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Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/07/2014
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The Role:
Job Title Electrical Engineer

Work Location Norco, La

Job Description Responsibilities:
• Provide technical assurance for the safe operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment.
• Provide technical support to production units to ensure the safe and reliable operation of electrical distribution and utilization equipment at the site.
• Perform proactive technical monitoring of electrical equipment to identify abnormal equipment conditions and develop mitigation plans prior to failure.
• Develop and implement electrical equipment integrity programs to ensure the reliable operation of electrical equipment.
• Provide engineering technical assurance review and approval of new equipment installations and equipment upgrades.
• Ensure compliance with OSHA, industrial codes and standards, and company procedures. Develop equipment specifications for new purchases.
• Apply and interpret industry and company standards, such as OSHA, API standards, NEMA, NFPA, IEEE, PIPS, etc.
• Identify and implement equipment modifications to improve operation or reliability of electrical equipment.
• Create, review, and update company procedures associated with electrical safe work practices, operation, and maintenance of electrical equipment.
• Provide training on electrical procedures, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of equipment.
• Develop and review switching procedures to ensure work is performed safely and reliable.
• Provide technical support for troubleshooting electrical failures and problem resolution.
• Develop repair philosophies, techniques, and specification requirements for electrical asset reliability.
• Provide technical support for electrical infrastructure outages and the restoration of power. Implement solutions to minimize the impact of outages to the site.
• Perform causal learning investigations on electrical failures to determine cause of failure and develop corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.
• Communicate and apply learning’s across the site and with other locations.
• Support the development of turnaround work lists, risk assessment, execution plans, and temporary power requirements.
• Lead electrical efforts during plant emergencies, electrical outages, and recoveries.
• Develop preventative maintenance requirements, procedures, and plans for electrical equipment. Develop and implement long range strategy for substation turnarounds.
• Maintain awareness of new technology for application in site equipment design, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting.
• Develop and implement long-range plans for electrical infrastructure needs.
• Develop a case for action, identify threat and optimum solutions, and support the development and execution of projects.
• Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering required.
• Minimum three (3) years experience as a discipline Electrical Engineer; experience in a refinery or chemical manufacturing preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with troubleshooting, analyzing, and resolving complex electrical problems.
• Experience with power systems analysis including short circuit and load flow studies, protection system coordination, motor starting studies, and arc flash analysis.
• Experience with SKM or ETAP Power Tools for Windows preferred.
• Proficient experience with Management of Change processes including power distribution, design, process safety reviews, construction, and commissioning processes.
• Proficient experience with knowledge of OSHA, industry standards, such as the National Electric Code, NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in The Work Place), NFPA 70B (Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance), API standards, IEEE, etc.
• Demonstrated experience with area classification development and the application and installation of electrical equipment per the area classification requirements.
• Experience with causal reasoning and root cause analysis techniques.
• Experience with risk assessment processes. Ability to identify threats, communicate potential impact and likelihood of threat, and build a strong case for action to mitigate the threat cost-effectively.
• Innovative thinking and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Strong leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills.
• Be available 24/7 to address abnormal conditions, threats to production, equipment or system failures, and unusual events, such as hurricanes as needed.
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