Jacobs Piping Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Piping Engineer


Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Currently we are looking for an Industrial Piping Engineerfor our Kalamazoo, MI location.

Position Summary

The Kalamazoo office handles multiple small to midsizeprojects and the candidate must be able to perform in varied roles; as a disciplinelead, as a checker and in some cases in a support role. The role may require responsibility forcollaboration with other offices, field data gathering, the arrangement andlayout of equipment and the design of the interconnecting piping systems. Theposition includes responsibility for the following types of activities.

  • Discipline lead role on projectteam.

  • Coordination of engineering anddesign activities with other project disciplines.

  • Engineering man-hour estimatedevelopment.

  • Construction Cost Estimating.

  • Assist in schedule development aspart of interactive planning sessions with other project team members.

  • Maintain control of project pipingscope, budget, and schedule.

  • Knowledge of ASME, ANSI, API andother applicable codes.

  • Oversite of the preparation ofplot plans, equipment layout, nozzle orientations

  • Coordinate development oforthographic and isometric drawings.

  • Generate/review pipingspecifications and obtain vendor quotation.

  • Provide input for vendor equipmentcoordination for piping.

  • Provide material take-off andcosts for project estimates.

  • Develop constructionspecifications and scope of work documentation.

  • Perform field verificationactivities since many projects are a retrofit nature.

  • Provide final checking, approvaland stamping of all design deliverables associated with piping.

  • Develop and evolve SOPs.

  • Support construction,commissioning and start-up activities.

  • Domestic and international travelis required.Up to 20% travel.

  • Must be able to work in OperatingPlant Environments


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or arelated technical discipline with a minimum of 7 years’ experience.

  • PE License

  • Process acumen with Pipingexperience in pulp and paper, semiconductor, oil and gas, and/or chemicalindustries.

  • Familiarity with ASME PipingCodes.

  • Familiarity with ASME BPVC

  • Experience with Caesar II,

  • Experience with Autodesk Plant 3D,Smart Plant 3D, AutoCad, Navisworks.

  • Experience with laser scanning and3D Point Cloud software.

  • Requires strong communicationskills both verbal and written.

  • Valid drivers license required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Kalamazoo

Req ID: LIF00002B