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Rotating equipment @ Jacobs Engineering

Employeneur Hesham El-Wakil originally comes from Egypt and works within TMC’s Mechanical cell. He did his bachelor in mechanical engineering and worked for several International companies in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France. “When I came to the Netherlands, I was introduced by TMC and assigned as lead/senior mechanical engineer at Jacobs Engineering,” Hesham tells. Jacobs is one of the largest engineering/consultancy services in a wide range of industries and one of the key players in the oil and gas market. “The clients of Jacobs are the major oil and gas operators like Shell, BP, ExxonMobil and Lyondell,” Hesham continues. “Generally speaking, Jacobs execute different types of multidisciplinary projects, FEED (Front End Engineering Design) or EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) projects. These projects are either brown field (modifications/expansion of existing plants) or green field (new plants). Projects start by receiving the preliminary basis of designs from the client and end by delivering a complete detailed engineering package ready for construction,” he explains. Details of these projects are deemed confidential and not for publishing.

As lead mechanical engineer, it’s Hesham’s responsibility to identify the mechanical scope of work, budget and schedule in the assigned project. “Technically I’m responsible to specify, select, enquire, evaluate, purchase and inspect before delivering the equipment as required for a specific project,” Hesham tells enthusiastic. He is the mechanical focal point and interface between Jacobs, suppliers and the client and makes sure that the equipment is in full compliance with the International standards as well as the Client standards. Beside, he is a rotating and packaged equipment specialist, which includes pumps, compressors, turbines, mixers, expanders, blowers and packages like air compressors, cryogenic N2 generation, chemical injection, Glycol dehydration/regeneration and air dryers.

Started his career as construction/site engineer, Hesham gained experience in construction activities related to mechanical equipment/packages. Asking for his goal for the future, he tells that he wants to develop his career in project management. “I’m thankful that I got the opportunity of TMC to work in the Netherlands and the chance to develop my career in project management. TMC supports me in achieving my goals by looking for new opportunities in the market that can take my career to the next level!” he concludes.

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