Jacobs Mechanical Engineer - Section Manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mechanical Engineer - Section Manager


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

Position Summary

  • Consults with mechanical engineers and managers on technical problems, staffing requirements, effort-hour estimates, and schedule issues in relation to commitments for project deliverables

  • Assists with assigning mechanical task force engineers to project teams, ensuring the best utilization of their talents and skill sets for the specific project requirements

  • Assists with recruiting of mechanical engineering personnel, including rotating equipment, heat transfer, pressure vessels, and material handling specialties

  • Monitors progress and performance of mechanical personnel and assures all quality standards are maintained

  • Demonstrates customer focus in all actions

  • Reviews the effort-hour estimates for Phase 3 and 4 with the section manager and submits to the mechanical department manager for review and signature

  • Establishes and maintains a set of work instructions, procedures, specifications, and technical guidelines relative to the mechanical section

  • Actively assists with monitoring project staffing requirements to align with project needs

  • Organizes and facilitates section meetings

  • Provides consultation and guidance to department personnel on how to accomplish their goals

  • Contributes to the training of mechanical personnel


  • BS or MS in mechanical or chemical engineering

  • PE license preferred

  • 10 years of total experience required

  • 5 years of oil & gas and/or chemical plant EPC experience

  • Exhibits leadership traits and abilities

  • Demonstrates a broad technical knowledge of engineering, and project execution

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Other Essential Functions:

  • Keen safety awareness

  • Able to perform job walks wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in an operating facility

  • May require travel to national and international jobsites and manufacturing locations

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Louisiana-Baton Rouge

Req ID: ECR000171