Piping Drafting & Design Jobs

Vista Projects offers a variety of piping drafting & design job opportunities.

Piping Drafting & Design Jobs

The specifics of each role depend on the project and client requirements. When an opportunity with Vista becomes available, the details of each opening will be included in the job posting.

Please view our current opportunities to see if there is a piping drafting & design job you want to apply for. You may also be interested in our piping engineering job descriptions.

Note this page is NOT a current job:

The information on this page is not a current opportunity, it is a general description of the job a Piping Drafter or Designer performs at Vista. While we might not be hiring right now, we always look to expand our network of talented people. If you’re interested in working at Vista in a piping drafting & design role, we encourage you to apply for future opportunities.

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Piping Drafting & Design Jobs in Calgary

As with all roles at Vista, we employ Piping Drafters and Designers at multiple competency and experience levels. All piping drafting & design jobs with Vista are in Calgary, Alberta, either at our head office or a nearby satellite office. These include:

Learn what Lead Piping Designer, Shane Balicki, likes about working at Vista.

While there are certainly overlapping responsibilities, the expectations for each level are different. Following are the duties and experience expected for each level of piping drafting & design.

Piping Drafter

A Piping Drafter at Vista is expected to have experience:

  • Drafting 2D drawings including process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), double pole double throw (DPDT) diagrams, material selection diagrams (MSDs), plot plans, key plans, site plans, etc.
  • Drafting intelligent P&IDs using PDMS, SmartPlant or other such software
  • Conforming to client and company standards when carrying out intelligent P&ID (or project specific equivalent) data entry tasks such as item tagging for equipment, piping, manual valves and instrumentation (in addition to other object properties)

In addition, experience with design software such as CADWorx, SmartPlant, AutoPLANT or PDMS is considered an asset.

Piping Designer

Vista expects a Piping Designer to:

  • Develop 3D models for simple systems under the guidance of a senior or lead designer
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines to incorporate design elements and vendor data such as equipment location, piping routing, structural steel, foundations, cable trays, inline instrumentation, etc.
  • Assist the lead or senior designer with facilitating model reviews and documenting minutes for follow up
  • Generate isometrics, general arrangements and material take-offs (MTOs) from models
  • Assist a lead or senior designer with plot plans, key plans and equipment location plans

Senior Piping Designer

The duties of a Senior Piping Designer at Vista include:

  • Developing 3D models for complex systems with little guidance from the Lead Designer
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines to incorporate design elements and vendor data such as equipment location, piping routing, structural steel, foundations, cable trays, inline instrumentation, etc.
  • With guidance from the lead designer, facilitating model reviews for process areas and document minutes for follow up
  • Preparing and checking isometrics, general arrangements, MTOs, plot plans, key plans, and equipment location plans
  • Supporting the identification of deviations in job scope, estimation of changes and notices
  • Supporting the preparation of piping design estimates, schedules and staffing requirements

Lead Piping Designer

The duties of a Lead Piping Designer at Vista include:

  • Preparing and reviewing complex 3D models for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established industry, client and Vista design criteria
  • Ensuring seamless interfaces with other engineering disciplines to incorporate design elements and vendor data such as equipment location, piping routing, structural steel, foundations, cable trays, inline instrumentation, etc.
  • Facilitating plot plan reviews, model reviews and constructability reviews with the assistance of one or more senior designers
  • Ensuring design review action items are closed in a timely manner.
  • Preparing and checking isometrics, general arrangements, MTOs, plot plans, key plans, and equipment location plans

Apply for Future Piping Drafting & Design Opportunities

For over 30 years, the success of our business has hinged on the quality of our people. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are also smart, humble, honest and hardworking. These qualities are part of life at a top employer. If working at Vista appeals to you, please use the button at the top of this page to apply for future piping drafting and design opportunities.

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