What is the Role and Responsibility of Lead Piping Engineer ?

The Lead Piping Engineer :-
The project lead piping engineer is a manager of technical personnel who has a good general background on the subject of piping. It is essential that this person be a good manager of personnel to get the best out of his or her team. This is a technical supervisory role, because this individual is responsible for the complete project piping group and must ensure that the delegated work is carried out by competent individuals in a timely manner.

The responsibilities of a lead piping engineer are to :-
  • Assemble and supervise a piping group capable of executing the project.
  • Create a project execution plan for the piping group.
  • Create a project piping engineering organization chart.
  • Delegate responsibility to the piping design, piping materials, engineering, piping stress, and the piping materials control groups.
  • Estimate the work hours of piping engineering needed to complete the project, review this with engineering management, and maintain this schedule throughout the project.
  • Develop and maintain the piping engineering work plan.
  • Supervise the creation of the piping material specifications and piping standards.
  • Define the document distribution matrix within the project.
  • Attend kickoff meetings, project staff, client, construction, flow diagram review, and other meetings as required.
  • Act as the focal contact point with the client and other discipline lead engineers on all piping issues.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the project procedure manual within the piping group.
  • Maintain design deviations in the job scope and estimate additional hours spent on these activities.
  • Maintain project budget control and planning regarding labor, trends, and change orders.
  • Monitor, control, schedule, and report pipe shop fabrication and delivery (when applicable).
  • Periodically report piping progress to project and discipline management.
  • Issue all piping design deliverables, such as specifications, drawings, standards, and requisitions.
  • Coordinate, resolve, or delegate on-site queries.
  • Create a piping engineering project completion report.
  • Assemble a lessons learned report for the project.

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