Company: Wood
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Doha, Qatar

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer to provide specialist support to Oil and Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Projects in our Qatar office on a staff basis.

In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of project work, in accordance with the project execution plan including Wood and/or Project Procedures on Safety and Quality Control, within the man-hour, cost budgets and the project schedule targets.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Providing advice on the selection of rotating equipment
  • Specification of pumps, compressors and other rotating equipment, including drivers, seal and lube systems by preparing Technical Specifications and Mechanical Data Sheet
  • Preparation Enquiry Requisitions
  • Technical evaluation / clarification of supplier bids
  • Technical supervision of supplier design and control of supplier interface, plus the co-ordination of interfaces with other engineering disciplines
  • Review of Supplier documentation for integration within Project design, such as GA / Details / Calculations and Fabrication Procedures
  • Provide specialist input to design reviews, risk assessments and constructability reviews
  • Support Inspection and Testing of Equipment, attend testing for critical equipment
  • Support Construction and Commissioning
  • Technical support for installation and commissioning
  • To provide relevant knowledgeable practical skills in the response and actions for:
    • Site visits and site surveys
    • Site queries and discussions
    • Supplier, vendor, contractor, client and site related discussions
    • Site based activities
  • Supervise less experienced mechanical engineers and, where required, be line manager for mechanical engineers within Qatar office
  • Support recruitment, training, and development of mechanical personnel

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering, and preferably a member of a relevant professional body or institution
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in Oil & Gas post-graduation
  • Qatar MME Grade A registered engineer
  • Experience in working with process and utility compressors, gas and steam turbines, pumps and other rotating equipment
  • Experience of working in a variety of projects and phases, including greenfield and brownfield, on and offshore, Concept through to EPC, with a focus on upstream
  • Familiarity with the following codes: API, ISO and ASME
  • Familiarity with standards of major oil companies
  • Flexible attitude, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate within Microsoft Office

Applicants are required to:
  • Have demonstrable experience of recruitment within their discipline, including interviewing, candidate selection and team building within small discipline teams
  • Have demonstrable experience of working independently / remotely from technical leadership personnel (although functional leadership will be within the Doha office
  • Have demonstrable experience of working within a small project office, supporting cross discipline activities beyond their core discipline

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.