Louis Perry Group - Piping Principal Engineer

at CDM Smith in Southaven, Mississippi, United States

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*Position can be based in any of our CDM Smith offices *

Outline of Responsibilities

Provide project specific supervision of engineers and designers.

The Piping Principal Engineer is responsible for the application of engineering principles through participation in the collection and analysis of data and the initial preparation of satisfactory designs and technical reports. The Piping Principal Engineer must become familiar with the technical staff, methods, practices and procedures of the company.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

+ Provide accurate, on schedule engineering and design services.

+ Cooperate with parallel activities within the firm including the other engineering disciplines and office administrative functions.

+ Develop technical solutions of assigned projects; including field observations and evaluations, research and collection of data to be utilized in developing technical solutions.

+ Complete assignments within time frame allocated without sacrificing the integrity of the end results.

+ Ensure that all assigned work is completed with accuracy and thoroughness.

+ Mentor and respond to technical questions by drafters, designers and Engineers I and II to assist in their professional development.

+ Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations relevant to assigned tasks.

+ Successfully apply all capabilities in order to develop professionally.

+ Obtain information from historical records, previous projects, etc. to be utilized in analysis of specific project tasks.

+ Prepare departmental task hour estimates for projects subject to supervisor approval.

+ Coordinate the drafting efforts or subconsultant efforts required on a project. (Subject to supervisor review.)

+ Check (as required) design calculations performed by other engineers.

+ Check engineering drawings and specifications for errors, technical content, omissions and coordination with project and other discipline requirements.

+ Serve as Lead Engineer of designated projects as required.

+ Submit revisions to the Engineering Standards for review and update.

Supervisors and Subordinates

+ The Principal Engineer shall report to the Department Manager for administration and technical direction.

+ No direct supervision of others, but responsible to coordinate and review project specific work efforts of others such as drafters, designers and engineering positions.

+ Engineering Manager will give task supervision on assigned projects.

+ Coordination with support personnel in preparation of reports or plans which conform to established guidelines. Any changes, problems or discrepancies of any significance will be discussed with supervisor for decision; and the degree of authority is controlled by the supervisor.


+ Perform calculations and application of components; maintain organized calculations for review by Supervisor.

+ Provide competent, accurate, economical engineering designs, and/or specifically assigned tasks.

+ Provide detailed correspondence such that all project issues are handled in a clear and concise manner.

+ Prepare / check reports, plans and specification in an efficient manner within schedule and budget.

+ Provide smooth coordination of assigned project tasks to maximize productivity and efficient utilization of staff and/or equipment.

+ Seek to continually gain practical engineering experience that will enable a broader utilization of capabilities.

+ Assist supervisor with staff assignments to ensure that production goals are met.

+ Understand the Louis Perry & Associates Quality Policy Statement.

+ Follow the Quality System Procedures Manual and Work Instructions.

Contacts Required

+ Outside contacts may include clients, utilities, manufacturers, governmental agencies and contractors regarding questions or additional information needed on projects.

+ Internal contacts may include drafting personnel, designers, engineers, supervisors, and project managers for coordination and/or assignment of project tasks, to resolve any problems or obtain information required.

Decision Making

+ Decisions are primarily design or recommendation related and are governed by established guidelines and criteria.

+ Major types of decisions in this position may include assistance to supervisor, technical methods to be used, adequacy of final technical results and determination of external input required for project (data, surveys, etc.)Financial Accountability

+ Perform assignments within established budgets.

+ Position has no approval authority for expenditures including subconsultant services, departmental supplies, software, books, etc. but may be asked to obtain quotations for approval by the Engineering Supervisor.

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Louis Perry Group – Piping Principal Engineer



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Minimum Qualifications:

The Piping Principal Engineer shall be well qualified by reason of education and experience to effectively discharge his/her duties. At a minimum, the Principal Engineer should be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience in the Engineering field

Preferred Qualifications:

- Professional Engineer (PE) license

- Experience with AutoCAD Plant 3D

- Experience with pipe stress analysis (Cesar 2)

- Experience with pipe material specifications

- Experience creating process piping isometric drawings

- Experience reading/creating P&IDs

- Engineering experience in design-build/EPC companies for heavy industrial industries

- Experience leading projects, completing quality checks and calculations, interfacing with other disciplines and clients, equipment sizing and pipe stress analysis, etc.

EEO Statement:

The Louis Perry Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed Louis Perry Group Placement Agreement from the Louis Perry Group Recruiting Lead to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the Louis Perry Group staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to the Louis Perry Group and any resume submitted to any employee outside of the Louis Perry Group’s Recruiting Lead will be considered property of the Louis Perry Group. The Louis Perry Group will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Why Louis Perry?:

Louis Perry & Associates:

Built on a foundation of strong values, high morals, integrity and passion, Louis Perry & Associates will not only provide you with a rewarding career but the encouragement and tools to become a success.

More than being one of the largest and fastest growing engineering and architectural firms in the nation, Louis Perry & Associates also offers a world of opportunity. From training courses and seminars to state-of-the-art technology and a stable, supportive corporate environment, we’re committed to providing the best for our employees and securing the continued success of our company

The Perry Group:

The Perry Group is a full-service, design/build, general construction and construction management firm and a specialized equipment systems manufacturer. Over the past twelve years, we have built, fabricated and managed nearly $1 billion worth of construction and equipment projects.

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Posted On: May 09, 2021

Updated On: Aug 11, 2021