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  • Job reference: RMS0132772

Senior / Principal Piping Designer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Group inside which you’ll find an incredible range of expertise and opportunity.
They offer their clients a complete range of skills and services so that they can work with their teams right from the earliest ‘ideas’ stage of their planned investments, through the study or concept selection phase, the front-end design, the EPC phase, and on into the commissioning and start-up phase.

The Role:
Our Client currently has an opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Principal Piping Designer at our Home Office here in Reading. This role requires someone to work on an agency basis with an expected duration of approximately six months.

The successful candidate will be carrying out work on various FEED, EPC and PMC projects for local and international clients. Sound technical knowledge coupled with decision making skills are required to ensure the delivery of challenging project and client targets.


• Lead production and ensuring quality and consistency of common piping deliverables including; Isometrics, Piping GA's, Tie-In Details and Plot Plans.
• Undertake MTO duties when necessary and assists with the preparation of presentation material, such as videos, animation and plant views.
• Assure designs are ready for review and comments are correctly resolved.
• Understand discipline interfaces and how to influence impacts to the benefit of the project.
• Actively engages in the maintenance of P&IDs.
• Interface with other disciplines and Execution Centres.
• Lead a design team, giving clear technical direction, as well as mentoring the more junior engineers in the group.
• Set achievable goals and targets, with suitable checks and verifications to provide corrective action when required.
• Use coaching methods and a consultative style to guide others with problem solving and technical queries.
• Extend the role to the wider disciplines taking responsibility for the design of the plant.
• Lead work share design effort, ensuring targets are met or exceeded.
• Provide expertise in pipe support selection and the preparation of SPS designs.
• Take a lead, hands-on approach with responsibility for all piping design and layout in an assigned area including setting piping layout concepts, assuring quality and consistency and ensuring that safety, operation, maintenance and construction requirements are incorporated.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Technically qualified to Bachelors degree level in a relevant discipline, and/or a qualification equivalent to IEng or Eng Tech registration.
• Proven experience of common CAD systems.
• Detailed knowledge and proven application in all general piping design/layout aspects.
• Conversant in commonly used materials of construction, insulation and installed instruments.
• A thorough understanding of common equipment and capable of routing all major process and utility piping in accordance with P&IDs and project standards, including the impact of specific service conditions on piping design, such as vibration and two-phase slug flow.
• Experience in more complex piping systems, such as lined and jacketed pipe and the impact of material supply and fabrication on piping design.
• Capability in undertaking piping layout in critical and novel plant areas.

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