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Kent Recruitment

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Rotating Equipment

USA - Houston Texas
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About the job:
Kent is looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer – Rotating Equipment to be based in our Houston, TX office and report to our Mechanical and Piping Department Manager.
You will specify, research, engineer, analyze, evaluate, and document mechanical equipment to meet requirements applying knowledge of engineering principles.

You are responsible for engineering activities and the development of technical deliverables to meet the schedule, scope, budget, and quality requirements of multi-discipline projects.

Prefer experience with larger projects, $250M+ TIC.
Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and review mechanical equipment engineering specifications.
  • Prepare and/or review datasheets for mechanical equipment.
  • Prepare material requisitions for quote (MRQ), technical bid evaluations (TBE), material requisitions for purchase (MRP) and review vendor’s documentation for mechanical equipment.
  • Prepare hand and/or computer aided mechanical calculations as required.
  • Support process engineers with the selection of materials of construction for piping and equipment.
  • Prepare/review piping specifications.
  • Provide mechanical input to line list, specialty items list and equipment list.
  • Help with the resolution of engineering and design problems.
  • All other duties as assigned.
In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.
Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:
Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.
  • P.E. licensed desired.
  • Able to organize, plan and prioritize work.
  • Background with a variety of rotating equipment required including pumps (centrifugal, positive displacement, metering, and multi-stage), reciprocating compressors, fans, and blowers.
  • Experience with steam turbines, gas turbines, and centrifugal compressors a plus.
  • Experience with reciprocating compressors and medium to small pumps desirable.
  • Experience with fired equipment (process heaters and steam generators) desirable.
  • Experience with other disciplines and/or construction of oil and gas plant equipment desirable.
  • Familiar with commonly used mechanical engineering standards and codes including but not limited to ASME BPVC, API standards, PIP standards, ASME B31.3 and B31.1 and commonly used mechanical engineering software.
  • Working knowledge of rotating equipment inspection and testing.
  • Working knowledge of vessels, pipe, static equipment.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical material handling equipment (optical sorting, extruders, silos, conveyors, shakers, hoppers, grinders, etc.) a plus.
  • Basic oil and gas upstream, midstream, and downstream knowledge required.
  • Working knowledge of the software applicable to their expertise (e.g. Compress, Caesar II, NozzlePro, HTRI, etc.).
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other design software a plus.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal/rapport building skills necessary to work effectively as a team member, and to plan/coordinate processes for results.
Behavior/ Core Competencies:
  • Contribute to a team environment by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Works autonomously without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.

The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.
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