Job Listing Description

Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Mechanical Project Engineer in Luling, LA.


  • The Senior Mechanical Project Engineer will support our diverse range of manufacturing projects.
  • The senior mechanical engineer will be supporting efforts throughout the site to maintain and improve the processes that go on every day. As an engineer in the crop protection team, the position is a key member in the plant that works every day to improve sustainable agriculture. 
  • This role is responsible for performing all aspects for a complete design of complex mechanical engineering assignments.
  • Work at this level requires extensive progressive experience in mechanical engineering and involves applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis.
  • This work will be performed under the supervision of the mechanical lead.
  • The Senior Mechanical Project Engineer with serve as the project manager for their assigned projects for which they will also perform the mechanical engineering services for.
  • This requires the incorporation of other disciplines to successfully complete the assigned projects on time and on budget.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Familiarity with and utilizing department design and drafting standards
  • Mastery of the Gated System and their respective documentation requirements; FEL 1 (Project Acceptance), FEL 2 (Project Charter) and FEL 3 (Project Scope)
  • Development of preliminary project description, schedule and cost estimates upon project assignment
  • Accomplishing engineering activities such as stress analysis, construction specifications, equipment and material procurement specifications, calculations and piping estimates.
  • Developing conceptional layouts / cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest, most efficient approach to solving the engineering task at hand; including not to proceed with the work if not feasible / cost attractive.
  • Producing estimate level preliminary designs / material take-offs for the level of estimate being performed on a project
  • Development of formal project scopes and capital request documentation
  • Producing detailed design calculations and sketches for material of constructions associated with the project.
  • Reviewing and checking vendor / other discipline drawings for mechanical input
  • Checking calculations and equipment specifications by others to ensure accuracy, conformance to codes, industry standards, design criteria, site/ global Bayer standards and conformance to good engineering practice
  • In-depth knowledge of design standards and codes as applicable to rotating and static piping systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of good design practices for piping systems, sizing of compressible fluid piping, flexibility and stress analysis of piping systems, application and knowledge of piping supports
  • Identification of need for safety devices (PSVs, PSE, CVs) and phase separation equipment (steam traps, liquid strainers)
  • Produce designs with efficient use of construction material with emphasis on ease of construction and meeting the project goals
  • Estimate and schedule professional service hours and assess the progress / quality of the mechanical work
  • Assist other engineers in developing and assembling scopes, drawings / specifications into packages, enabling mechanical purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement and materials or for subcontract pricing. This may include packaged equipment where soliciting input from other disciplines to provide requirements for associated structural, instrument and electrical aspects of the scope.
  • Perform fieldwork necessary to gather field date, check tie-ins and provide construction support
  • Project approval, procurement, and budget forecasting
  • Provide technical and project management guidance to less experienced engineering and drafting personnel in the department
  • Development of construction work scope / packages and onsite support during construction, commissioning and / or startup
  • Reviewing fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly
  • Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure smooth flow of vital information necessary for the scheduled completion of the project
  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements to produce all mechanical deliverables
  • Project Quality Assurance and Quality control direction and support
  • Project closure 

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university is required
  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration is a plus
  • 10+ years of relevant industrial experience in mechanical engineering
  • Strong project management and multitasking skills
  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and ingenuity
  • Self-motivated, results driven 
  • Perpetual drive towards learning, developing, growing and improving
  • Solid verbal and written communication and computer skills, Microsoft Suite
  • Proven leadership abilities and ability to influence in a non-traditional business environment
  • Unwavering ethics
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to work alone and as a true team player
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong virtual team skills

Job Number: 2110136399
Job Location: Luling, LA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 09/08/2021
Attention: Mike Simmerman
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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