Mechanical Engineering Specialist

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1238993

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 26, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Senior Mechanical Engineer– Houston, TX

Summary on Airswift:
Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available are unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure, and expertise that the organization has are unparalleled.
Our client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work in Houston, TX, for an initial 12 month assignment.

We are seeking a highly experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of 15 years of proven expertise in the Oil & Gas industry, specifically in refinery projects, and a strong focus on stationary equipment design. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and overseeing various aspects of the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase and project execution for mega Refinery upgrade.
  • Project Leadership: As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will take a leading role in the FEED phase of refinery projects. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including process engineers, civil engineers, and project managers, to ensure successful project planning, design, and execution. Also, managing designer reviews and represent the client in reviews and workshop.
  • Stationary Equipment Design: Your primary responsibility will be reviewing design packages and overseeing the stationary equipment required for refinery operations. This includes but is not limited to pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks, boilers, piping, and other critical static equipment.
  • Compliance and Safety: Ensure that all designs and engineering solutions adhere to relevant industry codes, standards, and safety regulations. Identify potential safety risks and implement necessary precautions to mitigate them effectively.
  • Technical Expertise: Utilize your extensive knowledge and experience in refinery processes and stationary equipment to provide technical guidance and resolve complex engineering challenges. Review and approve technical documents, drawings, and specifications in compliance with international standard and Saudi Aramco standard and procedures.
  • Cost Control and Budgeting: Collaborate with the project management team to develop cost effective solutions for the mechanical scope of work. Monitor expenses and propose cost-saving measures without compromising safety and quality.
  • Vendor Management: Coordinate with equipment manufacturers and vendors to select the most suitable stationary equipment for refinery projects. Evaluate vendor proposals, conduct technical bid evaluations, and make informed recommendations.
  • Mentoring and Development: Provide mentorship and guidance to junior mechanical engineers within the team, fostering their professional growth and enhancing the overall expertise of the group.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Master's degree would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 15 years of hands-on experience in mechanical engineering roles within the Oil & Gas industry, with a specific focus on refinery projects and stationary equipment design.
  • Strong expertise in the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase and project execution.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant industry standards such as ASME, API, and ASTM, as well as applicable safety regulations.
  • In-depth knowledge of rotating equipment principles, design considerations, and maintenance practices.
  • Proficiency in vibration analysis, failure analysis techniques, and reliability engineering.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical design principles, including stress analysis, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.


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