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Kent Recruitment

Principal Designer - Electrical

USA - Houston Texas
Date Published
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About the job:
Kent is looking for a Principal Designer - Electrical to be based in Houston, TX. You will be responsible for technical accuracy and quality of Electrical design projects and drawings.
You will have the ability to work with our high value engineering office and communicate clear and concise guidance as required.
Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare accurate and complete drawings using practical design knowledge.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist Lead Engineer and/or Designer to ensure effective quality product.
  • Conduct field investigations when needed, produce field reports with detailed sketches.
  • Keep up to date on new design processes, modeling, drafting techniques, and IMS and standards.
  • Develop and recommend improvements in design standards to lower cost and improve work quality and facilitate maintenance.
  • Investigate and resolve unusual design and field engineering problems by devising new approaches or applying existing criteria in novel ways.
  • Ensure that effective methods and design/engineering techniques are used.
  • Resolve project issues and problems.
  • Provide technical guidance to co-workers.
  • Contribute to a team environment by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Ensure alignment between all disciplines that are involved with 3D CAD to prepare for model reviews and issue deliverables.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.
Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:
Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:
  • Diploma holder or higher qualification required. Degree holder preferred. college graduation with 15+ years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience and refinery, midstream, petrochemical, or other heavy industries.
  • Brown field services experience.
  • Capable of performing duties with minimum supervision.
  • Have demonstrated experience with leading small projects and meeting aggressive schedules.
  • Technical checking experience.
  • In depth knowledge of computer applications for engineering design.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Experience working with other disciplines understanding their interface requirements.
  • Experience with design and/or construction of plants desirable.
  • In depth knowledge of electrical standards, methods, and practices.
  • Proficient in the following software: AutoCAD, 3D CAD (Bentley required), Smartplant 3D and PDS or PDMS is a plus.
  • Advanced level of design and construction knowledge required.
  • Familiar with PIP Standards.
  • In depth advanced knowledge of NEC, IEC, & IEEE design complying with industry standards.
  • Experience with AutoCAD / Bentley required. Knowledge of Microstation or SmartPlant is a big plus.
  • Experienced in Navisworks.

Skills Requirement:
  • MS Office (Excel and Word) and product proficiency required.
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into daily work processes.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across location, region and corporate to accomplish objectives

The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.
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