Jacobs Lead Piping Engineer in Den Haag, Netherlands

Lead Piping Engineer


We are seeking talented Lead Piping Engineers with experience in leading large-scale projects (TIC of EUR 100m up) in the downstream refinery and chemical/petrochemical markets. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of superior leadership skills in a complex multi-office environment and have the ability to provide innovative solutions to clients. Extensive FEED and EPC & EPCm experience are desirable.

Key requirements:

The role of Lead Piping Engineer is a key Leadership role, being responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of Piping Engineering and Design team assigned to a project. Part of this role would be global integrated delivery coordination which is mostly executed with the offices in Mumbai, India.

The Lead Piping Engineer reports functionally to the Department Manager and operationally to one or more Project Managers. Input and leadership will be delivered in the conceptual design, project specifications, FEED, basic engineering, extended basic and detailed design phases.

We expect candidates will have had a strong technical background in an engineering contracting environment. The understanding of the technical requirements of the project and directing others to apply this into the project is crucial.

Technical skills:

  • Should be able to manage projects as Lead Engineer and be responsible for the proper and timely execution of projects ensuring the Department quality management system and any project specific contractual requirements are met

  • Provide leadership skills in Piping Engineering with ability to handle large teams in a multi-office environment

  • Ensures effective communications among other engineering disciplines, project management and Client teams.

  • Defines the discipline scope of work and the required resources, and develops input for the Piping Execution Plan.

  • Participates in daily scrum meetings, project status meetings and is responsible for correct reporting of amongst other project status, progress, delays, change notices, performance measurement, lessons learned and close-out

  • Assumes responsibility for cost, schedule, material quantity and budget control.

  • Ensures effective management of change.

  • Takes personal responsibility for safety and a healthy environment on the projects, and demonstrating this by example

  • Is able to contribute in development and growth of people (e.g. coach junior engineers).

  • Is able to produce proposals for projects which involve man hour- and schedule estimates related to the Piping scope of work

  • Should be able to add value plus/optimization ideas.

  • Undertake developmental activities like preparation of work instructions / procedures / guidelines

  • Must have sufficient knowledge in piping layout, pipe routing, support design, stress analysis, PMS/VMS, MTO control, material requisitions, bid evaluation and 3D design model reviews to be able to manage a team of specialists.

  • Responsible for issue of all piping deliverable documents. Organize inputs and supervise for preparation general layout, equipment layout, key plans, support design, isometrics, material take offs, stress analysis, pipe material specifications and material requisitions.


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with proven leadership experience in Refinery and Petrochemical markets.

  • Has solid piping engineering and design experience in the Oil & Gas industry (10 years)

  • Has already been responsible for large teams

  • Multi-office project execution experience

  • Good knowledge of relevant IT systems (preferably knowledge of S3D / PDMS / Navisworks).

  • Experience and affinity with Project controls; Scheduling and progressing

  • Should have experience in lead role for FEED and Detail Engineering projects with exposure to field engineering activities.

  • Ability to report in in English, both verbal & in writing. Mastering Dutch is an advantage

  • Knowledge of International codes

  • Flexible for business travelling

Our Office in The Hague has a specific market focus on Engineering, Procurement, Construction management and Consultancy. We provide EPCm solutions to the Petrochemical, Chemical, Oil and Gas and Refining markets.

We currently have a staff strength of 1300 employees.

Jacobs ECR is ranked number one globally for its delivery of complex petrochemical and chemical projects, its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) for hydrocarbons projects, including onshore and offshore production facilities and integrated project delivery, construction and technical services.

We help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Primary Location Netherlands-Netherlands Countrywide-Den Haag

Req ID: ECR00018I