Principal Piping Designer

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1243113

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 10, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Principal Piping Designer  

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.

Airswift is seeking for a Principal Piping Designer to work with our client based in Qatar.

  • High school graduate with a diploma in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Design, or Drafting in related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 10 years minimum with major contractor or consultant of which 10+ years of experience in oil and gas performing Pre-FEED, FEED, and Detailed-Design.
  • Detailed knowledge of 3D CAD system including E3D or SP3D.
  • Minimum 1 or 2 projects working experience in E3D and/or S3D.
  • Detailed knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Auto lisp
  • Familiar with associated local regulatory environment and international and national industry standards and specifications.
  • Capable of leading projects.
Basic Functions:
  • Perform Design and Engineering process facilities within a specified time while adhering to maintenance, safety and quality standards, consider constructability, economics and operation into account during Pre-FEED, FEED or Detailed Design phases.
  • Develop 3D Models and ensure clash free model in coordination with all other disciplines requirements, - Approve drawing including plot plans as per project specifications, Company Procedures, Process Design practice.
  • Completes assignments and facilitates the work activities of others.
  • Set priorities, organize own work and time to meet objectives, and (as Lead Designer) forecast and plan resource requirements.
  • When acting as Lead Designer, in addition: o Lead the design team to complete the tasks within the planned schedule and budget, in accordance with standards, Company and project-specific procedures.
  • Act as project-based discipline point of contact in communications and meetings with Project Team, Client, vendor/supplier and/or subcontractor counterparts.
  • Ensure that the inter-discipline aspects of the design and deliverables are addressed.
  • Support Lead Piping Engineer in measuring the progress and productivity.
  • Coordinate all activities within own discipline and discipline interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Ensures effective communications among other disciplines and effective management of change.
  • Coordinate 3D Model Reviews and ensure Review comments are closed.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Is fully familiar with Project Scope of work, specifications, schedule, and inter-discipline requirements.
  • Develop Plant Design and 3D Modelling, Drawings in accordance with man-hours and schedule.
  • Add input into Plant Layout Narrative in accordance with the agreed Scope of work.
  • Identify issue as soon as they arise and follow up with any required corrective action.
  • Identify changes to scope and promptly raise change notification in the Change Management System
  • When acting as Lead Designer, assist Lead Piping Engineer in raising technical queries, preparing the piping estimate and job scope changes.
  • Attend project Kickoff, Review meetings, Vendor meetings, model reviews.
  • When acting as Lead or area lead, monitor and coordinate the design team (remotely if required).
  • When acting as Lead or area lead, lead the project in a Multi Office Project Execution Environment (MOPEX).
  • Support and supervise of less-experienced members within the design team.
  • Ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with Company requirements, Client and Statutory Design Codes, Standards or Procedures with particular focus on Health and Safety Policies.
  • Support Department Manager with the Designers appraisals.
  • Exercise judgment, based on previous experience, practices and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent.
  • Exchanges ideas and information effectively and is assertive when dealing with others.
  • General understanding of how process equipment is maintained and operated.
  • Programming, 3D Modeling, Menu and/or Macro compilation skills would be an advantage.
  • Flexible for business travelling/assignments.
  • Knowledge of QA Systems and a good communicator


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