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Senior Piping Engineer

companyNexus Engineering Group
locationCleveland, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary:

The senior piping engineer is responsible for initiating and developing engineering drawings through completion for assigned projects in conformance with the client requirements, applicable codes, and design criteria established by the project’s discipline engineers. Engineers apply Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques to generate and interpret engineering designs in support of assigned projects. A significant amount of the design work is done in 3D software. 

Piping Engineer reports to the Piping Discipline Manager


  • Develops complex engineering drawings under minimal supervision.
  • Applies a expert level of understanding within a specific discipline.
  • Understands codes, permits, and software applications related to the discipline.
  • Fully understands the process of preparing designs and drawings using project specifications and discipline, including associated written and verbal instructions in accordance with established design practices, standards, and procedures.
  • Understands the engineer’s process of performing and verifying design calculations to support the overall project design.
  • Understands the discipline’s equipment and material lists.
  • Understands the purpose and use of vendor documents and reviews discipline supplier documents for accuracy. Can also review other discipline’s supplier documents.
  • Organizes the 3D models and conducts internal and external 3D review meetings.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating methods; can perform material take-offs for the discipline.
  • Understands discipline’s materials costs and concept of cost analysis and forecasting.
  • Understands the project change control process and can identify a potential change.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced design staff.


  • 10+ years of piping design experience
  • Associate Degree in a technical discipline or equivalent. (BS Degree Preferred)
  • Proficient in basic computer functions required to perform 3-D CAD design work. (software: AutoCAD Plant 3D, BIM/Revit, Navisworks, Inventor)
  • Proficient in field investigations and measurements.
  • Expert in working with piping isometric drawings and creating engineering and construction packages.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (software: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Industry Standards such as API, ASME, ASTM, PIP

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. The employee should be aware that the design process includes visiting clients’ facilities and performing physical work such as walking, standing, climbing ladders and lifting.

About Nexus

Nexus Engineering Group is a full-service, independent engineering firm focused on supporting clients’ specific project goals from concept to startup. With more than a dozen years of proven engineering and design successes, Nexus is the preferred engineering firm of choice when seeking integrity and expertise.

Nexus performs best when faced with complex and demanding projects in the refining, petroleum midstream, chemical, and manufacturing industries. Our teams have the talent and moxie to tackle all sizes of projects for local and international clients seeking to design, build, and construct highly technical and functional facilities. With more than 200 professionals that you’ll genuinely like working with, Nexus is more than just your typical engineering firm. Clients come to us for our expertise, creativity, passion, and relentless focus on their goals.

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