Mechanical Piping Designer - PMO

Facility:  Engineering

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                             

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

Position Purpose

Complete engineering design project activities within safety, quality, environmental, budget & schedule requirements. Complete assigned engineering support, projects & project tasks within cost, quality, & schedule requirements.



  • Provide engineering piping & mechanical design solutions for troubleshooting, modifications & additions to the existing facility & process & utility equipment
  • Create & redline technical drawings, schematics & 3D models of mechanical equipment & piping
  • Coordinate with system owners, engineers, & project managers to establish project requirements
  • Own, manage & update 3D models with design changes
  • Create piping isometrics, bill of materials, flushing, passivation & pressure testing plans from drawings & 3D models
  • Complete pipe stress analysis calculations on new & existing piping
  • Create &/or modify project workflows, design standards & engineering specifications
  • Perform all work in accordance with applicable SOPs, cGMPs, corporate standards, state & federal laws/regulations
  • Lead & support the development, planning, execution & management of projects, as assigned
  • Perform field verifications of piping installations
  • Create detailed bid packages for projects
  • Review contract terms & conditions & service contract proposals
  • Responsible for adherence to mechanisms for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving
  • Responsible for communications to internal customers & management
  • Assist with training of personnel supporting projects
  • Ensure that installation, troubleshooting, qualification & validation of equipment meet project requirements
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering or related field or combination of AAS degree in drafting/design & related experience
  • Ability to read/review/modify design drawings with an understanding of P&ID, structural, HVAC, & architectural systems
  • Highly proficient with AutoCAD Plant 3D & Navisworks
  • Knowledgeable of ASME BPE & B31.3, ANSI, API & other applicable piping codes
  • Highly proficient in mechanical & piping (utilities, process & hazardous chemical) design, specifying piping & components, material of construction, pipe supports & pipe racks, creating & revising 3D models & creating isometric drawings
  • Experience in performing pipe stress analysis calculations


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum eight (8) years of proven piping design experience in oil & gas, chemical or pharmaceutical industries with direct experience in utility, process, & hygienic piping design
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 30 pounds within the facility
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Constantly positions self to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Frequently moves about the building to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 &/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procurement motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally, as required
  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Novo Nordisk is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021. As required by applicable law, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated.

    If you will be submitting a religious or medical exemption, your request must be received by October 20, 2021. All requests for exemptions will be evaluated on an individual basis and will require documentation regarding the specific request.

  • For Medical Exemption requests, please contact Premise Health at 919-550-2200 ext. 2248 or via email at USCLNurse@PremiseHealth.com.
  • For Religious Exemption requests, please contact AskHR by calling 855-411-5290.
  • A member of People and Organization will be in touch with you after the review of your exemption request after the deadline mentioned above.

    If you have already been fully vaccinated, Premise Health will ask for your vaccine record during your pre-employment physical. If you have yet to be vaccinated, you will receive information on how to submit your record prior to the December 8th deadline on your first day of New Hire Orientation.


At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.