Company: Wood
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently have a requirement for a Principal Static Equipment Engineer. The position forms part of our core team based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia



  • Complete responsibility for Static Equipment / Packaged Equipment issues and deliverables on projects at all stages of the design process from data sheet preparation to inspection and testing
  • Assist with mechanical man-hour estimates and man power planning for all phases of the Project
  • Prepare design calculations for new pressure vessels, heat exchangers and tanks using PV Elite and Tank software
  • Generate equipment sketches using AutoCAD
  • Re-rate reports and calculations for existing vessels and exchangers
  • Preparation of Equipment Technical Specifications, Mechanical Data Sheets & Material Requisitions
  • Technical evaluation / clarification of static / packaged equipment vendor bids, plus the technical bid evaluation reports to support order placement
  • Review of Process Data Sheets, P&ID's, etc., multi-discipline and Supplier documentation for integration within Project design
  • Input into scope of work, basis of design and FEED reports
  • Project technical support - familiarity with risk assessments, design reviews, constructability, HAZOPs, etc
  • Support to Quality in terms of development of inspection and test plans and attendance during inspection and testing as necessary
  • Review / comment on vendor documentation
  • Management of vendors in conjunction with procurement engineer
  • Management of supplier designs and act as focal point for control of supplier interfaces, including the co-ordination of multi-discipline engineering interfaces
  • Technical support for installation and commissioning
  • Undertaking site surveys for mechanical equipment where required
  • Plan and monitor execution of equipment activities against project schedule and budgets
  • Execution of work demonstrating commitment to safety and quality


Skills / Qualifications





  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years' experience within the petrochemical and / or oil and gas industry working for an established contractor, operator or consultancy
  • Previous experience in the execution of FEED and EPC Projects
  • Extensive experience designing pressure vessels, heat exchangers and tanks
  • Knowledge of International Codes applicable to Process Plant fabrication and design (ASMEIX, ASME VIII, ASME B31.3, API 620, API 650, API 660 and API 661)
  • Flexible attitude, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to effectively work and communicate within a multi-cultural environment
  • Computer literate with Microsoft office
  • Experience of mentoring / coaching less experienced engineers and acting in a capacity as Lead Engineer covering all Mechanical Equipment disciplines
  • Experience of HTRI thermal design is preferred though not essential
  • Experience of Saudi Aramco would be an advantage but not essential
  • Experience working on Middle East Projects would be an advantage but not essential
  • Chartered Engineer or actively working towards achieving Chartered status


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.



Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.