Director of Engineering

New Orleans, LA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Engineering/Design
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret
  • Req ID: 2024-3766


Job Summary:

Akima Support Operations is looking for a Director of Engineering. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

Job responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully oversee an annual budget of ~$300M.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a 150+ diverse engineering workforce.

  • Manage engineering function with engineers matrixed into operations across multiple sites.

  • Serves as Design Authority

  • Develop designs that are recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices in compliance with regulatory and permitting requirements, maintaining configuration control of all design documentation, including as-built drawings.

  • Provide engineering services to maintain and optimize operations, including mechanical engineering, developing, and implementing system health monitoring and improvement plans, performing value engineering reviews and overseeing production of design products.

  • Provide design and engineering services supporting site upgrades, modifications, and installations.

  • Perform value engineering to reduce DOE’s real property asset ownership costs and perform cost benefit studies to evaluate alternate packaging and loading to reduce cost of waste disposition.

  • Process engineering change proposals.

  • Perform hazardous analysis and engineering services for balance of plant activities, including facilities maintenance and capital and general-purpose projects.

  • Lead fire protection and security engineering.


*Minimum Qualifications*

  • ≥20 years in engineering in DOE or similar oil and gas facility

  • ≥10 years design and maintenance engineering for hazardous chemical operations

  • Prior management of ~150 people and budgets $$75M million/year

  • Previous leadership of a project/program engineering organization with matrixed staff across multiple facilities and locations

  • Demonstrated ability to improve site productivity through engineering innovations

  • Notable examples of successful delivery of site upgrades, modifications and installations resulting in improved production

  • Track record for improving project performance through value engineering

  • MS, Engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical) preferred

  • BS, Engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical) required

  • Training, Licenses, and Recognized Certifications

  • Preferred = Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Root Cause Analysis (or other methodology)

  • U.S citizen

  • DOE Q clearance (or ability to obtain)