Posted 4 months ago

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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General Description

The senior mechanical engineer will play a crucial role in providing technical expertise and support in mechanical engineering for onshore exploration and production (E&P) projects. Working on-site, the senior mechanical engineer will be responsible for ensuring the efficient design, maintenance, construction and operation of mechanical systems and equipment, contributing to the overall success of the project .

Duty and Responsible for

Design and Analysis

  • Responsible for Mechanical Engineering including, but not limited to; static equipment, piping, HVAC and rotating equipment (compressors, pumps etc.). Responsibilities also include working within the GBRS Management of Change system and acting as senior mechanical engineer for Mechanical related projects at GBRS sites (as assigned by your line manager) to complete and close out site projects and modification work.
  • Designing mechanical components, systems, and equipment using computer-aided design (CAD) software,
  • Conducting engineering calculations and simulations to ensure the functionality, performance, and safety of designs,
  • Developing detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and technical documentation,
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate mechanical designs with other engineering disciplines.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate mechanical design considerations into the overall project planning and execution.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and evaluate technical proposals to optimize mechanical systems and equipment selection.

Manufacturing and Production

  • Overseeing manufacturing processes, optimizing production layouts, and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Selecting and sourcing materials, components, and equipment for manufacturing operations.
  • Developing and implementing quality control measures to ensure product consistency and compliance with specifications.
  • Troubleshooting production issues and implementing corrective actions to maintain production efficiency.

Product Development

  • Developing new products or improving existing ones by conducting research, conceptualization, and prototyping.
  • Evaluating design feasibility, considering factors such as manufacturability, cost, and market demands.
  • Conducting product testing and analysis to verify performance, durability, and compliance with standards.
  • Collaborating with manufacturing teams to ensure efficient production and assembly processes.

Maintenance and Reliability

  • Developing maintenance strategies and schedules to ensure the reliability and uptime of mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Conducting inspections, performance evaluations, and condition monitoring of mechanical equipment.
  • Diagnosing and resolving mechanical failures or issues, implementing preventive maintenance measures.
  • Recommending and implementing equipment upgrades or replacements to improve performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate with maintenance and operations teams to optimize equipment maintenance schedules, spare parts inventory, and troubleshooting procedures.

Mechanical Documentation

  • Creating detailed mechanical documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, guidelines and mechanical specifications to ensure compliance with oil & gas industry best practices,
  • Ensuring that documentation accurately reflects the current state of mechanical system and is accessible to relevant personnel,
  • Updating documentation when mechanical system or equipment undergo changes,
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and quality management systems,
  • Participating in audits or inspections to verify adherence to documentation and standards.

Quality Assurance and Control

  • Developing quality control procedures and guidelines: Establishing comprehensive processes and protocols to ensure that mechanical systems meet quality standards and comply with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Reviewing and verifying mechanical specifications and drawings: Thoroughly checking mechanical specifications, drawings, and documentation for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with project requirements.
  • Participating in quality audits and inspections: Conducting regular inspections, tests, and audits to verify that mechanical systems and components adhere to quality standards, safety requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Implementing corrective actions: Addressing any non-conformities, deficiencies, or deviations identified through inspections or quality assessments by implementing appropriate corrective actions and preventive measures.
  • Monitoring and analyzing quality metrics: Collecting and analyzing data on mechanical system performance, reliability, and compliance to identify areas for improvement, track quality trends, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Safety and Compliance

  • Identifying and assessing potential safety hazards and risks associated with mechanical system,
  • Developing and implementing safety protocols, procedures, and training to mitigate risks,
  • Ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, environmental standards, and quality requirements,
  • Participating in safety audits, risk assessments, inspections, and incident investigations, recommending and implementing corrective actions as required,
  • Collaborating with EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) teams to address safety concerns and implement improvements.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including production, maintenance, quality assurance, and research and development (R&D),
  • Participating in project teams or interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement new mechanical system or improvements of existed mechanical system
  • Communicating mechanical changes, updates, and improvement initiatives to stakeholders,
  • Providing technical support and expertise to operations team,
  • Conducting training sessions and workshops to educate personnel on new mechanical system, equipment, or procedures.

Continuous Improvement

  • Staying updated with advancements, trends, and best practices in mechanical engineering,
  • Participating in professional development activities, such as conferences, seminars, or training programs,
  • Leading or participating in cross-functional teams dedicated to mechanical improvement projects,
  • Encouraging and fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the organization.

Training and Knowledge Transfer

  • Providing training and guidance to operations personnel on new mechanical system, equipment, or procedures,
  • Developing training materials, manuals, or job aids to facilitate knowledge transfer,
  • Conducting workshops or sessions to share best practices and lessons learned,
  • Mentoring and coaching junior mechanical engineers or other team members,
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to the project team, operations staff, and contractors to ensure the smooth operation of mechanical systems,
  • Documenting and sharing knowledge through knowledge management systems or platforms.

The context of the oil and gas industry, here are more specific details on the responsibilities of senior mechanical engineers

Rotating Equipment

  • · Design and selection: Designing and selecting rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines, and fans based on project specifications, performance requirements, and industry standards.
  • Equipment specificationsDeveloping equipment specifications, including mechanical datasheets and technical requirements, for procurement and vendor evaluation.
  • Installation and commissioning Overseeing the installation, alignment, and commissioning of rotating equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance.
  • Maintenance and reliabilityDeveloping maintenance strategies, conducting condition monitoring, and implementing reliability improvement initiatives to maximize the uptime and efficiency of rotating equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and failure analysis Investigating equipment failures, identifying root causes, and implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

Static Equipment

  • Pressure vessel and storage tank design Designing and specifying pressure vessels, storage tanks, and related equipment in compliance with industry standards and codes (e.g., ASME, API, and TEMA).
  • Mechanical integrity Implementing mechanical integrity programs to ensure the safe and reliable operation of static equipment, including inspection planning, fitness-for-service assessment, and corrosion monitoring.
  • Materials and corrosion management Selecting appropriate materials, coatings, and corrosion prevention measures for static equipment to ensure long-term integrity and compliance with process requirements.
  • Safety relief systems Designing and sizing safety relief devices, such as relief valves and rupture disks, to protect equipment from overpressure scenarios.
  • Heat exchanger design and performance evaluation Designing and evaluating the performance of heat exchangers, including shell and tube, air-cooled, and plate heat exchangers, to optimize heat transfer efficiency.

HVAC and Fire Protection Systems

  • HVAC system designDesigning heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for oil and gas facilities, ensuring occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Fire protection system designDesigning fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems to ensure the safety of personnel, assets, and facilities.
  • Smoke control systemsDesigning smoke control systems to manage smoke movement during fire events and facilitate safe evacuation.
  • Equipment selection Selecting appropriate HVAC and fire protection equipment, such as chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, fire pumps, and sprinkler systems, based on project requirements and industry standards.
  • Energy efficiency and sustainabilityImplementing energy-efficient HVAC designs, incorporating renewable energy solutions, and optimizing system performance to reduce environmental impact.

A senior mechanical engineer may have additional responsibilities related to construction, quality, and materials. Here are some specific responsibilities in those areas

Construction

  • Construction PlanningCollaborate with project teams to develop construction plans, schedules, and resource allocation for mechanical installation activities.
  • Material Takeoff Perform material takeoffs based on design drawings and specifications to determine the quantity and type of materials required for construction.
  • Construction Supervision Provide on-site supervision and guidance to construction crews during mechanical installation, ensuring compliance with design drawings, specifications, and safety regulations.
  • Work Coordination Coordinate with other construction disciplines (e.g., civil, structural, piping) to ensure seamless integration of mechanical systems into the overall facility construction.
  • Equipment Installation Oversee the installation and alignment of equipment, such as pumps, valves, and pressure vessels, ensuring proper connection to the mechanical systems.
  • Testing and Commissioning Coordinate and participate in various tests, including pressure testing, leak testing, and functional testing, to verify the performance and integrity of the installed mechanical systems.
  • Supervises specific job at BRS CPF or well sites if necessary, during critical operations.
  • Establishes the report on specific jobs supervised in person at BRS CPF or well sites.

Project Management

  • Project PlanningDevelop project plans, schedules, and budgets for mechanical engineering activities, considering project objectives, timelines, resource allocation, and cost estimates.
  • Coordination and CommunicationCollaborate with project stakeholders, including clients, contractors, vendors, and other engineering disciplines, to ensure effective communication, coordination, and integration of mechanical activities within the overall project.
  • Procurement ManagementCoordinate with procurement teams to identify mechanical equipment and material requirements, issue inquiries to vendors, evaluate bids, and review technical documentation for compliance with project specifications.
  • Change Management Assess and manage changes in project scope, schedule, and specifications related to mechanical engineering, ensuring appropriate documentation, impact assessment, and coordination with relevant parties.
  • Risk Management Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies related to mechanical design and construction, ensuring the safety, quality, and timely completion of the project.
  • Progress Monitoring Track and report the progress of mechanical engineering activities, including design reviews, procurement status, construction milestones, and quality control activities, to ensure project deliverables are achieved within the defined timeline and budget.
  • Collaborating with Engineering head of section to ensure timely completion of process engineering deliverables,
  • Participating in project meetings and providing updates on process-related activities and challenges,
  • Provide technical inputs for progress reports, technical proposals, and Assists in preparation of regular Engineering Progress Reports for management.
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