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Principal Piping Engineer / Area Lead

Greater London
Oil & Gas
Job Type:
£40 - 50 per hour


Principal Piping Engineer / Area Lead


8 month contract

Inside IR35 – PAYE

Hybrid working – ideally 3 days in Brentford office


The Principal Piping Engineer is assigned to a project as an integral member of the project design team and is responsible for the technical and commercial execution of the design and requisitioning in accordance with the control estimate and specific requirements of the project schedule.

  • To advise the Lead Engineer as necessary to maintain the project plan for assigned project.
  • To monitor and control manhour budgets against the project plan for specific work scopes.
  • Review of vendor bids and documentation are for technical acceptability.
  • To give any necessary technical assistance to other members of the design team.
  • To ensure a level of supervision is maintained that encourages empowerment and provides a flexible, responsive approach to the design, procurement and construction of the plant.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-Discipline team across different locations and engage in collaborative behaviour that ensures the success of all Disciplines and the Project as a whole.


  • Plant Layout, Piping Design and Piping Engineering experience within an EPC/EPCm environment.
  • Commercial awareness within professional services environment.
  • Knowledge of UK, European and ASME/ASTM international standards and practices.
  • Experience in a Lead position on Petrochem and/or Pharmaceutical EPC/EPCm projects.
  • Piping Materials expertise in Piping Specifications and Valves.
  • Working knowledge of E3D/PDMS.
    Mechanical Engineering Degree.


  • Project UK based with possible travel to appropriate Client offices and Sites is required to support project activities.
    Good working knowledge of E3D

Company information

  • At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.
  • As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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