All Locations
Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hybrid Working
Business Area
PD&MS Group
Vacancy Type
Employee - Full time

About The Role

Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to make a difference? Are you ready to engineer change within the industry and wider community? 

At PD&MS, we’re determined to help drive the change that our world needs to see. To support current and new customers to be part of the energy transition, through future-friendly solutions.  

You can be part of our vision! 


Working Pattern: Permanent / Full Time 

As the Lead Piping Designer, you will: 

  • Have experience of performing studies, FEED, and detail design of Piping fabrications in an EPC environment or client role is highly preferred.
  • Have worked in a brownfield environment/project preferred.
  • Be knowledgeable of offshore piping lay-out requirements (Design, Safety, Construction and installation and maintenance aspects)
  • In depth experience of offshore safety regulations and construction requirements
  • Technically competent in own discipline and actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development.
  • In depth Knowledge and understanding of 2D drafting standards, In depth experience of piping drawings requirements/presentation.
  • Produce and design checking Piping plot plan, Piping, and equipment general arrangement drawings.
  • Producing and design checking Piping detail (fabrication) drawings (Piping isometrics and Pipe supports).
  • Have experience in using and interacting with cloud data to develop piping design and clash check. Previous experience in using ReCAp pro or LFM would be preferred.
  • Generate and design checking piping survey scope of work and liaison with DC team for laser scan as well as tie in survey.
  • Understand and have knowledge of tie-in survey data and implementing in detailed design deliverables (Flange face orientation/deflection etc.).
  • Liaise closely with other disciplines to ensure all equipment requirements and vendor data are addressed in the design, specification of equipment, construction sequencing and commissioning.
  • Provide value adding knowledge to constructability reviews and take consideration of layout restrictions, ergonomics, safety, utilities, and maintainability.


The role offers:  

  • Development opportunities: the opportunity to develop within your Piping Design department, to be appreciated, to work with people who have the same goals and are driven to succeed.
  • Varied workload: you’ll have the chance to transfer your skills and develop in our industry and deliver on projects across the fully energy sector, from conventional to renewable energies.
  • Opportunities for transferable skills: if you’re experience isn’t traditional oil & gas, we still want to hear from you!  If you’ve EPC experience in nuclear, rail, utilities, Petro-chemical, renewables, marine and pharmaceuticals then please apply.
  • Salary: Competitive Salary depending on knowledge and experience plus a range of benefits that support your finances, wellbeing, and family.
  • Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, Income Protection, Private Medical Cover, Private Dental Cover, 33 days holiday, Holiday Buy, Flexible Working and Employee Assist Programme and CrashPlan.
  • Location: Aberdeen or Glasgow – hybrid working 3 days in the office with flexibility to work from home for 2 days. 

About You

You’ll have experience of: 

  • Leading a team of Designers and coordinating work tasks to achieve required plan dates or be a senior / principal designer looking for a step up in their career.
  • Managing design team budgets, produce scope estimates and recognising and controlling scope change.  Creating and maintaining Piping design deliverable list and monitor design team productivity. Experience in providing timely progress /updates to Piping Lead Engineers with respect to design activities/deliverables.
  • Interfaces with other engineering disciplines.
  • Offshore and onshore Oil&Gas business but similar transferrable industries skills will be also considered in lieu of specific O&G experience.
  • 3D modelling (AutoCAD plant 3D is preferred but other similar 3D tools are considered acceptable) and study.
  • CATS&SPEC and Design application of 3D modelling tool is essential for the role. Previous experience with admin role and CATS&SPEC would be preferred.
  • Generating and design checking 3D models (AutoCAD plant 3D preferred). Competent in using Navisworks Manage.
  • Design checking deliverables that conform to all applicable industry engineering codes and standards as well as the client’s policies and procedures relative to the piping and equipment being specified. Sound knowledge of relevant commonly used codes and Piping standards therefore required. 


Personal attributes

Our GENES, our core values, define who we are, what we stand for and how we deliver.  

  • Go the extra mile
  • Empower our people
  • Never get complacent
  • Engage our partners
  • Step up and deliver

If this sounds like you, then you could be a perfect fit. 



  • BSc or equivalent in relevant Engineering Discipline
  • Chartered Engineer status preferred
  • Significant, demonstrable experience in Detailed Design Engineering and Engineering Checking 
  • Detailed understanding of all Engineering disciplines 
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Oil & Gas Industry Codes and Standards 
  • Understand the application of Autodesk Design products 
  • Competent in the use of MS Office applications 
  • Survival BOSIET/FOET with CA-EBS & MIST (advantageous)

About Us

PD&MS has been engineering solutions in the energy industry and beyond since 2002, our ability to combine innovative ideas with technical expertise sets us apart. A flexible, full-service provider committed to supporting the energy transition, we deliver high-quality project work across the entire lifecycle of assets within the oil and gas, renewables and nuclear sectors. But whoever we work with, it’s the energy, professionalism and purpose of our people that really makes the difference. 

Be who you’re meant to be, with PD&MS 

We firmly believe in a work culture in which: individual differences are a source of collective strength and pride; everybody can perform to the best of their abilities and on a level playing field; and all colleagues feel they’re part of our team and their voices will be heardWe’re already heartened by the diversity within our organisation, but we recognise that there’s always more we can do to improve furtherWe welcome applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status. 

We’re energised by the prospect of operating successfully today, tomorrow and far into the future. But we’re also driven to ensure that our business activities are conducted in socially responsible, morally acceptable and sustainable ways.   

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