Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer (Hybrid)

Houston, Texas
May 24, 2024
May 27, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
We are a leader in oil and gas processing specializing in facilities design, implementation and operational assistance for natural gas, conventional and heavy oil projects. Our clients include several of the largest oil & gas producers worldwide, and we are currently executing a wide range of Renewable Natural Gas, Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Gas Processing, Oil Processing and Pipeline Projects.

The Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer must provide technical support and guidance to the electrical team during the design, construction, commissioning, and start-up phases of the projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Proficiency in low and medium voltage power distribution design.
  • Successful candidate will also be skilled in protective relaying, motor control systems, area classification specifications, electrical equipment sizing and PLCs.
  • Familiarity with electrical safety and code compliance requirements.

Technical Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities encompass the preparation of important electrical documentation, including area classifications, single line diagrams, fugitive emissions studies, and load lists.
  • Contribute electrical expertise to detailed project documents such as the scope of work, design basis document, and project execution plan.
  • Develop electrical designs for projects or proposals.
  • Establish detailed engineering design criteria.
  • Evaluate designs from equipment vendors or subcontractors.
  • Oversee the work of team members to maintain design consistency and integrity.
  • Ensure the accuracy and verification of discipline-specific deliverables.
  • Lead the development of electrical material take-offs (MTOs) and labor estimates.
  • Collaborate on electrical aspects within the project, coordinating with other relevant disciplines.
  • Provide input for project schedules and estimates of engineering man-hours.
  • Create or assess electrical single line diagrams, wiring diagrams, and schematics.
  • Develop and assess specifications for electrical equipment and construction.
  • Handle engineering tasks related to procurement, including MRQ/MRP development, technical evaluations, and vendor drawing approvals.
  • Participate in engineering development for Construction Work Packages, including project descriptions, construction specifications, IFC (Issued for Construction) drawings, and material lists.
  • Offer engineering support during construction, including field engineering, inspections, and conducting special studies.

Education and Qualifications
  • 5 - 9 years of electrical oil and gas experience. EPCM background is preferred but other experience will be considered.
  • Professional Engineer license required.
  • Experience in Oil & Gas facility projects including some of the following areas: heavy oil facilities, well tie-ins, pipelines, compressor stations, and field gas processing facilities.
  • Experience with various electrical codes and standards (CSA, IEEE, API)

About Petroplan

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