Piping Designer

Lombard, IL /
Piping & Plant Layout – Designer /
Full Time
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification

Individual must have 3-5 years of piping design knowledge and equipment layout. Accountability for safety, quality, budget, and schedule as it relates to project tasks.  This individual interfaces with other discipline engineers within the Valdes organization.  May visit job site as required.  

Responsibilities

    • Responsibilities include the following:
    • Knowledge within the Piping and Plant layout discipline with capabilities and the initiative to perform the following tasks with some supervisory/mentor assistance
    • Provide accurate detail piping design per project requirement in accordance with scope, budget, and schedule as assigned by project lead
    • Provide on-site field assistance as required per project assignment
    • Participate in 3D model design review
    • Provide design computations, piping estimates, isometrics, plans, sketches and bill of material
    • Provide information for inter-discipline coordination
    • Review design drawings for quality and accuracy
    • Participate in project meetings
    • Provide written or verbal design progress reports as required by project lead
    • Make recommendations to improve work flow process
    • Develop and /or improve department standards, including templates and design guides
    • Develop and maintain project drawing list
    • All other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

    • Education: High School Diploma, Associates Degree or Higher preferred
    • Experience: 3-5 Years of experience working in piping design and plant layout 
    • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship

Technical Competencies

    • Ability to effectively resolve technical design problems
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of 2D and 3D AutoCAD software
    • Ability to use design and/or CAD software to perform design tasks
    • Solid Microsoft Office experience
    • Ability to translate field and design sketches into detailed finished construction documents
    • Ability to provide piping layout for control stations, pumps, exchangers, drums and vessels
    • Knowledge of  multi-discipline project design execution and construction methods

Competencies and Skill Sets:

    • Strong  Microsoft Office experience
    • Knowledge of  multi-discipline project design execution and construction sequence
    • Strong piping design knowledge of major equipment and structures
    • Creative thinking in providing new solutions to design problems 
    • Ability to provide nozzle and platform orientations per project requirements
    • Knowledge of piping design requirements for in-line instrumentation
    • Understand stress analysis and its application
    • Ability to generate a construction scope of work document

People Skills

    • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with clients and co-workers
    • Personable and able to easily work with others at all levels
    • Ability to handle difficult individuals and remain calm when employees or clients are confrontational
    • Extroverted personality, able to initiate and follow through on assignments with little coaching

Organizational Skills

    • Must be well organized and able to prioritize work
    • Ability to set and track goals
    • Ability to multi-task and work on more than one project at a time
    • Able to commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
    • Must keep work area neat and clean 


Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.
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