Lead Piping Engineer

Last Updated: 26th January 2018 (over 4 years ago)




Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, French, Romanian


Proactive team leader and creative, determined problem solver with 16 years of lead engineering experience and a total of 26 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Efficient, multi-tasking professional with unsurpassed versatility, working on a wide range of EPC projects from oil and gas pipelines to combined cycle gas and nuclear power plants. Highly organized engineer with the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Personable teacher training junior engineers and leading multicultural work teams to achieve ambitious professional goals.



   Jul 1991
— Current

Combined Cycle Technology for Power Plants Course, Raytheon USA
Plant Design Management System Courses, Cadcentre, London, and Visio, Prague
Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness
BP Golden Rules of Safety and Environmental Management Systems, Falck Nutec

Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum - Gas Institute Ploiesti, Romania
Master of Science in Technological Equipment for Refineries, Chemical & Petrochemical Units

   Sep 1986
— Jul 1991

Master of Science in Technological Equipment for Refineries, Chemical & Petrochemical Units
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


MG VOWGAS Limited, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Engineering Manager

   May 2017
— Dec 2017

Plan and co-ordinate multi-discipline engineering design assignments within and across disciplines to agreed time and cost limits.
• Develop solutions to engineering problems which meet or exceed customer requirement
• Manage the delivery of all design deliverables in accordance with project requirements of time, cost, HSE, and quality
• Ensure the Technical Integrity of design output, Monitors project activities and initiates extra reviews where necessary.
• Ensure the project team follow safe working practices and follow HSE procedures.
• Ensure all design engineering activities meet or exceed engineering standards with regard to quality, cost, safety and performance.
• Plan and manage engineering and design systems implementation, technical specifications, standard drawings standard setup of models etc. and data management systems
• Plan and manage engineering resources
• Manage value improvement processes.
• Ensure quality and consistency of technical output and that review requirements are documented in the Project Execution Plan.
• Provide technical interface with customer
• Train and mentor junior engineers
• Prepared and delivered in-house training courses supporting junior engineers

IMPaC Oil & Gas Engineering Limited, Nigeria / OBIJACKSON GROUP Nigeria, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Lead Piping Engineer, Piping Department Coordinator

   Aug 2013
— Apr 2016

Execute piping engineering activities (Concept, Front End Engineering Development, and Technical Study & Detailed Design). Coordinate with projects/planning on project time schedules. Monitor the preparation of conceptual layouts and designs. Interface and meet with clients, vendor representatives, project management and other engineering disciplines.
• Organize inputs and supervise the preparation of engineering deliverables including specifications, plot plans, piping plans, isometrics and others.
• Supervise and review the activities of stress analysis and 3D CAD modeling.
• Prepare reliable Piping Discipline CTR (man-hour) estimates and budget estimates for proposals and tenders.
• Direct and monitor Material Take-off (MTO) activities

Lead Piping Engineer, Piping HOD Coordinator

   Jan 2013
— Jul 2013

Liaise with project managers and subcontractors to develop coordinated project schedules for the piping group. Design specifications for piping and valves; produce layouts and detail design drawings, including isometrics; compile bills of materials. Ensure all planned and unplanned work is completed on time and within budget.
• Spearhead major project adapting all technical specifications of BGTT to align with international standards used by British Gas

ASSYSTEM, Olkiluoto, Finland, & AREVA CORPORATION, Germany
PDMS Piping Specialist Engineer

   Sep 2011
— Dec 2012

Prepared and coordinated execution of all Field and Design Change Requests (FCRs and DCRs) related to piping engineering and support structures.
• Key player on engineering team designing and constructing piping and support structures for cutting-edge EPR Reactor enhancing safety and reducing costs associated with nuclear power.
• Quickly mastered and applied the more restrictive design, testing, and inspection standards for nuclear power plants

Lead Piping Engineer / Piping Department Coordinator

   Jan 2010
— Apr 2011

Spearheaded preparation of Basic Design and Engineering Package (BDEP) including basic design calculations, scope of work, project specifications, preliminary design drawings, and descriptive bills of quantity. Prepared detailed isometric drawings, construction and fabrication drawings, installation details, and construction scope of work. Updated operation and maintenance manuals.

Key Accomplishments as Lead Piping Engineer:
• Leader of engineering team designing a 784km dual 48” gas pipeline, the largest and most expensive engineering project to date for the NNPC in Nigeria.
• Designed more than 40 sectional valve stations, 2 terminal gas stations, and river crossings in environmentally sensitive areas.
• Achieved substantial savings by optimizing the layout of the compressor units, pigging units and cooling systems used in the 3 booster stations.
• Worked with Nigerian officials to obtain all Front End Engineering Design (FEED) approvals for major pipeline project.
• Prepared and delivered in-house training courses supporting junior engineers.

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