HoustonRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Houston jobs

Lead Piping and Plant Layout Specialist

Company: Dow Chemical Company
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Dow has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Lead Piping and Plant Layout Specialist. This role is located in Houston, TX.

The candidate will be accountable for the piping scope on global capital and expense projects from project definition through detailed design to construction. The candidate will lead piping discipline design teams to provide quality project deliverables for large and mega projects including retrofits and revamps.

Core responsibilities:

  • Work with businesses and operations in developing preliminary plot plans and layouts by implementing loss prevention principles and global design safety standards

  • Carry out preliminary studies to arrive at early project estimates

  • Developing, maintaining, and tracking cost estimates (material and engineering work hours) for all stages of the project life cycle

  • Effectively plan and organize work including setting priorities for Piping Engineers and Designers to meet project milestones for the piping portion of capital projects.

  • Develop manage project schedule and report physical progress of deliverables.

  • Developing layouts and conducting reviews to consider constructability, operability and maintainability of the facility

  • Working in a multi-discipline, multi-location, team environment with both face-to-face communication and virtual software.

  • Either develop Piping Stress Analysis or thru Pipe Stress Engineers to provide necessary analysis as required.

  • Work with Pipe Material Specifications and the piping components to ensure that we have the most effective technology and cost advantage.

  • Coaching and mentoring Engineers and Designers

  • Applying global design standards, EH&S standards, most effective technology, loss prevention principles, applicable engineering codes, and best practices.

  • Ensuring that environmental, Safety and Loss Prevention principles are used in design and imbedded in our Global Piping Work Process.

  • Ensuring that Dow's designs consistently comply with applicable industry codes, standards, Dow's Most Effective Technology and Dow global practices and specifications.

  • Representing Dow in a professional manner with outside vendors, suppliers, and technology vendors.

  • Providing technical piping engineering support across functions.

  • Work to resolve constructability, operability and maintainability issues.

  • Developing to become a global expert in several piping skills and technologies.

  • Participating as an ad hoc member on one or more Global Piping Discipline Technology Resource Network Team(s).

  • Interfacing with and participating on teams with manufacturing personnel, maintenance personnel, other engineering design disciplines, vendors, contractors, and suppliers as needed.

  • Travelling to sites including international locations for field verification, field measurements, field engineering, construction support, and engineering support at third party companies


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required, degrees in Mechanical Engineering are preferred. Candidates with a suitable diploma and relevant experience may also apply and will be considered subject to the company's policies.

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in piping layout design for oil and gas and petrochemical projects is required, including the following experience:
  • Expert in International/ Domestic piping codes and Standards.

  • Excellent plant design and piping layout concepts

  • Knowledge in developing/Trouble shoot piping Layout

  • Knowledge in Piping stress and supports

  • Skills using tools like SP3D and review tools like SPR, Navisworks and LFM is preferred

  • Good at usage of MS Office tools

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to communicate well within the team as well as with other discipline personnel.

  • Must be a self-starter, shall be able to foresee problems, and possess the commitment to meet tight schedules with quality.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Note: This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

Keywords: Dow Chemical Company, Houston , Lead Piping and Plant Layout Specialist, Other , Houston, Texas

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Texas jobs by following @recnetTX on Twitter!

Houston RSS job feeds