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Kent Recruitment

Lead Electrical Engineer

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Date Published

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If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





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Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

The successful candidate will report to Electrical Discipline Manager and will be assigned to various projects associated with the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industry as directed by the Project Management group.

Your responsibilities:

  • Experience in the design of electrical distribution systems in a project team environment with a focus on studies, Front End (FEED)design, detailed design for new plants and modifications/replacements of existing equipment in process plants.
  • Proficient in engineering theories and principles
  • Preparing Electrical equipment specifications, data sheets and purchasing requisitions
  • Knowledge of electrical Area Classification design and studies
  • Knowledge of Battery/ UPS systems
  • Knowledge of Substation Grounding study and Grounding Grid Layout
  • Familiar with outdoor/indoor Substation Equipment layout.
  • Develop/Coordinate protective relay settings and coordination studies.
  • Knowledge of applying engineering application software like ETAP or SKM to study relay coordination, load flow, short circuit, arc flash, harmonic and motor starting analysis.
  • Load List and Electrical equipment sizing
  • Knowledge of electrical design calculations
  • Familiar with Heat Tracing design
  • Knowledge of Interfacing with DCS, SCADA, PLC etc.
  • Design of LV & MV Single Line Diagrams with strong knowledge of Relay & Metering systems associated with substations and e-houses.
  • Design of motor protection and control schematics/wiring diagrams
  • Reviewing vendor designs for compliance with Technical Specifications and applicable standards.
  • Coach and support the team members on projects.
  • Monitoring and updating electrical manhours and schedule progress on assigned projects
  • Providing Electrical BOMs and major equipment costs for capital cost estimates at various project stages (Feasibility Study, PDB and Detailed Engineering)
  • Establishing the scope of work for projects/ proposals, developing engineering cost estimates and deliverable lists
  • Good writing skills to produce reports, scope documents and presentation materials
  • Attending project team meetings, Client meetings & vendor review meetings
  • Establishing a good working relationship with the Clients.
  • Reviewing designs for constructability and accordance with project requirements.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with PEO
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the design of Electrical distribution systems in refineries, Oil & Gas processing and petrochemical facilities.
  • Strong client focus; able to represent the company professionally when communicating with clients and visiting client sites
  • Proven experience in successfully leading small, medium to large-size projects.
  • Experience in managing vendor electrical packages (substation, e-houses, Transformers, VFD etc.)
  • Brownfield project work experience in refineries and petrochemical facilities will be considered an asset.
  • Works with minimal supervision manages own time effectively and maintains control over all current projects/responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of domestic and international codes (CEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, API, NEMA, etc.)
  • Very good communication and report writing skills in English.
  • Demonstrate a high regard for safety, quality and environmental policies and procedures

Skills Requirement:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Team player
  • Proven multi-tasker with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet assignment schedule & deliver quality products under pressure
  • Self-motivated & goal-oriented
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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