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Senior Mechanical Engineer

  1. Houston
  1. Oil & gas

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Senior Mechanical Engineer is an integral part of our Atkins Houston Offshore Engineering team and will involve the sizing, design of static and rotating mechanical equipment for offshore fixed platform and floating facility projects.  This position is based in our office in Houston, TX.  

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • As part of the Facilities Engineering Team, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will report to the Group Manager, and perform duties on various projects.
  • The role will involve the sizing, detailed design and specification of static and rotating mechanical equipment for offshore fixed platform and floating facility projects (Oil & Gas and Renewables).
  • In addition to sizing and detailed calculations, the role will involve the preparation of datasheets and equipment specifications, the technical review and evaluation of bids, and performing other discipline-specific studies. Work must be performed in accordance with applicable industry codes and standards.
  • Candidate must have a B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.  Offshore floating facility design experience is preferable, and candidate must have proven technical writing and communication skills.

What will you contribute?

  • Perform project design and sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers and CAD designers.
  • Plan, develop and review the production of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Plan, develop and review the production of engineering studies.
  • Develop and evaluate plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution.
  • Analyze technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions.
  • Analyze project dimension and scope, and prepare or oversee the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets.
  • Coordinate work with project manager, and guide junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.
  • Be responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
  • Liaise with Clients, Design Partners, Vendors and Regulatory Bodies.
  • May occasionally manage projects.
  • Perform such other duties as the Group Manager may from time to time deem necessary.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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