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Senior Piping Designer- SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Req Number:  CL00074

Workplace: Toronto
Sector of Activity :  Mining & Metallurgy
Job Type: Regular
Company Summary: SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Location: 191 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9C 5K8

Position: Senior Piping Designer

NOC 2253 – Drafting technologist and technicians

SNC-LAV Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's approximately 45,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and water, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions.

SNC-Lavalin maintains exceptionally high standards for health and safety, ethics and compliance and environmental protection, and is committed to delivering quality projects on budget and on schedule to the complete satisfaction of its clients.

Division or Project Summary

SNC-Lavalin Mining and Metallurgy is an international leader in consulting, design, engineering and construction of processing and infrastructure facilities for the mining industry. With a staff of over 5,100 employees located in offices in Toronto, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Montreal, London, Johannesburg, Bucharest, Jakarta, Santiago, Perth, Brisbane, Lima and Belo Horizonte, we are well positioned to successfully execute projects anywhere in the world.

As a multi-disciplined organization, we can undertake every stage of mining project development from scoping studies and metallurgical test work, to feasibility analysis and final design, to construction and commissioning. We have carried out over 350 projects worldwide in the fields of alumina / aluminum, copper, gold, diamonds, zinc, potash, iron ore and nickel including some of the largest projects ever undertaken in the industry.

Job Description

The Senior Piping Designer will be assigned to a specific project and has the responsibility for preparing all drawings, documents and 3D models in accordance with the project’s technical requirements and the prescribed procedures and standards. Senior Piping Designers may be assigned as a group leader over several Designers and Drafters.


•Review vendor drawings;

•Prepare specifications and standards;

•Design heat tracing systems;

•Prepare equipment layouts and Piping studies;

•Determine vessel orientations and nozzle locations;

•Prepare equipment arrangement drawings;

•Design pipe supports and miscellaneous details;

•Design and prepare P&IDs;

•Generate 3D models of Piping systems;

•Prepare demolition drawings;

•Attend departmental project meetings;

•Check 3D models for completeness and accuracy;

•Check isometric drawings in accordance with prescribed procedures;

•Review Piping drawings and documents for conformance to standards and project requirements;

•Identify scope change and advise Design Supervisor for DCN preparation;

•Actively participate in the development of the P&IDs and review daily for changes;

•Review and maintain the line and valve lists;

•Attend departmental project meetings.


•Minimum 10 years experience in plant and piping layout.

•A two or three year college/University degree (preferred)

•Solid understanding of computer applications for engineering design;

•Experience with tools such as: SmartPlant 3D, PDS and associated CAD tools;

•Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in technology

•Ability to integrate new technologies into daily work processes

•Working knowledge of process, maintenance and constructions methods

•Solid knowledge of standard methods and practices

•Should be able to work independently with minimal guidance.

Additional Information

Salary wage: CAD$39.01/hour to CAD$54.00/hour

Terms of employment: Temporary full-time position

Usual corporate benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, Group Insurance

Contact information: Please send your resume to:

SNC-Lavalin offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in a fast-paced work environment. We are looking for innovative, forward-thinking people who enjoy challenge and actively seek to develop and improve work processes.

We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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