nebraska | Design Checker in Omaha, NE

Design Checker

  • Northern Natural Gas
  • $83,530.00 - 116,490.00 / Year *
  • 2604 S 88th St
  • Omaha, NE 68124
  • Full-Time
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This position will provide functional detailed checking of comprehensive plant and pipeline facility drawings for detail completeness, design accuracy, operational integrity, and conformance to applicable codes, engineering designs and specifications, company standards and procedures and property accounting unit classifications, in an assigned section (i.e., electrical, mechanical, CAD) of the engineering department.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Verify all engineering design information criteria, i.e., dimensions, layout, physical arrangement, piping specifications, material specifications, operational complexities, etc.

Responsible for code conformance. Codes are: DOT 192, DOT 193, DOT 195, ANSI B:31.1, B:31.3, B:31.8, ASME guide NFPA 70, OSHA 19:10, ASTM specifications, CRSI specifications, all incorporated specifications, state and other regulatory agencies. A comprehensive knowledge, usually 5-10 years practical experience, in plant piping and control systems, their application and operational considerations, etc. is mandatory.

Validates designer calculations, graphic representations, property unitization classification, bills of materials, engineering specification details, etc.

May occasionally be requested to assume some management responsibilities and activities when assigned, i.e., project planning and scheduling, staff work directions, field trips, vendor drawing revisions, conferences and CAD system.

Approves and signs all project drawings indicating the drawing is accurate, complete and complies with all specifications, procedures and standards and submits to project engineer for final review, approval and implementation. Exercises judgment for highest quality levels for each drawing and project. Ascertains and helps resolve conflicts with construction on-site personnel, revises drawings in accordance with redirected requirements.

Assists in training of designers, senior and lead designers and/or 3rd party designers regarding drafting techniques, design applications and procedure requirements, company procedures, etc.

Analyzes basic engineering designs, i.e., flow sheets, process and instrumentation diagrams, mechanical diagrams, engineering sketches, etc. and insures that the design drawings applicationally conform. Coordinates resolution of discrepancies with engineers.

Assembles as-built data package verifying the final construction drawings and documentation information such that the engineered project and constructed project meet all requirements and specifications. Disseminates all permanent documents for records storage.

Prepares material requisitions for project materials when assigned.

Maintains mastery of engineering aids, i.e., handbooks, catalogs, manuals, etc.

Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) equipment to create drawings: (a) analyzes inputs to determine how to optimize software usage; (b) writes applicable procedure and trains staff; (c) performs mathematical calculations - communicating specific coordinates and axial rotations (3 dimensional); (d) maintains records - downtime logs, output proficiencies, etc.

Gives work direction to third-party designers assigned to projects.

Assists with the maintenance, creation of, editing and deletion of design and records process manual.


An associate's degree in engineering or a related field, a technical degree or equivalent work experience. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an associate's degree.)

Eight years of related experience in gas pipeline engineering, operations or construction.

A strong analytical ability, good interpersonal and human relations skills.

Demonstrate good judgment in problem solving and decision-making with ability to take action or commit oneself appropriately.

Thorough understanding of related drafting tools, procedures and techniques.

Ability to provide work direction to assigned personnel.

Working knowledge of AutoCAD and CAD Overlay and discipline related applications (AlignDB, DrawPipe, etc.) and the Nvision Document Management System.

Demonstrated knowledge in engineering and operations related, codes, standards and procedures, i.e. (DOT, FERC, OSHA, NNG etc.).

Good oral and written communications skills.

Excellent PC skills, including familiarity with Windows environment, must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to work with changing priorities and exacting deadlines.

Ability to make periodic field trips to operations technical office facilities or other sites as required.

In-depth working knowledge of gas pipeline industry and Northern Natural Gas system preferred.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.