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  • Job reference: RMS0123476

Principal/Lead Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stockport
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/04/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/04/13)
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:
As part of a long term alliance with a major Oil & Gas client based in Kuwait our client is 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. They 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.

Candidates must be Degree Qualified

Project 16 months + duration

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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified or CEng with an HNC
A member of an appropriate institute, preferably degree qualified with EPC project experience in a Principal / Lead engineering role.
Familiar with the key working standards
Lead experience or capability of leading an engineer team intermediate to senior professionals
Experience of electrical engineering in a wide range of process plants (Petro Chem, Oil & Gas and Chemical), both new build and plant modification
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.
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