Senior Mechanical Engineer


7 - 14 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Mechanical). Any Nationality

, Posted on April 30, 2018 1 Opening

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Work Location : Jebel Ali, Dubai UAE
Work Assignment : Permanent - Direct Hire

Responsibilities and Duties :
• Design and engineering of custom handling equipment for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU), in particular Lifting Appliances, including but not limited to:
o Multipurpose carriers (BOP, Xmas…).
o Multipurpose overhead cranes.
o Jib cranes.
o Existing structure calculation / reinforcements.
• Prepare conceptual and detailed studies of the kinematics and electric / hydraulic systems for mechanical systems responsible for equipment motion and power transmission (motor sizing, etc).
• Lead the mechanical design and coordinate the integration of mechanical systems (motion, power and associated electric / hydraulic systems) with other disciplines such as automation / rig interface, structural and piping project team(s).
• Prepare conceptual and detailed design calculations, layouts, sketches and specifications.
• Provide input to feasibility studies, design criteria, reports, preliminary design and engineering specifications.
• Carry out surveys and prepare detailed reports (usually with Project team members).
• Liaise with Clients, Class Authorities, Contractors if needed.
• Prepare Studies, Design Criteria, and Quantity Estimates.
• Contribute to preparation of proposals and man-hour estimates (for engineering studies).
• Develop and promote Engineering Safety in Design initiatives.
• Coordinate all requirements for the related project with other disciplines.

Industry Type : Oil & Gas / Petroleum
Functional Area : Engineering

Desired Candidate Profile

Experience :
• Minimum of 5 years of experience on equipment design for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU).
• Consolidated experience on the design of heavy lifting equipment (Mechanical and Hydraulic systems) for drilling rigs is mandatory.
• Previous experience on the design of drilling equipment such as BOP/Christmas trees handling systems (BOP Trolleys, BOP Cranes, Christmas Tree Trolleys) is mandatory.
• In depth knowledge of ABS and DNV Lifting standards is needed.
• Experience/awareness on interface systems (hydraulic, electrical and automation) between equipment and rig would be a definite plus.
Previous experience on the design of winches would be beneficial

Qualification and Knowledge :
• Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering Degree/MSc.
• Design of heavy machinery (including kinematic mechanisms, mechanical power and associated hydraulic systems) for lifting appliances, in particular for drilling rigs.
• Understanding of hydraulic and piping P&ID, creating new diagrams and/or modifying existing drawings if required.
• Knowledge of classification societies such as DNVGL, ABS, Lloyds in relation to mechanical and structural design.
• Knowledge of Lifting Appliances Rules/Standards issued by ABS, DNVGL and FEM.
• Demonstrate understanding of international regulatory standards for Offshore Oil & Gas Industry such as: AISC, API-RP-2A, DNVGL / ABS and ASME.
• Well versed in calculation and drafting software such as MATHCAD, Excel Spreadsheets, INVENTOR/AUTOCAD, Hydraulic specific software etc.
• Knowledge of Finite Element software such as STAAD PRO, ANSYS, FEMAP is beneficial.
• Integration of Mechanical systems in new or existing equipment, coordinating the associated engineering (structural, piping, automation etc) with other engineering/project team(s).
• Technical knowledge of steel fabrication is beneficial.


Mechanical MODU Mobile Offshore Drilling Design Engineering Lifting Equipment Cranes Kinematics Electric Hydraulic Automation BOP Trolleys Winches STAAD PRO ANSYS FEMAP MATHCAD

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