Static Mechanical Engineer

Business Context and Job Purpose

Business Context:

You can join the largest overall construction project undertaken by INEOS. The O&P North business plan to establish a world-scale propane dehydrogenation plan (PDH) and an Ethane Cracker (ECR) in the Antwerp area. The plant is planned to come on-line around 2023-2024.

Project One will be managed by an Integrated Program Management Team (IPMT) which consist of Ineos and Program Management Contractor engineers. The facilities will be delivered by 4 projects, which will manage the work scopes and FEED/EPC contractors with support and oversight from the IPMT.

The Project One will ensure the plant is delivered:

  • With zero lost time accidents, recorded injuries and environmental releases;
  • On-time and within budget;
  • Total compliance with all government laws and Ineos policies during the execution, commissioning and start-up phase.


Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Static Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the mechanical static equipment installed on Project One meets National, International and INEOS standards. Deliver a safe and reliable plant in line with the planned cost and schedule.

The role forms part of the Mechanical discipline within Project One. The Static Mechanical Engineer provides functional support and guidance to the project Static Mechanical Engineers of the sub projects and reports to the Lead Mechanical Engineer.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:

  • Support the Project One Program Engineering manager to maintain a clear and consistent set of Mechanical engineering standards which meet Ineos, National and International standards.
  • Evaluate Deviations and Wavers to the standards throughout the project.
  • Work closely with the Project Mechanical Engineers to ensure that all Mechanical Engineering issues are properly resolved in a timely manner, that design changes are managed correctly, and that the facilities comply with all Project one and statutory requirements and Stakeholder expectations.
  • Provide Ineos Project One Mechanical Engineering input into the preparation, review and approval of Procurement procedures, the Project Supplier List, contractor/vendor pre-qualification, Purchase Requisitions, Invitations to Tender, etc.
  • Provide Ineos Project One Mechanical Engineering input into tender clarification/evaluation, contractor/vendor selection and contract/purchase order negotiation and placement, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with the Ineos Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure the facilities are designed, built and commissioned in compliance with all relevant statutory and Project One regulations.
  • Verify and audit the EPC Contractor and vendors towards developing fit-for-purpose ITPs.
  • Liaise closely with the EPC Contractor personnel at the Module Fabrication Yard(s) and Construction Site on all Mechanical Engineering matters, ensuring yard/field technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner.
  • Work with the project Mechanical engineer to ensure that all module fabrication and construction work, system Completions and Handover, punch listing, etc. are timely executed ensuring that all Mechanical Engineering work satisfies Project One specifications and standards.
  • Manage the relevant interface(s) with Ineos stakeholders, ensuring the operations function is well-prepared for project ownership, including the timely handover of the agreed Mechanical Engineering deliverables to support training, operations and maintenance procedure development, Maintenance Management System population, etc.



Requires the following skills:

  • Excellent team player;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills;
  • Strong planning and organizing ability;
  • Highly motivated, achievement oriented;
  • Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds;
  • Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources;
  • Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo;
  • Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies;
  • Broad estimating skills and practical understanding of costs (capital, operating, life cycle);
  • Willing and flexibility to travel;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.


Specific Role Requirements:

  • Master degree in mechanical engineering;
  • More than 10 years’ experience in static equipment design and/or manufacturing;
  • Knowledge of non-harmonised design standards like ASME, API and TEMA;
  • Experience with the application of European Directives (PED, MD, ATEX);
  • Knowledge of Belgian regulations (Steam, Vlarem, Tankfarms);
  • Understanding material properties, welding and NDT technology;
  • Reviewing drawings, documents, and inspection & test procedures.