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Mechanical Engineer III (Owner's Engineer)

Hamilton Township, MI 49419

Posted: 04/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 615684 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay: $50-55/hr



The Owner's Engineer is a mechanical project engineering role within Client Company's Gas Compression Project Engineering team. This role supports modifications to existing facilities and new construction projects at our natural gas compressor stations. Project Engineers work in team settings in the role of lead and/or support engineer. Project Engineering works closely with project managers, engineers of other disciplines, system (station/reliability) engineers, environmental engineers, station operations and maintenance personnel, outage managers, construction managers, external engineers of record (external Architectural & Engineering firms), construction contractors, and vendor representatives to ensure projects are completed safely, on time, and on budget.


The Owner's Engineer will play a crucial role in representing the interests of Client Company throughout the lifecycle of projects. This role is responsible for overseeing and coordinating various aspects of engineering on projects to ensure they meet the owner's objectives in terms of safety, regulatory compliance, scope, quality, cost-effectiveness, and schedule adherence. This role requires a strong understanding of natural gas and balance of plant systems, application of engineering principles, project management skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

The Owner's Engineer ensures that project work is coordinated between external engineers of record, material and equipment suppliers, and construction contractors to meet project requirements. This includes development and enforcement of engineering, equipment, and construction specifications.

The Owner's Engineer will perform moderately complex assignments requiring application of standard techniques, theory, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. The candidate must independently evaluate, select, and apply engineering theory, techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. The Owner's Engineer will be required to work efficiently and effectively on project teams supporting several project managers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide engineering support for project development activities including feasibility studies, conceptual engineering design, and cost estimating.
  • Oversee the development of detailed design documents by external Engineers of Record.
  • Review engineering drawings and calculations that detail plans and specifications for construction projects.
  • Develop technical specifications and bid documents for detailed engineering, engineered equipment, materials, and construction contracts.
  • Lead the technical bid evaluation for detailed engineering, equipment, materials, and construction contracts.
  • Communicate effectively stakeholders to ensure all technical aspects of the project objectives are met.
  • Perform shop inspection visits to supplier facilities to ensure quality and adherence to specifications.
  • Perform field engineering and support the resolution of construction issues.
  • Support testing and commissioning of new equipment and facilities.
  • Identify, analyze, and recommend corrective actions to technical issues identified in the field during project execution and/or initial operation.
  • Assist project management and project controls with the development of project schedules and budgets.
  • Attend project coordination meetings.
  • Participate in the closeout of projects including turnover of project files and record documents.
  • Experience in the design, construction, or operation of natural gas compressor station equipment
  • Experience in reviewing designs to assure compliance with engineering design, applicable codes, constructability, and industry standards.
  • Knowledge of CFR 49 Part 192 Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline (Minimum Federal Safety Standards), and/or Michigan Gas Safety Standards Guide (MGSS),
  • Knowledge of ASME Codes & Standards e.g., ASME B31.8, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1, ASME B16.5/16.47, ASME BPVC, etc.
  • Knowledge of API Specifications & Standards e.g., API 5L, API 6D, API 1104, etc.
  • Experience in procurement of engineered material, equipment and professional services.
  • Experience coordinating and developing contract documents (RFP documentation), specifically engineering drawings and technical specifications for both consulting and construction
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • 5+ years of applied ABET engineering experience
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