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Senior Mechanical / Piping Engineer

Senior Mechanical / Piping Engineer

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Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Mechanical
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Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Senior Mechanical / Piping Engineer to work out of our office in al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. This position will be part of our COTC core team and is expected to last for approximately twelve months.


Our clients are setting up a new Joint Venture business which will take crude oil and produce a wide range of bulk chemical products. The project will be a first of a kind investment with a fully integrated 600,000 bpd refinery and chemicals complex including two parallel ethylene crackers, and with limited co-production of fuels.  All the individual parts of the project will be world scale, and the integration will deliver world beating production efficiency.  The TIC is likely to be of the order of $20-$25 Billion making it one of the largest ever single-phase investments in the petrochemicals industry.


  • Responsible for Static Equipment issues and deliverables on projects at all stages of the design process. While the primary focus will be on Static equipment, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded Mechanical Engineer with an ability to adapt and handle various mechanical equipment types, such as rotating / package equipment, as workload dictates
  • Prepare design calculations for new pressure vessels and heat exchangers using PV Elite
  • Re-rate reports and calculations for existing vessels and exchangers
  • Prepare Equipment Technical Specifications / Material Requisitions, such as Mechanical Specification and Mechanical Data Sheet
  • Conduct technical evaluation / clarification of pressure vessel and heat exchanger vendor bids, plus the technical bid evaluation reports to support order placement
  • Provide project technical support and be familiar with risk assessments, design reviews, constructability and HAZOPs
  • Review / comment of vendor documentation
  • Manage vendors in conjunction with procurement engineer
  • Liaise with multi-discipline project team, client, PMC and vendors
  • Coach / mentor less experienced engineers

Skills / Qualifications

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical discipline with a minimum of 10 years’ experience
  • Extensive design experience, primarily in a contracting, operating or consultancy environment, working with pressure vessels and heat exchangers
  • Extensive experience designing pressure vessels and heat exchangers
  • Experience in mentoring / coaching less experienced engineers and / or acting in a capacity as Lead Engineer
  • Experience within a contractor, operator or consultancy on refinery, petrochemical, pharmaceutical or oil & gas projects
  • Experience of HTRI thermal design is preferred though not essential
  • Chartered Engineer or actively working towards achieving Chartered status
  • Knowledge of International Codes applicable to Process Plant fabrication and design (ASMEIX, ASME VIII, ASME B31.3, API521 and BS5500)

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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