Principal Mechanical Engineer in Delta, Nigeria

at Alvy Consulting

Oil & Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Act as a focal point/technical authority for mechanical engineering questions throughout all phases of engineering design, construction and offshore installation, commissioning and operation and assure design outputs are consistent.
  • Review of Design Bases, design drawings, specifications, etc and ensure contractors design work meet Company standards and relevant industry codes.
  • Monitor performance of design contractors and suggest remedial actions related to mechanical design.
  • Assist Company / Alliance resident and/or project engineers with the mechanical engineering aspects of Facilities design.
  • Initiate and coordinate tasks needed for project execution including permitting or government reviews, material specification, installation procedures, testing, etc.
  • Participate in HAZOP’s and other key design reviews.
  • Assist in the development Nigerian mechanical engineers.
  • Provide input to Front End/Conceptual Engineering studies with respect to mechanical design aspects.
  • Establish and maintain a facilities mechanical installations database
  • Provide input to Integrity Management and Planned Maintenance planning


  • Minimum 20 years relevant experience with an oil industry design and fabrication contractor
  • Must have worked in as a mechanical engineer/senior mechanical engineer for an Operator and have been involved in both onshore and offshore projects
  • Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment
  • Good communication and team building skills – well able to lead and gain respect both internally and externally 3rd parties.
  • Ability to improvise/prioritise with little notice without losing attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of managing in multi-cultural situations.
  • Good understanding of project management controls and procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure, against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency and accuracy.
  • Solid working knowledge of oil and gas industry mechanical engineering codes and standards.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the design of onshore and offshore oil production facilities
  • Have the ability to utilise common process and mechanical design software for systems design and analysis
  • Sound understanding of HSES management systems and the application thereof, particularly with respect to design integrity and safety.
  • Ability to manage interfaces both internally and externally with contractors
  • Apt reporting skills with the ability to write well structured and easily understood reports
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