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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  227903

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Project No.:  [[cust_projectNumber]]
  • Grade:  26-27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No 

Lead Mechanical Engineer


The Lead Mechanical Engineer reports to the Project Engineering Manager on their assigned project and to the Chief Mechanical Engineer functionally. They are responsible for all mechanical engineering activities on project which includes rotating equipment, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired equipment, packaged equipment, mechanical handling equipment and HVAC. Project activities include conceptual studies, FEED, detailed engineering, testing and inspection through to site support.





Must be able to undertake the following activities and lead others undertaking these activities.

•Analyse the requirements of a system and make recommendations for the selection and design of the equipment.

•Develop specifications and issue Material Requisitions for equipment.

•Technical bid evaluation and selection of suppliers.

•Developing the Mechanical Engineering input to EPC Estimates.

•Post award management of suppliers including document review, liaison with design groups and inspection and testing support.

•Complete site surveys for existing equipment and undertake assessment of existing equipment for re-vamp and debottlenecking.



In addition Lead Engineers are responsible for the following:

•Lead project issues and needs relating to the discipline, develop strong client/vendor relationships and able to mentor junior members of the group.

•Planning, reporting and change control, - must be able to plan and control mechanical group activities through to successful project completion.

•Development of team members through formal appraisal process, on-project training and mentoring.




•Ability to lead and work as part of a team in a project environment

•Broad knowledge of all mechanical commodities

•Thorough knowledge of design codes and industry standards for specific area of expertise

•Good knowledge of other disciplines needs and deliverables as related to mechanical engineering.

•Degree in Mechanical Engineering or appropriate qualification and experience

•Chartered Engineer status or actively working towards it

•Previous supervisory experience

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.