IMI1772 - Division Head, Mechanical

Job Family: Naval
Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Business Line: Engineering Design
Department: Engineering Design - Rig New Builds & MRO
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2024
Job Purpose

We are looking to hire Division Head, Mechanical & HVAC,

This job role is to ensure to lead Mechanical & HVAC Division of Engineering Department while executing various projects handled by the Function.


Key Accountabilities & Working Relationships

Key Accountabilities:

The Division Head, Mechanical & HVAC who will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Manage the Mechanical & HVAC Discipline Engineers for the department.
  • Working experience in managing mechanical and HVAC engineers and assisting, where required, engineers in
    discipline related calculations and other deliverables.
  • Develop and structure the department’s engineering capabilities for the discipline in line with the work-stream’s strategic development plan, recognizing that engineering services are required in multiple locations for different types of projects.
  • Assist the department manager in development and implementation of process and procedures and ERP/CAD system implementation in the engineering.
  • Ensure that all engineering resources for the discipline are effectively and efficiently employed and ensure that the duplication of resources across facilities is avoided.
  • Plan the human resources for the discipline, recruit and deploy the resources as required over various facilities and projects.
  • Select and manage appropriate engineering software for the discipline and ensure its effective and efficient utilization.
  • Monitor and ensure achievement of key performance indicators for the engineering discipline.
  • Ensure Customer’s technical engineering requirements are identified and understood and ensure that the Discipline meets its contractual obligations from an engineering perspective in all instances.
  • Review basic designs provided by third parties for Engineering Procurement Construction projects to ensure the designs meet the Customer’s performance criteria.
  • Support projects and production ensuring that engineering deliverables are provided in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that engineering considers construction methods and efficiency.
  • Manage the subcontractors when engineering activities are outsourced or subcontracted.
  • Establish and ensure the use of standard engineering details across the department for the discipline.
  • Contribute to the professional development of employees with by providing training and mentoring.
  • Support the commercial team and provide technical assistance when required for Bids and Proposals.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of the engineering deliverables for the discipline and compliance with Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) responsibilities.

Working Relationships:

Internal Interactions: 

  • Internal Engineering Department, other business work-streams within the company, Engineering Manager, GM Engineering, VP Engineering

External Interactions:

  • Suppliers, Subcontractors, Consultants, Inspection Agencies
Who we are looking for


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering


  • 9-15 years in managerial role within engineering department of any offshore rig building or ship building industry in related engineering field.

Professional Qualifications (Certifications & Accreditations):

  • Preferred – any additional certification / courses in Mechanical and/or HVAC engineering, Drilling systems, project management etc.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Sound knowledge of international design codes & standards, IMO regulations and class rules.
  • Design experience in equipment sizing calculations / selections in jack-up rig projects.
  • Knowledge in preparing equipment datasheets and specifications.
  • Sound knowledge of mechanical systems including drilling equipment and systems.
  • Exposure to AutoCAD and 3D design tools like AVEVA.
  • Demonstrated high order interpersonal skills and the ability to operate within a multinational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others with regards to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to manage internal processes against Customer’s expectations.
  • Excellent negotiation skills for high valued technically & commercially complex projects.
  • Good presentation skill.
  • Experience of leading technical contract meeting with Customer for new contracts.
  • Ability to understand market data analytics, news, trends and translate these into design.


  • English. (Mandatory)
  • Arabic / Others (desirable) 
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV