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Kent Recruitment

Lead Mechanical Package Engineer

Surrey, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Lead Mechanical/Package Engineer to lead the Mechanical activities in developing the Mechanical design within project budget and determining timing for resource requirements. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison for inter-discipline engineering involved in the project and is accountable for overall discipline related activities for the successful completion of project, on schedule and within manpower and budget estimates.

The Lead Mechanical / Package Engineer is typically accountable to the Project Engineering Manager or Project Manager, depending on size and complexity of the Project. Corporate reporting line is to respective Departmental/Group Manager.

This is part of a recruitment drive during 2022 to develop and grow our Front End and General Engineering capability in the UK. We are seeking high caliber people for this key Engineering role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group will support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. Being confidently hands on particularly during 2022-3 as we grow, collaborative (including international workshare and teamworking) and committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team are some of the key qualities we are seeking.

Your Responsibilities:

· Typically supervises a team of engineers to address all discipline specific requirements within the project

· Capable of performing general duties with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets

· May undertake discrete specialist studies / technology reviews under supervision

· Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency for project and departmental

· Supports the Project Management Team in planning, and identifying technical issues which could limit progress, impact project budgets. Interfacing with the client

· Provides necessary input and support to project progress and reporting

· Supports the discipline group manager with the development of discipline engineers and ensuring technical excellence

· Support training and mentoring of Graduate and Junior/ Senior

· Lead Mechanical Package Engineer is accountable to the Project Engineering Manager for delivery of discipline deliverables in the project environment

· Provide expertise for package design throughout the organisation as require

· The corporate reporting line is to respective Mechanical Group Manager.

· Lead engineer may work on feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC project.

· Technically responsible within a project for all Mechanical Engineering work. Allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables. Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel.

· Supervises, reviews and checks the Mechanical activities.

· Works to the requirements of the Mechanical Design Manual and project requirements.

· Identifying and resolving discrepancies and divergences from original proposal/ contract by raising technical queries and/or identifying trends and changes within the framework of management of change.

· Participates in factory acceptance tests, also supporting Engineers as required for Vendor issues.

· Participates in multi-discipline engineering design reviews and provides all necessary mechanical input and support to the close-out of actions.

· Reviews ITB documents submitted as the proposal. Identifies a clear scope of work, prepares and reviews the man‑hour estimates, inputs to the project execution plan and schedule. Supervises preparation of the Mechanical Document register.

· Responsible for the planning/scheduling the mechanical activities and identify manpower requirements through the project.

· Liaises with Mechanical Group Manager for allocation of resources.

· Ensures compatibility and compliance with client specifications and recommends cost effective improvements within the scope of client specifications and requirements.

· Ensures compliance with Kent’s ISO accredited QMS, and project specific procedures, guides and standards.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

· Typically holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or post-graduate mechanical engineering qualification. Chartered status is preferred.

· Significant related experience of working for engineering/client organisations in the oil and gas industry.

· Extensive experience in the design of packages in both FEED and EPC environments.

· Exposure to consultancy, FEED/ detailed design and EPC projects.

· In depth knowledge of applicable international and industry specifications, standards and codes .

· Knowledge of safety and quality procedures and best practice.

· Activity scheduling and discipline priorities.

· Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.

· Excellent Communication skills.

· Tactful in resolving issues.

· Cost awareness.

· Proactive approach .

· Attention to detail.

· Team player.

· Ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

· Multi-tasking/priorities.

· Planning and forecasting.

· Analytical and problem solving mind.

· Contributes to employee performance development, identifies employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends and provides training and development requirements in consultation with Mechanical Group Manager.

· Provide expert knowledge for the design of packages.

· Performs related duties as and when instructed by Mechanical Group Manager.

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