Lead Electrical Engineer in Basra, Al-Basrah, Iraq

Wood is currently looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer to strengthen our team in Basra, Iraq.  The successful candidate will be working on a 28 days on / 28 days off rotation.

This is an office position based in Basra and will involve occasional visits to various sites across Southern Iraq.

  • To manage the Electrical Engineering and design team in country
  • To have single-point responsibility for all electrical engineering deliverables and ensure that they conform to all applicable engineering codes and standards as well as the customers policies and procedures
  • To ensure that the overall project is delivered to meet the asset operational needs
  • To provide direction and guidance on all technical queries relating to electrical engineering
  • To participate in all project safety and design reviews as necessary
  • To ensure that all work is completed without compromise to quality and is delivered according to the project schedule
  • To liaise with the customers Engineering, Operations and Maintenance staff as required to ensure a consistent approach to project completion
  • To promote safe behaviour at all times
  • To provide sound technical advice and solutions to a diversity of technical problems within the discipline
  • To co-ordinate with other disciplines during all stages of design development, construction, pre-commissioning and start-up
  • To provide technical support to site in terms of material inspection, Factory Acceptance Testing etc
  • To assist in the coordination of all activities related to electrical systems
  • To identify any areas of concern with respect to progress and/or quality and recommend corrective actions as required
  • To attend weekly progress meetings and generate status reports for the Engineering/Project Manager



Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in the oil and gas industries
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in an engineering design company
  • Previous experience in remote locations, preferably Iraq
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electrical system design and analysis
  • Thorough awareness of international codes and standards
  • Familiar with the typical software packages that are used for electrical system design and selection including ETAP & E3D
  • Experience of participation in SAFOP, HAZID, HAZOP and IPF/SIL Classification studies
  • Experience with Concept Selection and FEED studies
  • At least 12 months experience of site-based project work involving field engineering, construction, commissioning, operations or maintenance



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  <web address removed>  



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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