Lead Mechanical Engineer – Gas/Petrochemical


An industry leading engineering consultancy are looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join their successful team in Widnes. The purpose of this position is to act as a leader, manager, and mentor for the Mechanical Engineering staff. As Lead Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for the management and delivery of large/complex projects through development, design and coordination of engineering project services for the respective discipline. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar position and have experience in the gas/petrochemical sector.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with customers to ensure project scope is correct
  • Produce, manage, and monitor a project plan considering the resources and time constraints from the client.
  • Liaise and guide different internal disciplines required to deliver a project.
  • Deliver and promote, technical excellence through the development of bespoke and innovative engineering design solutions to an agreed client scope/ specification.
  • Technical support to customer during construction for MWC TQs
  • Project manage multiple engineering contracts from the initial specification and quotation to delivery to the client, to quality, time, and cost.
  • Progress meetings with customers
  • Write feasibility studies (see TR/21 for full scope) for MOC, MEC, Pipelines, Pipeline diversions, New AGIs & AGI upgrades.
  • Write Conceptual design studies (see TR/23 for full scope) for MOC, MEC, Pipelines, Pipeline diversions, New AGIs, AGI upgrades.
  • Write Detail design studies (see TR/24 for full scope) for MOC, MEC, Pipelines, Pipeline diversions, New AGIs, AGI upgrades.
  • Calculations including: –
    • Population Densities
    • BPDs
    • Design Factors
    • Actual Design Factors
    • Pipe wall thicknesses
    • Proximity Pipe requirements
    • Hydrostatic Test Pressure
    • Hazardous areas
    • G37 layouts

Associated Responsibilities:

  • Manage and deliver engineering designs in line with client brief.
  • Act as a main point of contact for nominated design projects.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate project performance to provide project feedback to the regional manager
  • Provide leadership and support to the team alongside motivating staff to achieve project goals.
  • Manage project budgets and costs effectively
  • Assign tasks to team members and quality assure project work/practices of more Junior Engineers
  • Assist the regional and operation managers to plan resource requirements for the team.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients through networking and normal business activities.
  • Make a significant contribution to the technical capability of the company through daily activities and continuous improvement.
  • Promote a culture of teamwork to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and company goals are met
  • Communicate and meet with the client as required during the duration of the project
  • Ensure the final design conforms to all the regulatory requirements and meets the agreed client specification
  • Act as a mentor to develop engineering personnel.
  • Actively support and engage with other discipline engineers to develop and expand the company’s technical offering with respect to Mechanical engineering
  • Develop and improve the company’s current Mechanical engineering capabilities and processes
  • Actively look for new opportunities to develop and grow the businesses engineering related workload


Candidate Profile:

  • A degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline
  • Chartered Engineer (or actively working towards this qualification)
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the gas industry
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements in the oil, gas, and petroleum industries
  • Experience in working with G/35, GL/5, G/17, and PS/6
  • Experienced in working within a multidiscipline team
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and achieve deadlines
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Experienced in the managing and monitoring of a project program and deliverables
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and clearly delegate tasks to others whilst providing the required level of support
  • A desire to continuously develop technical competence and knowledge through targeted CPD and self-led study


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