Piping Engineering and Plant Layout

Houston, Texas, United Statesthyssenkrupp Uhde USA LLC

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Engineering & Science
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/11/30
Job number:US_RS_06165
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Your responsibilities


The Piping Engineer will be responsible for ensuring project piping, supports, material line class specifications, and overall plant designs satisfy the project specific piping design criteria. The piping engineer will develop and verify the deliverables meet industry pressure piping codes and standards, and result in a safe, economical design that also protects equipment assets for the department to enable the organization to meet its business objectives. The engineer has overall responsibility for the execution of piping engineering and design along with plant layout work and assures and monitors budget, schedule, and quality.

General Characteristics

  • Possesses and displays all the general characteristics of and understands and effectively applies the responsibilities of a Piping Engineer
  • Possesses lead responsibility as required over a group of engineers on large or multiple projects
  • Responsible for the technical standards and procedures of a group of engineers and designers
  • Responsible for an important engineering project or an entire engineering program
  • Networks across company offices to facilitate resource sharing and leverages technical expertise to achieve project and business objectives
  • Provides technical direction to the piping engineering and plant layout function.
  • Monitors engineering, design execution, and deliverables development on a Project Level. Evaluates technical solutions and methods, quality of work product, productivity of engineers, cost vs. budget for procured items, and schedule performance.
  • Ensure all rotating equipment applications, designs, specifications, vendor bids, and vendor documentation satisfies project standards and applicable design standards / codes.
  • Acts on a project level as required to solve technical issues.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive programs and activities of major consequence.
  • Displays good understanding of general PE requirements and needs.
  • Technical Responsibilities
  • Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments on a departmental level.
  • Reviews design basis documents and execution plans.
  • Checks complex work and maintains, develops and implements engineering procedures and technical standards and specifications for their discipline.
  • Reviews cost estimates (materials, equipment and Man-hour) within their discipline.
  • Assures work is carried out in accordance with company technical standards and procedures and evaluates/changes procedures based on project specific feedback.
  • Fully versed in plant design and the piping discipline and maintains an advanced level understanding of how engineering concepts are applied to solve problems specific to piping and layout
  • Performs complex design tasks independently without the need for supervision
  • Participates in the development and updates of engineering schedules for various projects
  • Provides leadership, mentoring and instruction of junior level engineers
  • Receives general administrative direction from management.
  • Follows schedule priorities set by the project

Communication Skills

  • Routinely interacts with co-workers, suppliers, clients, customers, official contacts, contractors, and others.
  • Possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Routinely interacts with organization leaders, suppliers, clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others

Your profile


  • BS/MS Engineering, Applied Science, or equivalent.


  • PE registration required in Louisiana
  • NCEES record preferred
  • Ability to maintain existing PE licenses and add licenses in new states in accordance to project requirements.

Expected Min. Years of Relevant Industry Experience

  • 10+ years

Health, Safety, and Environmental are core values of our company!

You will be expected to actively promote, support, and participate in the INCIDENT FREE philosophy and work in a safe manner at all times.

Your benefits

thyssenkrupp Uhde USA recognizes and appreciates the exceptional quality of its employees. We are proud to offer challenging jobs with competitive benefits. Employees of tkIS USA receive a variety of financial and personal job benefits. The suite of benefits offered is meant as a supplement to your financial package and adds to your total compensation. Below is a brief summary of benefits which are available to all fulltime employees:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance - Company Paid
  • STD/LTD - Company Paid
  • FSA & HSA
  • Voluntary Accident
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Supplemental Life & ADD
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


If you are an applicant with a California residency, please click on the following link:  California Job Applicant Notice of Collection

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Uhde USA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us at recruitingaccomodation@thyssenkrupp.com


thyssenkrupp Uhde combines unique technical expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative chemical processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as value-chains for the energy transition and sustainable chemicals.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


Move things forward with us - as colleagues and above all as a team.
Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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