Lead Piping Engineer – Rotterdam area


For our client we are currently looking for a Lead Piping Engineer.


  • Leadership skills, experience with multi-office projects, multi- market areas, and multi-project phases;
  • You are responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of the Piping Engineering and Design team assigned to a project;
  • You are primarily engaged in the project execution of Piping Engineering requirements on a project, tender or proposal, as per client standards, international codes, and project scope of work;
  • Good communication and written skills required for interfacing with other design disciplines, clients, vendors, field personnel;
  • Knows how to set up a planning and progress tool that includes the scope, schedule, budget, manpower, spent hours, hours to complete, efficiency, mile stones, and change notes;
  • Knows how to define (and steer on) progress tracking, priority setting, actions, holds, change notes, variation notes and lessons learned;
  • Knows how to issue instructions, design and engineering guide lines;
  • Has experience in writing a plant layout philosophy / narrative and the piping/mechanical scope of work.
  • Input and leadership will be delivered in the conceptual design, project specifications, FEED, basic engineering, extend basic and detailed design phases;
  • Ensures integrity of work scope and that work is carried out in accordance with applicable codes and standards;
  • Maintains and facilitates an awareness of HS&E across the discipline within assigned project;
  • Provides support in the Piping area for procurement activities;
  • Pro-actively identifies issues that impede project progress and report to Project Management;
  • Ensures project team consistently works within the Quality Management System;
  • Recognizes and addresses potential and actual cross-discipline issues and conflicts so that overall engineering input to a project is coherent.


  • BSc/ MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
  • 10+ years or more of experience in Piping design/engineering in oil and gas production units, chemicals and polymers units or refineries;
  • Ability to lead a large project team of 15-30 staff, design supervisors, senior designers, designers, material engineers, stress engineers, pipe support engineers, MTO specialists;
  • People Management skills, problem solver and open minded;
  • Experience with Workshare is an strong advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written;
  • Familiarity with 3D plant design (PDMS, PDS, Smartplant 3D);
  • Has experience with or knowledge of projects in various fields in the industry such as oil and gas (upstream and downstream), refineries, chemical plants and solids handling;
  • Has experience with estimating man hours and has basic knowledge of how to determine overall construction costs;
  • You have experience with or knowledge of conceptual, basic and detail design projects and a high level of Safety Awareness.


Simone Notenboom +31 (0)6 182 013 69


Simone Notenboom +31 (0)6 182 013 69