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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.
Position Summary
Researches, develops, designs, and tests a variety of equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes. Supervisory and administrative responsibility over a group of engineers or functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. Responsibilities include assuring effective utilization of engineering personnel, and technical quality.
Supervise and direct mechanical personnel assigned to the project team
Monitor all engineering activities to assure conformance with company work instructions and SOPs
Ensure adherence to client and/or company specifications, governing codes, and good engineering practice
Perform calculations and evaluations of various equipment and systems
Define and provide input on staffing and scheduling for the team's engineering and design effort
Ensure that the technical content of the inquiry/PO is appropriately reviewed, approved, and transmitted
Coordinate and participate in the development of mechanical engineering effort-hour estimates
Monitor the effort-hour budget, staffing plan, and schedule to ensure that project objectives are met, and execution is within the approved budget
Responsible for reporting on equipment status to the project manager and department manager, and performing monthly or bi-weekly assessments of progress
Establish the mechanical equipment list and maintain the technical content through regular updates
Initiate PDNs (Project Deviation Notices) that impact the mechanical effort-hour budget and/or schedule
Coordinate and cooperate with the lead engineers of other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of all information on the project task force, and to ensure alignment with project requirements
Conduct weekly status meetings with the mechanical team to convey department news, assess and discuss project issues, coordinate/plan key milestone efforts, etc.
Responsible for obtaining cost related information and developing scope of work documents for estimates
Establish/maintain proper interface with Client's representatives throughout the life of the project
Recognized Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in engineering or technical field from an accredited college or University required
15 years of experience with engineering design of chemical plants and/or onshore oil and gas production facilities is required
Working knowledge of applicable codes (ASME, API, ASCE, etc)
Familiarity with various project phases and the scope/deliverables required
Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Registered Professional Engineering license preferred
At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


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