Sr Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Sr Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitve
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Reference: BH-111013
Contact Name: Melissa Sim
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 15:56

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a large Oil and Gas Operator, is seeking a Sr Mechanical Engineer in Calgary, AB. This will be a 12 month contract role starting with possibility of extension or conversion to staff.

The shift will be 5 days on/ 2 days off (Mon-Fri) 8 hours per day, regular day hours with some travel required.


The individuals MUST be local to the Calgary area as no LOA or camp is available.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical discipline engineering expertise to our business units, project staff, and engineering service providers across portfolio of projects. Participate as an active, value-added, collaborative member of various project teams.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to engineering contractors regarding Owner requirements.
  • Review and/or approval of all technical documentation produced by engineering service providers, and vendors. Participate in development and/or review of design basis document, FEED and detailed engineering deliverables, and providing technical support during construction and commissioning activities.
  • Participate as an active and value-added contributor during design reviews, hazard reviews, model reviews, gate reviews and project audits.
  • Ensure appropriate mechanical engineering specifications are used for projects. Contribute to the development and maintenance of mechanical engineering specifications and standards.

Must Have Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Professional Engineer, registered or eligible for registration with APEGA.
  • Eligible to travel and work in the USA (passport, and eligible for working visa).
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant oil and gas industry mechanical engineering experience. Owner/ operator experience is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in greenfield and brownfield major project environments, from concept through to execution and start-up phase, in a gated project development environment. (10 years)
  • Experience in defining mechanical technical deliverables for capital projects. (5 years)
  • Experience in executing small to medium-size multi-disciplinary capital projects. (5 years)
  • Minimum 10 years of project experience in oil and gas industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate EPC project deliverables.
  • Prior experience as Mechanical Engineer/Lead in an operating facility or large project environment (on Owner team or EPC team environment).
  • Extensive experience with mechanical-related project deliverables.
  • Familiarity with mechanical standards relevant to the oil and gas industry, including ASME, API, CSA, TEMA, etc.
  • Experience in application of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes.
  • Ability to organize and develop written specifications, standards and guidance documents.
  • Demonstrated abilities to develop effective working relationships, work in collaborative team environments, communicate effectively (written and verbal), and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Valid Driver's License is required for business travel.
  • Strong computer skills.

Nice To Have Skills:

  • Advanced Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience in design, specifying, and selection of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, pumps, compressors, piping, pipelines, and related mechanical equipment. (5 years)
  • Experience in developing mechanical equipment and piping specifications, standards and best practices. (5 years)
  • Knowledge of fabrication techniques used to manufacture oilfield equipment.
  • Knowledge of construction methods utilized in greenfield and brownfield oil and gas facility projects.
  • Prior experience on development of upstream projects such as single well batteries, multi-well batteries, gas plants, SAGD and other enhanced oil recovery projects.
  • Prior experience in development of midstream projects such as pipelines, booster stations, LACT units.
  • Prior experience in development of downstream projects such as heavy oil upgrading and refining.
  • Experience in application of ASME B31.3 and B31.1 Piping Codes.
  • Experience in application of CSA Z662 Pipeline code.