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Quanta Services Piping Designer in Houston, Texas

About Us

NorthStar Energy Services, aQuanta Services, Inc.(NYSE:PWR) company, is based in Channelview, TX and provides engineering, design, procurement, construction and support services to the chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, oil & gas, bulk storage and terminal industries throughout the country. We offer individual project services as well as turnkey EPC project implementation.

NorthStar possesses the skills and expertise to self-perform the design and installation of civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, and instrumentation systems throughout a broad array of industrial applications.

Joining our team means being part of an organization that values drive and inclusion. We focus on career development and reward excellence, recognizing each team member's unique contributions. We're at the forefront of powering modern life. Discover how your skills and dedication can make a real difference to us.

About this Role

NorthStar Energy Services offers engineering, procurement, project management, construction management, and consulting solutions to clients in the energy, petrochemical, and process industries. Our clients include oil & gas processing and transportation, refining, chemical, renewable, and gas companies. Our team of professionals, from junior engineers to senior technical experts, have experience in applicable process technologies, program management, conceptual and detailed design engineering, and construction management.

What You'll Do

JOB TITLE: Sr. Piping Designer

NorthStar Energy Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Piping Designer to join the Professional Engineering Consulting team. The successful candidate will work alongside an experienced team of designers and professional engineers who specialize in Energy Projects.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Piping Designer for this position will be responsible for the piping design deliverables of concurrent projects from concept design through to the successful completion of various drawing issuances and submission of final project as-built drawings.

What You'll Bring



  • Generate 3D piping models utilizing CADWorx plant 2018 or later version.

  • Generate equipment models utilizing CADWorx Equipment

  • Isometric extraction in a 3D model environment utilizing CADWorx Isogen

  • Expertise in equipment and piping layout from concept PFD & P&ID

  • Assist with coordination of 3D model activities, i.e. input, interference reconciliation, etc. with other physical related disciplines,

  • Interface with stress and pipe support engineers, construction, and suppliers during the preparation of piping designs for the purpose of model/space control, etc.

  • Prepare drawings and concept sketches to support construction work, change orders, estimates, etc.

  • Prepare and disseminate all required documentation records such as status reports, punch lists describing work items to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc. to piping lead.


  • Prepare orthographic drawings from 3D models that incorporate Industrial Standards

  • Prepare plans, sections, details, and Isometric view drawings. Assess and provides sufficient product views and details to communicate information and or data needed for fabrication. Experience with implementing Xref drawing files.

  • Generate bill of materials (BOM's) from 3D models and assist the process team in compiling process deliverables.

  • Recent work experience in 2D detail drawings and conversant with drafting standards to complete IFA (Issued for Approval), IFB (Issued for Bid), IFC (Issued for Construction) and As-built drawing packages in accordance with company standard drawing format and procedures.

  • Applies quality control processes, checklists, and ability to take ownership and accountability for completed work.


  • Research, review, and application of Company Standards, Municipality Requirements, and Regulatory Codes

  • Perform independent QA/QC of drawing deliverables.

  • Verify structural and site-development layout meets project design intent.

  • Support Professional Engineers during project design phase (standards review, gather calculation inputs, gather permitting requirements, and other engineering activities) as needed.

  • Coordinate and communicate project-specific piping/mechanical deliverables with team members of all disciplines.

  • Review of other discipline drawings to ensure piping/mechanical drawings are properly illustrated.

  • Perform field related work to obtain design information and verify designs for tie-ins as needed.

  • Review and respond to RFI’s throughout project-life.

  • Review of third-party vendor drawings to ensure compatibility with intended piping/mechanical design.



  • US citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Select candidates will be required to participate in an in-person CAD test as part of the technical interview process.


  • Ability to react promptly and efficiently shift priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a variety of sources including team members, project managers, and other disciplines.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and presentation skills.

  • Capability to conduct independent research into project-related issues and products.

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in the following software/programs:

  • AutoCAD

  • CADWorx

  • Navisworks

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Detailed knowledge in the application of Codes and Standards, including but not limited to:

  • Piping Design Systems, ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8


  • Associates or Bachelors’ degree in Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering

  • In lieu of degree, 7+ years of related design experience.

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in the midstream or petrochemical sector

What You'll Get

NorthStar has an industry leading insurance benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, emergency, hospital indemnity, critical illness, etc. The company supplements payments for medical insurance making the employee’s portion of the cost one of the lowest in the industry. Benefits paid by the company include long-term disability and life insurance. NorthStar also provides a 401K savings plan with contribution matching and no waiting period to enroll.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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Position TypeFull-Time Regular


Workplace TypeOn-Site