Head of Mechanical Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering

Propel Consult
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Job Description

Job Description :
To manage the Mechanical Engineering Department within a multi-discipline design Office, engaged in the design of major building projects, including residential, commercial, corporate, recreational, educational, healthcare and mixed-use developments, from initial concept and preliminary design to final design and tender documentation level.
Responsible to senior management, responsibilities will include:
  • General management of the Mechanical Department in relation to resources, staffassignments, technical standards, etc.
  • Directing the activities of mechanical design teams within the department to ensure the proper interpretation of project briefs and client requirements, development of
designs and preparation of construction documentation.
  • Ensuring that mechanical design work is properly coordinated with therequirements of other design disciplines.
  • Ensuing the completeness and quality of the output of mechanical design teams.
  • Ensuring that work is prepared and completed in accordance with establishedproject design schedules and budgets.
  • Providing input to technical and financial proposals for prospective projects.

RequirementsSuitable candidates should hold a Bachelor of Science B.Sc or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering and have a minimum of 20 years’ experience (10 years minimum within a design and consultancy firms), at least 5 years of which should have been gained in the Middle East.
Should have distinguished experience in the following:
  1. Design and implementation of mechanical systems for large scale projects and high rise buildings including the following:
  2. HVAC systems including air distribution, chilled water, heat recovery, cooling & heating systems, ventilation, building management & operation systems, automatic controls, fire and smoke management for HVAC systems.
  3. Plumbing & public health systems including domestic water supply & distribution, sanitary & storm water drainage, fuel & gas, swimming pools, steam & sauna, water treatment, LPG, medical gases, industrial steam & condensate, compressed air, central kitchen & laundries services and solar thermal systems.
  4. Fire protection systems including automatic sprinklers design and automatic fire suppression systems
  5. Wet services infrastructure including water mains and water transmission systems, water treatment plants, sanitary sewers systems including lifting stations and sewage treatment plants.
  6. Extensive experience in the use of proprietary software such as Carrier E-20/HAP, Elite, etc. for design of mechanical building services, and be fully conversant with international standards and codes of practice for Mechanical Engineering, including ASHRAE, SMACNA, ASTM, ANSI, NFPA. Should be familiar with quality assurance/quality control procedures applicable to design activities.
  7. Excellent speaking and writing ability in English and Arabic.
  8. Preparation of various design reports and technical reviews.
  9. Comprehensive knowledge of related international codes and standards.
  10. Thorough knowledge of sustainability and green building design.
  11. Preparation of projects specifications, bill of quantities and tender documents including tender evaluation and analysis.
  12. Overall management skills of the department, including budget management, manpower planning and staffing assignments.
  13. Preparation and review of all design procedures, calculations and design production within the department.
  14. Site supervision and construction management.
  15. Value engineering and projects cost estimates.
  16. Extensive experience in projects in the Arabian Gulf region with special emphasis on Saudi Arabia.

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