Principal Mechanical Engineer – Wood

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Mechanical Engineering
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : December 18, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer to provide specialist support to Oil and Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Projects in our Qatar office on a staff basis.

In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of project work, in accordance with the project execution plan including Wood and/or Project Procedures on Safety and Quality Control, within the man-hour, cost budgets and the project schedule targets.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the following activities:



  • Providing advice on the selection of rotating equipment
  • Specification of pumps, compressors and other rotating equipment, including drivers, seal and lube systems by preparing Technical Specifications and Mechanical Data Sheet
  • Preparation Enquiry Requisitions
  • Technical evaluation / clarification of supplier bids
  • Technical supervision of supplier design and control of supplier interface, plus the co-ordination of interfaces with other engineering disciplines
  • Review of Supplier documentation for integration within Project design, such as GA / Details / Calculations and Fabrication Procedures
  • Provide specialist input to design reviews, risk assessments and constructability reviews
  • Support Inspection and Testing of Equipment, attend testing for critical equipment
  • Support Construction and Commissioning
  • Technical support for installation and commissioning
  • To provide relevant knowledgeable practical skills in the response and actions for:
    • Site visits and site surveys
    • Site queries and discussions
    • Supplier, vendor, contractor, client and site related discussions
    • Site based activities
  • Supervise less experienced mechanical engineers and, where required, be line manager for mechanical engineers within Qatar office
  • Support recruitment, training, and development of mechanical personnel

Skills / Qualifications


  • Degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering, and preferably a member of a relevant professional body or institution
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Oil & Gas post-graduation
  • Qatar MME Grade A registered engineer
  • Experience in working with process and utility compressors, gas and steam turbines, pumps and other rotating equipment
  • Experience of working in a variety of projects and phases, including greenfield and brownfield, on and offshore, Concept through to EPC, with a focus on upstream
  • Familiarity with the following codes: API, ISO and ASME
  • Familiarity with standards of major oil companies
  • Flexible attitude, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate within Microsoft Office

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