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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
New Hampshire
Occupational fields: 
Architecture and Engineering
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Employment type: 
Full time
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Required degree level: 
Bachelors degree
Masters degree

Come grow with us!  Are you ready to make a difference?   

We are looking for a skilled, resourceful, and collaborative Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Bedford, NH. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will work closely with a team of engineers supporting natural gas, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen projects.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic position, with opportunities to be challenged, contribute to project outcomes, interact routinely with project Principals, and grow professionally.  

Create opportunity!  Do you thrive with a range of interesting assignments?

Essential Functions – What You Will Do

  • Oversee and support development and review of mechanical and process design aspects of projects in the Natural Gas Sector; focusing on metering, regulation, liquefied natural gas, renewable natural gas and compressed natural gas facilities.
  • Provide compliance oversight for adherence to, and application of, industry specific codes (e.g., 49 CFR 192/193, NFPA 59A, ASME B31.3, others).
  • Oversee and provide technical review of the development of process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Oversee and provide technical review of line sizing, wall thickness, and flexibility/pipe stress calculations.
  • Oversee and provide technical review of process equipment (e.g., heat exchangers, boilers, pumps) sizing.
  • Oversee and provide technical review of valve and mechanical component sizing, including relief valves.
  • Oversee and provide technical review of written specifications for equipment and materials.
  • Oversee and provide technical review of system evaluations/design using process simulation software.
  • Oversee and support development of written reports documenting analyses, designs, and assessments.
  • Oversee and support the development of development of plant documentation, such as operating & maintenance procedures, purging procedures, as-built drawings, training documents, and risk management plans.
  • Provide technical support as owner’s engineer to clients in development, design, construction, and commissioning of projects.
  • Directly interface with clients as the technical lead on projects.
  • Support overall project management as it relates to schedule, client relationship building, and technical execution.
  • Perform site visits to utility and industrial client facilities to meet with clients and support the development and review of technical design packages.
  • Mentor junior staff to develop their technical skills and instill good consulting practices to support their growth in the firm.

Deliver value!  Do you strive for excellence and like to help others succeed?

Competencies – What We Are Looking For

  • Minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years relevant experience and a BS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (Energy Focus).
  • Possess Professional Engineering Registration/Licensure.
  • Experience with natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
  • Understanding of asset integrity management programs.
  • Experience with risk management and process safety.
  • Strong technical understanding of Process Design.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills combined with the flexibility to work with shifting priorities.
  • Client-service orientation with the ability to anticipate needs and deliver to meet expectations. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work well as a team member, with a collaborative communication style.

Reach your potential! Are you passionate about your work and open to possibilities?

Position Type – What You Should Know

  • Full-time position.
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday with flexible daily hours.
  • Must reside in the United States.
  • Located in Bedford, NH.
  • Competitive wage and bonus package.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

At the end of the day, it’s all about the experience.  Let your journey begin here. 

We invite you to submit an application with a resume and cover letter, telling us why you’d be a great fit for our team.

Sanborn Head is an engineering and technical consulting firm serving a broad array of private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists specializes in integrating our core expertise in earth, energy, and environment to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions to our clients.

Candidates are required to possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. 

Qualified candidates must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to fulfill all obligations of the job, which includes in-person attendance at and participation in company and/or client events or worksites.

Sanborn Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or marital status.

Sanborn Head is an integrated engineering and technical consulting firm serving private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets.