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Lead Pressure Vessel Design Engineer

Salary: 25
Location: Sharjah
Type: Permanent
Advertiser: OilExec
Posted: 22 November 2011
Reference No.: GJM-33882

Our client an engineering and contracting group providing a broad range of products and services to the oil, gas and energy sector is looking for a Lead Pressure Vessel Design Engineer.



Department               :           Engineering

Reporting To            :           Engineering Manager




Lead a team of Engineers, designers and draftsmen in design, construction engineering, estimation and developmental work in Design and detail engineering of Pressure vessels, Columns and Storage tanks.

This includes Design / detail Engineering as well as Construction Engineering in accordance with the procedures established and to meet the project schedule, with optimum resource utilization.

Co-ordination with other disciplines and user departments / Clients.

Responsible for Estimation works related to MIS Bids for the Pressure Vessel discipline.



  • It is the responsibility of each individual to familiarize himself with all safety rules & regulations, attend required safety trainings & to participate in the required safety programs (STOP, ASA, Risk Assessment etc.).
  • Review  of mechanical design calculations, Fabrication drawings and Job package  for Pressure vessels, Columns and Storage tanks in accordance with  Design Code, Client datasheet and Specifications.
  • Preparation / Review  of Material Take off,  Material specifications and Purchase requisitions.
  • Technical review of vendor quotations in compliance with project requirements.
  • Preparation / Review  of Techno-Commercial bid estimation including MTO, RFQ, Evaluation of vendor quotations etc.
  • Co-ordination with inter-discipline departments, clients / consultants and inspection agencies.
  • As the discipline head, the Lead Engineer is responsible for the following administrative functions
  • Distribution of assignments to Engineers and draftsmen, planning, monitoring and controlling the quality and schedule of outputs
  • Preparation of the list of Engineering deliverables
  • Allocation of engineering manhours and budget control
  • Resource allocation and manpower planning
  • Time keeping, Leave plan, OT authorization





Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 12 to 18 years in Engineering industry with hands on experience in preparation of Design calculations, Drawing review & Estimation.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Exposure to FEM software
  • Knowledge of International Engineering practices   
  • Safety / QA training / Certifications




  • Well versed with Pressure Vessel Design softwares like Codecac, PVElite, Compress, etc.
  • Sound Knowledge of International Codes on Pressure Vessel Design like ASME  Sec.VIII Div,1 / Div.2, PD5500, TEMA, API 650 etc.
  • Good knowledge of ASME and BS Materials.
  • Leadership quality with good inter-personal skills.
  • Physically fit, able to travel and work overtime when required, flexible attitude, be a team player.



  • Exposure to analysis software like FEM.
  • Hydrotest / Lifting analysis for Columns etc.
  • Exposure to International Clients / Consultants, Engineering Standards and specifications like Saudi Aramco, Shell, DEP etc.


Applicant may send CV’s to Jiju Sreedhar at Jiju.Sreedhar@oilexec.com

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