Piping/Mechanical Designer

Location: Burnaby, British Colombia

Be part of a team that is tackling one of the largest challenges of our generation.  As a Svante employee, you will apply your talents in ways that make a difference in our world by directly contributing toward technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We are looking for: Piping/Mechanical Designer

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops conceptual front end to full detailed piping design using company and industry standards, codes, and specifications.
  • Creates 3D modeling and 2D drafting for piping deliverables, including structural and mechanical components, such as: Site Plans, General Arrangements, Isometrics, Details, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), and Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Develops conceptual structural infrastructure design for piping and mechanical equipment, such as: piping supports, process skids frames, maintenance platforms, etc.
  • Develops detail design drawings via interface with Electrical, Instrumentation, Civil, and Structural disciplines.
  • Incorporates supplier feedback and engineering comments into drawings/models.
  • Prepares projects templates including title block, x-refs, library components/models, etc.
  • Prepares Bill of Materials (BOM), drawing/equipment/line/valve lists. Assists with preparation of Construction Work Packages, Material Requisitions, and other Deliverables or Reports as required
  • Preparing and verifying designs on site, including tie-in drawings.
  • Participates in reviews of project documents for scope, presentation and technical accuracy.
  • Works with vendors/suppliers closely as a member of the project team to ensure project schedules and budgets are met.
  • Communicates with discipline leads and team members to coordinate, ensuring the compatibility of design
  • Travel to site locations for field measurements, design input, construction, and commissioning activities may be required.
  • Carries out other tasks and projects as assigned.


  • Education: Technical Diploma in Piping/Mechanical Design and Drafting
  • Experience: 4-6 years of drafting/modeling experience in process piping related projects
  • Excellent proficiency in AutoCAD Plant 3D; AutoCAD P&ID (smart P&ID), and AutoCAD Mechanical required. Experience with AutoCAD Electrical an asset.
  • Experience in setting-up AutoCAD Plant 3D, including creation of library components and “Pipe Specs”, to adopt company design standards
  • Experience in heavy civil or industrial engineering and construction fields is an asset
  • Familiarity with structural and piping fabrication processes is an asset
  • Understanding of ASME B31.3 piping code is required.
  • Familiarity with heavy industries codes, local and national safety regulations is asset
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and verbal.
  • Highly organized and motivated to carry out a variety of duties.
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask
  • Willing to learn on and off the job
  • Proficient in MS Office

Software and Systems:

  • Proficient in Autodesk AutoCad Plant 3D
  • Experience with AutoCAD “Paper Space” interface is required
  • Experience with intelligent P&ID’s is required
  • SolidWorks experience is an asset

As a team member you will work in a safety-first environment while enjoying competitive benefits, supportive co-workers, and interesting challenges to solve. You will grow through challenging work with diverse, talented people and by finding endless opportunities to learn and engage.

If you want to take the next step in your career, send your resume to jobs@svanteinc.com with “Piping/Mechanical Designer” in the subject line. For more information about Svante, please visit www.svanteinc.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter @svantesolutions.