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Principal Systems Engineer (Mechanical/Piping)

  • Job reference: 921115
  • Location: Rosyth, Fife
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Management, Marine
  • Date posted: 13/08/2018

Our client, a leading engineering services business is seeking to appoint an experienced Principal Systems Engineer (Mechancial/Piping) for a new project role.

This individual will be a Chartered member of the IMechE, IChemE, ImarEST or RINA with demonstrable success within the Oil and Gas or Marine Industries. A thorough understanding of UKCS regulatory requirements will be essential, and the candidate must be fully capable of providing specialist guidance within a multidisciplinary engineering team. This individual will be responsible for the quality of their own deliverables and will participate within the company's safety, quality and design governance processes.

Core responsibilities include:

  • System Sizing calculations: utilities consumption, pressure drops, pump and valve sizing
  • Pipework and machinery layouts
  • P&ID design for Class Approval
  • Piping specifications
  • Specifications for mechanical equipment: boilers, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, tanks, valves etc

Significant experience in one or more of the following design areas will be essential

  • Steam Systems and boilers
  • Hydraulics(valve control) system
  • Cargo handling systems and offloading reels
  • Flare tower
  • FW/DO loading reels
  • Hawser and Mooring winches


Engineering or Science degree qualification in relevant discipline, with significant demonstrable experience or HND qualified with significant demonstrable engineering experience and capability.

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