Piping Designer


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Concept & Basic engineering for FPSOs and SPM systems

Projects: FPSO fleet & SPM systems

Company: EPCI offshore contractor and offshore fleet owner & operator

Main requirements: +8 years of experience with marine systems & piping in offshore or oil&gas sectors

Your opportunity

In your role as a Piping Designer, your primary responsibility revolves around ensuring the piping design aligns precisely with the technical specifications and project timeline. You will keep the Lead Project Engineer informed about progress, setbacks, and potential improvements, and highlight any technical risks or anomalies to the Process & Piping Section Head. Occasionally, you may be called upon to undertake activities abroad, on-site, or with our clients.

What you will do

  • Evaluating and designing system schematics, P&IDs, piping layouts, and isometrics
  • Executing the designs utilizing the knowledge about piping bulk materials and principles of piping flexibility
  • Performing Concept and Basic Design in Autodesk Plant 3D and Autocad 2D
  • Reporting to the Project Engineer about design progress, improvements, and concerns
  • Cooperating with other discipline engineers and designers in the realization of optimum design

Where you will work

With this trusted client, we have a long-lasting relationship. It is a privately owned company that delivers floating energy solutions and complex mooring equipment to the global oil & gas and renewables industries. Besides having proven capabilities in engineering and developing installations for harsh offshore conditions, they own and operate their own fleet of FPSOs. A welcoming organization in which people with the right pro-active attitude will get opportunities to prove themselves and grow.


  • Challenging engineering environment, particularly in developing equipment for extreme offshore conditions
  • An organization with a cooperative mindset and open communication style, which allows for professional progress
  • Drive for new technologies in floating sustainable energy solutions
  • For the size of the projects, a relatively small multi-disciplinary engineering team, with a focus on conceptual and basic design
  • Combining in one close-knit company: EPCI contractor and offshore fleet-owner-operator

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, or similar discipline
  • +3 years of relevant working experience in piping design for offshore or Oil & Gas installations
  • Working knowledge of system schematics, P&IDs, isometrics, and piping layouts, as well as piping bulk materials and principles of piping flexibility
  • Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD and 3D piping design tools
  • Experience with Autodesk Plant 3D is a must!
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so that you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team, authorities, and clients worldwide

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration are provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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