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Lead Piping Designer

Job Type:
Market related


Lead Piping and layout design

Monday to Friday, Hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm

6 months


Market Rate

Lead Piping and layout design role for a variety of industrial and chemical process type facilities.

The Role

Candidates will have current design experience in process piping design and have the ability to utilize a P & ID to develop a constructible and cost-effective 3D model layouts which can involve skids and modularization. Basic design/FEED work that will involve layout of Plant. This will include line shoots to prove layouts and or skids/modules, along with operational construction and maintenance considerations and reviews. Candidate must have a working knowledge of valves, in-line devices and typical support details. Individual will gather information from all sources required, including other disciplines, vendors, engineers, reference drawings and catalogues to be able to successfully fix a plant layout, skid and or module and providing enough detail for a detail design house to pick up and finish. All Piping design work will be done in the Smart plant 3D software. Use of Micro Station software also integral with design responsibilities. Able to write strategies to communicate work to design houses in India and China. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software particularly Excel and word. Candidate will need to attend site for surveys and must be able to develop Tie-in/retrofit packages. Candidate to be able to run their own small job with other team members and will be generally self-sufficient. Will support Europe, India and China in detail design model reviews and giving guidance.


Candidate must have Smart plant 3D experience

Lead experience is also a requirement.

Candidate must be able to travel.

Key skills:

1) Smart plant 3D Piping Design.

2) Smart plant 3D Equipment modelling.

3) Leading small jobs, being generally self-sufficient.

4) Minimum 12 years relevant experience.

5) Good Interpersonal and communication skills.

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That’s why our Piping consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels, Graduates/Trainees, Piping Designers, Piping Engineers right through to area lead/technical authority through to Piping Department Group Manager roles.  Roles include PDMS/AutoCAD/PDS and Auto plant Design, Piping Stress & Pipe Supports. 

This is a superb opportunity for any Plant Layout Engineers looking to work for a reputable engineering organisation.


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