Lead Mechanical Engineer


We are looking to recruit a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis.


We are looking to recruit a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the provision of the technical services from the Mechanical Department, including delivering agreed project scopes; and will also provide direction to the other mechanical engineers and designers in the company. The incumbent would manage a small but growing mechanical team within our expanding business.

We have a split working week, working Monday and Friday from home and Tuesday to Thursday in our office in Hessle.


The Lead Mechanical Engineer shall be responsible for the following:

  • Provision of technical services relating to the Mechanical Engineering elements of project scopes; with special attention to the design basis, FEED, and EPCm scope preparation and execution, design/safety reviews, specification and procurement of equipment and materials, vendor selection and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues.
  • Acting as a technical expert in Mechanical Engineering and the final technical approval authority for the discipline.
  • Leading the Mechanical Engineering team, developing design scope and ensuring that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, project and company requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinating and aligning the Mechanical Engineering interfaces between the project phases.
  • Establishing professional working relationships with clients’ engineers and direct partner companies with any technical queries and interpretation of scope, specifications and standards.
  • Maintaining an overview of the company’s Mechanical Engineering capability and highlight to the Project Delivery Manager any critical resourcing issues.
  • Ensuring that all assigned work is carried out in compliance to the agreed budget and schedule.
  • Commitment to and promotion of OSL’s values and ensuring the realisation of company and project health, safety, environmental, quality and ethics, systems, policies and procedures.

Education Required

  • BSc/MSc. or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer Status preferred.

Skills and Experience

  • 15 years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering design in the oil and gas, petro-chemical, chemical industries and other high hazard industries with proven experience of producing deliverables to budgeted man-hours.
  • 5 years’ experience as a Lead Mechanical Engineer on a variety of projects within a reputable engineering consultancy, EPIC contractor or client organisation. Package Engineering experience is of specific interest, whether rotating and/or static equipment.
  • Experienced in the supervision of discipline designers and associated administrative functions.
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach mechanical team members.
  • Experienced in use of design and assessment methods used within discipline.
  • Fully familiar with international design codes and standards. Experienced in ASME codes, API codes(for installations, tanks and rotating equipment)and European EN codes (for piping and vessels).
  • Experienced in mechanical / piping fabrication, steel structures and mechanical-civil interface.
  • Experienced in 3D design and modelling methods used within discipline.
  • Experienced in quality control requirements and quality assurance for engineering work.
  • Excellent Multi-discipline communications and team player.
  • Experienced with (or good knowledge of) analytical methods used within discipline including theoretical background for analysis programs is desirable.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship so interested candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions.


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