Senior or Principal Electrical Engineer

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Rotterdam, South Holland

Senior or Principal Electrical Engineer



*Experience of working on Brownfield sites is essential for this position*

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager and leading the electrical scope of work on a range of proposals and projects executed in the EMEAI region.
  • Provide electrical engineering expertise by taking ownership for our operating plants to ensure that the equipment is installed, operated and maintained correctly
  • Assigning tasks to the Electrical Design teams, providing supervision and technical expertise to ensure delivery against time and quality constraints.
  • Liaising with existing suppliers and outsourcing partners, seeking additional partners to add value to company and customer projects.
  • Defining execution models for electrical engineering scope, monitoring performance and developing improved processes where appropriate based on lessons learned.
  • Work on a wide range of electrical equipment including electrical protection relays, low voltage and high voltage distribution systems, large induction and synchronous motors and generators
  • Carry out plant electrical load studies, motor starting studies, fault level calculations, protection and arc-flash studies
  • Provide trouble shooting assistance to field electrical engineers remotely
  • Become involved in the development of the wider company electrical community and electrical safety reviews and provide feedback to the electrical engineering design office

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Electrical Engineering degree preferable with a chartered engineer qualification or equivalent and at least 15 years' experience in an industrial operation engineering position
  • Experience of working on Brownfield sites is essential for this position
  • Proven experience in electrical power engineering in a design function within the industrial gas, petrochemical or an allied industry
  • Experience in specification and procurement of low, medium and high voltage Switchgear, Power transformers and Power electronics (LCI's, VSD's and Thyristor Controllers)
  • The ability to work with software packages for analysis of power systems (e.g. SKM Powertools or ETAP)
  • Detailed technical understanding and practical knowledge of MV and LV induction & synchronous motors / generators, transformers, switchgears - including protection and control, and experience with variable speed drive and soft start systems and instrument power distribution with uninterruptible power supply systems
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with fluent written and spoken English
  • A sound knowledge of hazardous area equipment selection and application.
  • Experience associated with electrical systems of process plants in operations, planning and scheduling, engineering in project environment
  • Background in three of the following areas associated with electrical systems: project management, FEED, detailed engineering, maintenance and reliability & efficiency improvement
  • A dedicated and driven approach & be committed to getting it right with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute.

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