Senior Piping Designer (Secunda)

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Piping Designer on a contract basis, who have extensive experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry to provide support to our Client in the execution of projects.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • 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, produce technical reports as and when required.
  • Advise the Chief Piping Designer 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 manhours, 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.
  • Responsible for ensuring engineering and design quality, technical accuracy of drawings, specifications, procedures, etc produced within the Piping Drawing Office.
  • Responsible for the execution of assigned work in accordance with applicable contract procedures and standards, within the manhour and cost budgets and project schedules.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to clients and project standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring that contract procedures on safety and quality control are followed.
  • Responsible for adherence to 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 authorised engineers from other groups/departments.
  • Give guidance to Piping Designers if required.


Skills / Qualifications


  • N3 or Matric

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Microstation CAD Software Package Version J or later
  • 3D PDS experience
  • Minimum 10 Years experience

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.elati networking ability.

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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