Piping Engineer and Piping Designer Jobs Offer Viable Career Opportunities
Most people are aware that systems of pipes are required for the delivery of natural gas and water to residences, businesses, recreational facilities, and other types of complexes within their communities. Such systems are essentially taken for granted, as it is simply expected that these resources will flow as needed/on demand by the consumer; perhaps the only time that the user has any appreciation for these systems is when their function is disrupted via accident or malice.
But it is safe to say that consumers give very little thought to the actual design of these systems; they do not spend a lot of time wondering how a resource arrives/is delivered but rather that it just be there when needed. This point of view, though understandable, is not shared by a piping engineer or a piping designer; in fact, it is the skill sets of these professionals which often lead to that consumer perspective.
Although the two job titles may be/are used interchangeably, and there is some overlap within their scope of responsibilities, a piping engineer and a piping designer are perhaps best delineated as follows:
- Piping Engineer – devises an appropriate pipe system to transport a particular gas or liquid from one location to another on the basis of math, physics, and chemistry
- Piping Designer – a sub-specialty of piping engineering, with emphasis on drafting the specifications for the construction, installation, and operation of that pipe system
Based on the type of gas or liquid being transported, including such factors as viscosity and volatility, piping engineers and piping designers will need to consider the following in their respective development stages/responsibilities:
- Flow rate
- Pipe composition
Other vitally important considerations within the overall industrial piping process include:
- Public safety
- Employee health and safety
- Facility reliability and security
Employment opportunities for piping engineers and designers can span a cross-section of industries, including but not limited to:
- Civil Construction
- Energy and Power
- Dredging and Drilling
- Waste-water Treatment
- Oil and Gas/Petrochemical
With respect to salary expectations for individuals in these positions, recently-published data in Canada cited a median hourly rate of $41.00, within a range of $33.00 to $55.00 per hour. Factors that can impact/influence actual compensation for piping engineer and piping designer jobs would consist of:
- Industry demand
- Educational background
- Previous work experience
- Overall range of responsibility
Individuals looking to pursue or further a career as a piping engineer or piping designer may want to consult a placement specialist from Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto, a leading staffing agency within the engineering field. Consultants from Winters Technical Staffing can help candidates in assessing potential employment opportunities based on their skill set, previous work experience, and career ambitions.
Use a Placement Agency to Find a Job as Piping Engineer or a Piping Designer
Winters Technical Staffing has been helping engineering graduates to find jobs that allow the best use of their skills, including the roles of piping engineer and piping designer, for more than 40 years. The consultants at Winters Technical Staffing have a very thorough understanding of the skills and qualifications that companies require for these positions, thereby only connecting candidates with opportunities that are suited to their strengths; this helps to better focus the job search and, in many instances, expedite it as well.
There are several other benefits/reasons to engaging the services of Winters Technical Staffing when looking for employment as a piping engineer or piping designer. Much of this is attributable to extensive networking and strong working relationships with hiring managers who are routinely in need of engineering staff.
Benefits that job seekers can realize by collaborating with Winters Technical Staffing are:
- Resume development – to help in ‘standing above the crowd’
- Access to postings for immediately – available job opportunities
- National coverage – greater flexibility for those willing to relocate
- Access to employment opportunities not posted in the public domain
- Understanding of compensation levels (based on various parameters)
Contact Winters Today
Looking to establish your career as a piping engineer or piping designer? Call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to discuss how we can help in addressing your career aspirations.