Senior Piping Designer in Abu Zaby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

at Wood Group PSN

Oil & Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Brief Description              

We are currently recruiting for a  Senior Piping Deisnger on a full time residential basis located at our offices in Abu Dhabi. The successful candidate will support the EPC project phase of a new Oil & Gas facility to be constructed in the Middle East .


Detailed Description              
  • This is a Home Office position based in Abu Dhabi, but it may involve occasional visits to the Client offices and/or site in Kurdistan. Normal working time will be 45 hours per week (9 hours per day).
  • The project is the EPC phase of a new Oil & Gas facility to be constructed in-country.
  • Reporting to the Lead Piping Engineer the candidate will carry out assigned Piping discipline work as part of a multi-discipline project team.
  • To perform site surveys and data gathering exercises at various locations throughout the field.  
  • Preparation and checking of 3D Model and piping design deliverables.
  • Responsible for design team activities and assisting Principal Designer and Engineers with resource scheduling and man hour reporting.
  • To liaise with the Client’s local Operations and Maintenance staff.
  • To provide field engineering support to the site team during construction, installation and commissioning activities.
  • To promote safe behaviour at all times.
  • To generate 3D Model using SP3D / PDMS.
  • Preparation and checking of all piping design deliverables such as Piping GAs, Nozzle orientations, Isometrics, pipe support drawings, piping MTO, Tie-in schedule etc.
  • Interdisciplinary check of PFD, P&ID and Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation drawings.
  • Review of vendor drawings for Equipment / Package items.  
  • Produce drawings in AutoCAD.
  • To assist in the coordination of all activities related to piping systems.


Job Requirements              
  • Proficient in 3D modelling with the use of SP3D / PDMS
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel and Word.
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Must be able to work to an agreed scope, budget and schedule.
  • An active listener with the ability to focus on customer requirements
  • Experience in Conceptual, FEED and Detailed Design is required.
  • Operational support / construction and commissioning.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate Piping Design deliverables
  • Compliance with WGPSN procedures and industry, international and Client Codes and standards.
  • Maintain suitable records of correspondence and work completed for reference and auditing purposes. 
  • Must be eligible and willing to make occasional visits to Kurdistan
  • Good communicator with a willingness to share knowledge and support others
  • Strong team working ethic, positive and enthusiastic
  • Proactive
  • An active listener with the ability to focus on customer requirements
  • Highly motivated and self reliant
  • Confident and assertive
  • Problem solver
  • Open thinker and innovator
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language.
  • Onshore Oil and Gas related piping design experience
  • Thorough awareness of international codes and standards for piping design
  • A determination to continually improve safety in all aspects of plant design and operation
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Proven capability in an engineering design company
  • Experience of site-based project work involving field engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, or maintenance
  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage
  • Diploma or HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)


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