Senior Piping Designer

October 20 2020
Categories Architecture, Design, CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Piping
Vancouver, BC

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out mandates at the local, national and international levels.

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills.

BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Kincentric and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Type of position: Regular

Job Description:

The Senior Piping Designer will work closely with our engineers and technicians on a wide range of greenfield and brownfield projects and will be responsible for preparing drawings, specifications and other technical documents, as well as ensuring quality service and positive relations with internal and external clients. In addition, the Senior Designer will create 3D design modelling and prepare drawings. As a senior member of the team, the successful candidate will provide ongoing coaching and mentorship to junior team members. The Senior Designer can also expect to:

  • Complete layout design and 3D modelling of piping, equipment and secondary steel
  • Prepare 2D layouts using AutoCAD
  • Prepare design plans and specifications
  • Participate in deliverables for engineering design
  • Carry out other technical duties to support project delivery
  • Perform routine inspections or technical surveys
  • Participate in creating mass and energy balances using simulation software
  • Select and size piping related process equipment
  • Help prepare proposals
  • Provide leadership in the development and growth of the Vancouver piping design team
  • Create and design P&IDs
  • Perform calculations required to design piping and pumping systems


  • College Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology or related degree
  • 8 to 12 years of relevant experience, preferably in a consulting environment
  • Knowledge of Cadworx, 3D, Revit, Navisworks, Solidworks, SmartPlant (Asset)
  • Very good knowledge of IT applications, databases and interfaces such as Autocad, AFT Fathom and MS Office
  • Strong knowledge of P&ID standards in addition to strong appetite for mechanical design concepts would be considered an asset
  • Ability to travel and do site work, where required


  • Understanding of the client relationship through the application of rigour and ingenuity in all deliverables
  • Desire to continue to learn and take on new challenges
  • Adaptable to changing project demands and the new hybrid working model
  • Ability to maintain positive peer relationships
  • Results-oriented, drive to completion
  • Comfortability with the consulting model and ability to market the services of the team

BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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