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Lead Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Antwerp
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/07/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
We are currently seeking an experienced and proven Lead Elec Eng, for our Client's PetroChem plant in Europe, to ensure that the electrical equipment installed on the Project meets National & International standards. The successful applicant will have the following key accountabilities:

Pre-FEED Study Role:
- Support the Project's program utilities, power and infrastructure (UPI) manager to develop a clear and concise set of Electrical engineering standards which meet our Client's National and International standards.
- Own the electrical engineering elements of the Project's standards and approve deviations and waivers' to the standards throughout the Project.

FEED Study Role:
- To support the UPI Manager in the performance of his/her duties, deputising as required.
- Work closely with the Project's electrical engineers to ensure that all electrical engineering issues are properly resolved in a timely manner, that design changes are managed correctly and that the facilities comply with all the Project's statutory requirements and Stakeholder expectations.
- Monitor all electrical engineering design and procurement work performed by the FEED Contractors and any other third party designers/vendors, providing oversight and guidance whilst ensuring that all work satisfies the Project's specifications and standards.
- Ensure a detailed review of all FEED Contractors' and vendor systems, processes and procedures, including PEPs, quality plans, etc. for electrical aspects.
- Provide the Project's electrical engineering input into the preparation, review and approval of procurement procedures, the Project supplier list, contractor/vendor pre-qualification, purchase requisitions, invitations to tender, etc.
- Provide the Project's electrical engineering input into tender clarification/evaluation, contractor/vendor selection and contract/purchase order negotiation and placement, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with our Client's Code of Conduct.
- Lead audits related to the electrical discipline of the FEED contractors and support audits from outside parties.

EPC Role:
- Ensure the facilities are designed, built and commissioned in compliance with all relevant statutory and the Project's regulations.
- Support the EPC Contractor and vendors to develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for equipment, packages and bulk material supply, auditing vendor compliance as required.
- Support the EPC Contractor to develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for fabrication and construction, auditing contractor compliance as required.
- Monitor vendor performance on all electrical engineering matters, ensuring shop technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner, visiting vendor shops as appropriate.
- Support the QA Manager in resolving electrical engineering non-conformances, concession requests, etc.
- Liaise closely with the EPC Contractor personnel at the module fabrication yard(s) and construction site on all electrical engineering matters, ensuring yard/field technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner.
- Work with the Project's electrical engineers to ensure that all module fabrication and construction work, system completions and handover, punchlisting, ensuring that all electrical engineering work satisfies the Project's specifications and standards.
- Support precommissioning and commissioning, etc. as required.
- Manage the relevant interface(s) with our Client's stakeholders, ensuring the operations function is well-prepared for eventual project ownership, including the timely handover of the agreed electrical engineering deliverables to support training, operations and maintenance procedure development, maintenance management system population, etc.

The Company:
Our Client is a World leader and a true global petrochemical company, operating over 150 sites in over 20 Countries throughout the World.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Essential Skills:
- Degree qualified and Chartered, or equivalent, in an appropriate engineering discipline
- Min of 15 years' experience in an engineering role in a PetroChem environment; Operations experience would be a significant advantage;
- Sound knowledge of key discipline areas including Electrical Safety legislation
- Major project experience with strong design engineering/procurement background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces;
- Experience of supervising work in a Contractor's Design Office;
- Experience of supervising work in a Module Fabrication Shop;
- Experience of field engineering and/or construction on a major Construction Site.
- Must be legally entitled to work in the EU as the role initially requires the successful applicant to operate from the UK with permanent relocation for the duration of the role (approx. 2 - 3 years) to Belgium
- Must be able to speak Dutch and have knowledge of Belgian legislation

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