Mechanical Assurance Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Saudi Arabia


Mechanical Assurance Engineer

The Field Operations workstream is responsible for the assessment, maintenance and upkeep of the built assets. In the field, the O&M activities will cover existing equipment, cables, networks, buildings, towers, masts, cabinets and other engineering assets. Monitoring, periodic condition surveys and fit for purpose assessments, replacement items, new works orders and refurbishment will require engineering design, construction and hand over engineering support. The Mechanical engineer will cover all building- based equipment and systems/network equipment.


The Mechanical Assurance Engineer will be responsible for providing the necessary inspection, assessment and design input to physical equipment, working in a multidisciplinary team.

The role will interface with:

  • MoD Project Manager OM&T
  • Other Assurance discipline engineers
  • Management representatives in the project as required including security, HR, PMO and other technical leads and specialists
  • O&M maintenance supply chain partners


  • Equipment inspections and preparation of inspection reports.
  • Recommendations as to what preventive maintenance and interventions are needed.
  • Design of options for replacement, strengthening or upgrading existing assets.
  • Design of replacement assets.
  • Developing a rough order of magnitude (ROM) cost for the different solutions, developing baseline bill of quantities (BOQ) with specifications.
  • Providing the technical requirements and information to allow designers and/or contractors to price, plan and implement solutions.
  • Identify where operations and maintenance work to date is not optimal and recommending improvements to prolong the life of equipment or improve its performance.
  • Support to building maintenance team and office assistant caretaker at training venues.
  • Identify samples, site tests and measurements needed to check the performance of equipment.
  • Identify dangerous or incorrect practices and identify fire risks and remedial actions.
  • Identify and quantify design life and failure mechanisms and undertake analysis to prove adequacy or otherwise.
  • Organising, running and using the output from assessment, risk and optioneering workshops.
  • Taking a risk assessed approach to intervention strategy and supporting cost-benefits and risk analysis of equipment assets.

Experience and Skills:


  • Well-rounded mechanical engineer, with experience of a wide range of equipment types, including static and rotating equipment.
  • A proven knowledge of working and maintaining static and mobile generator systems is required.
  • To carry out in-depth root cause analysis investigations and write technical reports into major incidents relating to Power Plant equipment.
  • Significant experience of assessing the fatigue and remaining life of equipment.
  • Understanding and application of assessment codes and common practices.
  • Demonstrable experience of asset surveys and condition surveys.
  • Understanding of where routine maintenance is required and identifying repair and replacement strategies.
  • Familiar with operations and maintenance manuals and typical industrial equipment.
  • Able to identify mechanical damage and distress from inspections.
  • Ability to undertake analysis to understand how moving equipment is performing.
  • Familiar with KSA building regulations.
  • Deploy Kingdom-wide to assist on major incidents or whenever instructed by the FM.
  • Able to work in multi-discipline assessment team


  • Knowledge on the following generator systems would be desirable: Volvo V75 & V300; John Deery J40U; Perkins P80 engines.
  • Experience of working in an Office 365/SharePoint solution environment.
  • Experience of working in KSA and on site in Middle East environments
  • Understanding and application of good internationally recognised HSE practice including HAZOPS and HAZIDS.
  • Understanding of BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .