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Principal Mechanical/Piping Engineer

Houston, TX
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Principal Mechanical/Piping Engineer

JobID: 23339-1233831

Location: Houston, TX, 77007, USA

Description: **Business Line** Oil + Gas

**Position Title** Principal Mechanical/Piping Engineer

United States of America - Texas


**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking a creative and highly talented Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead and develop our mechanical and piping facility engineers and designers working in the Houston, TX office in support of our Oil & Gas Business Unit.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Principal Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing an engineering discipline group equipped with up-to-date engineering and design tools, technical and supervisory capabilities and operating procedures to successfully and efficiently execute projects and consulting services. In addition, the Principal Engineer effectively functions as the Discipline Lead or Engineering Consultant on assigned projects.

Position Description or Typical Responsibilities:

+ Works with project personnel to build and maintain client relations.

+ Works with Business Development in developing proposals and presenting company capabilities to enhance success in meeting new business objectives.

+ Complies with the company’s safety awareness program, office and/or field safety policies.

+ Directs the preparation of engineering and design guides and procedures.

+ Creates and maintains up-to-date procedures, topical reports and data files.

+ Establishes, implements and provides guidance on technical policies and procedures.

+ Maintains technical, cost and schedule oversight of the discipline on all projects.

+ Determines the requirements for and supervises special studies, when necessary.

+ Institutes Design Review teams, as required to ensure quality of engineering conformance with project definition and to comply with regulatory requirements.

+ Assesses the technical adequacy of a specific discipline on an independent basis.

+ Provides technical guidance to the project discipline by direct consultation, technical bulletins and other formats.

+ Assists in establishing project design bases taking into consideration costs, technology, operability, availability and maintainability.

+ Assists the Project Engineering Managers in establishing and implementing technical project requirements, preparing discipline work plans and implementing the engineering/purchasing schedules and cost estimates.

+ Assists the Chief Discipline Engineer, Manager of Engineering and the Project Engineering Managers in project definition, definition of economic evaluation factors, preparation of major specifications, major purchase evaluations, preparation of key technical studies and critical engineering decisions.

+ Analyzes and documents engineering practices, manpower expenditures and costs related to the experience and performance of the region/office projects.

+ Interfaces with peers in other offices to enhance good engineering and cost effective practices, as well as commonality of procedures and practices.

+ Promotes sharing of and gives consideration to lessons learned and technical bulletins.

+ Acts as a source of technical discipline knowledge.

+ In conjunction with the Project Engineering Manager and Chief Discipline Engineer, determines the need for the employment of expert discipline consultants.

+ Monitors progress and quality of outside consulting services.

+ Recommends the assignment of Supervising Discipline Engineers and oversees the assignment of other engineering and design personnel to meet project requirements.

+ Coordinates work within the discipline and with other Principal Engineers to achieve a balanced overall design.

+ Participates in the salary administration, employee development, hiring, reduction in forces, and termination of employees in accordance with company policies and procedures.

+ Monitors compliance with state laws on the practice of engineering.

+ Promotes and takes appropriate action to maximize utilization of technical personnel within a specific discipline among groups.

+ Fully understands the function of vendor documents and can develop and set the level of review required for engineer's discipline.

+ Conforms to company core values and assists others to adhere to them.

+ Acts with integrity in all elements of responsibility.

+ Expresses ideas clearly and listens effectively to the ideas of others.

**Minimum Requirements**


+ Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent education) in mechanical engineering from a four year accredited college or university.


+ 12 years of progressive mechanical engineering experience with an EPC contractor responsible for one or more of the following mechanical engineering specialties as relevant to process facility projects: material specification, piping stress analysis or mechanical equipment specification

+ 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity for a team of mechanical or piping engineers and designers as a project discipline lead or engineering department supervisor

+ Professional Mechanical Engineering license by exam

+ Working knowledge of oil and gas processing facility and/or chemical plant operations

+ Fully proficient in project execution and mechanical engineering work processes from FEED and detailed design through materials management, construction and pre-commissioning

+ Fully proficient in developing and managing the discipline scope, cost, schedule and change through application of an earned value management system

+ Fully proficient in other engineering disciplines' deliverables and interfaces with the mechanical and piping disciplines

+ Proficient with and able to guide others in interpretation of relevant mechanical codes, industry standards and project requirements

+ Demonstrated experience in successfully leading a team and collaborating with other groups to deliver the expected results

+ Ability to function effectively as a Discipline Lead and Engineering Consultant on assigned projects

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Advanced degree in engineering, business administration or related EPC field

+ 5 years of experience on oil, gas or chemical projects in a lead or supervisory engineering role responsible for the work of 10+ people

+ Previous experience with project delivery utilizing high value engineering centers

+ Proficient with piping material and coatings selection and specification

+ Previous experience in developing mechanical or piping discipline standards and evaluation and selection of design tools

+ Active participant in related technical or industry group

+ Previous experience with guiding, evaluating performance and supporting the professional development of other engineers or designers

+ Previous experience managing engineering and design resource requirements, evaluation of candidates and the recruiting process

**Additional Information:**

+ Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

+ This positions does not include sponsorship opportunities for United States work authorization

+ Relocation and/or Per diem are not available for this position

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Engineering - Mechanical_

**_Business Group_**

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _180480BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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