Type: Full Time

Salary: Open DOE

Position Location: Houston, TX

Keystone Engineering is looking for an experienced Lead Piping Designer to join our Houston team. Position responsibilities includes assisting Project Manager, engineering, and project control with :

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  • The preparation of drafting work scopes, man hour estimates, and schedules for proposals. 

  • Establishing deliverable requirements during proposal stage or in early stages of a new project (e.g. prepare drawing list, field trip data gathering, and man hour estimates).

  • Establishing a drafting schedule during proposal stage or in early stages of a new project.

  • Planning the drafting efforts required for the project relative to timing, resource requirements, and interactions with all disciplines, as well as determining priorities.

  • Preparing Variation Order Requests for out of scope work for assigned project.

  • Possesses a very good understanding of the designs for any system within his/her discipline once design guidelines and system criteria have been established.

  • Maintains a copy of all project correspondence (Design Basis Manual, e-mails, meeting minutes, letters, transmittals, etc.).

  • Ensures a Job Data Book for his/her discipline is being kept updated for assigned project.

  • Informs designers and drafters within his/her discipline of the project schedule and required deliverables.

  • Provide daily guidance to designers and drafters within his/her discipline for assigned project.

  • Coordinates the preparation of detailed design drawings, within his/her discipline, required as project deliverables.

  • Reviews drawings within his/her discipline for assigned project on a regular basis for completeness, overall quality, and adherence to standards.

  • Monitors all drafting action items and deliverables for assigned project to ensure they are appropriately tracked and completed in a timely manner by the responsible parties.

  • Interfaces with Lead Designers of other disciplines to promote smooth, accurate, and scheduled completion of deliverables.

  • Ensures changes which occur during the project within his/her discipline are communicated to the Lead Designer of every affected discipline of drafting.

  • Ensures that all drafting Nonconformances identified for his/her discipline on assigned project are resolved.

  • Possesses an awareness of project schedule and budget.

  • Possesses a full understanding of all of the sections of the Keystone Procedures Manual applicable to the technical discipline assigned.

  • Continuously practices Quality Control while executing the work. 

Work Environment:        ☒ Office              ☐ Plant/Refinery      ☐ Offshore        ☐ Other

Physical Demands:         ☒ Sedentary      ☐ Light                       ☐ Moderate      ☐ As Prescribed 

Travel Requirements:     ☒ Occasionally  ☐ Frequently            ☐ Continuously ☐ N/A


  • Education Required: High School diploma or GED             

  • Experience Required: 10+ years


Associates Degree in CAD

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