• Location: London
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 3rd Jan 2018

Piping Design Engineer

District Heating & CHP


Our client, a multinational energy company are seeking a Design Engineer for their District Heating team in London. This is an exciting opportunity for a design professional with piping design experience, to get fully immersed into the world of district heating across multi-million-pound projects in the UK


Role Responsibilities:

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Size and specify valves, instruments and piping components.
  • Calculate and model district network energy flow
  • Develop projects from an outline brief and specification.
  • Undertake piping stress analysis
  • Produce 3D models and detailed design drawings for buried district heating network installations in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Coordinate to grid reference systems, including ordnance survey maps and utility information.
  • Create and detail Bills of Material for buried network piping systems, chambers and valves.
  • Conduct site visits and surveys to collect data for creating designs and for supporting installation.
  • Site attendance for snagging activities and commissioning support
  • Liaise with both internal and external clients, contractors and suppliers.
  • Complete as-built drawings for record purposes and O&M manuals.
  • Write sub-contractor scopes, specifications and major plant tender documentation.
  • Compile and write O&M manual content for delivered designs.
  • Communicate the status of projects and tasks through the departmental reporting structure
  • Create piping and leak detection alarm schematics in 2D AutoCAD.


Candidate Requirements:

  • BEng / BSc Mechanical Engineering Degree (or similar, minimum of a 2:1 standard).
  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience in a relevant field or similar role.
  • A basic knowledge of relevant standards and an ability to seek, understand and utilise industry knowledge to good effect.
  • A thorough working knowledge of pre-insulated piping systems, buried piping system components and fabrication methods.
  • Ability to Operate within and adhere to the company Health & Safety policy and procedures.
  • An attention to detail and a high standard of verbal and written skills.
  • A team player with an ability to self manage and develop projects from an outline brief and specification.
  • A keen interest in combined heat and power (CHP) installations, district energy networks and energy saving technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in engineering calculations, analysis and problem solving.
  • An interest in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, energy transfer and stress analysis.
  • To upkeep and manage project drawing registers.


Desirable Skills, Education & Experience: 

  • MEng / MSc Mechanical Engineering Degree (or similar subject).
  • Working towards CEng Chartered Engineer status.
  • An ability to size and specify valves, instruments and piping components.
  • Supplementary safety and industry specific training (such as CSCS card, IOSH, SMSTS and CIBSE courses).
  • Supplementary courses and qualifications in AutoDesk or other industry leading CAD and modelling packages.
  • A thorough working knowledge of relevant British Standards and industry specific publications.

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