Mechanical Engineering Manager

April 20, 2023
  • Location: Italy
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12358

Mechanical Engineering Manager is required by our Client in the Oil & Energy sector to be assigned on a permanent basis – located in Milan, Italy

Duration:          12 months renewable


  • Responsible for leading the LNG project mechanical engineering team. The position is required to manage mechanical detailed engineering execution centres and technical development of the Project.
  • The MEM will manage an organization of approximately 9 personnel (340 EPC Contractor team)


  • Manage the Mechanical discipline organization of around 9 FTE on Company’s side and around 340 FTE on Contractor’s side.
  • Assure the Mechanical discipline issuance, review, and approval of around 14,000 technical documents.
  • Manage the Mechanical discipline development of engineering specifications and provide quality assurance in the procurement of materials, equipment and services to ensure conformity with sound engineering practice and cost effectiveness. Direct management of 104 PO’s of a value of around USD 1 Billion. Support to other discipline leaders on the overall 177 PO’s having a total value of USD 3 Billion.
  • Ensure all Project HSE requirements are adhered to and implemented. Ensure HSE is emphasized throughout all Mechanical design activities. Play an active role in the development of the safety culture on the project, making safety a natural part of all work performed.
  • Complete execution of process design aspects in accordance with company standards and guidelines, procedures, Quality Program, project plans and contractual obligations.
  • Review and verify EPC Contractor’s remaining detailed engineering deliverables, including Mechanical Datasheets, Design Criteria, Calculation Reports, Fabrication drawings, etc. for :
    • Pressure Vessels & Combustion (Flares, Thermal Oxidizers, WHRU, etc.);
    • Piping systems, valves and piping equipment;
    • Storage Tanks;
    • Package equipment;
    • Piping & valve equipment;
  • Interface with Contractor Mechanical Engineering site leads to ensure coordination of efforts and that all necessary issues are addressed.
  • Identify opportunities and risks (and their mitigations) for Mechanical design related operating issues. Work with Process Safety to ensure all appropriate safeguards and mitigations are in place to provide a safe working environment for Operations.
  • Oversight and coordination of Contractor planning and execution activities, with focus on Mechanical engineering activities, but familiarity with multidisciplinary engineering execution, and procurement.
  • Work with Project Services, Engineering disciplines, and Procurement teams to identify Mechanical design needs to support the project schedule.
  • Conduct Mechanical Discipline detailed evaluation and technical audit of various critical plant areas.
  • Assist the EM in ensuring the Mechanical Discipline technical portions of the EPC contract is adhered to during execution.
  • During site activities, avoid Contractor stand-by / delay by answering quickly to site queries and unexpected technical site problems, oversee rectification of punch list items, and completion of on-site tests, and oversee erection of all discipline-related equipment


  • Degree in appropriate Engineering discipline.
  • Registration as a Charted Engineer, PE or equivalent preferred
  • Proficient in English language.
  • Fifteen (15) or more years’ experience in Oil and Gas and large projects.
  • Sound understanding of applicable regulatory requirements in international settings.
  • Supervisory experience related to plant and project engineering with increasing size and responsibility.
  • Extensive knowledge of standard engineering methods, technologies and computerized design techniques.
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