Principal Piping Designer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Piping - Engineering
Position Type
Agency / Contract

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Piping Designer based in our Aberdeen Offices.



  • Contributes to engineering excellence by providing the link between engineering design theory and practical application, translating critical design concepts into workable plans for tangible end-products
  • Prepares engineering drawings in their discipline area from rough sketches or from general engineering and design information according to established standards and procedures
  • Create designs and sketch out detailed plans for projects such as commercial, industrial, and civil sector structures and plant and/or manufactured products and systems
  • Plans and carries out technical assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Capable of handling assignments which involve a variety of procedures and techniques
  • Undertakes technical assignments that are a significant part of an ongoing engineering program
  • Prepares mechanical or digital drawings, diagrams or blueprints and/or models of various products or structures, using computer-aided drafting (CAD) and/or computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software

Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Technically competent in own discipline and actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development
  • Provide discipline support to the business
  • Ensure self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry technology developments and promote to direct reports
  • Provide discipline input to scope definition and execution
  • Deputising for Principal as required
  • Interact with multi-discipline Engineering Teams
  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to direct reports
  • Management of third party suppliers in the execution of Engineering delivery
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across the project / contract interfaces
  • Engage with inter-discipline community and promote discipline including: networking / knowledge sharing


Skills / Qualifications


  • HNC / HND or equivalent professional qualification with relevant considerable experience

Minimum Experience:

  • Demonstrable balance of industrial experience at relevant level and position

Role-Specific Skills:

  • Intellectually capable, can substantiate the ability to apply theory in a practical context
  • Professional demeanour, interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate team working skills
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious and keen to learn
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude
  • Establishing and / or maintaining an awareness of external stakeholders including: industry bodies, academia, vendors, client interface (as appropriate and requested



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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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