Pipeline Engineer Job Description

pipeline engineer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Pipeline Engineer Job Description

Pipeline engineers are responsible for the flow of fluids through pipelines.

These engineers design, construct, and maintain pipelines to deliver oil and gas.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Pipeline Engineer who is passionate about their work and takes pride in delivering high-quality results. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background and be able to effectively communicate with other members of the engineering team. We’re looking for someone who is able to work independently and is able to take ownership of their projects.

Pipeline Engineer Duties:

  • Plan, design, document, and test the physical and operational characteristics of pipelines, wells, and facilities.
  • Carry out research using field data, engineering models, and mathematical and statistical methods.
  • Research and formulate operating principles for facilities such as pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Develop designs, specifications, and cost estimates for pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Develop layouts and drawings for pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Perform field inspections of pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Develop operating procedures for pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Plan, design, monitor, and supervise the construction of pipelines, wells, compressors, and pumps.
  • Assist in the development of new pipeline designs.
  • Assist in the training of pipeline engineers.

Pipeline Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Research, design, and construct new pipelines, as well as repair and maintain old ones, using a variety of methods, including directional drilling, construction with horizontal directional drilling (HDD), trenchless drilling, micro tunneling, shaft sinking, laser drilling, pipejacking, cable-jacking, and jacking and grouting.
  • Prepare landscape and site plans, and prepare project specifications.
  • Undertake project management responsibilities including estimating, scheduling, bidding, cost control, quality control, and risk management.
  • Utilize computer-assisted engineering and design tools, and report progress to upper management.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with contractors, employees, and clients.
  • Meet with clients, potential clients, and regulators to discuss pipeline projects.
  • Partner with right of way acquisition engineers to secure permits.
  • Prepare reports for regulatory agencies, contractors.

Requirements And Skills:

  • B. S. in Engineering, Geology, or Physics (preferred).
  • 5+ years experience in pipeline engineering, operations, or maintenance.
  • Knowledge of pipeline construction methods and technologies.
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contract.

We at [Company Name] believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that embraces people of all backgrounds and identities. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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