or (from my book)
The Piping Design Group (PDG) will normally produce the project Master Plot Plan drawing. PDG will be responsible for the definitive equipment placement and layout. The piping design group will insure that the equipment layout will be "fit-for-purpose" when considering the process requirements. PDG will be responsible for all piping layout development. PDG will be responsible for working with other engineering groups to define physical plant needs and clearances.
The Piping Design Group will route all piping. They will ensure proper support and flexibility of all lines. They will insure that all inline instruments are properly accounted for. They will insure that all equipment and piping is in accordance with the project design criteria. They will consider criteria for operation, maintenance, safety, and constructability.
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*Project Piping Designer(s)
Under the direct supervision of the Project Lead Piping Design Supervisor and/or Area/Unit Design Supervisor, develops and checks system design CAD files or drawings in conformance with project specifications, scope of work, design parameters, codes, and industry practices. Work assignments should be made based on the training and experience of the designer weighed against the complexity and critically of the equipment and piping.
Duties of the Project Piping Designer are the following:
*Review project specifications, administrative and technical practices, design instructions, plot plan, flow diagrams, and supplier information.
*Performs manual/computer layouts using specifications, standard drawings, design instructions, plot plan, flow diagrams, line list and supplier information.
*Draw and update material and stress sketches.
*Communicates and interfaces with other project design and engineering disciplines.
*Complete manual/computer drawings and isometrics.
*Check, back check, and correct manual/computer drawings and isometrics.
*Check other departments' design drawings and supplier equipment drawings.
*Update master flow diagrams.
*Update location control plan.
*Reports progress to the project piping area/unit supervisor.
*On assignment to the field, supports construction in drawing and specification interpretations, design modifications, scheduling, and system checkout and testing.
Job Descriptions #3
Piping Designer I
Assist senior designers in pipe design work done at a project site, such as preparing hand drawn sketches and taking field measurements.
Perform basic CAD drafting on drawings such as Plot Plans and Piping Standards.
Make basic 3D model modifications as directed by area 3D designers.
Perform the task of isometric drawings tracking and issuing.
Piping Designer II
Assist senior designers drafting or 3D modeling from rough design sketches and design standards.
Assist senior designers by drafting or extracting drawings from 3D models.
Make drawing and 3D model changes, corrections, and modifications as directed by senior designers.
Assist senior designers in pipe design work at the project site, such as preparing hand drawn sketches and taking field measurements.
Piping Designer III
Prepare and revise drawings such as Plot Plans, Equipment Arrangements, Piping Plans, Isometrics, and extract drawings from 3D models.
Create 3D models from layouts and sketches.
Perform basic design and checking activities, as well as review the design of offshore offices.
Monitor and review vendor drawings to ensure they conform to project design specifications.
Assist with the maintaining of project controls and records.
Develop the ability to understand and apply information contained in layouts, sketches, P&ID’s, project specifications and other related project data in order to complete drafting and 3D modeling assignments.
Develop familiarity with equipment items and piping materials and their function in design of a process/utility facility.
Develop a working knowledge of the operation and function of all engineering disciplines to ensure proper coordination on a project.
Piping Designer IV
Develop the portion of a process unit or offsite facility as assigned, from the preliminary stages through detail design.
Review the work for the assigned area during development by design team.
Coordinate area design assignments with designers in adjacent design areas.
Utilize 2D and 3D CAD software as required to develop plant layouts.
Produce finished Piping Design deliverables through the use of 2D CAD software or extraction from a 3D model.
Check the design and deliverables as prepared by other designers for accuracy, completeness and compliance with company and project specifications and standards.
Assist in maintaining project controls and records.
Be able to supervise and coordinate the work of one or more designers.
Have complete familiarity with equipment items and piping materials and their function in design of a process/utility facility.
Have a complete working knowledge of the operation and function of all engineering disciplines to ensure proper coordination on a project.
Piping Designer V
Develop complex equipment and piping layout that will satisfy all technical requirements on a project from the preliminary design stage through the detail design stage, or review the work for the assigned area as being developed by design team.
Have a working knowledge of all safety, maintainability and operability layout requirements.
Coordinate area design assignments with designers in adjacent design area.
Assist the Piping Design Team Lead by functioning as an Area Lead.
Plan and direct the layout work of designers and checkers.
Assist less experienced designers in producing finished Piping Design deliverables through the use of 2D CAD software or extraction from a 3D model.
Check, or supervise the checking of design and deliverables as prepared by other designers for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with company and project specifications and standards.
Maintain project controls and records as required.
Assist in the training and development of Piping Design personnel and evaluate the work of others.
Piping Designer VI
Perform initial project planning in regards to project scope, design basis, labor hour budget, staffing requirements, deliverables and execution procedure.
Knowledgeable of company, department and project procedures and ensure all are followed throughout a project.
Develop and/or participate in Plot Plan and Equipment Arrangement activities.
Establish design areas and assign piping team personnel to design responsibilities.
Establish and trend estimate quantities.
Participate in all design reviews.
Monitor the progress for all piping design activities in regards to budget, schedule and staffing and report results to Project Management and Department Management.
Ensure the deliverable verification process, and that all deliverables are issued according to schedule.
Participate in weekly project discipline team meetings, and conduct weekly piping design team meetings.
Ensure all piping design team members are working according to Jacobs safety guidelines, and that all have successfully completed project specific safety training.
Piping Designer VII
Review initial planning performed by Piping Design Team Leads in regards to effort hour budget, staffing requirements, and project execution.
With the lead, attend such project meetings as Kick-off, Interactive Planning (IAP), Operational Reviews (OPR), and project phase Pass Gates.
Ensure leads are aware of and meet all safety requirements.
Monitor the progress, budget and staffing of projects.
Assist the Piping Design Department Manager in performing piping design discipline audits.
Perform annual performance evaluations for Piping Design Team Leads.
Assist the Piping Design Department Manager in performing interviews for potential hires, and staffing assignments.
Monitor the leads performance in issuing deliverables on per the project schedule.