Job details

£60k - 70k per year
Job Type
28 Tage her


Mechanical and Piping Engineer

Reports to:

Engineering and Projects Manager

Responsible for

No direct staff reports

Specialist contractors, vendors and service providers


London Office with travel as required for performance of the role with extensive periods of time at the operating sites/contractors/suppliers.

Key Relationships/ Interfaces

Engineering team, Procurement, Cost Control, Doc Control, Commercial Operations, Bacton and Zeebrugge site teams, suppliers and contractors, Shareholders Engineers, HSE/EA and other notified Bodies.

Financial Accountability

None. Assigned capital projects.


Provide technical direction in Mechanical, Piping and Civil/Structural engineering in support of projects and operational issues arising at the sites. Manage and lead the delivery of assigned projects. Support the Project Engineer Mechanical and Pipeline for the integrity management of the pipeline and onshore pressure systems.

Key responsibilities/accountabilities

  1. Promote a strong, positive and open safety reporting culture throughout the company and supporting organisations to ensure compliance with HSSE requirements. Actively seek to improve safety by early identification of risks.
  2. Manage projects from initial design, through implementation to close out using internal and external resources (outsourced providers, contractors and specialist suppliers) as necessary to deliver the projects.
  3. Provide mechanical and piping expertise to ensure adherence to appropriate standards for engineering and quality in design, project execution and installation
  4. Ensure critical mechanical equipment is kept within design lifecycle

Mechanical and Piping Engineering:

  • Provide mechanical and piping expertise into the design of plant modifications and changes.
  • Ensure that mechanical and piping engineering tasks are executed by suitably qualified and experienced personnel.
  • Assess and prepare repair strategies for critical mechanical items
  • Prepare specifications and design documentation for piping and mechanical equipment
  • Ensure compliance with key standards e.g. PED, BGA, Piping codes, ATEX, DSEAR, Functional Safety, PED.
  • Direct engineering contractors, service suppliers, vendors and review and approve designs
  • Prepare requisition packages and contract scopes, review bids and prepare technical bid analyses and expedite delivery.
  • Develop Installation Work Packs and documentation required for construction
  • Provide support for onsite mechanical, piping and process commissioning activities.
  • Support the training of site staff, prepare and present training material
  • Ensure that operating documentation is updated to reflect the as-built plant condition
  • Develop mechanical equipment lifecycle management procedures
  • Develop procedures for the maintenance and management of plant process valves, actuators and associated equipment
  • Develop strategies and design briefs to enable efficient and timely execution of end of life modifications and obsolescence projects.

- Develop mechanical and piping requirements in conjunction with engineering service providers and site teams.

- Work with site management to understand and report on plant mechanical and process equipment integrity and performance and advise Engineering and Projects Manager of concerns.

Project and Contracts Management:

- Scope out projects and develop execution strategies.

- Prepare cost estimates, forecast cash flow/VOWD and control expenditure against budgets

- Select and appoint contractors and suppliers and manage performance, monitor progress and control quality and ensure the contractor management procedure is adhered to.

- Supervise and plan factory testing, inspections, installation, site testing and commissioning.

- Ensure delivery of all documentation, certification, records and data-books on project completion.

- Close out projects and handover to operations using the Management of Change procedure

Business support:

- As and when required support the site teams by helping resolve engineering and technical issues and queries relating to the company objective of a safe, reliable and efficient operation.

- Liaise and assist with the HSE and other external authorities in support of audits, requests and investigations.

- Assist with long term asset management and strategic planning for end of life equipment and obsolescence.

A note on the job description

Because of the changing nature of our business this job description will inevitably change over time. The role holder, from time to time, will be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within their capabilities as directed by management. The job description does not constitute any part of the contractual terms and conditions of employment. The company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and the responsibilities of the post holder at any