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Electrical Engineer at NES Fircroft

Electrical Engineer

NES Fircroft Paulsboro Full-Time
$120,000 - $160,000/Year
New Perm Opportunity! Electrical Engineer

NES is actively seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer for our Refining Client in Paulsboro, NJ.  This is a full-time permanent role with the refinery and will work as an asset to the Equipment and Reliability teams onsite, and could be open to Senior Level Engineers as well as more Junior Level Personnel. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their most updated resume directly to [ Email address blocked ]  along with their availability. 


The Electrical Engineer, as part of the Equipment & Reliability Engineering Department at a major integrated petrochemical manufacturing facility, is responsible for specification, design, and maintenance of electrical equipment for all plant operations, including field installations. This individual will be responsible for developing maintenance and reliability strategies related to electrical equipment and for providing guidance to internal customers to maintain the reliability of the equipment.


  • Provides technical support for the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of the refinery's electrical systems and equipment (including low, medium, and high voltage electrical equipment)
  • Investigates electrical equipment failures and recommends actions to enhance the system and equipment reliability
  • Develops electrical equipment specifications and associated reliability improvements/upgrade plans for that equipment
  • Provides technical support for front-end development, cost estimation, design, construction, and startup for projects and change packages
  • Assists in the development of maintenance and operating procedures for electrical equipment
  • Maintains a basic understanding of industry standards (API, NFPA, NEC, IEEE, ASME, ANSI, ASCE)
  • Maintains knowledge of electrical area classifications and is familiar with acceptable methods of satisfying the requirements of equipment installations in hazardous areas
  • Understands the requirements of process changes (e.g., Management of Change)
  • B.S. or higher Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at different levels of engineering, design, maintenance, and management and with internal customers as well as suppliers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in both written and verbal form for the purpose of instructing others in technical matters and obtaining cooperation from various personnel
  • Basic understanding of industrial electrical equipment, motors, motor starters, breakers, relay protection devices, transformers, and switchgear
  • Working experience in petrochemical production units and awareness of surroundings from a safety and environmental point of view
  • Demonstrates basic PC knowledge and skills. Has ability to use basic software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, etc. Updates Project Management Program and has ability to use basic project scheduling program. Willing to learn and use AutoCAD, and SKM load-flow & short-circuit programs.
  • Prefer professional experience within an oil refinery or petrochemical complex
  • Prefer 3 years of Electrical Power experience and a B.S. or higher Degree in Electrical Engineering

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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Job ID: BH-235145