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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hydrogen Projects at Petroplan

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hydrogen Projects

Petroplan Houston, TX Full-Time

The Principal Mechanical Engineer (Rotating Equipment) is the lead engineer accountable for the success of the technical scope of the project and has significant client interaction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to drive and review mechanical technical design.
  • Perform technical studies and prepare reports.
  • Evaluate equipment and systems to ensure compliance with engineering and safety standards.
  • Create and update the standard documentation related to the product design and performances, including user manuals.
  • Develop technical specifications for all equipment and components related to Hydrogen Liquefaction. This includes (but is not limited to) compressors, expanders, cryogenic pumps, vaporizers, refrigeration systems, and valves.
  • Create and update the standard documentation related to the product design and performances, including user manuals.
  • Work with external engineering disciplines to provide instruction, review deliverables and assure timeliness and quality of mechanical engineering deliverables.
  • Interact with committees that establish codes and standards and ensure the technology & engineering team has a full understanding of any updates to applicable codes (NFPA, CGA, etc.).
  • Collaborate with vendors as necessary to develop products. Ensure the new developments meet all applicable codes and standards.
  • Manage all phases of the technical project. Including all Engineering, Design, and technical resources associated with the project; to complete the project within budget and on schedule.
  • Work closely with the process engineering team to clearly define design and project requirements.
  • Review supplier drawings and calculations of equipment, following industry codes, plus companies and clients technical and safety standards.
  • Coordinate development of all technical deliverables during engineering, design, fabrication, and commissioning phases of projects. This includes assisting the PMO in the development of the PEP (e.g., deliverables list, schedule input, procurement plan, project specifications, etc.) and the ongoing delegation of engineering deliverables and approvals to the Project Engineers on staff.
  • Develop and manage the Technical Scope of Work, Schedule, and Execution Plan.
  • Provide technical instruction and guidance, for all Engineering and Design resources assigned to the project; to enable them to complete their required deliverables most efficiently.
  • Analyse and interpret client requirements for implementation, including communication to the technical project team.
  • Excel at client interaction and management.
  • Review of all technical deliverables (Engineering & Design) to ensure that they comply with the technical SOW, applicable codes, practices, policies, and performance standards/specifications.
  • Perform engineering calculations to ensure products and systems conform to company and customer specifications.
  • Effectively communicate with the Project Manager, and other shareholders within the project team, to provide technical support.
  • Recommend design improvements to reduce cost and/or improve quality.
  • Provide technical/functional definition for all procured equipment and services, through the development of RFQ Packages and purchase requisitions.
  • Serve as the primary technical interface with 3rd party manufactures, integrators, and fabricators
  • Actively attend 3rd party inspections and FAT's, as required, to satisfy the Project ITP, and the Company quality initiative.
  • Support Project Manager, responsible for the overall project, as required with regular updates on engineering and subcontractor progress and schedule and budget recovery planning.
  • Responsible for the project technical Management of Change.
  • Serve as the backup to the Project Manager should the need arise.
  • Provide on-site startup and commissioning support.
  • Thoroughly understand and execute swim lane responsibilities in the Project Execution Plan Workflow in a timely and accurate manner. Foster collaboration and healthy synergy between all project team members.
  • Exempt employees are expected to work as many hours as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities. This may require they work more than eight hours a day and more than five days or 40 hours per week.

Experience Requirements:

  • 8 years in technical project settings for engineered equipment/projects
  • Minimum of five (5) years Chemical, petrochemical, or oil & gas experience
  • Experience specifying rotating equipment in cryogenic services including compressors, expanders, and pumps.
  • Knowledge of safety related design elements in hydrogen or gas processing is desired.
  • Working experience with materials of construction used in cryogenic services.
  • Knowledge of Hydrogen production technologies is a plus.
  • Experience in gas purification such as PSA, TSA, NRU, Cryogenic gas processing or others.
  • Familiar with project management tools (MS Project)


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Master's degree a plus.

Base salary is determined on several factors including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. These factors are considered when making an offer of employment. Benefits are summarized below:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • 401(k) with 5% company match
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid time off including vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Potential to apply for Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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