Petrofac Hiring – Principal Designer – Piping


Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?


Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise Piping design activities and accountable for successful completion of projects within allocated Cost, Time, and Resources.
  • Lead a team of 3D modelers for successful execution and delivery of work packages to construction.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other discipline design supervisors, Designers on day-to-day basis for successful execution of the work.
  • Participate in internal meetings for design issues and progress tracking.
  • Establish effective communication with Engineering Centre offices.
  • Conduct design reviews, 3D model reviews, workshops and take necessary close-out actions.
  • Review 3D model on daily basis to identify design improvements required and suggest Designing team.
  • Update work progress to Lead Engineer and provide necessary inputs for meetings and discussions.
  • Prepare inter discipline inputs and ensure common understanding for Corridor Support, Common support arrangements.
  • Suggest ideas to other disciplines for bulk routing in congested spaces (HVA/C ducts, HV cables).
  • Evaluate software and hardware requirements for 3D model and 2D drafting activities and notify to Lead Engineer.
  • Lead the MTO activities at various stages of the project and ensure accuracy of inputs.
  • Provide inputs on design changes based on Design change notices (DCNs) and notify potential variation orders.
  • Ensure compliance of design based on sound engineering practices, company standards, client contract requirements and based on international codes and standards.
  • Manage the issuance of engineering drawings and technical documents for Inter-Discipline Checks (IDC’s) coordinate for integration of data inputs.
  • Ensure timely issuance of deliverables and timely completion of activities.
  • Perform / supervise review of vendor drawings and documents.
  • Strictly ensure compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures and QMS guidelines. Support Internal and Client audit requests, facilitate audit procedures piping.
  • Promote safety awareness in strict compliance with HSE policies and procedures.
  • Participate in preparation and implementation of standard design guides, standard drawings and checklists as part of Department Developmental activities.
  • Interface and provide clarification, guidance and technical support to construction sites and commissioning engineers at yard and offshore.
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    Essential Qualifications And Skills
    Diploma Holder in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent certificate with a minimum of 15-20 years of related offshore Wind Energy, offshore Oil &
  • Gas, Petroleum / Petrochemical industry experience.Preferably from a working background in EPC Compan
  • ies for offshore Oil & Gas, Wind Energy industries.Experience in offshore fixed structures including Wind Subs
  • tation Platforms (including HVAC, HVDC) is desired.Knowledge of working with European clients, European OEMs and exposur
  • e to European Safety and environmental regulations.Knowledge on relevant international codes & standards l
  • ike EN, DNVGL, ANSI, ASME, API, MSS, BS, ISO, NACE.Possess supervising, Team Leading skills for activities in 3D modelling, piping studies, drawing extraction, drafting and
  • MTO activities between various Engineering centers.Exposure to long duration mobilization at constru
  • ction yards and short visits to offshore platforms.Expertise
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Additional Information

Job Details:

Company: Petrofac

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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