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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Job reference: 918001
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Maintenance / Shutdown / Turnaround
  • Date posted: 19/04/2018

Are you looking for a new opportunity, as a Lead Mechanical Engineer, based in the UAE?


  • Availability of Rotating and Static Mechanical Equipment to meet the production, injection and H.S.E targets in line with the operation policy.
  • Supervision of Mechanical activities: studies, spare parts, contractors and vendors
  • Availability and Reliability of Rotating Machines



  • Issues and updates regularly the Mechanical Safety Procedures
  • Update CMS related to Mechanical.


  • Analyses all work reports from all sites of Mechanical disciplines
  • Directs and supervises all Assistants of Method Engineer and Mechanical Specialist in:
  • Elaborating optimising of the maintenance general guidelines and procedures
  • Performing and preventive & corrective maintenance (as required ) interventions in all sites
  • Issuing/preparing the technical report & recommendation
  • Initiating & analysing of the spare parts (stock management & consumption)
  • Contribute to define the maintenance policy and regulation in Mechanical
  • Initiates and controls:
  • Repair contract (scope of work definition)
  • Standardization of procedures
  • Ensure the conformity of the Mechanical integration of new production facility to the existing one with applicable standard (API,...), vendor specification, good engineering practices and implemented maintenance policy
  • Prepares & proposes maintenance annual budgets mainly for consumable & non stock materials, maintenance contracts, tools and moveable assets
  • Technical Administrator of stock (management, check storage condition & part conformity)
  • Provides expertise (technical advice/ assistance) on any trouble shooting in Mechanical Equipment as required
  • Selects among Mechanical candidates for new recruitment including all sites
  • Defines & proposes all Mechanical trainings for all Engineers
  • Backlog Reduction - Continuously review Mechanical related Work Orders and assist in developing and monitoring an implementation plan to reduce Backlog's.
  • Assistance for review in existing stock levels of unused spares related to Mechanical.
  • Propose yearly targets to monitor the performance of the Mechanical related maintenance and corresponding KPI.
  • Perform regular reporting of Mechanical activities.
  • Review Obsolescence of Mechanical Equipment.
  • Review Synergi cases and provide action plan for addressing the cases.

Contractor supervision;

* Assist in evaluating the competency and the performances of the contractors and assist in creating KPI's for all relevant contracts.
* Supervise the preparation of the scheduled testing and upgrade.

Major Issues;

* Ensures the availability of materials within procurement procedures
* Very mature facilities and equipment
* Turbines Fuel Gas with 2% of H2S


  • Comply with the Activities described within the HSEMS
  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts at work.
  • Know their responsibilities to environmental and energy issues in their work areas.
  • Promote environment and energy efficiency within their perimeter
  • Each employee, at his level of responsibility, must observe all Company Rules, Procedures and instructions in the performance of his own task.

As such his/her duties and areas of authority are:

  • Following instructions given by managers and supervisory personnel
  • Assuring himself of the safety of his work site before commencing work
  • Taking the necessary measures to avert immediate threat of danger
  • Exercising such caution as is necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or to avoid pollution
  • Using tools, equipment and their safeguards correctly
  • Using the provided means of personal protection correctly
  • Leaving the workplace behind correct and orderly upon job/shift completion
  • Reporting any anomaly, abnormal conditions and near miss to his supervisor
  • Participating actively in HSE meetings, safety talks, tool boxes, training sessions and drills
  • Co-operating actively in the execution of the HSE plans.


  • Confirmed Mechanical engineer with extensive experience
  • Good knowledge of O&G facilities
  • Strong expertise in Mechanical Equipment (Rotating Machines, Valves, Static Equipment, Cranes...)
  • Conversant with Mechanical + H.S.E rules. Advanced user of SAP.
  • Rigor, skill for investigation good communication skill, organisation and method, fluent English.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.