Lead Mechanical / Static Engineer

Oman - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Academic Master

Are you a dedicated, Independent, Enthusiastic Individual and Interested in joining the team of our Client, one of the biggest refinery companies in the Middle East.

Feel free to contact

Chetan Vallala, Account manager

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About this role

Role Purpose

  • Lead, develop & provide operability, availability and reliability judgements on installed equipment & systems, of process optimization-based activities in Mechanical / Static for the Technical function at company, under Team Leader Mechanical /Static - Engineering Services scope’s; through (1) Technical judgement in Mechanical / Static on modification proposals whilst ensuring safe and reliable operation of the facilities in accordance with project requirements, and other relevant standards and value, (2) Provide engineering expertise and project support relating to equipment design concept and/or modification, installation and acceptability to ensure its fitness for services as per engineering best practice and applicable code & standard.


  • Ensure that the engineering aspects of all temporary & permanent changes are properly assessed, so that risks arising from these changes remain at an acceptable level;
  • Develop & implement technical performance standards relating to engineering design modification, project/ equipment installation and maintenance activities for mechanical rotating equipment or components;
  • Develop, implement and maintain technical integrity of mechanical engineering discipline within operations & projects by:
  • ensuring compliance with pertinent regulatory codes;
  • ensuring consistent application of approved applicable code & standards;
  • promoting best engineering practices;
  • Develops division's/ department's work plan; assigning work activities, monitoring work flow, reviewing & evaluating work methods & procedures, and directing such activities to serve division's/ department's goals and plans;
  • Reviews and approved mechanical designs (Rotating), specifications and data sheets as part of overall engineering project scope of works as per Request of Engineering Services (RES) in line with MOC and development of new project or plant modification/optimization;
  • Review, comments and approve or reject requests for deviations from external contractor’s technical standards & procedures and ensure these are assessed for risk, documented for action and recorded on a deviations register;
  • Ensure an appropriate technical standards and procedures for the mechanical discipline is in-place and is kept up to-date with the latest best practice / industry standards;
  • Provide technical advice, guidance and recommendations for projects and modification of existing assets carried out using the Management of Change (MOC) & Request of Engineering Services (RES) process;
  • Develop, implement & conduct risk management, assessment and recommendation on technically significant issues and leads HAZOP studies for any new projects or plant modifications;
  • Resolves issues that have a direct business impact, using advanced problem solving tools and techniques and balancing multiple considerations (e.g. engineering design, operating, maintenance, technical);
  • Review & provide input with failures associated with rotating equipment and participate in associated investigations on Root Cause Analysis (RCA);
  • Advise on equipment and infrastructure, maintenance and inspection techniques and frequencies and ensure the use of appropriate discipline standards, practices and design guidelines;
  • Actively develop solutions to improve rotating equipment and systems reliability and act as the focal point for technical & coaching for mechanical or discipline engineers;
  • Provide cost estimates on new projects / modification of Mechanical system/process and ensures it complies with the allocated budget and ensures mechanical equipment installation is in accordance with the approved design;
  • Perform regular thorough reviews of the engineering discipline technical code & standards and procedures to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

About you

  • Minimum Qualifications for this position is a University Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role along with a minimum total experience of 12 years in Engineering Services (Oil & Gas / Petrochemical or Refinery Plant experience preferred);
  • Experience in technical specification, operation and fault finding of rotating equipment including positive displacement and centrifugal pumps, compressors and turbines;
  • Well versed in design concept & engineering drawings, contracts and shutdown/modification jobs;
  • Experience working with contract management including the tendering, award & performance management of contracts, project proposals and preparation of technical specifications;
  • Extensive experience in the application and interpretation of key industry codes and standards relevant to the mechanical engineering discipline such as:• ASME B31.3 / B31.1;
    • ASME VIII;• API 686, API 610, 617 & API 682;
    • API 650/653, API 579 & API 6D;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide engineering solutions/ recommendations;
  • Knowledge & experience in PEFS / HAZOPs reviews, Safety Studies and risk analysis;
  • Experience in handling of FEED/EPC contractors;
  • Experience in plant troubleshooting, process optimization & problem solving;
  • Understanding of Process (P&IDs / PFDs) & Engineering drawings and OEM manuals;
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications such as:• SAP;
    • Solidworks and Auto CAD 3D;• Plant Design Management System (PDMS);
    • Project Management Tools & PDF writer.

What we offer

  • Work Schedule : 5 Days a week work
  • Duration of Contract : Unlimited, Staff role with expat benefits

About us

Our client is one of Oman’s largest and most rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East oil industry


  • Vacancy number: PUB206022
  • Location: Oman
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 48
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Chetan Vallala

Account manager Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

+971 4 3153 037

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