• Principal / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Posted Date 4 months ago(25/07/2019 08:21)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    We deliver integrated leading edge smart infrastructure solutions to meet national needs across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets.


    Costain in Aberdeen is looking for mechanical engineers to support us with a number of upcoming projects. Ideally you will be Senior/Principal level.


    Ideally you will have experience in conceptual design and Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) with some greenfield experience as well as brownfield within the Oil & Gas arena.


    We are looking for people with a leaning towards either static and rotating equipment – we need at least one of each – who works well within a multi-disciplinary team and is keen to contribute to providing our clients with innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions.

    What will I be doing?

    Summary of Role

    • Develop engineering design specifications, datasheets and requisition documents for assigned discipline deliverables
    • Ensure deliverables are produced to acceptable industry/client standards in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
    • Deliver all discipline activities to cost, schedule and quality criteria.
    • Assist with discipline objectives and budgets across business unit as required.  

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensure work is carried out in accordance with relevant codes, standards and procedures. Maintain and develop current awareness of relevant codes and standards.
    • Administer and implement company, client & project policies, standards and procedures (as applicable).
    • Provide input to cost & schedule estimates and execution plans.
    • Ensure delivery of assigned aspects of discipline design, specification and procurement to cost, schedule and quality criteria.
    • Ensure technical integrity of discipline deliverables produced on the project.
    • Plan and maintain the discipline progress on assigned CTRs.
    • Remain abreast of legislative requirements and relevant engineered technology
    • Checking and preparation of design/engineering documentation.
    • For assigned work ensure all interfaces to other disciplines are clearly defined and correctly engineered.
    • Liaise with other disciplines, departments, project personnel, vendors, clients, etc.
    • Management of third party suppliers in the execution of Engineering delivery. 
    • Attendance at Factory Acceptance Testing as required
    • Attendance at meetings at vendors & clients premises as required
    • Provide technical assistance to business development strategies, activities and initiatives as required.
    • Carry out site and offshore surveys as required

    About you



    • Experience of working previously as Mechanical Engineer for an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractor in a multi-disciplinary project team
    • Experience of project execution in conceptual study, FEED, Detailed Design & EPC project phases
    • Experience of mechanical equipment specification in the oil and gas industry (rotating, static or packaged)
    • Experience of managing equipment packages from PO placement through to commissioning



    • Degree qualified preferred, or alternatively HND (or equivalent) with extensive experience
    • Chartered Engineer status desirable
    • Valid offshore survival & medical desirable

    Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Requirements


    • To be responsible for his/her own and others safety.
    • Support processes to ensure risk are identified and controlled.
    • Comply with legislations, standards and safety policies.
    • Comply with and maintain the Costain Upstream Business Management System (BMS)


    Personal Specification

    • Attention to detail
    • Meticulous and methodical
    • Quality Focused
    • Customer Focused
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Team player but accountable for own outcomes
    • Ability to deliver under pressure
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to prioritise

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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