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Mechanical Engineer Principal

Company: Audubon Companies
Location: Metairie
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

External Description

Audubon is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer, Principal to join our team in our Metairie, LA Office. The Mechanical Engineer, Principal will perform mechanical engineering assignments associated with designing equipment, components, structures or systems.


  • Independently prepare advanced level specifications for project assignments detailing client performance requirements, specific component needs, design requirements, applicable design codes, and vendor drawing requirements.
  • Prepare engineering sketches, perform engineering calculations and develop analysis models for moderately complex project assignments.
  • Review and/or approve vendor drawings for compliance with project specifications.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with clients, subcontractors, vendors and other consultants.
  • Set realistic expectations and ensure assigned projects are completed according to schedule and within budget.
  • Adhere to company quality standards and follow engineering checking and approval procedures.
  • Comply with all company and client health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) standards as well as federal and local HSSE regulations.
  • Actively participate in company and client hazard identification and observation programs, and immediately report any unsafe acts, conditions or incidents to your supervisor.
  • Interact with drafting/design group to develop and review engineering drawings.
  • Visit job-sites to evaluate site, project requirements, and conditions.
  • Visit vendor facilities to inspect equipment for compliance with requirements/specifications.
  • Prepare inquiry and purchase requisitions as well as bid tabulations associated with equipment purchases.
  • Perform checking of engineering drawings and mathematical calculations.
  • Adhere to safe design practices, while focusing on identifying cost saving opportunities.
  • Plan and manage workload, budgets and project resources, requesting assistance as necessary.
  • Develop, review and/or approve conceptual and detailed engineering design packages.
  • Assist in the development of internal design guidelines, specifications, and design control procedures.
  • Assess feasibility of projects by assessing materials, costs and time requirements, applying knowledge and techniques of engineering and advanced mathematics. Utilize complex and repetitive calculations.
  • Prepare or direct preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, and/or construction schedules for projects.
  • Analyze and examine different strategies, equations and applications to ensure appropriate procedures are applied and/or utilized. Resolve design and development issues.
  • Manage client relationships and develop repeat business opportunities.
  • Compile discipline-specific man-hour estimates and Total Installed Cost estimates based on client provided project scope.
  • Manage and forecast man-hour requirements and schedules associated with discipline-specific project scope.
  • Assess challenges and potential risks of planned projects, including construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards and other factors.
  • Undertake initiatives for risk management and appropriate steps to address it.
  • Undertake technical and feasibility studies including site investigations.
  • May lead large scope multi-discipline projects and manage day to day workflow within a group or project; may delegate assignments, distribute workload, establish work deadlines, and issue reports to immediate supervisor regarding completion of work.
  • Responsible for providing feedback to immediate supervisor regarding co-worker's performance and any work related issues, including those that might lead to disciplinary actions.
  • Provide advice and assistance on work techniques, best practices, and subject matter expertise to co-workers.
  • Serve as Engineer in Responsible Charge as assigned, and adhere to regulations regarding PE sealingEXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required.
    • Bachelor's Degree from ABET Accredited Institution preferred.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
    • PE license required.
    • Field experience required.
    • Industry experience required.
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience preferred.
    • Large multi-discipline project lead engineer experience preferred.
    • Caesar II, NozzlePRO and/or PIPE-FLO software experience preferred.
    • Working knowledge of the design of piping systems and process equipment preferred.
    • Working knowledge of piping, pressure vessel and equipment codes (ASME, API, etc.) preferred.
    • Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
    • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems.
    • Ability to comprehend instructions and request clarification as necessary.
    • Ability to work in a team oriented environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

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      Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

      Working at Audubon

      Client-focused. People-powered. Safety-driven.

      The Audubon Family of Companies provides professional consulting solutions to the energy industry. For over 25 years, our proven reputation for operational excellence and dedication to client satisfaction has helped us become a leading service provider to some of the biggest names in oil and gas. Our team of over 1,000 of the country's top professionals can deliver a full range of consulting services, from EPCM to field solutions and operational support.

      At Audubon we are always growing, though we never lose sight of our commitment to excellence. Our focus on flexibility and our demand for unsurpassed quality control over continue to guide our growth as they have since our inception. We realize that service goes beyond plugging in a professional skill set. Service means flexibility. Service means understanding and solving project challenges in dynamic environments. Service means communication. We pride ourselves on providing the service of the quality which allows us to implement efficient solutions that deliver immediate value and long-term returns.

      Our dedication to people requires an equal dedication to safety. Our rigorous safety program helps us maintain a safe and incident-free work environment from the desktop to the pipeline trench. Our people drive the quality and efficiency that have established Audubon as a leader in the oil and gas industry - their growth and safety are at the core of our business.

Keywords: Audubon Companies, New Orleans , Mechanical Engineer Principal, Engineering , Metairie, Louisiana

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