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Senior Piping Designer – WoodGroups Abu Dhabi

Posted by Antony Thomas at Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vacancy Title:Senior Piping Designer


Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
PO BOX 105828


Job Description:

Brief Posting Description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Piping Designer on a residential (live-in) basis located at our client's office in Abu Dhabi. The position will involve occasional visits to the Client’s offshore sites in the Arabian Gulf. Normal working time will be 45 hours per week (9 hours per day).

The candidate will carry out assigned Mechanical discipline work as part of a multi-discipline project team.

Detailed Description

Primary Role:

  • To perform site surveys and data gathering exercises at various locations throughout the field.

  • Preparation and checking of 3D Model and piping design deliverables.

  • Responsible for design team activities and assisting Principal Designer and Engineers with resource scheduling and man hour reporting.

  • To liaise with the Client’s local Operations and Maintenance staff.

  • To provide field engineering support to the site team during construction, installation and commissioning activities.

  • To promote safe behaviour at all times.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To generate 3D Model using SP3D / PDMS.

  • Preparation and checking of all piping design deliverables such as Piping GAs, Nozzle orientations, Isometrics, pipe support drawings, piping MTO, Tie-in schedule etc.

  • Interdisciplinary check of PFD, P&ID and Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation drawings.

  • Review of vendor drawings for Equipment / Package items.

  • Produce drawings in AutoCAD.

  • To assist in the coordination of all activities related to piping systems.

Job Requirements

Technical / Business Skills:

  • Proficient in 3D modelling with the use of SP3D / PDMS

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel and Word.

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • Must be able to work to an agreed scope, budget and schedule.

  • An active listener with the ability to focus on customer requirements

  • Experience in Conceptual, FEED and Detailed Design is required.

  • Operational support / construction and commissioning.

  • Prepare and co-ordinate Piping Design deliverables

  • Compliance with client and WGPSN procedures and industry, international and Client Codes and standards.

  • Maintain suitable records of correspondence and work completed for reference and auditing purposes.

  • Must be eligible and willing to make occasional visits to Kurdistan

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good communicator with a willingness to share knowledge and support others

  • Strong team working ethic, positive and enthusiastic

  • Proactive

  • An active listener with the ability to focus on customer requirements

  • Highly motivated and self-reliant

  • Confident and assertive

  • Problem solver

  • Open thinker and innovator

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language.


  • Onshore Oil and Gas related piping design experience

  • Thorough awareness of international codes and standards for piping design

  • A determination to continually improve safety in all aspects of plant design and operation

Business & Industry Experience:

  • Relevant experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Proven capability in an engineering design company

  • Experience of site-based project work involving field engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, or maintenance

  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred

  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage

Educational Attainments:

  • Diploma or HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)

Additional Details

Why is WGPSN ‘where you want to be’?

  • We are the largest brownfield oil and gas service company in the world so there are always opportunities for the best people to fast track their careers through understanding and living the company’s core values

  • We have operations globally so your career has the ability to bring you to some of the most interesting places in the world

  • Our training and competence teams will provide you with the tools and ability to progress your career

How To Apply

Please quote job reference IRC121931 in all correspondence relating to this position.

Internal applicants must discuss their application with their line manager prior to applying.

Online applications only - no email applications



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