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Lead Piping Designer

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    David Yarwood

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    about 1 month ago

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We are currently looking to support our client operating in the oil and gas industry with a requirement for 3 Lead level Piping Designers on Smartplant 3D software to be based in Surrey on a 6 month contract basis with the possibility for further extensions. This role falls within the scope of IR35 and so appropriate payroll measures will have to be taken to satisfy this and we are happy to support and advise any interested candidates.

Rates have not yet been released and so are negotiable to expectations but for more information and to apply please contact us with a copy of your latest CV. A job description is given below - this is not a remote role although some flexibility to allow late starts and early finishes will be available to assist travelling contractors.


Assignment is in the function of Lead Piping design for a variety of industrial and chemical process type facilities.

Individual must 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 layout which can involve skids and modularization.

Job will involve 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.

Individual 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 MicroStation 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.

Individual may need to attend site for surveys.

Individual to be able to run their own small job with other team members and is generally self-sufficient.

Supporting India and China in detail design model reviews and giving guidance.

Individual must be able to travel.


Key skills:

1) Smart plant 3D Piping Design and equipment modelling

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

3) Minimum 12 years relevant experience.

4) Good Interpersonal and communication skills.



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