Piping Designer

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1192786

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 15, 2023

Airswift is looking for a Piping Designer to work with a major LNG Client in Houston, TX, for an initial 6-month contract.

Responsible for the review and approval of contractor developed technical documents relating to piping and layout.  Ensure contractors meet all required specifications and codes and delivers a quality design to include the scoping, expediting and review of assigned studies, engineering deliverable, technical work and coordination with the contractor conducting the design, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup of the project.  Assist the development, administration  and monitoring of the technical work generated by the contractor throughout all phases of the project work.  Generate plot plans and other piping discipline to support internal studies as assigned.

This position is primarily located in the Contractors office but may include time in the Company and Midstream E&C offices in Houston.

Duties and Responsibilities



Work with Project Manager and Engineering Manager on all engineering and construction related engineering studies and packages to ensure quality technical design that meets the project schedule and economic goals.


Provide input to ensure a high quality of engineering work is properly reflected in the relevant design deliverables to comply with project scope, codes and industry standards and regulatory requirements in support of the overall project schedule.


Provide leadership in review and approval of project layout issues to seek compliance with design standards and environmental regulations


Attend and participate in all relevant project key meetings organized by Project Manager and/or Engineering Manager. Conduct technical coordination meetings as required with relevant parties.


Review drawings, schedules, specifications, and permits to ensure compliance with project requirements. Provide comments or raise non-compliance issues with relevant disciplines to ensure interface, scope and design details are effectively addressed in the design and in the contractor’s project construction activities.


Work with the contractor to ensure assigned work activities are expedited in a scheduled and timely manner resulting in an agreed resolution.


Work in a collaborative manner with contractor’s piping lead to develop the the plot plan and 3D model


Work in a collaborative manner with contractor’s staff to solve plot plan issues and concerns in a cost- effective manner both for contractor and company


Review 3D model to validate material take off quantities and bill of materials for accuracy and for the reasonability of allowances.


Provide technical expertise for the project 3D model reviews conducted with contractor.


Generate plot plans and other piping discipline engineering deliverables as assigned by the Engineering manager to support internal studies and projects. 


Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Fiscal/Budget Responsibilities


Education Level


Required/ Preferred

Associate's Degree

In design, computer aided drafting (CAD) or similar field of study.


Bachelor's Degree

In a science-based degree, preferably in engineering.



Years of Experience


Required/ Preferred


Experience energy industry experience directly supporting major oil and gas projects in the area of piping layout and design. 



In a leadership role over contractors, consultants, direct and indirect reports for a major oil and gas project in piping layout and design.


LNG piping and layout of cryogenic piping or LNG liquefaction piping layout and arrangement detailing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



General knowledge of LNG design and operation.

Full working knowledge of Smart Plant 3D modeling systems

Knowledge and experience with LIDAR survey & 3D Model integration

Creativity and ability to solve complex layout plot plan issues

Has good understanding of the principles of pipe stress analysis, piping support engineering and calculations.

Strong knowledge of quality assurance and control practices.

Sufficient knowledge of different engineering disciplines to work with engineering leads to solve layout problems

Strong knowledge in safety studies in the process industry.

Ability to prepare or review material take off quantities from a 3D model

Team player with demonstrated ability to influence and manage a team to get results.

Strong communication skills, both written and oral, Effective computer skills including project management, Microsoft Office products.

Knowledge in engineering and construction standards, Knowledge of engineering processes.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to create a strong and collaborative interface and coordination environment.

Self-starter with ability to work strategically under little direction.

Ability to focus on meeting/exceeding performance parameters.

Attention to details.

A participative leader that offers opinion and direction when appropriate or required

Licenses and Certifications

Enter License/Certifications

Required/ Preferred

Frequent travel to active oil and gas construction sites is required. In these situations, the incumbent may be required to work in a Field/Other working condition.

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