Senior Piping Designer

Job Title: Senior Piping Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cedar Rapids, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-26
Reference: BH-113081
Contact Name: Dharani Saiz
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2019 21:55

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Piping designer
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent
LOCATION: Cedar Rapids, IA

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas industry. Our client, a fast-growing Engineering company, is looking to hire a Senior Piping Designer for a permanent position based in Cedar Rapids, IA.


The following job functions are typical of the position but are not all inclusive.  Everyone on the project team is expected to help, to the extent of their abilities, in carrying out whatever work is required to deliver a quality product within budget and on schedule. Establishes criteria for distribution systems, develops system routing options, and designs equipment room layouts.
  • Develop layout of systems and equipment with project team members.  Contacts equipment suppliers as necessary.  Coordination occurs primarily through interpersonal communication in project meetings and one-on-one.
  • Coordinate with Project Manager and surveyors to establish limits of laser scans to develop as-built models of existing plants. Work with surveyors to establish units of measure and coordinate system benchmarks, identify key reference elements, and elements to be extracted from the point cloud to develop the appropriate amount of detail for the as-built model.
  • Works with process engineer to size and select system components. 
  • Anticipates and identifies design work to be done to meet project deadlines. Work with Project Manager to develop design budget and schedule.
  • Works to meet client deadlines including balancing multiple priorities and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design as they occur.  Often works on two or more projects in a given time period, depending upon project size and deadline.
  • Delegates work, identifies specific tasks, and balances work for CAD Technicians, other designers, and engineering groups among several projects to meet client demands and individual project deadlines.  Provides appropriate level of training and, as necessary, reviews work for completeness and accuracy.
  • Works with Project Manager and Process Engineer to a) write and edit design specifications; b) respond to Requests for Information (RFIs) incorporating information from project documents, specifications, shop drawings and design criteria; and c) write meeting notes.
  • Reads relevant project correspondence and maintains project design files.
  • Reviews shop drawing submittals. 
  • Travels to job sites to perform field verification, and to perform field surveys.
  • Proficient in the current version of AutoCAD, CADWorx, and literate in other 3-D modeling software. Able to use file manager systems, zipping/unzipping files, and FTP software.  Familiar with Microsoft Office products.
  • Able to use Google Earth and mark-up using Bluebeam Revu pdf software.
  • Provides leadership for CAD coordination on projects, including initial project set-up, confirming project CAD standards, providing assistance in finding more effective ways to convert drawings, communicates requirements to the project design team.
  • Routinely participates in quality reviews with project teams.  Engages department leaders, project managers, and outside engineering firms as necessary in addressing quality issues on projects.
  • Collaborates with the Process Engineering Manager in identifying and developing more efficient tools and methods for CAD related elements of the design process.
  • Keeps abreast of design challenges in the office.  Collaborates with others in investigating new applications options, making recommendations on design process improvements, and developing documentation.
  • Works with Process Engineering Manager to develop materials and train design staff in the use of CAD systems, standards, and guidelines.  Training may occur one-on-one, in lunch-and-learn seminars or with third-party trainers.
  • Contributes feedback to employee reviews on the skill level and performance of individuals.
  • Works as a designer on projects.
  • Experience combining personal judgment with a wide variety of data and information to establish design criteria, develop the Basis of Design (BOD), and evaluate system calculations and design options.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to work well in a team environment, including carrying out appropriate follow-through with others, teaching and delegating work, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. Communicates well with clients and with individuals at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to anticipate design work, and to delegate and balance work for others. 
  • Knowledge of process piping and utilities systems.
  • Expertise in using engineering design software, and literate in computer-aided drafting.
  • Understanding of applicable design codes and specification requirements, and ability to interpret them
  • Travel of up to 20% is expected at various times with this position.  Travel expense is reimbursed directly to employee.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part one of the world’s leading Engineering Company, who is driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions. The successful applicant will receive a competitive compensation package with medical benefits, matching 401K, PTO, life insurance, and more. For further information regarding this role or to discuss other opportunities contact Dharani “Dot” Saiz.