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Senior Piping Designer

Senior Piping Designer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Piping
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Piping Designer to work in al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. This position will be on the Sadara Enterprise project and is scheduled to run for approximately twelve months.


Sadara Chemical Company have selected Wood to support an EPCM requirement for enhancements to their operational facilities in Jubail. The role is for a Senior Piping Designer to support a small multi-discipline engineering team in Al Khobar. The role involves preparation of Proposals and work packs for minor capital and maintenance projects, support to Client team, and discipline participation for execution of awarded scopes. Experience in Petrochemical plant design and Pipelines design is required. 


  • Keep informed of development in the field of computer and CAD applications as applicable to the Piping Drawing Office
  • Keep abreast of discipline developments, new technologies and techniques
  • Carry out technical investigations, and produce technical reports as and when required
  • Advise the Principal Piping Designer / Chief Piping Engineer of manpower requirements to meet work schedules within the budget allocation
  • Responsible for the correct interpretation and execution of all piping computer aided draughting functions within the Piping Drawing Office
  • Prepare document indices for projects to ensure that the scope of work is planned economically and that target dates are known
  • Submit monthly progress reports and drawing indices to the Project Manager / Project Engineering Manager
  • Review requests for changes and if outside the scope of work, submit to the relevant Project Manager / Project Engineering Manager an estimate of man-hours, costs and any effect to programme under the approval of Chief / Principal Designer
  • Raise change flags when required, for work considered outside the original scope. Submit as approved, to the relevant Project Manager / Project Engineering Manager under the approval of Chief / Principal Designer
  • Review all information available for each phase of the project and report on delays in receipt of information to the Project Supervisor
  • Ensure engineering and design quality, technical accuracy of drawings, specifications, procedures, etc. produced within the Piping Drawing Office
  • Execute assigned work in accordance with applicable contract procedures and standards, within the man-hour and cost budgets and project schedules
  • Ensure adherence to clients and project standards
  • Ensure that Amec Foster Wheeler and / or contract procedures on safety and quality control are followed
  • Adhere to Amec Foster Wheeler Engineering Procedure for Design Safety and to ensure the adoption of safe attitudes towards piping design and that features affecting the safety and integrity of the projects are reviewed by appropriately authorized engineers from other groups / departments

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in Piping Design environment in project execution
  • Minimum of five years’ brownfield modification project experience
  • Minimum of two years’ site experience
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent minimum
  • Micro station CAD software package experience essential
  • 3D PDS and SP3D experience is required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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