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Principal Electrical Engineer (staff)

Basingstoke, Hampshire
Principal Electrical Engineer (staff)


Reporting to Chief Engineer

About client:
Our client is a major integrated energy company, committed to growth in the areas of exploration, production, transport, transformation and marketing of oil and natural gas. All of the men and women who work for us have a passion for challenge, continuous improvement and excellence while placing special value on people, the environment and integrity.
To join us is to become a part of a history marked by challenges and projects that have often seemed impossible. It means increasing and completing your knowledge and, most importantly, translating it into operational activity, in a state-of-the-art context, with the support of a system of continuous training.

It means making a mark on ambitious projects. All activities are characterised by a strong commitment to sustainable development: making the most of people, contributing to the welfare of the communities in which the company operates, respecting the environment, investing in technical innovation, pursuing energy efficiency and mitigating the risks of climate change.

Role Overview/Purpose
Experience in Concept, Basic/FEED and Detail Engineering projects for Oil&Gas (on-shore & off-shore).
Technically competent in all aspects of electrical engineering (Power Generation, Distribution, Transmission).
Experience in development of power system studies and specifications (e.g. Load flow, short circuit, transient stability 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; schematics for switchboards, MCCs, generation systems and auxiliary equipment; substation, switch room and plant layout design; electrical distribution surveys for on-shore HV and LV networks; preparation of requisitions for electrical equipment; appraisal of Vendor bids for electrical equipment.
Fully conversant with IEC standards and “Oil&Gas” standard practices.

Act as lead engineer on Company projects, studies etc.
Undertake the competent engineering of electrical systems in accordance with specified procedures and plans.
Supervise the activities of design team to complete activities to the required technical standards and project schedule when working as a team.
Coordinate and expedite discipline and multidiscipline interfaces for areas of responsibility.
Prepare man-hour estimates and planning activities for proposal and projects as required.
Assist in development of Company procedures and standards as technology develops.

Degree / Masters of Electrical Engineering. Member of a relevant Institution, Preferred Chartered Eng.

Essential knowledge and experience:
Significant experience of technical and team leadership within a project environment working in the Oil and Gas Industry either as a Contractor or Oil Company Personnel. Experience preferred in Upstream Engineering.

Desirable knowledge and experience:
Experience on design of Floating Units.
Certified for working offshore.
Proficient with ETAP.
Working knowledge of Italian language.
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

Please contact me with any questions:


Tel: +44 (0) 2392 838784
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