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Mechanical Rotating Equipment Engineer / Lead Mechanical Engineer - NW London

Location: London, London, United Kingdom

Date Posted: 29-04-2019
2 x Mechanical Engineer requirements below (please advise most suitable role)

NW London

6 months plus

Mechanical Rotating Equipment Engineer
Job Description:
  • Design, specification, selection, and procurement of Rotating Equipment, including, compressors, pumps, packaged equipment, and their integration with the plant design.
  • Assistance and support to Procurement in Purchase Order Management and Control, including attendance to Inspections and Factory Acceptance Tests held at Vendor facilities.
  • Continuous monitoring of Suppliers performance in terms of cost/schedule in relation with the assigned target.
  • Ensuring, controlling and monitoring compliance with the required Process Safety and HSE requirements across the project lifecycle; attendance to HAZOP & LOPA reviews for mechanical equipment.
  • Dispute resolution through the analysis of the contractual documentation, time-cost-benefit analysis of alternative solutions, communication with Stakeholders and arrangement and implementation of dedicated recovery actions.
  • Assistance and support to construction and commissioning activities on site.
  • Sharing technical knowledge and lessons learnt with the team.
  • Monitoring project execution and ensuring processes are implemented and followed.
  • Ensuring proper communication within the team, and with Project Stakeholders.
  • Interfacing with other engineering departments providing support in compliance with the project schedule.
Job Requirements:
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree.
  • Experienced in design, specification, selection, and procurement, preferably EPC contractor side, of large centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, turbines, pumps and auxiliaries.
  • Working knowledge of Industry Codes and Standards related to Rotating Equipment design and construction, including, but not limited to, API 610, 682, 614, 616, 617, 618, 672, 686.
  • Familiar with material selection, ASME material specifications and NACE standards for sour service.
  • Field experience is appreciated and considered a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, competent in written and spoken communication and comfortable in making effective presentations, writing technical reports and preparing technical papers.

Lead Mechanical Engineer
The Lead Mechanical Engineer reports to the Project Engineering Manager on their assigned project and to the Chief Mechanical Engineer functionally. They are responsible for all mechanical engineering activities on project which includes rotating equipment, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired equipment, packaged equipment, mechanical handling equipment and HVAC. Project activities include conceptual studies, FEED, detailed engineering, testing and inspection through to site support.
Must be able to undertake the following activities and lead others undertaking these activities.
  • Analyse the requirements of a system and make recommendations for the selection and design of the equipment.
  • Develop specifications and issue Material Requisitions for equipment.
  • Technical bid evaluation and selection of suppliers.
  • Developing the Mechanical Engineering input to EPC Estimates.
  • Post award management of suppliers including document review, liaison with design groups and inspection and testing support.
  • Complete site surveys for existing equipment and undertake assessment of existing equipment for re-vamp and debottlenecking.
In addition, Lead Engineers are responsible for the following:
  • Lead project issues and needs relating to the discipline, develop strong client/vendor relationships and able to mentor junior members of the group.
  • Planning, reporting and change control, - must be able to plan and control mechanical group activities through to successful project completion.
  • Development of team members through formal appraisal process, on-project training and mentoring.
Job Requirements:
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team in a project environment
  • Broad knowledge of all mechanical commodities
  • Thorough knowledge of design codes and industry standards for specific area of expertise
  • Good knowledge of other disciplines needs and deliverables as related to mechanical engineering.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or appropriate qualification and experience
  • Chartered Engineer status or actively working towards it
  • Previous supervisory experience
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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