Lead Mechanical Engineer Job In Dubai

Wood in the UAE is looking for experienced Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our Engineering team with a proven track record in executing Onshore projects from Select / Concept to Execute for clients in the middle east.

To have single – point responsibility for all mechanical equipment engineering (such as static, rotating equipment) design deliverables and ensure that they conform to all applicable engineering codes and standards as well as the Client’s policies and procedures

Provide input to the preparation of Technical Work Practices (TWP’s) and Standards

Coordination of Mechanical team and reporting to Project or Engineering Manager on project related matters

Supporting the Planning, scheduling and execution of discipline activities and deliverables, including manhour estimating and schedule preparation to support bid / tendering as required.

Manage discipline work to the required schedule and manpower allocation, including requesting personnel as identified by the plan, and day-to-day supervision of discipline personnel on the project. This includes approval of timesheets, holiday approval and overtime approval where delegated.

Manage and report progress of all Mechanical engineering and design budgets in line with contract requirements including weekly and cumulative productivity.

To identify any areas of concern with respect to progress and / or quality and recommend corrective actions as required

To attend weekly internal and external progress meetings and generate status reports for the Engineering / Project Manager

To ensure all team members are competency assessed and maintain the competency of the team in line with company and Client requirements

Define minimum acceptance criteria and Undertake pre qualification of third parties

Liaise and engage with Licensors, Equipment Vendors and OEM’s as required to conclude the project deliverables in accordance with the project scope and provide third party budget costs for stage gate estimates as required.

Define scope of work for 3 rd Party sub contracts as required.

Preparation of Tender Bid Evaluations and assessment of bids

Review of Vendor Documents on Detailed Engineering Projects

Provide input to EPC scope of work and EPC Tender Package for EXECUTE stage

To co – ordinate with other disciplines during all stages of design development, construction, pre – commissioning, and start – up to ensure there is no conflict within the overall engineering design.

To provide technical support to site in terms of material inspection, Factory Acceptance Testing etc

Ensure compliance with management of change processes both technical and financial

To provide direction and guidance on technical queries relating to mechanical engineering and raise appropriate EQ’s / deviations

To participate in all project safety and design reviews as necessary

To ensure that all work is completed without compromise to quality and is delivered according to the project schedule

To liaise with the Client’s Engineering, Operations and Maintenance staff as required to ensure a consistent approach to project completion whilst ensuring that the project is concluded within the boundary of the technical scope.

Take ownership for Risk Identification, Assessment, Mitigation, Monitoring and Close Out for your respective discipline.

To promote safe behavior at all times

To provide sound technical advice and solutions to a diversity of technical problems within the discipline

Promote and encourage smarter ways of working and champion continuous improvement within your department

Ensure all lessons learnt are captured and shared


Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Minimum of 15 years of experience in Oil and Gas industry

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar role, preferably in UAE or Middle East

A specialist and detailed knowledge of the major mechanical equipment types

Thorough knowledge of relevant international codes and standards

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, delivering solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

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