Various industries use piping system to transport gases and liquids from one place to another. Such operations are mandatory in oil and gas, power, infrastructure, agricultural industries giving rise to number of piping designer jobs. Piping design engineering deals with the detailed specifications of physical piping layout within a plant or a commercial building. Piping designers draft drawings for the construction of piping systems. Top companies in India which hire piping designers are Indian oil corporation, Reliance industries, Bharat Petroleum, ONGC, SBI, TATA steel, TATA Motors, Essar oil and Hindalco industries to name a few.
Minimum educational qualification for a piping designer is graduation in mechanical engineering. Knowledge and hands on with softwares which help in pipe designs such as API, ASME, ASTM, ANSI Codes, Autocad and Microstation is mandatory. For better piping designer job opportunities, knowledge in advanced piping design and stress analysis is required. Alternative career for a piping designer could be technical consulting services.