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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Norwest Engineering, Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Norwest Engineering A great place to work. Share with friends! Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Norwest Engineering is a multi-discipline, consulting engineering firm focused on developing long-standing relationships with our clients. We are a team of talented, hard working individuals with a wide variety of experience in many industries. To succeed at Norwest, our engineers must be comfortable wearing many hats and taking ownership of tasks assigned to them. We are a company of finishers, taking pride in our ability to create progress on our client's -projects. -Since 1975, Norwest has established a culture of cultivating trusted partnerships with our clients. We look forward to continuing the tradition of Responsiveness, Accuracy, and Quality Engineering for years to come. Norwest specializes in heavy industrial engineering, focusing on petroleum, chemical, power generation, pulp & paper, and metal manufacturing facilities.What We OfferOne of the -benefits of being a Norwest employee is -our company culture. Each day we strive to embody our core values. We work hard, have fun, believe in work/life balance, and have passion for our clients' and their visions. Through flexible work arrangements, group benefit offerings, and a casual work environment, we strive to differentiate ourselves from other consulting engineering firms. The flexible work arrangements include flexible work hours and compressed workweeks. Our benefit offerings include group health, dental, and vision insurance; as well as life insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance. We credit our successful history and optimistic future to the quality of our employees. We work hard to find individuals with the work ethic and character to match our core values. -What You'd Be DoingAs a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you have the opportunity to take ownership of small/medium projects and to complete mechanical engineering and project management tasks with little oversight from senior management. You will have an opportunity to lead, inspire and mentor team members by living Norwest's core values and becoming a strong Norwest brand ambassador.

  • Review, understand, develop and check Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's) ortho-graphics, isometrics, bill of materials, pipeline lists, valve lists, and tie-in lists for piping design projects incorporating your familiarity with piping design in process environments
  • Estimate costs of completing projects (engineering costs and total installed construction costs)
  • Take ownership and manage project costs
  • Understand pumping, piping, air and liquid flow and distribution systems; apply these principles to create a sound engineering design
  • Complete mechanical engineering calculations such as:
    • Hydraulic calculations to size pumps and piping, determine NPSH, etc.
    • Heat loss calculations for piping, tanks and other equipment
    • Simple structural beam calculations for pipe supports, etc.
    • Apply relevant codes such as:
      • ANSI B31.3, B31.4
      • API 650, 653 and other related standards
      • NFPA 11, 30 and other related standards
      • Develop mechanical engineering documents according to industry, project and company standards including P&ID's, general arrangements, equipment installation details, tank data sheets, tie-in procedures, and piping design -while leading other engineers and designers
      • Take ownership and responsibility of all drawings, documents, -schedules and budgets
      • Prepare technical specifications for review and approval
      • Evaluate vendor bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications and project requirements
      • Provide project management for projects that are primarily mechanical in nature demonstrating the ability to: -
        • Be the primary point of contact for a client, and suggest solutions based on minimal information when a client calls to discuss a project
        • Lead weekly internal and client meetings
        • Prepare and communicate weekly meeting agendas and minutes
        • Take ownership of project schedule and budget
        • Ability to effectively interact on a basic technical level with other engineering disciplines, and understand how their work impacts the overall project; regular contact is expected with other disciplines
        • Ability to review electrical, civil and structural drawings to ensure coordination and check for -interference(s) with the mechanical drawings
        • Effectively collect field notes based on trips to client's sitesWhat Makes You a Good Candidate for This Position
          • 6+ years of experience in the completion of projects for clients in the industrial market sector including project development from concept through completion, including estimating, start-up and commissioning -
            • Relevant experience includes oil and gas, refinery, pulp and paper, or other industrial environments
            • Technical field experience is relevant; our team spends time with clients at their site
            • BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or Chemical Engineering (BSChemE) required
            • PE (Professional Engineer) registration desired; must be working toward or be willing to obtain PE -
            • Experience designing industrial piping systems and -equipment layouts
            • Experience estimating mechanical engineering labor and associated cost and -total installed construction costs for the mechanical aspects of the project is required
            • Experience leading multiple disciplines in assembling a total installed cost estimate (+/- 30%) for an entire project is preferred -
            • Strong background providing a combination of both project management and engineering skills and a high comfort level with taking ownership and leading small/medium projects that are mechanically focused with little to no managerial oversight
            • Experience running projects using MS Project or similar tool is strongly preferred
            • Strong written and oral communication skills
            • Strong computer skills including the use of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), web meeting software (Teams, WebEx, GoTo Meeting, etc.), and PDF markup software (Bluebeam Revu or Adobe Acrobat)
            • Experience with Navisworks Freedom, Simulate or Manage -is preferred
            • Basic knowledge of CAD software terminology, methods and practices; ability to operate CAD software is not required
            • Capable and willing to promote Norwest by intentionally seeking out new work with existing and prospective clients -
            • Self-motivated, able to work independently as well as lead a team with energy and enthusiasm -
            • Have a desire to seek continuous improvement of personal and team skill-set -
            • Strong leadership skills and problem resolution skills -
            • Ability and willingness to serve as primary customer liaison, serve as a subject matter expert in front of clients and to work within the team of engineers and designers to achieve client objectives
            • Ability to travel approximately 10-25% of the time -throughout the West, Northwest and nationally
            • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application for employment-Norwest Engineering does not sponsor employment visasSalary Range: $100,000 -to $120,000 depending on relevant experienceBenefits include -Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance, -Vacation, Holiday, and Paid Sick Time, and 401k Plan with Employer Match

Keywords: Norwest Engineering, Inc., Portland , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Portland, Oregon

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