Senior Principal Designer (PDS) C12-2350


Job Type

Direct Hire


Houston, TX


*       Piping Designer with preferably Celanese experience

*       Provide technical support, clarification and interpretation of task, code and standards requirements for all discipline design and drafting activities.

*       Reviews assigned projects discipline deliverables for technical quality, accuracy and compliance with Company standards.

*       Monitors assigned projects discipline manpower requirements to support established budgets and schedule. Assure that all assigned discipline personnel are indoctrinated and current with Company, department, discipline, and project standards and procedures.

*       Review and approve assigned project discipline work scopes, work approaches, and estimates.

*       Review and approve submitted discipline Work Share Packages for assigned projects. With the Production Unit Lead Discipline Engineer, prepares man hour estimates and clarifications/exceptions in support of Company project bid proposals.

*       Develops and maintains discipline design standards, procedures, and guides.

*       Prepares performance appraisals for assigned personnel and administers salary adjustments per approved plan.

*       Participates in the interviewing and hiring of new discipline design personnel.

*       Provides mentoring, Company orientation, and on-the-job training for assigned personnel.


*       Knowledge of brown field offshore platform work. Minimum 2 years experience using PDMS

*       Typically fifteen years progressively responsible discipline related design experience; BS degree or completion of technical courses with 10+ years of relevant experience, including supervisory or lead position experience.

*       Senior Principal level design position responsible for supervising teams as well as performing difficult and complex work assignments involving independent judgment to determine a course of action consistent with established functional and organization's policies and goals. Strong understanding of basic engineering and/or design/drafting concepts. Has general understanding of other disciplines' roles in the design process. Able to complete tasks in accordance with project procedures and recognized codes and standards. Able to discuss routine technical problems and communicate effectively with immediate supervisor and other project personnel.

*       Able to utilize advanced PC, 2D CAD, and 3D CAD tools (if applicable), and other applicable hardware and software to perform duties. Understand and oversee advanced design as well as providing technical direction and training. Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities is critical. Strong organizational and presentation skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate and take a leadership role over the group for which they have supervisory responsibilities.

*       Commitment to customer service and ability to assist others in applying knowledge and understanding in solving functional problems within area of expertise. Ability to maintain confidential information critical.

*       Generally characterized as a "Senior Principal" with ability to discover issues and recommend solutions to business problems uncovered during course of performing assignments. Has less independent contributor responsibilities and more supervisory responsibilities. Provides increasing levels of oversight, expertise, guidance and counseling. Responsible for assigning lead role, scheduling, checking, technical training, progress reports, performance evaluations, etc.

*       Typically will regularly interface with departmental staff and upper management, and frequently with outside customers.

*       General attributes required of all employees involved in leadership include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Leadership Skills including Strategic Ability, Managing Vision & Purpose, Command Skills, and Global Business Knowledge.

*       Willingness to travel or to accept field assignments preferred.

*       Ability to work effectively in teams.

*       PDS Piping design experience preferably familiar with Celanese experience