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Piping Designer

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OLG Recruitment are currently looking for a Piping Designer to work for a major client based in Hersham. This is a long term contract role for approximately 12 months. 

Nature and Scope:

  • Accountable as Lead for the functional discipline of Piping and Layout on assigned projects.
  • Accountable for delivering safe, fit for purpose piping designs to an agreed schedule and agreed budget.
  • Working with external design centers in achieving low cost solutions in design and execution.
  • Maintaining good communication and relationships with external design centers, to achieve seamless interaction and project completion.
  • Maintaining good relationships and communication with upstream functions within the Operations engineering group.
  • Developing design reuse strategies and products.
  • Project engineering role assignment potential for small piping based single discipline projects.
  • On site supervision of piping and equipment construction, supervising contractors and completing Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI’s).


  • Responsible for delivering Conceptual and final piping design packages on projects.
  • Expert in field of Piping and Layout.
  • Providing support to engineering centers as execution requires.
  • Support European and Middle East Bid and proposal requests.
  • Mobile to support multi center execution and project support.


  • Safety adherence to relevant specifications and standards for all piping designs
  • Accountable for Piping and layout design and engineering scope
  • Developing conceptual piping design and detailed piping design on projects.
  • Model development in SP3D and leading model reviews internally and externally.
  • Deliver piping design packages.
  • Deliver Bid Plot plan layouts and studies as requested.
  • Effectively communicate execution strategies, schedule issues and project requirements.
  • Support Opportunity providing all required documents, estimates, functional strategy, functional deliverables.
  • Issue project quality functional deliverable/activity list and function execution strategy.
  • Interfaces with other leads engineers to ensure handoffs between departments are planned and fully understood.
  • Ensures design basis adheres to the appropriate Engineering Procedures, Engineering Standards and Specifications, country and regulatory codes, and customer requirements.
  • Assists with reviews and approvals of engineering changes when proposed.
  • Acts upon approved design changes made by other functional groups.
  • Before commencing activities ensure have all inputs and requirements to allow activity to proceed.
  • Ensures design output references to codes, standards, specifications.
  • Ensures quality deliverables from their department are delivered to the project.
  • Complies with all Company issued work process and work instructions
  • Drive to competitive under budget performance.
  • Raise and communicate changes to scope/basis.
  • Site attendance when required for inspection and or survey
  • Global travel to operating plants for meetings and reviews or as required by the project.


  • A min of Higher National Certificates in relevant subject with around 7-10 years of piping design experience.
  • Must be familiar with an engineering organization, the function of each discipline and how they interact and the function of the various support groups.
  • Hands on experience of SP3D / PDS Piping software and associated modules
  • Should have experience of developing basic and detailed plant layouts
  • Construction experience in planning for installation and access of equipment.
  • Should have experience of leading piping design and development of 3D model and leading model reviews.
  • Experience of design verification of piping design and knowledge of industry codes and standards.
  • Modularized design experience and skid design experience is desirable.
  • Experience of both Pipe supporting and Piping stress work process
  • Experience and knowledge to effectively communicate issues and ideas effectively.
  • Experience managing contractors on site, maintaining safety and zero accident goal.
  • Good written and spoken English and strong communication skills
  • Must be able to travel with Europe & Middle East.