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Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer

Houston, Texas
3 Sep 2022

Role overview

Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group. 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.

Plans, coordinates and prepares equipment specifications, equipment datasheets, material requisitions, bid evaluations, and award recommendations for rotating/packaged equipment.

Coordinates Engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors, and between other groups.

Assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.

Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to project management.

Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).

Reviews/analyses bids and makes technical recommendations.

Conducts reviews of vendor drawings, calculations, and other documentation.

Works on conceptual studies, designs, reports, or proposals.

Prepares cost estimates, quantity take-offs, and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts, and change orders.

Reviews and checks the work of subordinate engineers.

Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Applicant must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree.

20+ years of Rotating/Packaged Equipment experience in the Oil and Gas industry.

A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board preferred

In-depth knowledge of rotating/packaged equipment (pumps, compressors, turbines, water treatment) and electric motors.

Strong background with API 610 Centrifugal pumps and API 617 Centrifugal Compressors and gas seal systems. Experience with Expander-Compressors / Expander-Generators, Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, and Reciprocating Compressors is beneficial.

Applicant should be able to identify specific equipment services they have been responsible for, such as BOG Compressors, Refrigeration Compressors, Wet Gas Compressors, Cryogenic Pumps, Packaged Equipment (raw water treatment, wastewater treatment, sludge handling, chemical injection, N2 generation), etc.

Applicant should also be able to identify specific industry and technology experience such as LNG (APCI / Conoco Philips / Chart), Refining/Coker, Petrochemical (Cracker, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, VCM, PTA, PET), Gas Processing, Renewable energy, etc.

Through knowledge of ASME codes and API standards.

Experience with field installation/commissioning activities for rotating/packaged equipment is preferred.

Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the discipline.

Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.

Proficient knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.

Thorough understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including construction practices and the economics involved.

Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.

Thorough understanding of Engineering planning and control methods.

Able to work with minimal direct supervision of day-to-day tasks (issue datasheets, material requisitions, bid evaluations) to meet project goals for cost and schedule.

Skilled in oral and written communication. Able to work in project groups with shared-work teams globally, to progress project designs.

Able to troubleshoot issues in a field or job site setting confidently, and to provide instruction on how to resolve issues identified.

Experience in writing equipment design specifications for rotating/packaged equipment.

Actively participate and contribute to code/standards committees (ASME, API, etc.).

Able to mentor junior mechanical engineers handling compressors, pumps, turbines, and packaged equipment.

In accordance with the company's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement

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  • Job Reference: 703137244-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: NESC Staffing
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application