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Kent Recruitment

Senior / Principal Electrical Engineer

Woking, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior or Principal Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and providing progress reporting for a project 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, identifies technical issues which could limit progress and impact project budgets. Interfacing with the client.

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

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.

Your Responsibilities:

· Either a Lead Engineer on a project or reporting to the Lead Engineer typically on larger projects, execute electrical engineering design activities for feasibility, 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 Consultant Electrical Engineer / Lead Engineer or Project Engineering Manager, and effectively communicating with Clients and Senior Management.

· Reviews the 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.

· 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 long lead items 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 Direct Supervisor.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

· Typically Master’s Degree in Instrument or 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.

· 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

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