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Principal Engineer – Mechanical – Parsons

  • Dubai


Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Principal Engineer – Mechanical (Design) to join our team! In this role you will get to ensure consistency with applicable codes and customer quality requirements in an environment geared for industrial ventilation, airborne contamination control or exhaust filtration systems. You will provide cooling and heating load calculations as well as air and water distribution system pressure drop calculations. You will review vendor and subcontractor submittals as well as select HVAC equipment.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Independently develops and/or supervises the creation of Mechanical engineering designs for Mechanical systems and pressurized networks for large and mega infrastructure projects that meet customer quality

requirements and international as well as Local Authority regulations and standards.
Preparing master plans from Concept stage to Detailed Master Plan stage in terms of utility corridor space proofing, defining ROW requirements, coordination for wet utilities, with roads, transportation, landscape and building design teams.
Develop Master plan report, derive utility demand load calculations, sizing major equipment and selective protection coordination, tie in point requirements, Full understanding of wet utilities and infrastructure projects from Concept to IFC stage.
Design of mechanical equipment for Sewerage Treatment Plants, Reverse Osmosis Plants and various Storm water, Sewage, Irrigation Pumping Stations.
Preparation of design reports, specifications, tender documents and securing design approvals for different project phases including coordination with client/authorities/sub consultants.
Review of design reports prepared by other consultants and preparation of design review reports.
Preparation of technical proposals and estimation for projects, Technical Evaluation of Bids and preparation of evaluation reports.
Coordination with all local authorities of GCC Region
Carrying out Value Engineering for various technical options and preparing Value Engineering reports with recommendations.
Preparing Clarifications to Contractor RFIs, Review/approve key technical submittals related to Mechanical works and dry utilities.
Verifying clash analysis and resolving the clashes in 3D models.
May function as discipline Project Engineer on medium to large projects, assuming responsibility for the work of the group.
May plan, direct, and supervise the work of a major engineering unit or project requiring a largescale expenditure of manpower and financial investment.
Leads other Engineers and design personnel in technical excellence and growth in the Quality Improvement Process.
Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.
Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations, providing the seal and signature of the professional engineer when required by statute or contract.
Prepares material/equipment specifications and purchase requisitions; reviews supplier data; witnesses shop tests, assists with assessing supplier manufacturing capabilities.
Develops operation and maintenance plans; develops standard operating procedures; prepares O & M manuals and may conduct onsite training of personnel.
Conducts surveys, studies, and site investigations. Performs reliability, availability, maintenance (RAM) and safety analyses.
Maintains affiliation with professional societies to keep abreast of current technologies.
Helps determine budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule. May assist with other administrative and technical duties.
Recommends and prepares technical papers.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
May be assigned to a project or organizational team, or as a lead engineer for a specific discipline on a small to intermediate-size project.
Responsible for liaising with Authorities such as DM, DEWA -WD, SEWA, ADM, ADSSC, SMDD, DCD, for obtaining Detailed Design Approvals, Network Approvals, Consumption utilities demands, building permit approvals, DCD approvals, NOCs and all related designs preparations.
Shall Provide input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and Mid-Level, Junior Engineers working on the same project. Shall Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Proficiency in utilizing CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is required.
Shall support the preparation of detailed technical, commercial and Life Cycle Cost Analysis of various technical alternatives. Shall be able to prepare and deliver detailed technical PowerPoint presentations for the Clients. Shall have experience in preparing technical design reports with minimum support from managers.

What Required Skills You’ll Bring:

Minimum 15 years relevant experience in Mechanical design of Large Infrastructure projects with minimum 4 years in similar Principal/ Senior Mechanical Engineer position
Recent experience Mechanical designs to local and international standards
Extensive experience and proficiency in using HVAC HAP Carrier software, CFD software, BIM and Revit experience and other software to perform Advanced surge system analysis, pressure and flow studies, for networks and grids.
Experience on detailed designs of Mechanical systems for multistory buildings, special buildings such as data centers, drainage, sewerage pump stations.
Experience in mechanical systems for Rail and modern Metro systems, tunnel ventilation system
Proficient in carrying out CFD analysis for tunnels utilizing software such as CHAM ( Phoenics ), SES, and similar software.
Must have thorough knowledge of NFPA regulations, Fire and Life Safety codes, and various local authority standards in the GCC like Dubai Civil Defense.
Strong infrastructure engineering background with previous experience on infrastructure projects calculations, and report writing skills.
Extensive knowledge in design of HVAC system including selecting appropriate type of Air conditioning system, heat load calculations, pipe sizing, sizing of chillers, and all associated equipment.

What Desired Skills You’ll Bring:

Shall be able to analyze the specific project requirements for greenfield, brownfield projects.
Approval from DM / RTA would be added advantage.
Shall have experience of liaising with Dubai Municipality for obtaining Approvals, Building NOCs, etc.
Experience in using MicroStation, AutoCAD, civil 3D, Navisworks environment and BIM software as well as Revit software is necessary.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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