Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Metairie, Louisiana

Mechanical Engineer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine for the second consecutive year, we provide planning, design, build, and maintenance of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities and infrastructure. With over 5,000 employees across North America, we service exploration, production, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas to end users, both offshore and onshore. We bring together many different aspects including Pipeline and Facilities groups, onshore and offshore offices, and engineering services to help meet the demands of our clients.

Position Summary

The Mechanical Engineer role researches, develops and designs a variety of equipment, components, products and systems for petrochemical and industrial purposes. Has comprehensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards and their application. Responsible for performing all aspects of engineering and design for assignments. Works under minimal supervision but work is reviewed for adequacy on completion. May provide some technical guidance to less experienced design and engineering personnel.

  • Perform job responsibilities as Mechanical Engineer under the direction of the Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Prepare engineering specifications and requisition packages for inquiry and purchase

  • Prepare technical bid evaluations and make recommendations for purchase

  • Review supplier data to assure specifications and project requirements are met

  • Review critical path and long lead equipment packages

  • Experience with reviewing and developing facility drawings

  • Interface with suppliers for compliance with equipment performance metrics

  • Coordinate and incorporate client requirements and standards

  • Develop Mechanical Work Plans for the construction and installation scopes of a project

  • Keen safety awareness

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


  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or University required

  • 4-7 years of experience with engineering design of oil and gas production (upstream) facilities, piping systems and equipment specifications is required

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Registered Professional Engineering license preferred

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-Metairie

Req ID: ECR000043