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Lead Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/06/2011
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Job Title: Lead Electrical Engineer
Job Location: Houston
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Benefits: Full Expat / Local package
Duration: Permanent
Residency: Any

The Company:
Our client a worldwide oil and gas major is currently looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer on a permanent basis to work in their Houston office providing specialist technical support for the Electrical engineering work in the LNG production, transport and import sector across the Group.

The Role:
Position Summary

- Provide specialist technical support for the Electrical engineering work in the LNG production, transport and import sector across the Group.
- Provide electrical engineering design input to company projects and projects with JV partners during the early development & concept selection stages
- Will act as the owner’s technical representative in the area of LNG Electrical engineering for Pre FEED and FEED studies carried out by third party engineering contractor. Thus ensuring the facilities are designed to meet the company and the project technical specifications and are safe and operable.
- Provide technical support for operating LNG Assets with respect to resolving safety, production and availability issues.
- Provide LNG Electrical Engineering input to both future and current development projects with emphasis on LNG developments.

Key Accountabilities
- Manage the electrical engineering element of contractor performance on conceptual studies, FEED and detailed design work to assure it meets the company’s technical, financial, safety and environmental objectives.
- Lead electrical input into HAZID and HAZOP reviews and studies
- Perform economic evaluations of electrical equipment alternatives with particular emphasis on availability and reliability projections and life cycle costs (Total Cost of Ownership: TCO).
- Act as consultant in the selection of appropriate technology for LNG applications.
- Lead or participate in PEER assists, PEER Reviews and Technical Assurance reviews to add value and ensure compliance with the Assurance Framework and approvals procedures.
- Provide input to the identification and mitigation of technical risks.
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of developments and practices across the LNG value chain.
- Assist in the development of best practice corporate guidelines, processes and procedures.
- Understand selected existing asset facilities, including performance and operating limitations to maximize the value of these facilities in the future development of assets and facilities. Investigation and resolution of operating problems in existing Assets.
- Liaison with Development Managers, Subsurface professionals, Operations and Commercial Managers to support development opportunities and deliver optimized proposals.
- Identify opportunities for technology development and pursue with sources of expertise.
Provide ad-hoc support to Asset Project Teams.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- BSc / MSc / MEng degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering discipline.
- Chartered Engineer

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of electrical engineering in the LNG sector with experience in LNG production and export plants as well as import terminals, preferably including commissioning and startup.
Demonstrable performance and delivery in projects and operations, for design, selection and operation of electrical equipment, across a range of hydrocarbon activities. This should include production facilities, offshore and onshore facilities, transportation systems, LNG production and regasification.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Simon Stearn at Fircroft on + 44 1925 23 5611
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