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Kent Recruitment

Lead Piping Designer

USA - Houston Texas
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About the Job:

Kent is looking for a Lead Piping Designer. This position will support a program that has projects at multiple sites across the globe. The Designer will report to the Piping Supervisor and will receive project work instructions from the Program Piping Lead.

The Lead Piping Designer is responsible for facilitating the development of 3D models, piping design, isometric drawing production, and overseeing/coordinating with an HVEC team. This individual will also be responsible for interfacing with client(s) and managing discipline scope and schedule. Ideal candidate will have experience with Bentley AutoPlant.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Piping Program Lead in planning and design layout; layout 3d piping models.
  • Contribute to the management of discipline scope & schedule.
  • Coordinate with our HVEC (High Value Engineering Center) overseas.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to others in your area(s) of expertise.
  • Explore and suggest new approaches and concepts in design components.
  • Conduct plant site visits when needed. Perform job walks accordingly.
  • Independently perform most assignments, plan work, and meet deadlines without supervisor action.
  • Prepare and layout piping systems in conformance with applicable codes and design standards and produce required deliverables.
  • Ensure project piping deliverables are checked and meet industry, client and company quality standards
  • Coordinate survey request with survey group.

Your Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in refinery, midstream or petrochemical industries.
  • Design and construction experience of piping systems in plants.
  • Advanced knowledge about design/drafting principles and practices.
  • Working experience with high value engineering center (HVEC) (recommended).

Skills Requirement:

  • Proficient in the following software: Bentley AutoPlant, AVEVA Point Cloud Manager (LFM Server)
  • Experience with MS Office products and Adobe PDF Pro

Core Competencies:

  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department.
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