PPS Services Group is expanding, and we're looking for qualified individuals to join the team.


Senior Mechanical/Piping Designer

  • Description:

    • The Senior Mechanical Designer's work will largely focus on the use of AutoCAD Plant 3D (Autodesk) to create 3D piping models, design drawings, and piping isometrics for power and industrial piping.

  • Responsibilities:

    • Produce complete PFDs and P&IDs from verbal or written description from the design engineer.

    • Execute basic formulas, principles and practices, and use acquired knowledge of fundamental concepts and practices pertaining to the piping discipline.

    • Plan and develop drawings for production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

    • Execute variety of piping design assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.

    • Execute changes to designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.

    • Analyze reports, drawings, and tests to plan and design projects.

    • Interpret and incorporate design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

    • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule. Perform projects tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

    • Compute calculations for layouts and equipment.

    • Responsible for the revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information are stored in a logical and well-structured manner.

    • Responsible for clear and concise written and verbal communications, as it relates to the project client coordination.

    • Cooperate with the Mechanical team on all proposals (general arrangements) submitted by the corporation.

    • Familiarity with codes, rules, and regulations.

  • Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

    • 10 years’ experience as a Mechanical-Piping Designer for Power Plants, specifically with pipe-stress experience.

    • Experience with P&ID, ISO, piping design for power plants and boiler applications.

    • Experience with Steam and Gas Turbines, HRSGs, Boilers, and other Power Plant Equipment.

    • AutoCad 3D experience.

    • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD Plant 3D, MicroStation, Revit and Excel to develop the design deliverables. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

    • Advanced ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.

    • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

    • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of assigned discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.

    • Ability to work collaboratively with others including, but not limited to Project Managers, Engineers and Designers in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

    • Positive, can-do Attitude

​Senior Mechanical/Piping Engineer

  • Description:

    • Lead mechanical design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Responsibilities:

    • Prepare mechanical equipment: packaged equipment specifications and data sheets, Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

    • Review mechanical equipment vendor drawings; data interface with suppliers, clients other engineering disciplines, detailers, designers.

    • Participate in development of project schedule, scope, budget staffing planning and construction planning. Responsible for effective management of change orders.

    • Applies expert knowledge of commonly used mechanical concepts, practices, codes and procedures within the mechanical engineering services industry.

    • Applies knowledge and experience to complex projects, find non-standard design solutions.

    • Quality review production drawings for a variety of projects and project related data as required by the project managers to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software.

    • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of mechanical systems.

    • Leads field inspections, installation, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.

    • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

    • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities.

    • Manage sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

    • Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

    • Manage the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

    • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.

    • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the mechanical engineering practice. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

    • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

    • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines.

    • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

    • Ability to manage a team of 5 to 6 mechanical engineers

    • Four (4) year degree in Mechanical engineering or equivalent from an accredited College or University.

    • At least 10 years of successful experience in the power generation industry in Balance of Plant piping (main steam, hot reheat, cold reheat, etc.) design, pipe support selection and plant layout design and familiarity with pipe stress analysis, fittings and pipe specialties.

    • Experience managing/mentoring a team of engineers.

    • Candidate should have basic knowledge of Thermal Cycle Engineering, advanced knowledge of Plant Layout and Piping Design and ability to utilize NavisWorks software for review of piping designs in 3-D models developed by the A/E.

    • Candidate shall have strong leadership skills and the ability to apply these skills to applications dealing with a large multi-functional organization to ensure that successful results are attained.

    • Professional Engineering License

    • Knowledge of ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

    • Knowledge of Caesar II a plus

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