Houston, USA

Systems Engineer - Mechanical

PXGEO, global geophysical services Company, is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer Mechanical to join its industry leading Research and Development team, to support our operations globally. This position will be based our Houston office.

The Systems Engineer Mechanical oversees Mechanical aspects of Engineering and Development projects. The role encompasses system design and project management aspects, like costing, scheduling, systems risk assessment and supplier / contractor management.

Typical system design projects include the Subsea handling systems used by the company for ocean bottom nodes and topside automated system for efficient handling on deck.

About the job

The role is involved in all Manta node product lines bringing design experience and vision of future development and improvement opportunities into the product design process.


Planning and preparing deck layout arrangement on node handling vessels may become part of the role depending on the individuals experience.


As PXGEO own and operate proprietary mechanical and electrical systems occasional Tier 2 technical support for operations may be required.


It is paramount the Mechanical Systems Engineer is highly disciplined in the use of PDM and PLM tools and has competence with Solid works, AutoCAD and is able to perform FEA modeling and Mechanical calculations considering both solids and fluids.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design Mechanical systems and Sub-systems, considering Subsea equipment, Deck handing equipment and Node products.

  • Prepare and manage requirements specification, design, integration, verification, qualification, industrialization, field trials and launch.

  • Develop and implement robust project plans aligned with specifications, project budgets and timelines.

  • Model systems and run simulations to look for optimization opportunities.

  • Identify, manage, and mitigate Mechanical system risks and document.

  • Perform quality and process audits of contract manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Create complete system and sub-system designs with associated, diagrams, interface documentation BOM’s, part numbers, asset serialization and engineering change management in Propel PLM and Solid works PDM.

  • Prepare Systems Engineering support documentation for final operations.

  • Provide Tier 2/3 Systems Engineering technical support upon request.

Required Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Mechanical, Automation, Robotics, Mechatronics or Systems Engineering, with 5+ years’ experience.

  • Experienced in Mechanical systems design.

  • Experienced in project management best practices.

  • Experienced in system modelling and simulations.

  • Strong design organization skills to manage an extremely fast-paced environment.

  • Subsea equipment, Subsea tooling design or offshore Handing system design experience would be beneficial.

  • Experienced in Solidworks and AutoCAD is mandatory.

  • Experience with PDM and PLM systems would be beneficial.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite incl. MS Project.

  • English is mandatory verbal and written (Excellent Level)