Principal Engineer, Mechanical

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  • To act as a focal point/technical authority for mechanical engineering questions throughout all phases of engineering design, construction and offshore installation, commissioning and operation
  • To provide mechanical engineering input to other disciplines to assure that design outputs are consistent.
  • To act as Company / Alliance authority for the review of Design Bases, design drawings, specifications, etc.
  • To act as required as the Company / Alliance representative (Mechanical) to ensure that design work by contractors meets Company standards and relevant industry codes
  • To monitor the performance of design contractors and suggest remedial actions related to mechanical design.
  • To assist Company / Alliance resident and/or project engineers with the mechanical engineering aspects of Facilities design.
  • To assist construction and commissioning teams with field questions encountered during installation
  • To initiate and coordinate tasks needed for project execution including permitting or government reviews, material specification, installation procedures, testing, etc.
  • To participate in HAZOP's and other key design reviews.
  • To assist in the development Nigerian mechanical engineers
  • To provide input to Front End/Conceptual Engineering studies with respect to mechanical design aspects
  • To establish and maintain a facilities mechanical installations database
  • Provide input to Integrity Management and Planned Maintenance planning.


  • Minimum twenty (20) years relevant experience with an oil industry design and fabrication contractor
  • Must have worked in as a mechanical engineer/senior mechanical engineer for an Operator and have been involved in both onshore and offshore projects
  • Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment
  • Good communication and team building skills – well able to lead and gain respect both internally and externally 3rd parties.
  • Ability to improvise/prioritise with little notice without losing attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of managing in multicultural situations.
  • Good understanding of project management controls and procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency and accuracy.
  • Solid working knowledge of oil and gas industry mechanical engineering codes and standards.
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