Company: Wood
Skills: Piping Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Piping Department Manager to join our Life Sciences (Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals) team within our Philadelphia office to develop life-changing and in many cases, life-saving solutions for our clients.

While this position will report into our Philadelphia location, due to our current remote capacity, we are also considering candidates outside of the Philadelphia area.

On a global scale, Wood serves the Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Federal, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, and Power Industries. Our Philadelphia office has become the Center of Excellence for our global Life Sciences network, providing full-service pharmaceutical and biotechnology engineering, design, procurement, and project management services.

We're looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with the ability to execute all phases of project design. Project sizes will vary and will include both existing building improvements and new construction. Excellent organization and communication skills are important for this position.


Lead Piping Engineer
  • Lead a piping design team through all phases of design: initial programming, feasibility & concept development, preliminary design, detailed design, and construction documentation
  • Perform system analyses, establish user requirements, analyze system functional and performance requirements, define design criteria, and establish system layouts and designs
  • Prepare engineering calculations such as hydraulic modeling and stress analyses to satisfy user and system requirements
  • Assist in defining project scope
  • Lead the delivery of piping discipline's project requirements as they relate to scope, cost, and schedule
  • Prepare technical specifications for procurement of piping components
  • Prepare and contribute to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise
  • Provide input to engineering, operating and capital cost estimates
  • Prepare and/or review project standard specifications and design criteria
  • Prepare and provide input to 3D models and 2D drawings (incl. P&ID's and Isometrics)
  • Participate in / contribute to design reviews
  • Carry out assigned tasks within budget and schedule
  • Assist with technical queries raised during the construction phase
  • Assist in the commissioning of systems on site as required

Piping Department Manager
  • Direct supervision of a talented and growing piping department:
    • Forecast workload for department, provide staffing needs to Director of Engineering
    • Maximize Team Utilization
    • Assignment of team members to projects
    • Schedule regular meetings to foster communication and development
    • Perform mid and end of year reviews
    • Help to set employee performance goals for the year
  • Desire to grow the department
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and selection of new candidates
  • Develop and implement training initiatives for the department
  • Support proposals by authoring technical sections


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, piping engineering, or related field
  • Professional Engineering designation (PE) highly preferred
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in similar projects
  • Ability to function without supervision
  • Full knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and codes pertinent to piping systems design (cGMP experience a plus)
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team and coordinate piping activities between disciplines
  • Sound knowledge of 3D data centric design systems, experience with AutoCAD and Revit a plus
  • Sound knowledge of engineering management systems
  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise others
  • International experience preferred
  • Acceptance of a hybrid working environment (employees can work from home or can choose to come into our center city office)
  • Flexibility to travel (~10%)

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.