Country

  • Nigeria
  • City

  • Port Harcourt
  • Industry

  • Engineering and Construction , Internal Vacancies , Nuclear Energy , Oil & Gas
  • Job Type

  • Office
  • Posting date

  • February 1, 2024

Contact

Helen Nnebuife Ukandu

  • Contract
  • Nigeria
  • Competitive NGN / Hour

Website WTS Energy

Piping Maintenance Advisor

February 1, 2024

Job Description

PIPING MAINTENANCE ADVISOR

Job Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Piping System Expertise:
    • Provide expert technical advice and guidance on all aspects of piping systems during project phases (maintenance, installation, construction, pre-commissioning, and commissioning). o Review and analyze piping design documents, specifications, and drawings for accuracy and adherence to project requirements and industry standards. o Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues related to piping systems, including material selection, corrosion, erosion, flow assurance, and pressure integrity. o Recommend and oversee pipe repair and replacement procedures, ensuring safety and minimal disruption to operations. o Liaise with engineers, maintenance teams, and contractors to ensure proper installation, testing, and commissioning of piping systems.
  • Maintenance and Inspection:
    • Develop and implement preventative maintenance plans for piping systems, adhering to relevant safety regulations and best practices. o Coordinate and supervise routine inspections of piping systems to identify potential issues and ensure safe operation. o Analyze inspection data and recommend corrective actions for identified defects or deviations from established standards. o Manage and track maintenance records and documentation for historical reference and regulatory compliance.
  • Process Knowledge and Optimization:
    • Understand the impact of piping systems on crude refining processes and optimize flow efficiency for improved performance. o Participate in process improvement initiatives related to piping system design, layout, and material selection. o Conduct cost-benefit analyses for proposed piping modifications and upgrades.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, including engineers, technicians, contractors, and operations personnel. o Facilitate technical discussions and provide training on pipingrelated procedures and best practices. o Prepare and present clear and concise reports on piping system performance and maintenance activities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in piping system maintenance and analysis, preferably within the oil and gas or petrochemical industry.
  • Comprehensive    knowledge    of    piping    design principles, materials, fabrication    methods, and    industry    standards (e.g., ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4).
  • Experience with piping inspection techniques, non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, and root cause analysis of pipeline failures.
  • Strong understanding of crude refining processes and their interconnectivity with piping systems.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in technical reports, documentation, and engineering software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a demanding environment.
  • Experience with specific crude refining projects and equipment relevant to the project.
  • Proven ability to manage maintenance budgets and optimize resource allocation.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to develop junior engineers and technicians.
  • Strong safety awareness and commitment to safe work practices.

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