Lead Engineer Piping

£50 - £55/hr PAYE

A long term, inside IR35, opportunity is available for a Lead Piping Engineer with extensive experience in the delivery of nuclear Piping design.

Duties Include - 

  • To support the Piping Engineering function in adopting a pragmatic approach to the Piping engineering design and the standardisation of designs across the plant.
  • Support assurance activities within the detail design, construction and commissioning phases including preparing for and chairing System, Assist and Readiness Reviews, reviewing design packages prior to issue for review with the Employer
  • To provide advice and guidance to the management team on compliance with relevant legal requirements, European and British Standards, non-European standards and project procedures.
  • To coordinate the production of common Piping Technical Specifications across all areas
  • Support the coordination and closeout of Technical Change by progressing and responding to DCP, TQs PPs and Concessions.


Requirements for this position - 

  • Hold a minimum HND or equivalent (Essential)
  • Degree Qualified, Chartered Engineer (Preferable)
  • Have 15yrs (preferable) demonstrable experience in delivering nuclear Piping design in a similar role/environment, with recent relevant exposure to work in the nuclear industry
  • A self-starter with good communication, analytical and team working skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in the leadership and direction of others to deliver Piping Design and Plant Layout.
  • Experience of being an Piping technical lead:
    • Familiar with Piping deliverables
    • Familiar with a pragmatic approach to the application of applicable standards and practices.
    • Proven understanding of Pipe Specifications
    • Experience of leading piping teams containing engineers, designers and pipe stress analysts.
    • Control of schedule and manhour budgets
    • Liaison with technical specialists within the JV parent companies
    • A working knowledge of SL standards and procedures.
    • Knowledge of PDMS / Navisworks
    • Knowledge of CAESAR 2 software
  • Experience in interrogating design in the context of assuring its fitness for purpose with respect to design process, rigour and functionality.
  • Experience of working with a client organisation to ensure a collaborative approach to design assurance.
  • Ability to chair and control meetings.
  • Ability to obtain BPSS is essential