Lead Piping CAD Designer

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2023 7:34 PM)
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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Utility Services, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide planning and direction for other piping designers on project specific tasks
  • Ensure design compliance with respective client/company specification and codes
  • Occasionally perform fieldwork necessary to gather data, check tie-ins, and provide construction support
  • Prepare proposals and estimate new projects
  • Prepare drawings and sketches to support construction work, change orders, estimates, etc
  • Prepare and disseminate all required documentation records such as status reports, punch lists describing work items to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc. to piping supervisor
  • Ability for check and back check drawings produced by drafting personnel
  • Interact with designers and engineers within the engineering group, and from other disciplines, in a team environment to create multi-discipline design packages for construction
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the piping design supervisor as needed
  • Issue and be able to check piping isometrics
  • Set up and be responsible for project 3D model (piping systems, tie-in locations, pipe support locations, show mechanical equipment in the 3D model, steam tracing design and layout.)
  • Interface with designers from other disciplines to provide a complete 3D model that meets project requirements
  • Able to provide and check piping material take offs against Piping Material specs and engineering preferences
  • Competent in understanding and updating of P&ID’s
  • Competent in performing field walk downs and verifications or using pictures or laser scans to walk down piping systems
  • Provide weekly project engineering progress reports
  • Able to identify piping changes, MOC’s and notify a project engineer, PM, or the piping supervisor of changes, especially when they impact budget/schedule
  • Issue to the project engineer; needs list, responses to technical queries from clients, progress to original piping scope, progress to approved change orders


Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of AutoCAD, CADWorx/Plant 3D and Navisworks in the Oil & Gas industry utilizing ASME B31.3 and B31.8 codes
  • Experience in utilizing point cloud software such as Autodesk Recap or CloudWorx
  • Ability to develop and work from P&IDs for use in plant layout & piping design
  • Experience leading small to mid-capital projects
  • Thorough understanding and efficiency with standard design and drafting practices
  • Solid understanding of Code and Plant Specific Standard knowledge

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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