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Kent Recruitment

Consultant Electrical Engineer

Woking, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Consultant Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for technical consistency across the discipline, and coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and providing progress reporting for projects in accordance with the project plan. Typically supervises a team of engineers to address all discipline specific requirements within the project. May undertake discrete specialist studies / technology reviews under supervision. Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency. Supports the Project Management Team in planning, identifying technical issues which could limit progress, impact project budgets. Interfacing with the client.

The Consultant Electrical Engineer is typically accountable to the Project Engineering Manager / Project Manager, depending on size and complexity of the Project. Corporate reporting line is to respective Departmental / Group Manager.

This is part of a recruitment drive in 2024 to build a team delivering Energy Transition EPC Projects, including Waste to Fuels and Green H2. We are seeking high caliber people for this key Engineering role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group supports a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. You’ll need to be a confident and practical leader, with a strong discipline background, and a collaborative and enthusiastic outlook. You will be working closely with clients, international workshare and lead by example, being committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team.

We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working, for our team to develop an effective team dynamic within Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Lead Document Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing the document control function within the organization. You will lead a team of document controllers, ensuring the accurate and timely management of documents throughout their lifecycle. This role involves collaboration with various departments to establish and maintain document control processes, ensuring adherence to quality standards and regulatory requirements.

· As a Consultant Engineer, you will have a technical leadership remit across Electrical Lead & Principal Engineers on concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC projects.

· Can be technically responsible for all Electrical engineering work and allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables. Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel.

· Capable of formulating resolutions and supervision of technically challenging and/or high-profile issues, with support from Group Manager(s), Project Engineering Manager, and effectively communicating with Clients and Senior Management.

· Reviews ITB (Invitation to Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, prepares man-hour estimates and provides input to project execution plan.

· Supervises, reviews and checks the electrical activities including: Philosophies, Specifications, Studies, Single Line Diagrams, Schedules, Datasheets and Technical Requisitions. Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal by raising technical queries with projects / client.

· Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal / contract by raising technical queries with projects / client.

· Capable of participating in Factory Acceptance Tests.

· Participates in multi-discipline Engineering Design Reviews and provides all necessary Electrical engineering input and support to close out of actions.

· Identifies a clear scope of work and supervises preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR). Responsible for planning / scheduling the Electrical engineering activities and manpower resource. Quantifies the total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation and format of delivery, and other requirements for execution of the work. Provides necessary regular project controls / reporting input to Project Management.

· Provides support to Procurement including for long lead item enquiry prepares Technical Requisitions, reviews vendor documentation and provides Technical Bid Evaluation support to ensure design conformance.

· Ensures compatibility and conformance with client specifications and recommends cost effective improvements to equipment selection / specifications within the scope of client specifications and requirements.

· Consults Quality Assurance with any quality issues ensuring compliance with Kent’s ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures.

· Co-ordinates Internal and client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department. Complying with other Kent accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001.

· Contributes to training and development of other staff including identifying employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends training and development requirements.

· Performs related duties as and when instructed by Group Manager, including deputising for ECI&T Group Manager.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

· Typically Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

· Chartered Status and significant related experience working for Engineering / Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry.

· Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.

· Strong Technical Background in Electrical Engineering.

· Excellent Communication skills.

· Tactful in resolving issues.

· Cost awareness.

· Proactive approach.

· Alertness and attention to detail.

· Team player.

· Good written and spoken communication skills.

· Exposure to Consultancy, FEED / Detailed Design and EPC projects.

· Knowledge of international equipment specifications and costs.

· In depth knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.

· Knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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