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Principal Piping Engineer

  • WA, AU
  • March 1, 2023
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One of our engineering consulting client is seeking a Principal Piping Engineer to support/ work with their end client's iron ore project. Perth city based on an intiial 12 months contract. Details as follows:

About the role:

Principal Piping Engineer co-ordinates all the piping engineering, piping design and equipment layout functions to meet the objectives of a Project. Responsible authority over the Lead Piping/Layout Engineer, Lead Stress Engineer, Lead Material Engineer, all assigned to the discipline to complete the plant layout & piping design and engineering activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Organise and manage all aspects of the workload of a team of piping discipline engineers and designers, within the parameters of a project schedule.
  • Establish a list of discipline deliverables. Control, monitor and progress these deliverables to an agreed schedule.
  • Organise and manage the resource requirements for the piping discipline.
  • Ensure recognised offshore engineering practices applicable to piping design and topside/plant layout are adopted.
  • Exercise guidance to staff in the preparation of piping materials and valve specifications and subsequently ensure purchase to required standards.
  • Apply good interpersonal skills, liaising across the organisation with members of other disciplines and departments.
  • Create an awareness and willingness to work in "break through" and partnering environment.


  • Degree in Engineering. Membership to the Institute of engineers, Australia (MIEA) or equivalent.Minimum of 15 years piping engineering experience & 8 years in Mining industry (preferably Iron Ore)
  • A thorough knowledge of the codes and standards and a good understanding of piping engineering practices applicable to Mining Piping design.
  • Extensive current design experience is required in piping engineering, piping stress, pipe supports, topsides equipment layouts and detailed piping design, all gained with notable design contractors of the Mining industry.
  • Datasheets for Pumps, Tanks, Valves and SP Items
  • Sufficient knowledge of piping materials to guide staff in the preparation of piping and valve specifications and subsequently ensure purchase to required standards.
  • Relevant experience of the associated engineering disciplines of Metallurgy, Mechanical, Structural, and Process systems would be a distinct advantage.
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