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  • Job reference: RMS0127331

Lead Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stockport
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/08/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/09/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a major global Oil and Gas EPC management company that can cover small Brownfield projects to major Greenfield projects.
They are a growth company who can serve as a Sole Supplier, Joint Venture or Subcontractor. With a proven track record of delivering large scale complex projects they are a progressive and attractive company.

The Role:
We are currently sourcing a LEAD ELECTRICAL ENGINEER to join the MANCHESTER Office on a Staff / Contract hire basis.

As part of a long term alliance with a major Oil & Gas client based in Kuwait we are undertaking major revamp and modification/upgrade projects to help modernize the client’s Main Gathering Centre located at Wafra, Kuwait with many sub-centres throughout the three main oil fields that require modifications and further expansion.

The candidate will be a Lead Electrical Engineer with a proven track record in brownfield onshore oil and gas development projects to help support and grow a UK based project engineering design team that will execute FEED and detailed design projects as part of the overall modernisation project. We also handle most innovative projects involving Concept/ FEED studies, EPC Detailed Design Projects and Process Safety and Risk management as part of the overall project scope of works.

Good communication and presentation skills are essential. Some travel to Kuwait may be required.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:
Degree in appropriate subject
Extensive substantial total experience in electrical engineering
Extensive year’s experience in Oil & Gas / Refinery or Petrochem industries
Experience in managing large size projects in the oil & gas industry leading a team.

The candidate should have
Good interpersonal skills
Confidence to interface with the client
Good working knowledge of Amtech or ETAP
Good working knowledge of ATEX and hazardous area applications
Appreciation of implementing and managing global workshare practises
Significant experience in Oil & Gas brownfield FEED, EPC Design Projects.

The candidate should be able to
Undertake projects, studies and prepare costs estimates
Specify / design lighting, small power, power distribution, MCC, switchgear, trace heating, earthing, lightning protection etc. and complete associated calculations
Develop the full scope of the project including FEED, detail design, procurement, installation inspection, testing and commissioning
Lead a project
Manage a team of engineers and designers on a project
Manage the allocated hours, budgets and report progress to the project manager
Help with recruitment of other team members
Undertake Electrical engineering design work in with true regard to Safety both in design detail and engineering design execution
Carry out design work in compliance with the national, state and client asset Codes & Standards.
Be innovative in design work with due regard to minimisation of cost whilst maintaining technical integrity
Keep all project documentation in a state of readiness for Audit purposes
Clearly understand the Codes and Standards applicable to the work carried out and raise deviations where necessary
Carry out technical focal point duties if required
Liaise with the client engineer on technical and engineering matters on a regular basis
Plan the discipline works scope, with CTR definition and schedule
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the design team

General attributes required include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Basic Leadership Skills.



Extensive substantial experience in electrical engineering
Extensive substantial years’ experience in Oil & Gas / Refinery or Petrochem industries
Experience in managing large size projects in the oil & gas industry leading a team.
The candidate must be accepted by the client before a firm offer can be made via a Personnel Assignment Authorisation Form (PAAF)
Applicants must be eligible to work in UK, i.e. right to work in the UK must be already obtained.
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