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Principal Piping and Layout Designer


London, United Kingdom
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May 24, 2024
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Join us in solving global energy challenges for future generations.

At Aker Solutions we are committed to helping the energy industry and broader society #PowerTheChange towards a low-carbon future. We are changemakers and problem solvers with more than 180 years of experience. Our ambitions are high. By 2030, renewables and low-carbon solutions will make up two-thirds of our business. Do you want to be a part of driving the transition?

Our London team provides front-end studies, engineering, procurement and project management services for initiating and executing oil & gas field, offshore wind HVDC, renewable energy and carbon capture developments. Our Business very much depends on our people; all our major achievements are team efforts.

We are currently looking for a Principal Piping and Layout Designer for our New Build team, the role will be based at our Chiswick office, London, UK. 

What will you be doing?

Responsible for leading the piping & layout design team (across multiple offices) to deliver all or specific parts of the piping & layout design, as directed by the lead piping & layout engineer, within areas such as:

  • Piping design utility & process areas.
  • Development of a safe, economical and operable design in accordance with P&IDs and all company and project guidelines and specifications.
  • Ensure lines are correctly routed and supported in accordance with Project standards, guidelines and stress requirements.
  • Preparing, maintaining and checking the 3D model and discipline drawings for different phases of the project according to construction requirements and project schedule.
  • Isometric planning, coordination and delivery
  • Model data quality reporting and management
  • Supporting Piping MTO activities.
  • All aspects of 3D modelling including modelling equipment and routing lines
  • Discipline model administration.
  • Development of CAD standard practices.
  • Managing coordination between design disciplines and third parties.
  • Model preliminary structures and platforms for handover to Structural Group for detailed design.

We think you should have:

  • HNC preferred.
  • More than 15 years post qualification experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within the offshore oil & gas/renewable energy sector and onshore oil & gas / carbon capture sector. Offshore experience is preferred.
  • Track record in Lead / Area Lead / Principal Piping & Layout Designer role(s) from a minimum of one E&P or EPC project.
  • Must be able to input and control information in Aveva E3D 3D model.
  • Fully capable of making and checking of 2D drawings in Autocad and / or Microstation.
  • Ability to manage and plan work scope of the piping & layout design team.
  • Hard working conscientious individual capable of working on ones own initiative
  • Good communicator and team player.
  • Experience in multiple office execution / workshare and managing high values execution centres.

More reasons to work with us:

  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Join a company committed to becoming a significant player in the energy transition 

Interested? Contact us.

For more information about the position, please contact Laura Mansell, Senior Manager:email

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing service.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

This is Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.