Jacobs Senior Mechanical Engineer in Metairie, Louisiana

Senior 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer role researches, develops and designs a variety of facilities, components, equipment and systems for the petrochemical industries. Functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. Has experience with process equipment systems and facility troubleshooting as related to oil and gas production. Responsibilities include coordination with other engineering and design personnel, technical quality in all deliverables and providing effective communications.

  • Perform job responsibilities as Senior Engineer under the direction of the Lead Mechanical Engineer and/or Project Engineer

  • Direct piping personnel assigned to the project team

  • Ensure adherence to client and/or company specifications, governing codes and standards, and good engineering practice

  • Ensure adherence to client and/or company health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) requirements as well as state and federal regulations

  • Coordinate and participate in the development of mechanical engineering effort-hour estimates for proposed projects

  • Monitor the schedule and ensure that project objectives are met, project controls are monitored and execution is within the approved budget

  • Responsible for reporting on engineering, design and equipment status to the Lead Mechanical Engineer and Department Manager, and performing monthly or bi-weekly assessments of progress

  • Participate and contribute advanced level development of all phases of project engineering, including FEED, detail design and construction support

  • Experience in development of facility drawings, checking/troubleshooting process equipment system designs and participation in hazard reviews

  • Ensure that the technical content of equipment specifications for inquiry/PO is appropriately reviewed, approved, and transmitted

  • Coordinate and incorporate client requirements and standards

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

  • Initiate PDNs (Project Deviation Notices) that impact the mechanical specifications, effort-hour budget and/or schedule

  • Coordinate and cooperate with the Engineers of other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of all information, and to ensure alignment with project requirements and design basis

  • Participate in status meetings with the mechanical team to discuss project issues, coordinate/plan key milestone efforts, etc.

  • Responsible for obtaining cost related information and developing scope of work documents for project estimates (e.g. TIC estimates)


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

  • 10 years of overall experience on capital projects from feasibility through construction

  • 7 years of applications engineering experience, and 4 years lead role or related experience with engineering design of oil and gas production (upstream) facilities, piping systems, equipment specifications and safety systems (API 14C)

  • Familiarity with various project phases and the scope/deliverables required

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, OneNote) preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Registered Professional Engineering license preferred

  • Ability to train and travel to onshore or offshore facilities 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: ECR0000DO