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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1654
Contact Name: Hardi Ismail
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Mechanical Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience, preferably within the oil and gas industry. English fluency is a must.


  • Conceptualize, design, investigate and detail rolling stock configuration changes and overhaul programs on mechanical systems using theories, engineering principles, experience and technical knowledge in problem solving in accordance with regulations and industry and the company standards
  • With regard to equipment modifications, major projects and new overhaul programs, the incumbent defines the scope of work and confirms feasibility based on the originator's requirements
  • Performs the necessary detailed calculations to develop a preliminary design
  • Develops schedules and estimates material, labor, and engineering costs
  • Validates the design and costs by overseeing a prototype installation with unionized labor
  • Finalizes the design and prepares the fleet modification instructions along with the required specifications, requisitions, and tender documents
  • Defines and approves internal and external design
  • Ensures that system safety aspects are respected in the design process
  • Establishes the quality and environmental program requirements as well as performing health and safety impact assessments
  • Supports the procurement activities
  • Estimates material and labor costs for overhaul programs and monitors their start up while making any adjustments required
  • Develops a work breakdown structure for major projects
  • In terms of technical documentation, verifies and approves drawings and schematics
  • Prepares bills of material and material stocking requests for the modifications and programs
  • Prepares service bulletins for rolling stock configuration changes
  • Should act as a liaison with contractors and with shop floor personnel
  • Oversees the technical development of prototypes
  • Interfaces with consultants to ensure they comply with the scope of work
  • Leads design reviews for contracted work
  • Rolling stock reliability analysis support by conducting root cause failure analyses, investigating defects/problems and analyzing reliability and cost data

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant mechanical engineering experience
  • High professional education degree is required
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze large amount of data and information objectively, and make quick decisions
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong understanding of international engineering principles
  • English fluency is a must
  • Advanced user of MS Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook, Visio

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.