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Principal Mechanical Engineer

R-046931
  1. United Kingdom

Principal Mechanical Engineer

The Business

At Atkins, we invest in people as one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.

Our global Resources business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the oil and gas, renewables, electrical generation, transmission and distribution sectors all over the world. People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the energy sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been unprecedented in the challenges that the world and the offshore industry has faced.  Despite these challenges, the industry remains a key sector to deliver global climate targets and to provide low carbon energy for future generations, and as such we are delighted to re-start our recruitment campaign to attract the best talent into Atkins.

The past few months have also highlighted what a truly global business we are, with our use of digital collaboration platforms enabling globally diverse teams to continue delivering for our clients no matter where staff are based.  Our well-established flexible working practices and digital approach have proven that having a positive work life balance is achievable even in the most challenging of times, making Atkins a great place to develop your career.  Although the future remains uncertain, the tools, systems and support available to you upon joining will enable a successful, remote induction into the business and will enhance your ability to work flexibly and remotely if required.

The UK&E Resources business requires a Principal Engineer level technical lead to face the asset integrity service line for the oil and gas market.

  • This role will be a leadership position reporting through the Aberdeen management structure but will involve significant interaction with the oil and gas market lead and technical leads from across the global business.
  • The role will be responsible for identifying, growing and leading client operational support and projects based scopes facing mechanical asset integrity for UK and international clients.
  • The individual will be a technical expert in asset integrity with the core role to work with clients, generate and secure opportunities for the delivery teams static mechanical and pressure systems service lines.
  • This will include the development of the UK mechanical static competency and delivery capability against the market need and opportunities.
  • The objective of the mechanical lead role in the UK is to have an individual act as the technical delivery lead and sponsor of growth for our oil and gas static mechanical offering.
  • The role will be UK based serving the key regions globally, those mainly being the UK, and AGT.
  • The role will be able to technically win and deliver our most specialist scopes, act as a lead for larger multi discipline integrity contracts and grow the mechanical offering to our clients.
  • Two key elements of this will be both identifying and managing work through internal global networks as well as leading the growth of the capability.
  • The individual will seamlessly work with the existing technical community and leverage this to meet their objectives i.e. delivering technically excellent work and growing a sustainable market facing static mechanical capability for our UK clients and frameworks.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, generating and delivering static mechanical scopes
  • Development of client relationships and opportunities, as well as the mechanical pipeline for the business
  • Act as a technical lead for mechanical asset integrity and internal focal point for the UK&E Resources business
  • Project delivery against financial targets
  • Line and team management
  • Growth against the business goals for both the market and technical capability of the business
  • Key technical attributes we look for include experience in:
  • Asset integrity management
  • Asset life extension studies
  • Development and deployment of RBI processes in line with API 580 and 581
  • Pressure systems (static equipment) integrity assessment including:
  • Pipe and vessel stress analysis
  • Fitness for service assessments to API RP 579
  • Design support and verification
  • Support feasibility and FEED studies
  • Site and offshore visits
  • Understanding of corrosion and other degradation mechanisms
  • Understanding of inspection methods and their limitations
  • Experience with pressure systems repair works
  • Desired Experience:
  • In depth knowledge of the UKCS oil and gas industry
  • Client facing and technical business development experience including proposal development and commercial bidding
  • Knowledge in delivery and financial management of projects

Additional Information and Benefits
Travel to other Atkins premises and client sites may be necessary. You should be willing to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours to satisfy the requirements of the role.

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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