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Lead Mechanical Engineer (Rotating and Static Package Equipment)

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Mechanical Engineer a contract basis located in our Staines office for a period of 10 months. This role will then be based in other international locations as the project progresses.

Join culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to see the best solutions for our clients.

Primary Role:
  • As client representative supervise the selected contractor to deliver the Mechanical Plant - Rotating and systems to support the project.
  • Collaboratively work with the Contractors mechanical engineering and design team responsible for the Rotating and Static package equipment on the greenfield €4B offshore project
  • To have single-point responsibility for all Mechanical Rotating and Static package equipment deliverables and ensure that they conform to all applicable engineering codes and standards
  • To ensure that the overall project is delivered to meet the asset operational needs
  • To provide direction and guidance on all technical queries relating to mechanical engineering
  • To participate in all project safety and design reviews as necessary
  • To ensure that all work is completed without compromise to quality and is delivered according to the project schedule
  • To liaise with the Client's Engineering, Operations and Maintenance staff as required to ensure a consistent approach to project completion

  • This role will assume sole responsibility for representing the Customer to the Contractor for rotating and static mechanical systems

Principal Responsibilities:
  • To provide sound technical advice and solutions to a diversity of technical problems within the discipline
  • To co-ordinate with other disciplines during all stages of design development, construction, pre-commissioning, and start-up
  • To provide technical support to site in terms of material inspection, Factory Acceptance Testing, etc
  • To assist in the coordination of all activities related to rotating and static equipment packages
  • To identify any areas of concern with respect to progress and/or quality and recommend corrective actions as required

Skills / Qualifications

Technical / Business Skills:
  • Highly motivated and self-reliant
  • Confident and assertive
  • Problem solver
  • Open thinker and innovator
  • Good communicator with a willingness to share knowledge and support others
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Must be willing to make occasional visits to suppliers works from the working location

Interpersonal Skills:
  • Sound supervisory and organisational skills
  • Clear communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • An active listener with the ability to focus on customer requirements
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Rotating (Including process gas compressors (Centrifugal / Reciprocating / Screw type), Gas turbines, High energy pumps etc) and Static package equipment design and analysis (including fitness for service assessment, contactors, pressure vessels, Heat Exchangers, Storage tanks and complex packages viz Gas Dehydration package etc)
  • Thorough awareness of relevant international codes and standards
  • Familiar with the typical software packages that are used for Rotating and Static package equipment design and selection
  • Experience of participation in HAZOP, HAZID and SIL Rating studies
  • Experience with Concept Selection and FEED studies
  • Extensive experience with piping design for modular, skid packaged equipment

Business & Industry Experience
  • Previous experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Proven capability working for an engineering design company
  • Previous experience of site-based project work involving field engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, or maintenance
  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East and/ or Asia would be an advantage
  • Must have previous experience either working Client side or in a PMC role
  • Previous site experience in conjunction with a design background beneficial
  • Planning and organising, communication, team working and problem solving
  • Experience of proprietary industry software

Educational Attainments:
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc./B.Eng./M.Sc.)
  • Membership of a recognised professional institute preferred
  • Chartered status highly advantageous though not essential

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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