Principal Electrical Engineer
Rotterdam or Surrey
An opportunity has arisen in the European Electrical Engineering Operations Department for a Principal Electrical Engineer. Collaborating with the European Electrical Manager Production, the position encompasses all functional aspects of electrical work on operating plants. You will provide technical guidance and support to electrical engineers, designers, technicians and contractors. Also, you will be required to provide support for breakdown, commissioning, maintenance and installation activities.
The main tasks and responsibilities will include:
- 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.
Plant support related
- 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
As the Electrical Engineer, you will have:
- Electrical Engineering degree preferable with a chartered engineer qualification or equivalent and at least 15 years' experience in an industrial operation engineering 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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