Mechanical Lead Engineer

Requisition ID: 262580 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London NW10 

In today’s competitive job market, we know you have your choice of companies in the UK and around the world. Your unique personality, skills, and experience are in demand.

To be motivated and empowered to do your best work, you want a company that provides you with a meaningful career—one that makes you feel that you belong to something greater and have the opportunity and flexibility to grow, succeed, and make a difference.

With so many available options, why choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that people like you deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work.

Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers.

People like you are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of  the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

When you join Bechtel, you will be a key part of the diverse team delivering these world-changing projects. As a resilient, well-established employer, we are currently seeking long-term career professionals. When joining Bechtel, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of Energy Transition, Decarbonisation, eFuel, Hydrogen Value Chain, Waste-to-Energy, LNG and Petrochemical projects from studies to FEEDs and EPC's from our London Energy hub based in Park Royal.

You will bring your experience and expertise to the role while working within the customer’s organisation as part of an integrated team. As part of this team, you will commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants


What we offer

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the center of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme


Position Summary

Maintain good knowledge of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAPs) and administrative practices. Plans, develops, coordinates, and reviews detailed engineering work outlined herein according to a set of engineering design criterion utilizing approved engineering procedures and practices. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements. Provide training on for groups within and external to Mechanical Engineering, as required. Mentor junior mechanical engineers. Provide input to scoping documents such as equipment list as well as necessary support to P&ID, HAZOP and Model reviews. Provide technical support to resolve construction and startup questions and issues


Key Responsibilities 

  • Leads engineering teams – has engineering direct reports and organizes the team’s work and deliverables to meet project goals, coaches and mentors the direct reports on the team. Conducts performance reviews and holds career development discussions.
  • Engineering planning – interprets a supplied project scope and applies applicable industry regulations and codes, standard engineering procedures, and good engineering practices, to develop a schedule, budget, and plan to execute the engineering deliverables and design reviews. Manages engineering schedule and budget to ensure on time deliverables while maintaining schedule and cost performance. Supports the trend program to manage changes.
  • Collects data and interprets engineering progress to report current status for project controls purposes.
  • Responsible for the activities on a medium size project in an engineering discipline with teams located globally.
  • Is responsible to plan and confirm that the engineering team is coordinating the detailed design development of mechanical equipment with other engineering disciplines, client, suppliers, contractors, and other groups.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of letters to vendors and clients.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Prepares cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries.
  • When assigned, recommends personnel actions such as staff additions, terminations, transfers and salary changes.
  • Provides technical oversight in leading the development of the following deliverables, design reviews and tasks: Mechanical Equipment Specifications, Mechanical Equipment Datasheets, Material Requisitions for Quote and Purchase, Technical Bid Evaluations, Inspection and Test Plans, Vendor document review, Inspection reports, etc.
  • When necessary, has the technical competence to independently develop deliverables and conduct design reviews.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to senior project engineering management.
  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction. 


Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicant must have BEng. or equivalent degree.
  • Extensive experience in the Energy, Petrochemical and / or Oil and Gas industry. 
  • Chartered Engineer status preferred
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment, both static and rotating, in terms of, selection criteria, sizing basis, design calculations, materials, development of project deliverables for Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • Thorough understanding of the roles played by other engineering disciplines and departments on projects, and their interfaces with the mechanical team, including construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial aspects and procurement strategy of mechanical equipment
  • Thorough understanding of Engineering planning and control methods.
  • Broad knowledge of industry or regulatory codes and standards such as API, ASME, etc.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Can effectively communicate and collaborate with the mechanical team, other engineering disciplines and departments, Project Management Team and clients.
  • Specific experience in planning and executing greenfield or brownfield projects in one or more of the following market segments:  eFuels, Waste-to-Energy, Renewable Energy, Natural gas processing including liquefaction and regasification, Coal, gas or biomass to chemicals, Refining/Coker, Petrochemical (Cracker, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, VCM, PTA, PET), Gas Processing Carbon capture and sequestration, Solar and/or combined cycle power plants, Hydrogen value chain including reforming, liquefaction, transportation and fuelling stations, Offshore and onshore pipelines, Desalination, raw water, demineralized water and waste water treatment etc.
  • EPC experience and familiarity with current process technologies and licensors associated with the above. 
  • Able to troubleshoot issues in a field or job site setting confidently, and to provide instruction on how to resolve issues identified.




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; Energy; 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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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