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SR. MECHANICAL ENGINEER
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Raleigh, NC

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The position requires a high degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers' challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large capital projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take process flow diagrams created by chemical engineers to specify needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for the Mechanical Design staff assigned to one or more projects.

SPECIFIC TASKS:

Work with multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
Meets with clients' technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
Prepared equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
Communicate equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, etc.

EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

This position requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
10+ years of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction.
Registration as a licensed professional engineer is required.
Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
Self motivateed with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.
Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
Ability to create detailed project proposals, scopes of work and estimates.
Ability to direct design teams.
Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Access.
Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
Experience with heat exchanges, reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels and tanks.
Experience with heavy industrial piping design and analysis.
Pulp and Paper Industry experience.


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