Junior Piping Drafter

Calgary, AB, Canada
Full Time
Piping Design and Drafting
Entry Level

What Vista Does

Vista Projects is an integrated industrial engineering firm that helps clients navigate the digital transformation of their projects and operations. Our proven project execution process is based on a “single source of truth” model that eliminates the potential for inefficient engineering designs, cost overruns and project completion delays

Why We Do It

We believe the world needs industrial projects and that intelligent engineering data can increase the likelihood of innovative solutions getting to market. Over the years, we have earned our reputation as a trusted industrial engineering partner, working on some of the most successful facility projects in the Canadian energy sector.

Where We Work

The benefits of our approach apply across several industrial markets, from biofuels and produced water treatment to gas processing and in-situ heavy oil. Our headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta.

What You Would Do in This Role

The Designer/Drafter assists in the preparation of design documents and drawings during the execution of a project specific to their discipline specialty.

  • Preparing layouts, calculations and designs related to the most complicated elements of projects
  • Drafting moderate-to-complex 2D drawings, charts, schedules, etc.
  • Preparing as-built drawings based on field red-line markups 
  • Performing other duties as requested

Discipline-Specific Duties & Competencies

  • Drafting 2D drawings including PFDs, P&IDs, DPDTs, MSDs, plot plans, key plans, site plans, etc.
  • Drafting intelligent P&IDs using PDMS, SmartPlant or other such software, AVEVA diagrams
  • Conforming to client and company standards when carrying out intelligent P&ID (or project specific equivalent) data entry tasks such as item tagging for equipment, piping, manual valves and instrumentation (in addition to other object properties)


  • Technical school certification / degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team including Process, Mechanical,
  • Civil, Structural & Architectural, Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls and Piping
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal and written) and proven ability to collaborate with team members in a multi-discipline environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, technical competence and attention to detail


  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a designer capacity, ideally with a focus on the energy industry
  • Two years of experience in facilities engineering and design in the energy industry
  • Technical school certification
  • Advanced computer skills and experience in major design so

Why People Like Working with Us

Working with Vista is a chance to learn and grow while contributing to the type of challenging industrial projects that the world requires. If that doesn’t excite you, this role likely won’t be a fit.

Challenging projects require focus and we enable our people to do their best work with modernized project systems that are based on our leading use of intelligent data-centric execution architecture. Our staff and clients like it because it gives them real-time access to validated data shared across all project departments. This fosters project design and business decisions based on a single, authoritative source of truth and provides increased transparency and collaboration with team members and clients, leading to improved engineering quality and a product we can all take pride in.

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to tackle challenging industrial projects with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in their disciplines.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the interesting industrial engineering projects;
  • A robust and consistent recruitment process that ensures your colleagues are likeminded and comparably capable;
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering solutions;
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program;
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports;
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking;
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity;
  • Shareholder opportunities are a long-term potential for exceptional employees.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive transactional electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.>

Note: As part of the hiring process there will be a technical testing component that will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timelines. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.



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