Mechanical-Piping Designer IV
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Johns Creek, GA

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Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete design of complex mechanical/piping assignments using theoretical knowledge and practical design methods. Work at this level requires extensive progressive experience in mechanical/piping design, involves applying advanced design techniques and analysis and a willingness to lead a design effort. This work will be performed under general supervision.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Familiarity with and utilizing department design and drafting standards.
  • Familiarity with project scope, specifications and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.
  • Recognizing and communicating scope and design changes promptly.
  • Developing the design and drafting of complex piping drawings given basic information such as P&ID’s, GA’s, piping specifications, equipment drawings, etc.
  • Performing field design work to ascertain current conditions, locate new systems, communicate with client personnel and assist in construction.
  • Ability to perform survey/measurement tasks for existing equipment and piping.
  • Preparing material take-offs from piping sketches for construction estimates.
  • Planning and managing your site design activities for optimum results.
  • On-site assistance during startup.
  • Preparing man-hour estimates for your activities.
  • Providing technical guidance to less experienced drafting personnel in the department.
  • Coordinating work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead.
  • Producing mechanical/piping installation specifications with engineering review and approval.
  • Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform design functions.
    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Associate degree in Engineering Technology or Computer-Aided Drafting.
  • Position requires 8 to 15 years of relevant industrial experience in mechanical/piping drafting and design.
  • Knowledge and application of piping materials.
  • Design of moderately complex process and utility piping systems, especially those systems unique to the industry being served.
  • Knowledge and application of piping supports and restraints.
  • Flexibility analysis of piping system.
  • Knowledge of manual valve sizing, use and application.
  • Knowledge of good design practices for sizing all piping systems.
    Coordination of the need, application, and specification of steam traps and liquid drainers.
  • Identification of need and application of safety valves and devices to maintain the mechanical integrity of piping systems.
  • Selection/coordination of piping specialty items given the design criteria.
  • Drafting of P&ID’s and GA’s.
  • Provide review of vendor equipment and in-line instruments from a piping perspective.
  • Familiarity with specifications (ASTM, ASME, ANSI, etc.) and installation details of construction bulk materials and equipment.
  • Ability to create accurate mechanical/piping installation documents from the information found on vendor equipment drawings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of work flow/information flow between disciplines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule and budget constraints and information requirements for the production of all mechanical/piping deliverables.
  • Ability to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and a man-hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project.
  • Knowledge and application of company engineering design and CAD drafting standards.
  • Ability to lead a small team to deliver on commitments.
  • Ability to deliver convincing presentations of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors services.
  • Working knowledge of 2D and/or 3D draft software (i.e. Plantspace, Cadworx, Autoplant, PDS, PDMS).
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of industry standard checking procedures and ability to check small projects.
    Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders or perform duties utilizing a safety harness.
  • Ability to perform duties within confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform duties while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a fire-retardant jumpsuit, safety glasses, ear plugs and/or hard hat.
  • Ability to lift and carry in excess of 10 lbs.
    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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