Senior Mechanical Engineer
The Engineering team exists to provide technical support and project delivery for both company own pipeline and terminal operations and project consultancy services to our external client base. The work ranges from discipline specific desktop studies, through FEED and detail design works, to site delivery of full multidiscipline EPC projects in the downstream energy sector.
Knowledge and Experience, skills and abilities:
Higher formal qualifications (HND or appropriate engineering degree); preferably a Member of Professional Engineering Institution.
Discipline specific experience in design, project engineering and consultancy in a relevant industry sector.
The role requires, typically, a minimum of three years experience, preferably in the energy sector (downstream oil & gas would be advantageous).
Computer literate in normal office software applications.
Familiarity with Project management and specialist engineering software would be an advantage (e.g. hydraulic/flow modelling / stress analysis / etc)
Valid UK driving licence
The role requires flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.
Organisational skills and attention to detail define a problem, collect data, establish the facts of an argument, draw valid conclusions and have the ability to present them
Working to defined industry and company standards, you will manage and deliver engineering project work (generally relating to refined oil and natural gas pipelines, storage sites, road & rail terminals, and associated facilities such as pump stations, etc.).
You will undertake projects ranging from office-based desktop studies and proposals to the full design, procurement and coordination and site delivery of projects as part of a wider project team. It is highly likely that you will have a portfolio of projects running in parallel.
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer you may also get the opportunity to lead small project teams with the support of your Project Manager.
You be responsible for managing your projects to an agreed programme and budget, taking ownership of the deliverable, of your supply chain, the specification and coordination of the procurement of materials and equipment, and of specialist support providers and contractors.
As many of company projects are delivered on live operating sites, coordination with stakeholders is essential to the safe delivery of the projects to the agreed budget and programme.
A key aspect of the role is communication, both internally with your project team and operating colleagues, externally with suppliers, and most importantly, with our clients.
Your main working environment will office based however the nature of the role will require you to attend site for meetings, surveys, construction and commissioning activities.
Though activities are mainly UK based, there may be opportunities for overseas project and consultancy work.
Accountabilities (your primary duties):
Accountable for end-to-end project delivery.
Engaging senior stakeholders both internally and with external blue-chip clients.
Provide project control from initial project approval through to commissioning and handover.
Ensure agreed project hours and cost targets are adhered to through effective project and financial control. Seek to enhance project fee where possible by cross selling and scope development.
Prepare project plans and programmes to ensure work is carried out in accordance with good industry practice and standards, management procedures and to the agreed client specification.
Prepare commercial contract documentation for procurement of services and materials. Evaluate supply chain tenders and provide technical and commercial recommendations for contract award.
Manage supply and service provider contracts and authorise invoices for payment within allocated financial authority.
Establish and maintain good client relationships and proactively help secure continuing business.
Prepare project estimates and technical input for proposals to prospective clients.
Take management responsibility for contract / agency support staff where required and other discipline engineers (who may provide discipline input to your projects) as necessary.
A Senior Engineer will work on high hazard industrial sites such as oil terminals or more remote pipeline locations in the field. You will be exposed to outside work in inclement weather on occasion!
Additional training or qualifications maybe required to enable you to meet the business needs of the Company and your further development.You will be expected to participate to attend the required courses.