Principal Electrical Engineer in Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Our client is a global oil&gas company and is recruiting for a Principal Electrical Engineer. Must be able to travel offshore to Africa/Asia/Europe, 1or 2 times a year only.

Please note, offshore experience is not essential, however we are looking for an experienced engineer with a breath of electrical hands on experience with strong stakeholder management /engagement skills. This will continue to be a hands on role therefore candidates in project management / engineering / hands – off roles will not be considered.

Role Overview/Purpose

Provide technical expertise and organisational leadership to electrical engineering activities on a wide range of projects from studies and design, to troubleshooting, commissioning and decommissioning.

Ability to manage time effectively, ensuring that goals and requirements of the project are met and issues are effectively communicated and resolved.

Ability to lead, motivate, share knowledge and be accountable for projects and team alike.

Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude to the team and to external customers and stakeholders. Enthusiasm and flexibility are keen attributes.

Provide technical innovation and a keenness to move the company forward in terms of continuous improvement.

Drive performance through the full life cycle of the project ensuring all deliverables are met, budget and schedule, as well as maintaining technical integrity of the designs.

Responsibilities

• Act as technical specialist and where applicable, lead electrical engineers on projects and engineering activities
• Undertake competent engineering of electrical systems in accordance with specified procedures and plans
• Where required, supervise all technical activities of others to complete work to the required technical standard
• Ensure detail design methods, standards and data used conform to EniProgetti requirements
• Regularly review the suitability and accuracy of Eni technical standards and procedures and develop new ones as required

• Coordinate and expedite discipline and multidiscipline interfaces for areas of responsibility
• Prepare labour-hour estimates and planning activities for proposals and projects as required
• Critically review the suitability and accuracy of company technical standards and procedures and develop new ones as required
• Undertake short term visits to a wide range of operating sites and geographic regional offices worldwide.
• Keep abreast of new legislations on plant design and performance
• Ensure a high standard of safety is maintained and Environmental and Quality Assurance processes are followed


Qualifications

Ideally Degree qualified in a relevant discipline such as Electrical Engineering.
Member of a relevant Institution, Chartered Engineering status would be advantageous.

Knowledge and Experience

• Strong technical and team leadership experience and capability in a project environment working in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Technically competent in all aspects of electrical engineering (Power Generation, Distribution)
• Working Experience of Concept, Basic/FEED and PMC projects for Oil & Gas on-shore and off-shore sites
• Experience in the development of power system studies and specifications (e.g. Load flow, short circuit, motor starting analysis); design of power distribution systems for electrical networks; electrical equipment specifications/datasheets for MCCs, MV and LV switchboards, asynchronous and synchronous generators, soft start units, VSDs, UPS systems, transformers, NER; substation, switch room and plant layout design; electrical surveys for O&G plants; preparation of requisitions for electrical equipment; technical appraisal of Vendor/EPIC bids for electrical equipment/ scope.
• Fully conversant with IEC standards and Oil & Gas standard practices.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

• Design Experience of Floating Units (e.g. FPSO, FLNG, FPU)
• Working knowledge of ETAP
• Upstream Oil & Gas experience
• Working knowledge of Italian language

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