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Piping Designer

Piping Designer

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Engineering - Piping
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Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Piping Designer to work on the engineering and project management services for our Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with most assignments expected to be for at least one year’s duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.


We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas development program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Ensure Piping systems are developed in accordance with ASME B31.3 / ASME B31.4 / ASME B31.8 as Piping Design and Design Compliance leader
  • Lead, provide guidance and when required assist team of Designers and Engineers on single or multiple “Work Order” type projects
  • Must have thorough working understanding of Plant Layout, Piping Design, Pipeline Design, Material management, Stress Analysis and Pipe Supports
  • Ensure “Work Order” type projects are completed in accordance with specifications, within schedule and Budget as specified by the Piping Lead
  • Identify additional work and where applicable capturing within the Change Control system
  • Prepare and approve of project related Piping Documents, Schedules, Drawings, Standards, Procedures and Calculations
  • Provide input to Project Plans
  • Record progress, responsible for identifying potential problems and proposing suitable mitigation measures
  • Perform all assigned work to agreed standards for safety, health environment and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance
  • Participate in and advice on all design activities and initiatives, including provision of training, inductions and documentation review
  • Verify that all designs are to required standards and that the objectives of the project are met
  • Verify that the works is completed to the agreed schedule

Skills / Qualifications

  • Relevant qualification in an Engineering Discipline
  • Capable of handling a heavy workload and performing effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Experienced in the FEED phase of projects
  • Experienced in the use of PDS, SP3D, Microstation and Autocad for design activities. SPR and Navisworks for review activities
  • Experienced in reviewing stress analysis results and implementing design requirements
  • Experienced in Pipe Support Selection
  • Experienced in preparation of and checking of all Piping Deliverables. Typically, Plot Plans, GAs and ISOs
  • Interdisciplinary Co-ordination in particular with Civil and Structural Engineers

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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