Electrical Field Engineer

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Electrical Field Engineer


Belgium, Netherlands or France

We are looking for an Electrical Field Engineer to join our team in Europe (either based in Belgium, Netherlands, or France.)

Role Description

As an Electrical Field Engineer you will be responsible for troubleshooting, repair, preventive maintenance, installation and some design of electrical equipment such as rotating machines, static systems and devices and supporting construction activities for plant improvement projects and commissioning activities for new plants and additions to existing production plants.

You will respond to any major occurrence of electrical breakdown, carry out prompt inspection, analyse the fault, repair and re-commission affected plant and equipment to assure the minimum loss of production and support plants with maintenance according to the Plant Maintenance programme. This could range from routine maintenance or major overhaul maintenance and will include working on maintenance shutdowns.

In the role of Electrical Field Engineer you supervise and/or perform preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, modification, installation and commissioning of electrical equipment in Global Operations production facilities; joint venture, and third-party facilities.

Job Tasks

  • Ensure that the work is adequately planned and executed safely at a high level of effectiveness when supervising contractors and/or company staff
  • Carry out plant modifications according to central design specification, submit any self-generated design changes to specialist engineers for approval before implementation. For some projects generate scope, cost and obtain Expenditure Approval and execute the work scope
  • Give advice and assistance to Plant Managers and their staff on maintenance matters as requested drawing, when necessary, upon the technical resources and expertise of specialist engineers
  • In association with the Maintenance Systems group, review and update the technical content of the preventive maintenance procedures and to recommend changes where improvements in safety, quality or economy may be affected


  • Completion of a Formal Electrical Apprenticeship, Tertiary Vocational Qualification to minimum MTS (Netherlands) / HNC (UK) or equivalent, supplemented by 5 years post apprenticeship experience in electrical distribution, equipment protection and controls
  • The ability to read electrical control drawings. High voltage and large motor experience is preferred
  • The ability to communicate in English, both spoken and written word as well as in Dutch or French or German
  • Familiarization with the electrical equipment in the facilities served. For example: induction and synchronous motors, protective relays, switchgear, starters, control systems, transformers, generators, and distribution systems

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.