Mechanical Engineering Consultant — Senior Level

Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality – We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability  Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People – We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our Clients – We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation  Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact – We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


In this role, you will provide owner’s engineer and independent engineering services to clients, including design reviews, technical due diligence, feasibility studies, project development support, and technical risk assessments. This position will require you to analyze power projects and distill technical concepts and information into actionable conclusions and recommendations on which project developers, owners, and financial institutions rely to develop, design, construct, operate, and finance energy projects being built in generally the MENA/CIS region and United States. You will work with multi-discipline project teams to provide a variety of services, such as the following:

  • Advise power project developers to support new thermal and renewable energy projects as well as desalination (SWRO) projects;
  • Perform owner’s engineer design reviews of mechanical systems for power and water projects
  • Participate as mechanical lead in feasibility studies and development support for new power and water projects
  • Participate in condition assessments of existing power plants
  • Prepare and review other engineering deliverables such as reports, studies, and calculations
  • Evaluate new power and infrastructure projects to support financing;
  • Develop planning studies and business cases for utilities, power producers, and government agencies.
  • Monitor project schedules and budgets
  • Conduct multiple projects simultaneously and ensure high standards of deliverables are met
  • Interface with clients to understand requests and confirm successful project execution
  • Prepare proposals for new business development opportunities
  • Travel from time to time to visit project locations and client offices.


This position will be located in the UAE – local candidates are preferred.

Essential Skills And Experience

  • This position requires a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program with a strong academic background.
  • 10 or more years of experience in the electric power industry, specifically experience in thermal power.
  • Experience in owner’s engineering design reviews of electric power projects
  • Excellent technical communication and writing skills are required.

Valued But Not Required Skills And Experience

  • An Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and/or MBA is a plus.
  • General understanding of power station operations and performance reviews, is a plus.
  • Familiarity with international design codes and standards is preferred.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

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