Sargent & Lundy

  • Mechanical Engineer -- Project Lead

    United States
    Area of Interest
    Full Time - Regular
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  • Overview

    This position has an anticipated start date of August 2019 or thereafter.


    Energy & Industrial Group


    Sargent & Lundy’s clients in the energy and industrial markets recognize us as a global leader in coal and gas power generation, plant design, advanced technologies, environmental compliance, mid-stream and downstream oil & gas and multi-disciplined industrial projects.


    We provide comprehensive engineering, design, analysis, and consulting for energy and industrial markets worldwide. Sargent & Lundy’s professional and highly experienced staff has the ability and know-how to take on the smallest of tasks to scope-intensive, complex projects. If you are interested in this type of dynamic work, consider joining the Sargent & Lundy team.



    • You will be responsible for leading the Mechanical Engineering design efforts for a team of junior and senior engineers and designers.
    • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of mechanical engineering issues.
    • Act as the Mechanical team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of mechanical engineering work.
    • Develop integrated systems designs and perform supporting calculations for the planned work.
    • Prepare technical specifications for mechanical engineering equipment.
    • Prepare engineering studies.
    • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.
    • Coordinate and provide guidance to other engineers, project managers, client personnel, and suppliers to ensure a complete and timely design.
    • Perform reviews of existing facilities to propose upgrades and replacements, and present findings and recommendations to clients and peers.
    • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice.”
    • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers. 


    We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


    Essential skills and experience:

    • BSME from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program is required; MSME preferred.
    • Seven or more years experience in the design of mechanical engineering systems for non-commercial, heavy industrial plants (power, oil & gas, or chemical), with a focus on integrated, detailed system design for new plants, modifications, or replacements; Experience must include the selection of equipment, piping materials, control philosophy, and the preparation of performance sizing calculations and specifications.
    • Three or more years experience in leading an engineering design team through all phases of a project design.
    • Technically knowledgeable of available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design.
    • Able to create design schematics, such as flow diagrams and P&IDs, using computer design software.
    • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support or lead engineering role.
    • Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

    • Construction and start-up experience a plus.
    • PE license.
    • Commissioning experience a plus.


    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.




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