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Piping Lead Designer, Senior

Piping Lead Designer, Senior

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Mechanical
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Piping Lead Designer, Senior. Reporting to the Mechanical Department Manager, this position is located in our Vancouver, BC office. This role has overall responsibility for providing support on our major projects. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities


  • Providing project management skills including work package planning, team building, and earned value management (man-hour estimating, budget control and scheduling)
  • Providing design and technical support for the layout, design, supporting and specification of piping and components for industrial plants and related infrastructure
  • Providing conceptual front end design and material take-offs for industrial and mining plants
  • Designing and drafting of piping and auxiliary components in 2D and 3D drawing environments
  • Preparing and verifying designs on site including creation of tie-in drawings
  • Reviewing project documents for scope, presentation and technical accuracy
  • Leading work groups or project teams with limited supervision
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff, including assigning work and evaluating technical competence
  • Establishing good working relationships and communication with area leads, department managers, clients and other team members to coordinate, ensuring the compatibility of design
  • Travelling to site locations for design and/or construction/commissioning

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Design technology
  • 15+ years experience in piping design, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: mining, pulp and paper, chemical, or water treatment plants
  • Progressive experience managing design teams, with 5+ years as Piping Lead up to teams of at least 8 directs
  • Self-motivated with good leadership and interpersonal skills. Proven team leadership experience on multiple projects is required
  • Proven experience and proficiency with AutoCAD 2D and PDMS 3D design/drafting
  • Site experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively when managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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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