Senior Electrical Designer

Rotterdam, South Holland

Senior Electrical Designer



Job Description

Responsible for providing all aspects of Electrical design and drafting services to one or more projects. Committed to execute projects on schedule and budget (hours/capital) to ensure project profitability is maintained. You will also be able to work flexibly with the other regional offices whilst coordinating with the wider company team to facilitate efficient and effective project execution. Role will involve supervision of less experienced designers.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Execute Electrical design and drafting activities (Concept, Front End Engineering Development, Technical Study & Detailed Design)
  • Check / Prepare Electrical drawings and design deliverables such as layouts (earthing, lighting, cable routing), single line drawings, control schematics, wiring and interconnection diagrams etal., to the required technical quality with minimal guidance from engineering.
  • Supervise and guide less experienced designers in creation and delivery of detailed design deliverables.
  • Create discipline deliverables and packages required for transfer of a project's technical information from design to construction and operation.
  • Contribute to review and assessment of working practices and systems with a view to continuously improving systems, personal and team performance.
  • Carry out site visits when necessary.
  • Develop labour estimates, schedules, attend meetings, and supervise other design resources as required.


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal, team work and communication skills
  • 10 years design experience in the energy or other process plants
  • 5 years 3d modelling experience (SP3D or PDMS preferred)
  • 2D Cad experience (Microstation J or AutoCAD)
  • Lighting calculations. (Chalmlite or DIALux Preferred)
  • Exposure to Electrical or instrument design databases e.g. Smart Electrical.
  • Has or is working towards and electrical qualification (HNC/ HND)

About Petroplan

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