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Jacobs Lead Piping Designer in Dublin, Ireland

Your Impact:

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Lead piping designers required for large API/Biotech/Fill Finish projects being run out of the Jacobs Cork and Dublin office. We will welcome applications from candidates that are interested in part-time work.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the complete piping design of a project or area lead section of a larger project from concept, basis of design, detail design and construction support (SDC).

  • Reports administratively to the department manager and as determined by the org chart on assigned projects.

  • Will be required to lead a large team of piping designers across a multi office project execution and create a collaborative environment.

  • Will be required to delegate work and control the allocated man-hours on the projects and raise variations to the scope when required.

  • Develop the design and modelling of complex process piping systems given basic information such as P&ID's, piping specifications, equipment arrangement drawings, etc.

  • Will be able to review, and update piping specifications as required.

  • Attend project meetings and constructability reviews etc. when required which could be sometimes at client’s sites.

  • Assist with the project schedule and accurate progress measures.

  • Be proactive in co-ordination with other disciplines.

  • Perform field design and verification as required.

  • Provide technical direction to less experienced piping designers.

  • Prepare conceptual designs, feasibility studies and equipment stack ups.

  • Prepare material take-offs cost estimates and material procurement including tracking piping quantities during design.

  • Be proficient in Navisworks, Plant 3D, Smart Plant (or similar)

  • Able to accurately forecast the hours required to complete work activities.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3rd level engineering qualification or equivalent trade experience.

  • Strong work ethic with good communications skills required for leading multi office project execution.

  • Proven time management skills

  • The candidate must have experience with process and mechanical piping systems in Life Sciences and have complete understanding and application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field.

  • 10 + years of experience required, drafting/design and related coursework.

  • Having experience in leading a team of piping designers in the Pharma or a related industry is essential.

  • Proficient in Navisworks and Plant 3D/SP3D or similar 3D software essential.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)