Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Renfrewshire, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Mechanical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £50.00 - £55.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Our cleient is looking for a Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer for a minimum 9 month contract opportunity based in Renfrew.

Provide specialist technical services and Subject Matter Expert (SME) services, support and advice to the relevant functions and departments as per company policies, engineering standards and industry practices on the specification, design selection, installation, operation, trouble-shooting and maintenance of gas / steam turbine Machinery (and associated skids) for ensuring the integrity and reliability of gas / steam turbine Mechanical equipment.


Provide technical support and technically supervise all activities associated with specifying and ordering gas / steam turbine mechanical new build, equipment overhaul, repairs and troubleshooting for ensuring integrity of the equipment enabling continuity of operations.
Prepare work specifications for tendering purposes to ensure contractors understand Company requirements. Raise contract documents as and when required to ensure correct and timely action.
Work closely with engineering departments during the equipment purchase, review and agree the specification of new turbo machinery projects, additions to plant and replacement of obsolete equipment. Review bids and recommend acceptance.
Initiate, lead or participate as required, in failure investigations in accordance with the Company investigation procedures to recommend solutions and coordinate corrective action for gas / steam turbine mechanical equipment problems through detailed technical reports on all aspects of turbo machines conditions, repair and reliability.
Review and approve Materials of Construction (MOCs), Engineering drawings, PSSR, and related documents, develop work plans and schedules for gas / steam turbine mechanical equipment overhauls and scope of work and prepare maintenance programs for gas / steam turbines power generation mechanical equipment.
Ensure compliance with the Clients / OEM maintenance procedures and co-ordinate repairs to all major machinery items sent to sub-contractors for repair.
Act as a single point of contact and work closely with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Technical Advisor of gas / steam turbine equipment when they are employed by the Company to perform a specialist task and carry out inspection and acceptance tests on all existing machinery equipment and newly installed on-site and occasionally at vendors premises
Demonstrated experience and understanding of all types of gas / steam turbines including straight condensing, single and double auto-extraction, backpressure, etc.
Must be a proactive self-starter and thrive within a driven and focussed organization with minimal guidance

Knowledge & Experience:

Minimum Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
10 years experience in a Gas / steam turbine environment, of which there will be experience in a senior supervisory / lead engineer capacity.
Sound knowledge of the principles, practices and technology associated with the operation and maintenance of the complete range of Gas / steam turbines and associated equipment.
Specialised knowledge of vibration analysis techniques and equipment.
Strong knowledge of International Standards and related industry best practices.
Proven track record of analytical and good interpersonal and communication skills.