Piping & Mechanical Designer
Wood PLC

Richmond, Virginia

Posted in Engineering

Job Info


Wood is currently recruiting for a Piping and Mechanical Designer with experience in the chemical manufacturing industry. You will be responsible for design work supporting facility-based projects in an active chemical manufacturing plant as part of that plant's capital project's group in Richmond, Virginia.

Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.


The Mechanical Designer will work with the Design Lead to complete design requests from plant personnel. Perform drawing search, field walkdowns, check out appropriate drawings, and generate a design proposal to satisfy the request. Present it to Design Lead, and subsequently Plant personnel involved. If accepted, develop final design and supporting documents (piping and equipment layouts, 2D and 3D models, piping isometrics, P&IDs, vendor supplied equipment). Write scopes of work for construction. Work with the Design Lead to schedule meetings for review with plant personnel. Provide support to plant personnel for installation, working with maintenance and/or contractors. After installation, record all "as-builts" so that documentation matches parts and equipment installed.

Additional Duties:

  • Update existing drawings as directed, to reflect as-built condition. Drawings may include Piping, Mechanical, E&I, and P&IDs.
  • Create new drawings as needed.
  • Manage document control system.


  • 15+ years of practical and applicable industrial design experience.
  • Solid experience with mechanical design and piping systems preferred.
  • Familiar with safety policies and procedures as practices in industrial facilities.
  • Experienced in 3D design & modeling, E3D preferred.
  • Experience using 2D CAD for drafting & design, MicroStation preferred.
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, fabrication and construction techniques, equipment, design philosophies, codes, industry standards, and practices.
  • Competent in piping layout.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of piping codes and the ability to follow local codes.
  • Knowledge of Welding practices.
  • Ability to measure equipment in the field to create layouts and drawings.
  • Ability to communicate with machine operators & engineers to design & create equipment to accomplish tasks required for area operations.
  • Familiar with designing systems using a variety of materials of construction.
  • Capable of generating a material take-off and full bill of materials for each design.
  • Good understanding of all aspects of preparing and sending design packages, drawings, etc. for quote to shops.
  • Solid skill with Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook programs.

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