Jacobs Senior Piping Designer in Richmond, California

Senior Piping Designer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine for the second consecutive year, we provide planning, design, build, and maintenance of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities and infrastructure. With over 5,000 employees across North America, we service exploration, production, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas to end users, both offshore and onshore. We bring together many different aspects including Pipeline and Facilities groups, onshore and offshore offices, and engineering services to help meet the demands of our clients.

Position Summary

Responsible for technical direction of piping design work and project administration of piping engineering tasks. Assigns and schedules work and is responsible for the progress and quality of deliverables of a team of piping designers and engineers, generally assigned to a single client program This position does not have administrative duties in regards to hiring or salary, but does include doing performance evaluations on piping team members.

  • Perform initial project planning in regards to project scope, design basis, DVP, effort hour budget, staffing requirements, deliverables and execution procedure.

  • Knowledgeable of J-STEPS, ECR Procedures, and local office and department work instructions. Also, will be responsible to ensure that local client procedures are considered when planning activities.

  • Develop and/or participate in Plot Plan and Equipment Arrangement activities.

  • Establish design areas and assign piping team personnel to specific 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.

  • Possess strong working knowledge of SmartPlant Review, NavisWorks, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Responsible for project piping change management and applicable documentation preparation.


  • Normally requiring a minimum of 12 years experience and a High School or Associate Graduate, or a BS degree reducing this requirement to 10 year’s experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years' as a Lead Designer required

  • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required

  • 2 years 3D model design review software experience required

  • Effective oral and written communication skills required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Richmond

Req ID: REF00015V