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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Oil & Gas (Design Group)

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Barry Wehmiller

Bellingham, WA 98225
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

About Us:

Design Group operates from 45+ offices in the US and India providing engineering, consulting, and technical services to the world's leading companies in the Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Advanced Technology, Industrial, and other market sectors. Our 1500+ technical and engineering experts have direct industry experience in industrial automation, control system integration, facility and process engineering, architecture, construction management, regulatory compliance, enterprise technology, and other consulting services.

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.

Job Description:

Job Summary

Seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer who is a highly motivate leader to join our engineering design team in Bellingham, WA. The successful candidate must have extensive experience in executing projects for the Refining, Gas Transmission or Petrochemical industries with the highest level of quality, cost effectiveness, and a focus on safety. The work will be varied and may include conceptual studies, detailed design, field installation, or construction support for projects ranging from small capital or maintenance projects to full EPC capital projects. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with other engineering disciplines, sometimes across multiple offices.


  • Interacts with other engineering disciplines and designers to prepare the project P&IDs and other governing documents; maintains engagement throughout the detail design portion of the project to ensure the resulting 3D modeling activities meet the design intent and quality requirements of the project.
  • Develops RFP packages and makes recommendations for supplier technical selection. Reviews mechanical equipment vendor data and interfaces with suppliers to resolve any technical issues.
  • Creates and implements ideas to increase repeatability and efficiency thru tools or procedures to maximize the team capability.
  • Sizes and specifies fixed and rotating mechanical equipment and packaged equipment; develops the necessary specifications and data sheets to define.
  • Conducts pipe sizing, hydraulic studies and other engineering analysis as required.
  • Provides technical expertise to the organization and maintains strong client relationships.
  • Provides mentorship to less experienced engineers.
  • Assists in preparation of project schedules and estimates to define the project plan.


  • 10+ years of experience in the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical Industry is preferred with a varied range of project examples.
  • Natural Gas Distribution or Downstream Refining project experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience in the selection of reciprocating and turbine compressors packages and integration into facilities; mechanical equipment selection of supporting systems
  • A strong knowledge and background of executing pipe stress analysis and resolving difficult loading conditions; Caesar II experience preferred.
  • Ability to apply engineering best practices, codes, and standards to identify issues, recommend improvements, and implement solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across multiple offices and teams.
  • Travel may be required to commute to our clients' sites, interact with other Design Group offices, and other intermittent business needs. The combined travel required to support this role is estimated to be 15 to 30%.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

Licenses and Certifications

  • A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) is strongly preferred
  • Must currently hold or be willing and eligible to obtain a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)


  • We are looking for candidates local to the area. For highly qualified applicants outside of the local area some relocation assistance may be available.

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.

Reference: 720879920

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