained in a similar position ideally from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to Nuclear, Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas