December 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Skilled 3D piping designers in demand as project work builds

A serious, short- and long-term shortage of trained engineers and piping designers is testing the energy industry. As these jobs go unfilled, salaries for this type of work have doubled over the past..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A serious, short- and long-term shortage of trained engineers and piping designers is testing the energy industry. As these jobs go unfilled, salaries for this type of work have doubled over the past three years. Although this shortage of trained engineers and piping designers is worldwide, it particularly affects Texas, as many owner/operators are headquartered there. To help address this serious industry shortage, local Texas educational institutions and colleges are now offering classes and training, including Houston Community College (HCC), San Jacinto College and Texas Southern University. Industry is also stepping up to help alleviate this problem. Three years ago, the average

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