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Lead Mechanical Engineer

TECH SERV New Orleans Full-Time
Salary depends on experience
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Consulting Engineering firm seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our Metairie team. The position responsibilities include:

  • Ability to perform as a project discipline lead with little guidance.

  • Generally plans work and meets deadlines without supervisor action.

  • Capable of checking drawings and calculations.

  • Interfaces with drafting group to develop, review, and PE stamp drawings (if applicable).

  • Supports the effort to prepare proposals by preparing a list of deliverables and an engineering estimate for his/her scope of work.

  • Capable of representing his/her discipline in internal and external project meetings.

  • Assists with Project Audits when required.

  • Visits vendor facilities to inspect equipment for compliance with requirements.

  • Visits job-sites to evaluate site, project requirements, and conditions.

  • Performs engineering calculations and develops analysis models for more complex projects with limited supervision.

  • Prepares inquiry and purchase requisitions, bid tabulations on simple purchases, and reviews vendor drawings for compliance with specifications.

  • Reviews & approves technical specifications.

  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a specific segment of a project.

  • Performs a variety of assignments requiring the application of standard design engineering techniques for a small project or selected segments of a larger project.

  • Works closely with engineers, designers, and drafters to ensure timely completion of projects.

  • Coordinates with project disciplines and project control to prepare:

  • Work Breakdown Structure

  • Man Hour Estimate

  • Project Schedule

  • Organization Chart

  • List of Project Deliverables listed in the Master Document Register (MDR)

  • Able to speak comfortably in a group setting.

  • Demonstrates a continuing consciousness of safety in daily activities, and implemented in work designed.

  • Interfaces with other disciplines, and potentially with vendors, clients and/or contractors.

  • Pursues requirements to become a licensed Professional Engineer (if applicable).

  • Is held accountable for project schedule and budget for his discipline.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited institution

  • 10-20 years experience

  • Capable of leading hydraulic studies

  • Knowledge of API and ASME codes. pump selection, and pipe design 


  • P.E. preferred

  • Relevant experience in Pretochemical, Oil & Gas or Energy industry

Skills required

Structural Engineering
Engineer In Training
Civil Engineering
Engineering Design Process
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Technical Employment Services, Inc. (TECH SERV) specializes in providing contract Professional/Technical, Administrative/Clerical and Trades/Labor personnel. We provide our personnel to all industries - Engineering, O&G , Refinery, Inspection, NDT, Shipyards, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Storage and Warehousing.

TECH SERV offers competitive rates and we are able to accommodate the special needs of our clients. Our service includes screening and testing of potential candidates as required by our clients.

Our employees are fully insured including worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. A certificate of insurance will be provided upon request.

We have been in business over 23 years and continually strive to provide the best service available to our customers so that we are able to maintain a long term working relationship.

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