Principal Mechanical Engineer


Job Reference: ES1203
Job Category: Engineering » Offshore
Job Sector: Offshore
Location: International » Saudi Arabia » Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Petrolio UK are currently recruiting for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to be based permanently in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia for one of our clients who has established a worldwide reputation for quality engineering, design, project management, and construction management services to the oil and gas; refining and chemical; pipeline; automation and control; and process and manufacturing industries.
Department: Mechanical
Reports To -
Admin / Project: • Mechanical Department Head / Project Manager
Position Summary: • Shall have experience in the Oil/Gas, hydrocarbon, refinery, offshore or infrastructure Industries and is recognized as specialist in Mechanical Engineering Field on large to mega Projects.
• Shall Provide Technical and consultation as required.
• Must have thorough knowledge of Mechanical Engineering Practices, economic principles and calculation methods, international codes, standards and specifications.
• Capable of reviewing the Design drawings and documents, Equipment specifications / data sheets and materials.
• Provide guidance to the project/ Mechanical Design & Engineering work.
• Resolves Mechanical Engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes and standards.
• To provide and support mechanical engineering activities to clients HDP FEED / Detailed Design projects.
• Approving (as the Lead Engineer) all discipline deliverables.
• Planning, coordination & supervision of the production of Mechanical Deliverables as well as overall coordination for preparation of Deliverables list for proposals.
• Planning and scheduling of discipline deliverables and activities including man-hour estimating when requested, requesting personnel as identified by the plan, and supervision of mechanical discipline personnel.
• Reviews the Basis of Design (BOD) & Project Execution Plan (PEP) as well as all client provided data.
• Coordinating with all disciplines (as necessary) in the preparation and development of the deliverables and ensuring that other disciplines' input is incorporated.
• Ensures equipment compliance with package electrical, structural & instrument specifications, as well as applicable code requirements and national / international standards.
• Prepares enquiry requisitions in PDMC/Pacesetter.
• Evaluates bids & prepares technical bid evaluations & provides input to joint purchase recommendation.
• Prepares bid clarification questions and handles responses, and coordinates / chairs technical aspects of bid clarification meetings.
• Updates datasheets and specifications for purchase.
• Reviews all vendor data, solicits specific input from affected disciplines, and returns comments on ‘coded' documents within the allocated timeframe.
• Reports on work status/problem areas/needs on a weekly basis.
• Liaison with and reporting to Management and Clients.
Responsibilities or Duties: • Providing technical excellence and standards for the department
• Prepare work force staffing requirements and process schedules for projects.
• Assist in preparing the list of deliverables and estimation for the proposals.
• Routinely communicate with Client counterpart on project.
• Supervise work of other Mechanical Engineers assigned to the jobs.
• Oversee / review AFDs, Floor Plans and Hydrant net work P&IDs and present to peers or clients.
• Oversee / review Process Equipment specifications and data sheets
• Duties as Department Manager include staffing and project manpower planning, development of work procedures, quality systems and project execution strategies. Departmental appraisals and staff development. Discipline training and orientation. Work share set up, planning and execution within the business unit and value engineering centres. Proposals and estimates for Front End and Detailed Engineering Phases. Discipline Technical Audits and Quality Assurance activities. Support and management of Engineering Systems .
Required Experience: • 20 years minimum
Professional Qualifications / Certifications: • PE registration or equivalent preferred
Academic Qualifications: • B. Sc Engineering or Equivalent

If this opportunity is of interest to you please forward me a copy of your CV in word format and please complete the below. (CVs can only be submitted to the client with the below information completed)

Candidate nationality.
Passport nationality.
Date of birth.
Marital status.
Number of dependents i.e. children of school age. Confirm ages.
Present location.
Permanent home domicile.
Next arrival date at permanent home domicile.

Country of education i.e. where the BS degree was issued.
Can the original BS degree certificate be provided?

Current employment status : Staff or contract?
Notice period / end of contract date.
Details of present salary package. i.e. basic salary and allowances
Reasonable salary expectations for work in KSA.

I look forward to your response.


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