What does a Piping Designer do?

Piping designers develop designs and plans for piping systems and related plumbing infrastructures. They create models, drawings, and schematics, often in 2D and 3D formats using a variety of designing programs and tools. They often work in close collaboration with planners, builders, developers, and other teams involved in the project. They conduct studies and perform calculations to determine feasibility of plans and create demonstration materials. They modify existing designs to reflect required updates and changes. They craft and deliver proposals and presentations.

Piping designers typically have at least an associate degree or equivalent technical credentials or training, and a background of developing piping systems drawings and plans. They must be experienced using CAD programs and related drafting and drawing tools. These roles require strong project management skills.

What responsibilities are common for Piping Designer jobs?
  • Develop a process plan including people, resources, equipment, and floor space.
  • Duties may include pipe installation repair, trench digging and site prep.
  • Oversee accomplishment of assigned work through subordinate manufacturing employees.
  • Build or take part in bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures.
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare construction.
  • Monitor systems to assure outgoing product meets quality standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards.
  • Load, transport and unload material, tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Install and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems, including compressors, pumps, meter, pneumatic and hydraulic controls and piping.
  • Plan sequence on installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other workers.
What are the typical qualifications for Piping Designer jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in science or engineering.
  • Hands-on experience using CAD programs such as AutoCAD and Plant3D.
  • Experience with trenching and manhole design.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and NASTRAN.
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Work/Life Balance
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Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Piping Designer make?

Confident
$83,421 /yr
Total Pay
$79,094
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$4,327
 /yr

Additional Pay

$83,421

 / yr
$54K$129K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Piping Designer Career Path

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Piping Designer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
6%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
33%
8+
31%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Piping Designer Insights

Read what Piping Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SOGECLAIR Aerospace SASSOGECLAIR Aerospace SAS
Stress Engineer
Jun 25, 2021

“No career development and very dependent on Airbus projects”

AXISCADESAXISCADES
Stress Analysis Engineer
May 1, 2022

“Flexible with work and life balance”

BilfingerBilfinger
Sp3d Piping Designer
Aug 2, 2022

“Good working Culture and Enjoyed working here”

Technip EnergiesTechnip Energies
Senior Piping Engineer
May 15, 2022

“Number of projects and learning is good”

PetroPhoenix Engineering SolutionsPetroPhoenix Engineering Solutions
Piping Engineer
Feb 13, 2021

“Flexible Time to work and work from home options”

JGC PhilippinesJGC Philippines
Piping Engineer II
Apr 12, 2021

“good for career growth and for starters”

Creative Synergies GroupCreative Synergies Group
Piping Engineer
Dec 23, 2022

“Great career progresion and laterl growth within the organisation”

Reservoir GroupReservoir Group
Surface Logger II
Sep 26, 2021

“Benefits were good but little expensive.”

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