Piping Designer

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Piping Designer on a fixed term contract basis, with experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry to provide support to our Client in the execution of a project in Vilanculos, Province of Inhambane.

Job Objective:

  • Technical Design Ability - Under supervision completes technical design work using company and client design methods, standards and data in line with Project requirements. Provision of support to designers.
  • Technical Expertise - Possesses proficient levels of technical expertise required to do the job, however continuously work towards improving and updating technical abilities. Will personally seek out opportunities to develop technical knowledge base.
  • Cross Discipline Project and Team Interaction - Appreciation of project set up and team structure across disciplines. Under guidance working with other discipline designers.
  • Understanding and meeting schedule and schedule dependencies - Awareness of personal targets for deliverable production and deliverable schedule.
  • Commercial Awareness and Customer Focus - Under direction develops the engineering requirement.
  • Interpretation of Engineering Requirements - Under direction develops the engineering requirement.
  • Liaise between head office and construction contractor with regards to any technical queries.
  • Assist construction contractor with interpretation of isometrics.  

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Should have a working experience and knowledge base of typical Petrochemical or Mining plants and be able to use this knowledge to locate Equipment, civil structures and infrastructure.
  • Must be able to read and interpret all forms of Process flow diagrams.
  • Should have a working knowledge of the function and workings of all categories of process equipment and bulk items as well as instrumentation used for transporting and controlling the process
  • Should be familiar with Piping Specifications, Pipe Support specifications and Piping Design philosophies.
  • Must be familiar with the related and referenced national and international geometrical standards forming part of Piping Material Specifications.
  • Needs a basic knowledge of Pipe Stressing to be able to assist the Pipe Stress Engineer in ensuring a suitably, flexible, robust and supported design.
  • Needs to be capable of reading and interpreting isometrics with regard to perspective.
  • Should be able to develop a plot plan within the constraints and parameters defined by other disciplines.
  • Should be able to establish the requirements for a 3D Piping Design as laid out by the Process and Project Departments.
  • Shall be able to develop a cost effective, technically acceptable 3D Piping layout with emphasis on safety constructability and maintainability.



Skills / Qualifications


  • N3 or Matric

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Minimum 5 Years experience
  • Microstation CAD Software Package Version J or later

Personal attributes:

  • Initiative - Grasps new or unfamiliar concepts quickly and can effectively deal with complexity and ambiguity. Identifies issues in a constructive manner and recommends solutions. Uses innovative and novel approaches to find solutions
  • Change and Adaptability - Gains awareness for, and an understanding of, the position of stakeholders. Readily adapts to changing circumstances
  • Interpersonal Communications - Actively listens and seeks to understand others’ points of view. Communicates openly and honestly to all levels of the organization.  Expresses ideas and exchanges information clearly and persuasively
  • Problem Solving - Grasps new or unfamiliar concepts quickly and can effectively deal with complexity and ambiguity. Identifies issues in a constructive manner and recommends solutions.  Uses innovative and novel approaches to find solutions
  • Planning, Organising & Execution Prioritizes and plans work activities.  Uses time efficiently and strives to ensure that agreed schedule undertakings are met.



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. 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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