Mechanical Design Engineer [2319]

Manchester, UK
Posted 1 year ago

ECI Group, the world’s leading specialist engineering contractor for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) projects, has an immediate a need in our Manchester (Simon Carves Engineering) office for several mid-career Mechanical Design Engineers.  You will be responsible for design and specification of fixed [pressure vessels, heat exchangers, etc.] and rotating [compressors, pumps, etc.] equipment as well as machinery packages [thermal oxidizers, pneumatic conveying systems, extruder/pelletizers, and other types of packaged equipment].


  • This position reports directly to the Mechanical Engineering Section Leader
  • Develop equipment specifications and become knowledgeable on the equipment necessary for each project.
  • Prepare and check technical inquiry documents (requisitions, datasheets/specifications, etc)
  • Review supplier technical quotes and prepare technical bid analysis
  • Update inquiry documents to order
  • Attend/run post order kick off meetings
  • Review supplier design documents and coordinate with equipment supplier
  • Travel to witness inspections
  • Attend kick-off meetings or attend client sites.
  • The role will interface with other internal engineering disciplines as well as external project team members such as the client or license provider.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • Working towards a Chartered Engineer Status
  • 5+ years of related experience in engineering design of oil & gas, petrochemical or plastics plants
  • Division 2 Pressure Vessel experience preferred
  • API 618 Reciprocating Compressors and API 674 and API 675 Positive Displacement Pumps experience preferred
  • Experience with other Machinery/packages such as Thermal oxidizers, Pneumatic conveying systems, Extruder/pelletizers, and other types of packaged equipment preferred
  • Experience in the high -pressure LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene process) preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • General understanding of the entire cradle to grave workflow for an EPC Project, interdepartmental dependencies, recognition of the importance of TIC rather than individual constituents that make up the whole.
  • Must be capable of working a part of a close-knit small core team as well as being self-reliant with the confidence to make decisions acting on their own initiative.
  • Organized with the ability to support multiple concurrent projects.
  • Accountable, confident, bright, articulate, innovative, highly motivated, and self-starter with a high energy level that performs with the highest integrity.
  • Expand and maintain knowledge and understanding of industry codes, product safety standards and practices, legislation, regulations relating to the relevant engineering discipline to reinforce professional competency
  • Comfortable with occasional opportunities for international travel.

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