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Piping Designer - Senior Lead 3D AutoPlant–Canada

Posted by Antony Thomas at Friday, March 01, 2013

Job Title

Piping Designer - Senior Lead 3D AutoPlant

Job Type


Advertising Category

Engineering/Design & Sciences

Location of Job

CA - AB - Edmonton - Edmonton, AB T6H5R7 CA (Primary)
CA - SK - Saskatoon - Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B4 CA

Job Description

Company Overview:

WorleyParsons is a leading global provider of technical, project and operational support services to the resource, energy and complex process industries. Our comprehensive network enables us to provide our customers with local support, backed by global expertise in Hydrocarbons, Minerals, Metals & Chemicals, Power, Infrastructure and the Environment.

WorleyParsons offers our employees a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity and diversity. We invest in our employees by offering competitive salaries, excellent benefits, work-life balance, graduate and alumni development programs, recognition awards and an unprecedented array of new learning and development opportunities.

Commitment to entrepreneurial spirit and partnership drives the company to provide excellent services to our customers, using our distinctive culture to create value for our customers and prosperity for our people.

WorleyParsons strives to be an industry leader in health, safety and environmental performance. Our vision is to achieve zero harm to people and assets, and zero environmental incidents. We select people who share our values, beliefs and commitment to this vision and who demonstrate the expected behaviors, competencies and performance associated with their prospective roles within the company.

Our Canadian Operations span 40+ offices that include approximately 8000 people in global centers of engineering expertise in heavy oil & oil sands, pipelines & pipeline facilities, refining, sulphur technology, arctic developments, topsides, subsea systems, deepwater facilities, nuclear power, and renewable energy. We cover the full asset spectrum, both in size and lifecycle, from the creation of new assets, to services that sustain and improve operating assets.

Few companies have the agility and diversity to offer the career development opportunities afforded by WorleyParsons. We look forward to having you join our team!

Job Description:

The Edmonton and Saskatoon regions of WorleyParsons has an immediate opening for a Senior 3D AutoPlant Piping Designer.


  • This level covers positions involving design work requiring specialized knowledge and a high standard of drafting and design skill.  Requires working knowledge of and interfaces with other disciplines and their documents.
  • Producing complicated designs in a specialized field, involving planning, layout, bill of materials, etc. for major greenfield and brownfield installations.
  • Designing and detailing new components from previous designs based on engineering instructions, government and regulatory codes.
  • Developing intermediate to difficult designs, layouts requiring theoretical and practical design knowledge in a specialized field.
  • Coordinating work between field and office along with assisting field forces during construction .
  • Checking work of, and assist in training of, less experienced design personnel.
  • Reporting progress of work assignment to immediate supervisor.
  • Decision Making (incl budgetary responsibility)
  • Within an established limit exercises independent judgment in the planning, organization and completion of assignments; makes specific recommendations on the utilization of new drafting/design techniques normally within an area of specialization.  Analyses design elements for potential feasibility, client or contractual requirements.
  • Works under direct supervision with scope for independent judgment in planning and organization methods.  Receives assignments in terms of objectives and priorities.  Work is reviewed and checked for acceptability and accomplishment of objectives.
  • May lead and exercise work direction over a number of less experienced designers, involving guidance and instruction on work methods and checking finished work.

Job Requirements

  • Technical school graduate with 10 or more years of related experience in area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Requires mature computer skills and a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD 2D & AutoPlant 3D drafting / modelling programs.

Reporting and Location:

  • This position is located in Edmonton, Alberta OR Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Position reports to the Piping Department Manager.



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