Wood is currently recruiting for a Contract Piping Engineer V for the Houston, TX Office. 

Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.

  • Creates datasheets, specifications and technical bid, etc. of existing technology and applications and ensures that assignments meet standards and performance requirements within area of expertise
  • Assists and/or checks the work of other engineers and/or less experienced engineers
  • Provides high level technical interface between customer, engineering and sub-contractors to determine root-cause of problems and to develop effective solutions
  • Provides thorough investigation for project requirements including safety and environmental compliance issues and technical review of piping stress and material needs
  • Participates in developing deadlines, labor estimates projects and work to be done
  • Defines project engineering schedule. Develops project cost estimates
  • Prepares valve and piping specifications and engineering specifications and ensures conformance to all Codes and procedures related to engineering functions, labor reporting and systems reporting
  • Conducts analysis, ensures that designs are workable, makes recommendations and develops alternative solutions with conclusions reviewed by higher levels
  • Consults with other departments on equipment designs, problems and questions
  • May travel occasionally to field sites to assist with product related problems or to obtain application data. Interfaces with equipment vendors
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, procedures, specifications and technical calculations. Prepares technical data and papers for sales personnel, customers and publications using good internal presentation and report writing skills
  • Spends 100% of time in an office environment. May be required to assist in Vendor or project site visits
  • While performing the duties of this job, is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering preferred. PE (Professional Engineer license) preferred
  • Specialist knowledge of piping discipline and general knowledge of other disciplines
  • Solid understanding of developing piping specifications and/or performing stress analysis on complex piping systems
  • Serve as a valve specialist, up to 10k service.
  • Advanced knowledge of valve manufacturing, to include specification, shop surveillence and installation.
  • Solid understanding of internal economic factors affecting assignment areas (costs, margins, profit impact of decisions)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced laws, principles, theorems and mathematics or industry knowledge in the improvement and development of designs
  • Demonstrated ability to independently create functional and cost effective designs/processes that meet complex specification requirements
  • Manages multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office programs
  • Must be proficient in use of Database systems related to Engineering functions
  • Demonstrates good organization and project planning skills
  • Ability to complete work accurately and on time
  • Oral and written communication skills with good vocabulary, good grammar and the ability to independently compose routine written communications in the English language
  • Demonstrated skills in persuasion, negotiation, motivation and communication
  • Ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports. Demonstrates strong internal presentation skills. Expected to communicate with clients
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and project planning. Ability to mentor and manage others
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance as per work schedule agreed with manager (may require working an adjusted work schedule based on project assigned and work overtime if warranted)
  • Ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures
  • Prior experience with brownfield major Gulf of Mexico operators highly preferred