Lead Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Mechanical - Engineering
Position Type
Fixed Term

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking expression of interest for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to work on a new project in Saudi for approximately 15 months. The ideal candidate will be at Principal or Lead level in their career with extensive experience within the industry in a similar role. 


Project Summary


Our client is seeking to produce an additional crude oil from an existing field by 2027. There are no current offshore oil and water injection facilities to cater for this increment and the onshore processing facility has no available capacity. The project program will provide an expansion of current facilities to ultimately allow for producing, processing and transporting the additional crude oil. This will provide the required offshore oil facilities by installing the required wellhead platforms, tie-in platforms and associated trunklines and flowlines as well as onshore drill sites and associated facilities. The project’s scope also includes the design of the associated electrical, process automation, and supporting facilities infrastructure.


*Please note that at this stage, applications for this role are invited as an Expression of Interest (EOI) whilst opportunities are being fully determined. If suitable, we wil contact you regarding submitting your CV as part of the bid. We expect the bid to be awarded in the next 4-6 weeks. 



  • Preparation of data sheets for pressure vessels (including reactors, columns and drums) storage tanks and heat exchangers
  • Preparation of enquiry requisitions for Long Lead Items 
  • Review and evaluation of equipment suppliers’ bids for Long Lead Items and preparation of bid evaluation reports
  • Preparation of budget enquiries to support estimate
  • Provision of support and advice on static  equipment matters

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in appropriate engineering subject.
  • Chartered Engineer and member of appropriate engineering institution
  • Extensive experience, primarily in a contracting environment, working with pressure vessels, storage tanks and heat exchangers on FEED and EPC projects for the oil and gas industry
  • Mechanical design of pressure vessels using PV Elite (or other commercially available software package)
  • Experience of thermal design using HTRI would be an advantage
  • Flexible attitude, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the following codes : ASME VIII Division 1 and 2, API 620, 650 , 660 , 661 , 662, TEMA
  • Computer literate within Microsoft Office

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. 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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