Associate Piping Lead 297 views

The Dow Chemical Company has a challenging and exciting opportunity in Houston, Texas for a Piping Design Lead role. The successful candidate is responsible for serving as a discipline Piping Lead for the Global Piping Group. The candidate will leverage their knowledge and skills to execute capital and expense projects from Project Definition through Detailed Design to Construction.

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing technical scope on global capital and expense projects from Project Definition through Detailed Design and Construction in the 100 to 200 mm USA dollar range. The candidate will lead a piping discipline design team made up of individuals from multiple locations (ex: Houston, Michigan, India) on capital projects including large Expense/Retrofit projects to provide quality project deliverables with tasks such as:

Working in a multi-discipline, multi-location, team environment with both face-to-face communication and virtual software.

Effectively plan and organize work including setting priorities for Piping Engineers and Designers to meet project milestones for the piping portion of capital projects. This includes working with our other offsite engineering centers.

Develop manage project schedule and report physical progress of deliverables.

Developing, maintaining, and tracking cost estimates (material and engineering work hours) for all stages of the project life cycle.

Developing layouts and conducting reviews to consider constructability, operability and maintainability of the facility

Coaching and mentoring Engineers and Designers at multi-locations

Applying global design standards, EH&S standards, most effective technology, loss prevention principles, applicable engineering codes, and best practices

Ensuring the resolution of disconnects in the Global Piping Work Process and Global Project Methodology.

Representing Dow in a professional manner with outside vendors, suppliers, and technology vendors.

Providing technical piping engineering support across functions.

Working to resolve overall constructability, operability and maintainability issues.

Ensuring that environmental, Safety and Loss Prevention principles are used in design and imbedded in our Global Piping Work Process.

Ensuring that Dow’s designs consistently comply with applicable industry codes, standards, Dow’s Most Effective Technology and Dow global practices and specifications.

Interfacing with and participating on teams with manufacturing personnel, maintenance personnel, other engineering design disciplines, vendors, contractors, and suppliers as needed.

Travelling to sites including international locations for field verification, field measurements, field engineering, construction support, and engineering support at third party companies

The candidate should have a working knowledge of piping systems and tools, including:

Chemical / petrochemical process industries

Mid to Large Retrofit projects

Design criteria and standards

Applicable codes and standards, both national and international

Safety and loss prevention principles

P&ID symbology

Pipe specifications

Piping Materials (pipe, valves, fitting)

Virtual software

Constructability issues, construction techniques, and construction drawings

3D modeling (e.g., SP3D, PDMS, PS)

**The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**


Required Qualifications:
8 or more years of experience in a capital project or retrofit environment dealing with the Piping Design is required.

5 or more years as a Piping Design lead is required

4 or more years working as a lead or sub lead on a multi-location team

20% travel both domestic and international.

Chemical / petrochemical process industries

Experience with Mid to Large Retrofit projects

Understanding of Piping Stress Analysis

Piping Materials (pipe, valves, fitting) along with Piping Material Specifications

Excellent communication (written and oral in English) and interpersonal skills

Able to participate as a team player on dynamic multi-discipline multi-location project teams requiring strong negotiating and evaluation skills

Experience in simultaneously managing conflicting priorities, resources, and timelines

Must be able to do field work in an operating chemical plant, take field measurements, and climb stairs and ladders.

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Good interpersonal skills are required.

Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

Demonstrate leadership skills – inspire others and lead them through influence.

A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

Must be able to willing and able to work in such environments wearing safety equipment, such as respirators, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

Must be able to willing and able to work in such environments with frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

Must be able to willing and able to work in such environments working in tight or closed-in spaces.

Must be willing and able to climb stairs/ladders and working high off the ground.

Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Must have a current, valid US driver’s license

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Requirements:
Knowledge of ASME B31.3, B31.1, and B&PV Section VIII Div. 1 is preferred.

Knowledge of Six Sigma Methodologies is preferred.

A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
  • Employee stock ownership – and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
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  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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