Principal Piping Designer

Requisition ID 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Piping
Vacancy Type / Position Type 
Agency / Contract
Work Location
GB Reading Berkshire

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Piping Designer with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry.

  • Detailed knowledge and proven application in all general piping design / layout aspects
  • Conversant in materials of construction, functions and impact of stress analysis, insulation, installed instruments commonly used
  • 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 (e.g. vibration, two-phase slug flow)
  • Experienced in more complex piping systems such as lined and jacketed pipe and impact of material supply and fabrication on piping design
  • Skilled in pipe support selection and capable of preparing SPS designs
  • Takes a hands-on and lead role 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
  • Support a cost focussed approach to plant layout and piping design such that installed and operational costs are minimised
  • Supervising production and carrying out various piping activities and preparation of deliverables as identified in the Functional Competencies as necessary on their appointed project

  • Signing and checking of drawings and documents in accordance with correct procedures

  • Ensuring engineering and design quality, technical accuracy of drawings, material quantities, etc

  • Execution of assigned work in accordance with applicable contract procedures and client and projects standards

  • Adhering to Wood engineering procedures for design safety and adopting safe attitudes towards engineering design and raising features affecting the safety and integrity of the project with appropriate authorities

  • Conceptualisation and implementation of all piping CAD functions to extract deliverables with appropriate details on their appointed project


Skills / Qualifications

  • Ideally holding membership/s of professional institutes
  • Gained in-depth engineering experience in the world class process plant / or power industry, working in a project environment for a major contracting company
  • Project experience of working in a variety of critical projects including grassroots, brownfield and revamp types and at least have proven expertise in one type/phase of industry
  • Proven experience of leading large design teams for production
  • Site experience on a number of design and construction based site assignments
  • Have experience in handling critical piping design issues, developing layouts for complex plants and clear understanding of interdependence of piping disciplines
  • Experienced and proficient in using intelligent CAD systems for various types of projects

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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