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Kent Recruitment

Lead Electrical Engineer

Canada - Calgary, Alberta
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About the job:

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

The candidate will possess a solid understanding of electrical design principles complemented by practical working experience with industrial power distribution systems within Oil and Gas processing facilities. The candidate is required to be a well-organized and effective communicator. The candidate will be able to work independently, lead a team of professionals (engineers and designers) and be effective when working in a team environment.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Experience in the design of electrical distribution systems in a project team environment with a focus on conceptual studies, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed design for new plants and modifications/replacements of existing equipment in process plants.
  • Assigned as working Lead (sub-lead. area lead or project lead) for multiple sustaining capital projects, while still being able to take on Engineering/Design related deliverables.
  • Manage assigned work effectively, including prioritizing, executing, managing schedule and budget, and reporting to meet project goals/targets.
  • Establishing the scope of work, effort hour estimates and deliverable lists.
  • Design of LV & MV Single Line Diagrams with strong knowledge of Relay and metering systems associated with substations and e-houses.
  • Develop Protection control & metering diagram.
  • Prepare Load List and perform electrical equipment sizing.
  • Perform electrical system studies using ETAP or SKM to develop load flow, short circuit, arc flash, harmonic and motor starting the analysis, protection/relay coordination and setting files.
  • Perform electrical design and engineering calculations (Transformer sizing, Cable sizing, NGR sizing, MCC sizing, grounding calculation etc.)
  • Develop Motor schematic and wiring drawings.
  • Knowledge of Interfacing with DCS, SCADA, PLC etc.
  • Preparing Electrical equipment specifications, data sheets and
  • Prepare material requisitions for quotation/purchase, technical bid evaluation, and purchasing requisitions.
  • Define electrical Area Classification
  • Knowledge of Substation Grounding study and Grounding Grid Layout
  • Familiar with outdoor/indoor Substation Equipment layout.
  • Familiar with Heat Tracing design
  • Review vendor designs for compliance with Technical Specifications and applicable standards.
  • Supervise, Coach, and support the team members on projects.
  • Providing Electrical BOMs and major equipment costs for capital cost estimates at various project stages (Feasibility Study, FEED and Detailed Engineering)
  • Good writing skills to produce reports, scope documents and presentation materials.
  • Attending project team meetings, Client meetings and vendor review meetings
  • Establishing a good working relationship with the Clients. Strong client focus; able to represent the company professionally.
  • Reviewing designs for constructability and accordance with project requirements.
  • Performing field visits to validate existing drawings and confirm tie-in locations.
  • Utilize the workshare office or HVEC (High-Value Engineering Center) to complete the electrical deliverables.
  • Demonstrate a high regard for safety, quality and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications/Skills Requirements:
  • A degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada
  • 10-15 years of experience in the design of Electrical distribution systems in Oil & Gas Facilities.
  • Knowledge of domestic and international codes (CEC, CSA, NEC, IEEE, ANSI, API, NEMA, etc.)
  • Experience managing vendor electrical packages (substation, e-houses, Transformers, VFD etc.) will be an asset.
  • Experience with High-voltage design will be an asset.
  • Experience with Lightning Protection will be an asset.
  • Experience in the EPC industry, leading the local and workshare team will be an asset.
  • Experience with ETAP or SKM will be an asset.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Leadership skills, team player, Proven multi-tasker with strong organizational skills.

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