Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location:
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • REF: VC108
  • Date Posted: 21 Nov 2019
Description of function

Our client are resourcing for a Lead Engineer to support them at their offices in Aberdeen.

Job responsibilities
  • Commitment to Company HSE policy 
  • Manage and deliver all aspects of onshore / offshore engineering work 
  • Carry our mechanical engineering and design for subsea oilfield operation 
  • Prepare calculations and perform mechanical / structural analysis as required
  • Support and supervision of design / drafting personnel 
  • Preparation of specifications for procurement / manufacture/fabrication of appropriate items and equipment 
  • Sub-contract and Vendor liaison, management and expediting 
  • Preparation of onshore test/FAT and offshore operations procedures
  • Technical oversight and supervision of onshore testing as required
  • Technical oversight and supervision of offshore operations
  • Reporting to Company and client 

Academic Qualifications:- 

  • Candidates should ideally be degree qualified in mechanical or related discipline 
  • Candidates with HND or HNC qualification of similar will be considered, subject to demonstrate track record 
  • 5-10 years' experience in the subsea engineering, equipment and operations sector
  • Previous experience of the design manufacture, testing and installation / operation of subsea wellhead / x-mas tree and subsea production equipment 
  • Good working knowledge of applicable industry mechanical, piping, subsea codes and standards
  • Sound materials engineering awareness
  • Capable of producing detailed design calculations and performing computer-based analysis (e.g. ANSYS) finite element and the like
  • CAD drafting capability desired, however must have the ability to translate designs into drawings for manufacture and installation / operation working with / supervising design and drafting personnel
  • Vessel based experience, deep water preferred
  • Previous experience of installation of subsea Xmas Tree / Choke / Intervention equipment from a Rig / DSV / RSV
  • Previous experience of offshore Scale Squeeze / Acid stimulation / Pumping treatments would be highly desirable 
  • Electrohydraulic controls experience highly desirable 


  • Offshore survival certificate
  • Relevant medical certification
  • MIST


  • Regular UK Driving License
  • Chartered Engineer status desirable
  • Self-starter able to work alone and set targets and priorities in support of the wider business / project goals
  • Willingness for potential overseas travel to manufacturing and offshore sites
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