Principal Electrical Engineer

Al Khobar,
17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

One of our clients, world class engineering procurement and construction management, is looking for Principal Electrical Engineer to be based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Candidate should have experience in the oil / gas, offshore topsides and is recognized as a specialist in the specific engineering field of topsides offshore electrical engineering on large to mega projects. Prepares and reviews engineering studies, design drawings, documents, and material and equipment specifications. Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards. Must have thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures and specifications.


Perform and/or oversee Electrical Power System Analyses and other applicable studies, assuring compliance with all applicable codes pertaining to all aspects of electrical systems and equipment.

Oversee the work of other Electrical Engineering personnel. Provide direction and guidance to the Electrical Engineering and Design project teams.

Prepare man-hour estimates for Electrical Engineering and Design activities.

Schedule, track, and forecast Electrical Engineering activities.

Manage man-hour expenditures for Electrical Engineering and Design sections of projects and proposals.

Produce required project reporting for Electrical Engineering and Design.

Develop and maintain schedules and diagrams pertaining to main electrical power and its direct control systems.

Develop and maintain electrical power analysis models making all decisions and recommendations for electrical protection arrangements, devices and sizes/ratings.

Perform all associated electrical calculations covering, equipment sizing, cable sizing, AC & DC UPS systems, transformers, lighting, impressed cathodic protection, etc.

Coordinate Electrical, Instrumentation and Telecoms cable rack inputs into 3D computer design model, including clash checking and material requirement outputs. (Note E, I & T groups will be individually responsible for inputting their equipment into any 3D CAD model).

Prepare requisitions, technical bid evaluations, and supplier document review for all electrical equipment and materials.

Perform thorough review of relevant vendor information.

Provide a timely internal check of drawings produced by other MHDP disciplines.

Incorporate MHDP procedures and standards into design as applicable

Professional Qualifications / Experience:

15-20 years' experience minimum.

Fellow or Corporate Member of a recognized Electrical chartered professional body.

BSc Engineering degree or equivalent from a recognized Institution. MSc degree preferred.

Leadership experience or proven leadership skills.

Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (NFPA, ANSI, API, etc.) and preferably also Saudi Aramco standards and working practices.

Should be proficient in Microsoft office software (Word and Excel) and Mustang purchased and in house created software such as ETAP. Should also be familiar with editing, opening and reading drawings in Microstation and working with SP3D 3D CAD system on projects. Should be familiar with responding to e-Mails & doing all necessary actions as required.