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Principal Electrical Engineer (PERM) - Basingstoke

Basingstoke, Hampshire
Principal Electrical Engineer

Perm Role (please only apply if you’re happy to be considered for a Permanent Role)
Provide technical and organisational leadership to electrical engineering activities on a wide range of projects from studies and design, to troubleshooting, commissioning and decommissioning.
Be able to manage their time and those of project teams to effectively manage work activities ensuring that the goals and requirements of the work are met and that issues are effectively communicated and resolved.
Ensure quality of work undertaken by themselves and others is commensurate with the goal of the activity considering the constraints of time and budget.
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. Foster and develop innovative ideas in members of the team.
  • Act as lead engineer on Company projects, studies etc.
  • Undertake the competent engineering of electrical systems in accordance with specified procedures and plans.
  • Where required, supervise the activities of design team to complete activities to the required technical standards and project schedule.
  • Undertake short term visits to a wide range of operating site and geographic regional offices worldwide.
  • Coordinate and expedite discipline and multidiscipline interfaces for areas of responsibility.
  • Prepare man-hour estimates and planning activities for proposals and projects as required.
  • Critically review the suitability and accuracy of company’s technical standards and procedures and develop new ones as required.
  • Be aware and evaluate the effect of new/modified legislation on plant design and performance
  • Ensure all activities necessary to guarantee the design of a ‘safe’ plant are performed.
Masters Degree in 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.
  • Technically competent in all aspects of electrical engineering (Power Generation, Distribution, Transmission).
  • Experience in Concept, Basic/FEED and Detail Engineering projects for Oil&Gas (on-shore and/or off-shore).
  • Experience in 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; schematics for switchboards, MCCs, generation systems and auxiliary equipment; substation, switch room and plant layout design; electrical surveys for O&G plants; preparation of requisitions for electrical equipment; technical appraisal of Vendor/EPICbids for electrical equipment/ scope.
  • Fully conversant with IEC standards and “Oil&Gas” standard practices.
  • Excellent written and oral English language.
Desirable knowledge and experience:
  • Experience on design of Floating Units.
  • Certified for working offshore.
  • Working knowledge of ETAP.
  • Working knowledge of Italian language.
Key specifics to focus on are:
  •          Time served design and specification experience
  •          Strong ability to prepare technical documentation
  •          Technical expertise within power distribution and generation
  •          Leadership skills – team management experience not essential however strong leadership, team motivation and decision making skills are essential to this role.
  •          Proactive approach within a fast paced changeable environment
  •          Ability to travel abroad (North Africa / Middle East / Central Asia) –  couple of times a year
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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