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Principal Piping Designer

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Foster Wheeler Energy Limited
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Foster Wheeler currently has an opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Principal Piping Designer. Within our Plant Layout and Piping Design department, we have a specialist team who are responsible for supporting Business Solutions Group in conceptual and pre-FEED work, plus Project Operations within the FEED layout discipline.


Lead production and ensuring quality and consistency of common piping deliverables including; Isometrics, Piping GA's, Tie-In Details and Plot Plans
Undertake MTO duties when necessary and assists with the preparation of presentation material, such as videos, animation and plant views
Assure designs are ready for review and comments are correctly resolved
Understand discipline interfaces and how to influence impacts to the benefit of the project
Actively engages in the maintenance of P&IDs
Interface with other disciplines and Execution Centres
Lead a design team, giving clear technical direction, as well as mentoring the more junior engineers in the group
Set achievable goals and targets, with suitable checks and verifications to provide corrective action when required
Use coaching methods and a consultative style to guide others with problem solving and technical queries
Extend the role to the wider disciplines taking responsibility for the design of the plant
Lead work share design effort, ensuring targets are met or exceeded
Provide expertise in pipe support selection and the preparation of SPS designs
Take a lead, hands-on approach with responsibility for all piping design and layout in an assigned area including setting piping layout concepts, assuring quality and consistency and ensuring that safety, operation, maintenance and construction requirements are incorporated

Status: Staff/Perm
Required Qualifications: Technically qualified to Bachelors degree level in a relevant discipline, and/or a qualification equivalent to IEng or Eng Tech registration
Proven experience of common CAD systems
Detailed knowledge and proven application in all general piping design/layout aspects
Conversant in commonly used materials of construction, insulation and installed instruments
A thorough understanding of common equipment and capable of routing all major process and utility piping in accordance with P&IDs and project standards, including the impact of specific service conditions on piping design, such as vibration and two-phase slug flow
Experience in more complex piping systems, such as lined and jacketed pipe and the impact of material supply and fabrication on piping design
Capability in undertaking piping layout in critical and novel plant areas
Location: Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 22 Aug 2014
Expiry date: 21 Oct 2014
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