Piping Engineering Jobs

Vista Projects offers a variety of piping engineering job opportunities.

piping engineering job descriptions

The specifics of each piping engineering role depend on the project and client requirements. When an opportunity with Vista becomes available, the details of each opening will be included in the job posting.

Please view our current opportunities to see if there is a piping engineering job you want to apply for. You may also want to review our piping drafting & design job descriptions.

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The information on this page is not a current opportunity, it is a general description of the job a Piping Engineer performs at Vista. While we might not be hiring right now, we always look to expand our network of talented people. If you’re interested in working at Vista in a piping engineering role, we encourage you to apply for future opportunities.

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Piping Engineering Jobs in Calgary

As with all engineering roles at Vista, we employ Piping Engineers at multiple competency and experience levels. All piping engineering jobs with Vista are in Calgary, Alberta, either at our head office or a nearby satellite office. These include:

While there are certainly overlapping responsibilities, the expectations for each role are different. Following are the duties and experience expected for each level of Piping Engineer.

Piping Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

The duties of a Piping Engineer-in-Training (EIT) at Vista are divided into three categories (materials engineering, stress engineering, and metallurgy) and include:

Materials Engineering

  • Defining piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Preparing piping specialty item lists
  • Preparing valve lists
  • Preparing tie-in lists
  • Performing wall thickness calculations
  • Producing preliminary material take-offs
  • Preparing RFQ documents
  • Tracking statuses of RFQs
  • Preparing RFPs
  • Preparing change orders
  • Preparing supplements for material RFQs
  • Producing commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Producing valve manual MTOs
  • Producing specialty item manual MTOs
  • Performing P&ID manual valve tagging (if required)
  • Performing P&ID specialty item tagging

Stress Engineering

  • Assisting senior engineers with the preparation and organization of stress calculations
  • Performing stress calculations using CAESAR II software in accordance with B31.3 and CSA Z662 code requirements
  • Performing local stress calculations, slug force calculations and flange leakage calculations using company- or industry-approved software
  • Performing nozzle load and support load calculations
  • Preparing nozzle load and support load reports and stress ISO mark-ups showing re-routing requirements and support types and locations
  • Preparing specialty item datasheets for spring supports, expansion joints, snubbers, etc.

Metallurgy

  • Defining piping and equipment metallurgies
  • Preparing materials selection philosophies
  • Preparing MSDs
  • Preparing a corrosion study report

Piping Engineering Specialist

Vista expects a Piping Engineering Specialist to be able to:

Materials Engineering

  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Define piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Complete required data in the line list
  • Draft construction work packages
  • Resolve questions regarding missing items
  • Resolve questions regarding misfits
  • Prepare piping specialty item lists
  • Prepare valve lists
  • Prepare valve datasheets
  • Prepare and check tie-in lists
  • Check isometric materials
  • Perform maximum allowable flange rating calculations
  • Perform wall thickness calculations
  • Produce preliminary material take-offs
  • Prepare RFQ documents
  • Prepare shop fabrication RFQs
  • Track statuses of RFQs
  • Prepare RFPs
  • Prepare change orders
  • Prepare final MTO or thoroughly check final MTO if created from the 3D model
  • Prepare supplements to material RFQs
  • Prepare and review commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Produce valve manual MTOs
  • Produce specialty item manual MTOs
  • Perform P&ID manual valve tagging (If required)
  • Perform P&ID specialty item tagging

Stress Engineering

  • Assist senior engineers with the preparation and organization of stress calculations
  • Perform stress calculations using CAESAR II software in accordance with B31.3 and CSA Z662 code requirements
  • Perform local stress calculations, slug force calculations and flange leakage calculations using company- or industry-approved software
  • Perform nozzle load and support load calculations
  • Prepare nozzle load and support load reports and stress ISO mark-ups showing re-routing requirements and support types and locations
  • Prepare specialty item datasheets for spring supports, expansion joints, snubbers, etc.
  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures
  • Seek solutions and coordinate work with piping design group and other departments
  • Prepare technical bid evaluations for items such as spring supports and expansion joints
  • Supervise and train junior stress engineers

Metallurgy

  • Define piping and equipment metallurgies
  • Prepare materials selection philosophies
  • Prepare MSDs
  • Prepare corrosion study reports
  • Review sour service specifications
  • Review welding specifications
  • Review coating specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications

Piping Engineer

A Piping Engineering Specialist and Engineer have similar job descriptions at Vista. The biggest difference is that a Piping Engineer is required to have a P.Eng. registration with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Vista expects a Piping Engineer to be able to:

Materials Engineer

  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Define piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Complete required data in the line list
  • Draft construction work packages
  • Resolve questions regarding missing items
  • Resolve questions regarding misfits
  • Prepare piping specialty item list
  • Prepare valve list
  • Prepare valve datasheets
  • Prepare and check tie-in lists
  • Check isometric materials
  • Perform maximum allowable flange rating calculations
  • Perform wall thickness calculation
  • Prepare preliminary material take-offs
  • Prepare RFQ documents
  • Prepare shop fabrication RFQs
  • Track statuses of RFQs
  • Prepare RFPs
  • Prepare change orders
  • Perform final MTOs or perform thorough checking of final MTOs if created from the 3D model
  • Prepare supplements to material RFQs
  • Produce commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Prepare and review valve manual MTOs
  • Prepare and review specialty item manual MTOs
  • Prepare and review P&ID manual valve tagging (if required)
  • Prepare and review P&ID specialty item tagging

Stress Engineer

  • Assist senior engineers with the preparation and organization of stress calculations
  • Perform stress calculations using CAESAR II software in accordance with B31.3 and CSA Z662 code requirements
  • Perform local stress calculations, slug force calculations and flange leakage calculations using company- or industry-approved software
  • Perform nozzle load and support load calculations
  • Prepare nozzle load and support load reports and stress ISO mark-ups showing re-routing requirements and support types and locations
  • Prepare specialty item datasheets for spring supports, expansion joints, snubbers, etc.
  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures
  • Seek solutions and coordinate work with piping design group and other departments
  • Prepare technical bid evaluations for items such as spring supports and expansion joints
  • Supervise and train junior stress engineers

Metallurgist

  • Define piping and equipment metallurgy
  • Prepare materials selection philosophy
  • Prepare MSDs
  • Prepare corrosion study report
  • Review sour service specifications
  • Review welding specifications
  • Review coating specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications

Senior Piping Engineer

The duties of a Senior Piping Engineer at Vista include:

Senior Materials Engineering

  • Develop and stamp new line class specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Define piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Complete required data in the line list and co-stamp with Process engineering
  • Draft construction work packages (CWPs)
  • Review and approve documents for CWPs
  • Answer CWP technical questions (i.e., respond to RFIs)
  • Resolve questions regarding missing items
  • Resolve questions regarding misfits
  • Prepare piping specialty item lists
  • Prepare and stamp specialty item datasheets
  • Prepare valve lists
  • Prepare and stamp valve datasheets
  • Prepare scope change and estimate hours
  • Check and stamp tie-in lists
  • Check isometric materials
  • Perform maximum allowable flange rating calculations
  • Perform wall thickness calculations
  • Prepare and issue piping registration packages and respond to ABSA clarification requests
  • Produce preliminary material take-offs
  • Prepare RFQ documents
  • Prepare shop fabrication RFQs
  • Track statuses of RFQs
  • Prepare RFPs
  • Prepare change orders
  • Prepare final MTO or thoroughly check final MTO if created from the 3D model.
  • Prepare supplements to material RFQs
  • Prepare and review commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Prepare and review valve manual MTOs
  • Prepare and review specialty item manual MTO
  • Perform P&ID manual valve tagging (If required)
  • Perform P&ID specialty item tagging
  • Perform technical bid evaluations

Senior Stress Engineering

  • Prepare stress calculation reports
  • Perform stress calculations using CAESAR II software in accordance with B31.3 and CSA Z662 code requirements
  • Perform local stress calculations, slug force calculations, and flange leakage calculations using the company or industry-approved software
  • Perform nozzle load and support load calculations
  • Prepare nozzle load and support load reports and stress ISO mark-ups showing re-routing requirements and support types and locations
  • Prepare specialty item datasheets for spring supports, expansion joints, snubbers, etc.
  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures
  • Seek solutions and coordinate work with piping design group and other departments
  • Prepare technical bid evaluations for items such as spring supports and expansion joints
  • Supervise and train junior stress engineers
  • Stamp datasheets, fabrication ISOs and general arrangement drawings

Senior Metallurgist

  • Define piping and equipment metallurgies
  • Prepare materials selection philosophies
  • Prepare and stamp MSDs
  • Prepare material selection reports
  • Prepare corrosion prevention philosophies
  • Prepare corrosion study reports
  • Prepare corrosion monitoring philosophies
  • Review sour service specifications
  • Review welding specifications
  • Review coating specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Review mechanical datasheets to confirm material selections

Lead Piping Engineer

The duties of a Lead Piping Engineer at Vista include:

Lead Materials Engineer

  • Develop and stamp new line class specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Define piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Complete required data in the line list and co-stamp with process engineering
  • Draft construction work packages (CWPs)
  • Review and approve documents for CWPs
  • Answer CWP technical questions (i.e., respond to RFIs)
  • Resolve questions regarding missing items
  • Resolve questions regarding misfits
  • Prepare piping specialty item lists
  • Prepare and stamp specialty item datasheets
  • Prepare valve lists
  • Prepare and stamp valve datasheets
  • Prepare scope change and estimate hours
  • Check and stamp tie-in lists
  • Check isometric materials
  • Perform maximum allowable flange rating calculations
  • Perform wall thickness calculation
  • Prepare and issue piping registration packages and respond to ABSA clarification requests
  • Produce preliminary material take-offs
  • Prepare RFQ documents
  • Prepare shop fabrication RFQs
  • Track statuses of RFQs
  • Prepare RFPs
  • Prepare change orders
  • Perform final MTO or thoroughly check final MTO if created from the 3D model
  • Prepare supplements to material RFQs
  • Prepare and review commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Prepare valve manual MTOs
  • Prepare specialty item manual MTOs
  • Perform P&ID manual valve tagging (if required)
  • Perform P&ID specialty item tagging
  • Perform technical bid evaluations

Lead Stress Engineer

  • Prepare stress calculation reports
  • Perform stress calculations using CAESAR II software in accordance with B31.3 and CSA Z662 code requirements
  • Perform local stress calculations, slug force calculations, and flange leakage calculations using the company or industry-approved software
  • Perform nozzle load and support load calculations
  • Prepare nozzle load and support load reports and stress ISO mark-ups showing re-routing requirements and support types and locations
  • Prepare specialty item datasheets for spring supports, expansion joints, snubbers, etc.
  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures
  • Seek solutions and coordinate work with piping design group and other departments
  • Prepare technical bid evaluations for items such as spring supports and expansion joints
  • Supervise and train junior stress engineers
  • Stamp datasheets, fabrication ISOs and general arrangement drawings

Lead Metallurgist

  • Define piping and equipment metallurgies
  • Prepare materials selection philosophies
  • Prepare and stamp MSDs
  • Prepare material selection reports
  • Prepare corrosion prevention philosophies
  • Prepare corrosion study reports
  • Prepare corrosion monitoring philosophies
  • Review sour service specifications
  • Review welding specifications
  • Review coating specifications
  • Review existing line class specifications
  • Review mechanical datasheets to confirm the material selection

Apply for Future Piping Engineering Opportunities

For over 30 years, the success of our business has hinged on the quality of our people. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are also smart, humble, honest and hardworking. These qualities are part of life at a top employer. If working at Vista appeals to you, please use the button at the top of this page to apply for future piping engineering opportunities.

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