Engineer, Principal (Piping Specifications)
WorleyParsons Group - Houston, TX

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Job Description:
WorleyParsons US Operations provide Engineering,
Procurement and Construction Management services across
our 24 US offices with outstanding health, safety and
environmental performance. To deliver these services,
WorleyParsons functions as the sole supplier, member of
a joint venture, a subcontractor, or a local contractor.
We also operate within formalized alliances,
partnerships, and consortiums. Our US Operations include
global centers of engineering expertise in refining,
sulphur technology, arctic developments, topsides,
subsea systems, deepwater facilities, nuclear power, and
renewable energy. These hubs support domestic customers
as well as the execution of mega-projects for
international customers in Brazil, China, Russia, West
Africa and Saudi Arabia, among others. WP is seeking an
Engineer, Principal to work within Southwest Operations
Piping Engineering Department . This position within

Piping Engineering would work within the following:
Review Client specifications for Code Compliance
*
Review Vendor Quotations for Technical Acceptability and
complete Technical Bid Evaluation for all piping and
valve components
Issue and maintain piping and valve material
specifications utilizing SmartPlant Reference Data.
Development of component commodity codes for company and
project specific databases based on industry standards
and manufacturer specific construction.
Work closely with clients and other disciplines on
piping related issues.
Development of technical, design and purchasing
specifications for all piping components.
Development of speciality items as required by project.
Previous experience with Oracle based materials
management systems preferred.
Department Operations - May assist or be responsible for
department operations activities such as: Encourage
project team knowledge of and compliance with department
guidelines and company procedures. Identify department
issues and forward to department management team.
Attempt to resolve inter-discipline, vendor, and client
issues before elevating to department management team.
Review/forward expense claims to department management.
Department Communications - May assist or be responsible

for department communications activities such as:
Attend/participate in periodic department meetings.
Identify division risk/liability concerns and forward to
department management. May prepare and present technical
subject matter when required. Present solutions to
management team to mitigate exposure.
Health, Safety, and Environmental- Support, participate
in, and ensure use of health, safety, and environmental
(HSE) programs. Facilitate atmosphere of concern for HSE
issues.
Business Development Support - May assist or be

responsible for business development activities such as:
Maintain latest career information on resume and
encourage maintenance of latest career information on
employee resumes. May support business development
proposal efforts. Maintain positive working
relationships with client contacts, suppliers,
installation contractors, other engineering consultants,
and external agencies.
New Employee Orientation - Identify required employee
skills/competencies. Support new employee orientation
activities. Facilitate atmosphere where new employees
first impressions are positive.
Employee Allocation Program - May assist or be
responsible for employee allocation program activities
such as: Determine project staffing levels and skill set
requirements and communicate to direct supervisor.
Authorize employee timesheet submissions for project
chargeable hours. May attend/participate in department
resource allocation meeting. Approve project team
vacation requests. Ensure project team vacation coverage
and workarounds. Support employee reallocation and
unplanned employee absence activities.
Employee Development Program- Mentor/train and
facilitate mentorship/training of department employees.
May assist or be responsible for employee development
program activities such as: Participate in and
facilitate external training, internal engineering
design systems (EDS)/engineering applications (EA)
training, and internal department training.
Employee Performance Management Program - Forward
employee/team achievements and employee performance
issues to department management. Participate in
performance reviews. Participate in employee/team
recognition activities.Employee Departures - May assist
or be responsible for employee departure activities such
as: Assist in determining employment issues and market
pressures. Assist in identifying chronic or systemic
employee concerns. Assist in conducting planned
departures or facilitate unplanned employee
departures.Technical Competency Assurance Program - May
assist or be responsible for technical competency
assurance activities such as: Encourage project team
knowledge of and compliance with department Engineering
Practices. Enforce employee adherence to generally
accepted engineering/design practice. Support
standardization of
calculations/analyses/studies/reports. Support
standardization of equipment specifications/data
sheets/selection. Contribute to engineering/design
knowledge. Encourage use of intranet based technical
resources. Enforce adherence to regulatory codes and
standards. Enforce adherence to engineering laws and
guidelines. Enforce adherence to client guidelines,
standards, and specifications whenever viable and
lawful. Enforce adherence to corporate guidelines.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program - May assist
or be responsible for quality assurance/quality control
activities such as: Encourage project team knowledge of
and compliance with department quality assurance and
quality control guidelines. Plan/participate in
technical audits. Support CAD checking and incorporation
of comments. Support engineering/design technical
checking and incorporation of comments.
Project Scope/Cost/Time Management - Be knowledgeable
regarding the project scope/cost/time requirements and
assist team in meeting expectations. Advises direct
supervisor and/or Engineering and Project Management
team regarding any issues, staffing requirements,
progress slippage, scope changes, budget overruns, or
other events that could affect project completion and/or
profitability. May assist or be responsible for project
scope/cost/time management. Establish the project scope,
cost, and time requirements with the client, and
maintain the engineering scope control documents,
engineering cost estimates, and engineering project
schedule. Determine the project scope battery limits
with the local utility, other consulting companies, and
equipment vendors and provide information and back check
the construction cost estimate and construction
schedule. Maintain a record of client preferred design
options, client preferred equipment configurations and
scope changes. Obtain client approval of deliverables.
Project Quality Management - Be knowledgeable regarding
the project quality management requirements and assist
team in meeting expectations. May assist or be
responsible for project quality management. Create
project quality plan, monitor project quality assurance
and quality control activities, and recommend quality
improvements.
Project Risk Management - May assist or be responsible
for project risk management. Participate in project risk
assessment process, identify ongoing risks, develop
workaround plans and manage ongoing risks.

Job Requirements:
  • BS or MS in related field or applicable discipline,
typically an engineering degree; or equivalent
experience if allowed by law. Expert knowledge of
applicable theories, practices, and accepted
procedures. Typically minimum of 8 years of relevant
experience; relevant professional registration
preferred.
  • Recognized as a functional expert and thought
leader within the department and broader
organization. Anticipates complex internal and
external business issues with impact on the
organization and can recommend innovative program
and/or program solutions. Contributes to strategic
program development. Proficient with engineering
software applications;
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of Industry
codes and specifications are essential (ASME, ASTM,
API, MSS, EEMUA, etc)
  • Development of component commodity codes for
company and project specific databases based on
industry standards and manufacturer specific
construction.
  • Computer proficiency required; Strong analytical
and problem solving skills. Accuracy and attention
to detail important. Ability to meet deadlines and
manage priorities somewhat important. The ability to
prepare and present complex program proposals and
reports to senior level management and customers is
critical. Ability to establish project estimates and
oversight of project budgets. Strong written and
verbal communication skills in English are essential
to effectively teach what they know to other
employees.
  • Commitment to customer service and ability to guide
department personnel in partnership with and during
manager's absence is essential. Ability to maintain
confidential information critical.
  • Generally characterized as a "Leader" or "Technical
Specialist" with the ability to technically advise
and guide the department program design and
development. Leads complex and often
cross-functional project teams.
  • Typically will regularly interface with
departmental staff and upper management, and
frequently with outside customers.
  • General attributes required of all WorleyParsons
employees include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation,
Building Effective Business Relationships,
Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change,
Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Basic
Leadership Skills.
  • Willingness to travel or to accept field
assignments preferred.
  • Willingness to engage in professional associations
preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Off Shore Experience preferred
  • Prior BP experience preferred
  • Previous experience with materials management
systems which incorporate specification generation
preferred.
  • General attributes required of all WorleyParsons
employees include:
Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective
Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus,
Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity
and Trust, and Basic Leadership Skills.
About WorleyParsons
WorleyParsons is a leading global provider of
technical, project and operational support services
to our customers. Our comprehensive network enables
us to provide local support to our customers backed
by global expertise across the Oil & Gas, Power,
Mining, and Infrastructure & Environment industries.
WorleyParsons’ global footprint continues to expand
with a total workforce of approximately 37,800
people operating from more than 148 offices in 48
countries. We were ranked #1 International Design
firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) in 2011!
WorleyParsons US Operations provide Engineering,
Procurement and Construction Management services
across our 24 US offices with outstanding health,
safety and environmental performance. To deliver
these services, WorleyParsons functions as the sole
supplier, member of a joint venture, a
subcontractor, or a local contractor. We also
operate within formalized alliances, partnerships,
and consortiums. Our US Operations include global
centers of engineering expertise in refining,
sulphur technology, arctic developments, topsides,
subsea systems, deepwater facilities, nuclear power,
and renewable energy. These hubs support domestic
customers as well as the execution of mega-projects
for international customers in Brazil, China,
Russia, West Africa and Saudi Arabia, among others.
OneWay™ is WorleyParsons global initiative to
incorporate health, safety and environment in all
aspects of our business. We have a vision of zero
harm to people, the environment and assets. OneWay™
is our means of achieving this. Apply today to be a
part of the WorleyParsons team of unique and
impressive professionals!
WorleyParsons Group is an equal opportunity
employer.

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