Senior Piping Engineer

Calgary, AB, Canada
Full Time
Piping Engineering

What Vista Does

Vista Projects is an integrated industrial engineering firm that helps clients navigate the digital transformation of their projects and operations. Our proven project execution process is based on a “single source of truth” model that eliminates the potential for inefficient engineering designs, cost overruns and project completion delays.

Why We Do It

We believe the world needs industrial projects and that intelligent engineering data can increase the likelihood of innovative solutions getting to market. Over the years, our multi-discipline teams have conceptualized and designed some of the most challenging and successful industrial processing projects in the North American energy sector. Vista has established itself as a trusted industrial engineering partner for all types of projects, from conceptual studies and pilots to large-scale commercial expansions.

Where We Work

The benefits of our approach apply to new asset developments and brownfield optimization projects across several industrial markets. This includes biofuels and produced water treatment to natural gas and petrochemical processing. While we are headquartered in Calgary and maintain a satellite office in Houston, most staff elect to telecommute.

What You Would Do in This Role

The Senior Piping Engineer participates in the design of different aspects of energy industry projects from inception to completion. Duties include:

  • Developing new and review existing line class specifications
  • Defining piping line classes (flange ratings)
  • Completing and reviewing piping data in the line list 
  • Preparing and reviewing engineering work packages
  • Preparing and reviewing manual valve and piping specialty item lists
  • Preparing and reviewing valve and specialty item datasheets
  • Preparing scope changes and estimating hours
  • Preparing and reviewing tie-in lists
  • Checking piping isometric materials 
  • Performing and reviewing maximum allowable flange rating and wall thickness calculations
  • Preparing and issuing piping registration packages and responding to ABSA clarification requests
  • Preparing and reviewing material requisitions and technical bid evaluations
  • Preparing material take-offs (MTO) for piping, valves, fittings and specialty items or check MTO if created from the 3D model
  • Preparing and reviewing commodity purchase specifications (pipe, fittings, etc.)
  • Providing input to P&ID for manual valve and specialty item tagging 
  • Performing other duties as requested


  • Eight years of progressive experience in facilities engineering and design in the energy industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in engineering or applied science
  • Ability to work and collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team including Process, Mechanical, Civil, Structural & Architectural, Electrical,
  • Instrumentation & Controls and Piping Engineers and Designers as well as Project Management and Procurement personnel
  • P.Eng. registration with APEGA
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, technical competence, and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and efficient in time management 
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of applicable codes and industry standards
  • Ability to meet safety requirements to attend site visits


  • Eight years or more of experience as a fully qualified engineer, with five or more
  • years of experience in the energy industry.

Why People Like Working with Us

Working with Vista is a chance to contribute to the type of challenging municipal and industrial projects that the world requires. If that doesn’t excite you, this role likely won’t be a fit.

Challenging projects require focus and we enable our people to do their best work with modernized project systems that are based on our leading use of intelligent data-centric execution architecture. Our staff and clients like that it gives them real-time access to validated data shared across all project departments. This fosters project design and business decisions based on a single, authoritative source of truth and provides increased transparency and collaboration with team members and clients, leading to improved engineering quality and a product we can all take pride in.

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to tackle challenging projects with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in their disciplines.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the interesting municipal and industrial engineering projects
  • A robust and consistent recruitment process that ensures your colleagues are likeminded and comparably capable
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering solutions
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive transactional electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.

Note: As part of the interview process there will be a technical testing component that will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timeline. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.


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