Piping Design Lead

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1239914

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 19, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Piping Design Lead – Houston, TX

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Our client is seeking a Piping Design Lead to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX, for a one-year assignment.

The Lead Piping and Plant Designer is responsible for providing technical expertise on all E&C projects of our client. Utilizing knowledge across multiple disciplines to produce a inherently safer, cost-effective facility by managing the piping designs and layouts.  This position provides an expert level perspective and input and provides a technical oversight of multiple projects at different stages of development and ensures engineering standards and procedures are followed.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides expert knowledge of piping and plant layout practices and industry trends to produce fit-for-purpose designs which result in inherently safer facilities that are constructable, maintainable and operable.
  • Makes design decisions based on full awareness of viability, cost, risk, and potential benefits while identifying opportunities for cost reduction and continuous improvement.
  • Assesses feasibility or technical content of proposed designs with limited data.
  • Interfaces and responds to technical queries from internal stakeholders, EPC Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other counterparties as required.
  • Reviews piping material inquiry/purchase requisitions & technical bid evaluations to ensure accuracy and compliance with project requirements.
  • Interfaces with EPC contractor team, vendors, and other members of SI organization and its subsidiaries.
  • Participates in external and facilitate internal 3D model reviews.
  • Reviews, updates and approves engineering standards.  Creates new standards as needed.
  • Reviews vendor drawings and data, test procedures, reports and calculations to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Attends industry-related conferences representing SI and serve as an ambassador for SI’s business interests.
  • Provides project and business line assurance by providing oversight of piping engineering and design scope, activities and deliverables across all projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Required Skills:
  • Ability to read and interpret process and mechanical diagrams (PFD, UFD, MSD, DPDT), including flow charts and Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Possess practical knowledge and/or application experience with ASME B31.3; ASME Section VIII, Div 1 and 2; ASTM; and API design standards applicable to piping components and mechanical equipment
  • Skilled in application of nomograph and similar analytical methods to determine sufficient flexibility in piping systems
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of NFPA, API, ASME, ASTM, PIP, MSS and other process industry codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of deliverables prepared by engineering disciplines (Process, Technical Safety, Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, and Instrumentation).
  • Knowledgeable in surveying, construction, commissioning & start-up techniques and practices
  • Must possess technical knowledge in specification of piping systems and valves
  • Knowledgeable in coating and insulation systems, including current industry practices to mitigate external corrosion and CUI.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments with various deadlines and responsibility levels concurrently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to enable effective written and verbal communication exhibiting courtesy and professionalism.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in referencing, researching, reporting, tracking and monitoring activities and documents.
  • Completes tasks as assigned with no supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Associate degree in mechanical engineering or another related field, or an equivalent training/accreditation required
  • 18 years of industry related experience as a Piping Engineer or Piping Designer. Experience should include plot plan arrangements that employ gas turbine-driven equipment, large process or refrigerant compressors, air-cooled heat exchangers, vessels, trayed towers, fired heaters, flares, pumps and auxiliary support systems and/or skid mounted packaged systems.
  • 10 years of demonstrated history of leading piping engineering teams on major capital projects.
  • On-site experience within operating and non-operating.

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