Piping Stress Analyst

Reports To:

Senior Piping Stress Engineer


The Piping Stress Analyst is responsible for stress analysis and pipe support design to ensure the regulatory code compliance and integrity of piping systems designed by Hatch.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all Hatch designed piping is analyzed in accordance with the relevant sections of mandatory health and safety standards, including any pressure piping regulation or code referred to within the required jurisdiction for the project with due consideration of relevant client engineering standards.
  • Prepare, check and approve design calculations including calculations for pressure, pipe wall thickness, branch reinforcement, pipe supports and attachments to meet code requirements.
  • Ensure the quality of engineering work and maintain all technical documentation.
  • Review piping scope and identify all critical and non-critical lines.
  • Stress analyze, check and approve piping systems and pipe support designs in accordance with project requirements, design input parameters, codes and standards and industry best practice.
  • Determine the piping loads at foundations, structures, vessels, equipment and transmit them to the related disciplines to incorporate.
  • Assess applied piping loads on equipment and vessels against allowable design loads.
  • Work with other disciplines and suppliers where necessary to confirm loads on equipment are acceptable.
  • Develop and maintain project pipe stress specification and related technical documentation.
  • Communicate and follow up on the results of stress analysis with piping design and other disciplines to optimize design and ensure an outcome beneficial to project success.
  • Review layouts and area studies with respect to pipe stress analysis and pipe support requirements. Define expansion loop requirements.
  • Specification and requisitioning of specialty piping items associated with stress analysis
    • e.g. spring hangers, expansion joints.
  • Approval of piping isometric drawings, to ensure correct application of piping specifications and conformance with pipe stress and support requirements.
  • Review standard and special pipe support design and materials.
  • Support the resolution of piping issues during project lifecycle phases including design, procurement, fabrication, and construction.
  • Promote and maintain the application of ethical and professional practices in the execution of piping engineering work.
  • Adhere to and promote the Hatch corporate safety culture.

Qualifications and Experience


  • BSc/B.Eng in mechanical or equivalent.
  • Registration as a professional engineer.
  • Minimum five years piping engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in pipe support design.
  • Strong technical skills and sound knowledge of piping codes and standards.
  • Experienced in static and dynamic stress analysis.
  • Experience in Caesar II, AutoPIPE and other relevant computer pipe stress software packages.
  • Experience in the technical review of vendor drawings and supplier engineering data.
  • Good understanding of procurement and contracting strategies.
  • Good understanding of systems and workflows as they relate to the piping discipline.
  • Understanding of the Hatch Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) policy and standards.
  • Good technical knowledge of piping engineering, including specifications, P&ID development, line sizing and material selection.
  • A high degree of understanding of interdisciplinary dependencies.
  • Experience in the specification and requisitioning of specialist flexibility components.
  • Experience in preparing and approving piping engineering calculations.
  • Experience in isometric approval.


  • Experience working on large projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Good knowledge of 3D data centric design systems.
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineers and designers.
  • Extensive experience in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects.
  • Strong client focus.
  • Well developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Site experience in a piping technical role.
  • Good leadership skills.

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