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Kent Recruitment

Senior Electrical Engineer

USA – Naperville, Illinois
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About the job:

Kent is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to support our client’s projects in Whiting, IN.

Your responsibilities:
  • Prepare electrical equipment specifications, data sheets and purchasing requisitions.
  • Develop/Coordinate protective relay settings and coordination studies.
  • Load List and Electrical equipment sizing.
  • Design LV & MV Single Line Diagrams.
  • Design motor protection and control schematics/wiring diagrams.
  • Review vendor designs for compliance with Technical Specifications and applicable standards.
  • Coach and support the team members on projects.
  • Monitor and update electrical manhours and schedule progress on assigned projects.
  • Provide Electrical BOMs and major equipment costs for capital cost estimates at various project stages (Feasibility Study, PDB and Detailed Engineering).
  • Establish the scope of work for projects/ proposals, developing engineering cost estimates and deliverable lists.
  • Attend project team meetings, client meetings and vendor review meetings.
  • Establish a good working relationship with client.
  • Review designs for constructability and accordance with project requirements.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in design of electrical distribution systems in refineries, Oil & Gas processing and petrochemical facilities.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of domestic and international codes (CEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, API, NEMA, etc).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of electrical design calculations.
  • Familiar with Heat Tracing design.
  • Knowledge of Interfacing with DCS, SCADA, PLC etc.

Skills Requirement:
  • Strong client focus; able to represent the company professionally when communicating with client.
  • Demonstrate a high regard for safety, quality and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to meet assignment schedule and deliver quality products under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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