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Trainee Piping Designer – Petrofac, UK-Aberdeen

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trainee Piping Designer – Petrofac, UK-Aberdeen

Closing Date
UK - Aberdeen
Base location


Participate in the design, modification and construction of the piping project requirements for offshore oil & gas facilities:

  • prepare finished drawings, diagrams and schedules from given information such as sketches, marked up prints etc
  • ensure security of CAD files and avoidance of misfiles or corruption of data
  • ensure compliance with CAD procedures
  • prepare layouts, designs, working sketches and technical descriptions, studies from which final design drawings may be made
  • assist with offshore surveys and reports, as required
  • participate in the ECITB Modern Apprenticeship Scheme including a SVQ in Design and Drafting
  • ensure that all work complies with Contract and Petrofac health, safety, environmental and quality policies and procedures; project specific SHE and quality plans; and agreed interfacing requirements with sub-contractors as appropriate


  • computer literate in Microsoft packages and familiarity with CAD software systems
  • good analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • effective communication and organisational skills
  • self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work as a team member and communicate effectively with onshore and offshore staff at all levels
  • HNC/HND in Engineering or a minimum of 3 standard grades (General/Credit level or equivalent) in Maths, English and a Science subject or Craft and Design


  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • team player


  • willing to travel overseas/offshore
  • understanding and awareness of the oil and gas business as a whole and the impact of measurement activity on the business
  • summer placement experience with a major oil and gas company

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