Technical Advisor - Mechanical - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Technical Advisor - Mechanical


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

Join us and you will be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.


The preferred candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer with proven track record of managing multiple mechanical design efforts from conceptual design through construction support for Chemical and Biofuel clients. In-depth knowledge of mechanical equipment normally found in the chemical industry noted below along with industry codes is mandatory.

The selected candidate must be a team player and function as a Work Group Lead developing scope of services, work hour estimates and schedules that role up into the overall Mechanical discipline. Under broad direction, supervises and leads a small group of engineers and designers. Job role is responsible for a measurable asset such as an assigned staff and budget.

This position is currently working remotely due to COVID-19 social distancing. Work may be asked to be performed up to 5 days per week at the home office located in Newark, DE when COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are lifted. However, work may maintain in a permanent work remote capacity based on office restrictions and project requirements.


  • Early project planning and coordination while handling two to three small to mid-cap sized projects with ability to quickly provide engineering work hour estimates and risk memos.
  • Develop and manage the preparation, review and checking of mechanical specification packages in accordance with Client requirements and industry best practices.
  • Manage and successfully influence the entire procurement life cycle while working closely with all disciplines.
  • Managing development of complex multi-discipline Construction packages including diagrams, drawings, equipment schedules, details, and Scopes of Work.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, and contractors in a professional manner.
  • Track Project Scope and Schedule and notify project manager of deviation from original design, budget, or schedule.
  • Take lead on office strategic initiatives for the Mechanical department when requested.


  • Preferred Bachelors’ in Mechanical Engineering or another related field.
  • 10+ years (minimum) of experience in EPC industry. Will consider experience with chemical site team or project engineering backgrounds in related industries. Operations or Maintenance and Reliability experience is a plus.
  • Professional Engineering License (P.E.) is mandatory.
  • Working Experience with the following:
  • Stationary equipment including pressure vessels, heat exchangers, cooling towers.
  • Material handling systems.
  • Rotating machinery such as pumps, compressors and liquid ring vacuum pump systems.
  • Large complex packaged equipment systems.
  • Ability to effectively manage building services groups such as Fire Protection, HVAC and plumbing as a work group lead.
  • Working knowledge of other engineering disciplines and the ability to coordinate with them to meet design requirements.
  • Ability to travel as needed to survey client sites.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with supervisory experience.


  • Travel to client sites will comply with all KBR and Client Safety Rules, Processes and Procedures
  • Work at client sites may require using and wearing personal protective equipment such as fire-retardant clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hat and steel-toed boots
  • Work at client sites may require moderate physical exertion including walking to operating areas, ascending/descending stairs, walking the client property
  • This may include climbing ladders, lifting to up to 35 lbs, etc


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits, which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient and safer.

We Deliver – Together.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

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