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Senior Electrical Engineer




15th Feb 2018

Main Purpose of Role:

Plan and co-ordinate the overall electrical design and engineering implementation of project work. As part of the Engineering and Project Management, team based in Bristol  (UK), the role will also provide support to the Penspen’s European Asset Management and Asset Integrity businesses.


  • Understand Codes and Standards applicable to the work and develop full scope of project including FEED, detail design, procurement, installation inspection, testing & commissioning.
  • Prepare MTOs, reports, specifications, data sheets, calculations and technical requisitions, Electrical deliverables such as: Calculations, review of Single Line Diagrams and Schematics Diagrams as an autonomous Electrical Engineer and support to fellow engineers as necessary to fully define the design requirements and equipment and services required in accordance with Company processes, procedures, work instructions, standards and current legislation.
  • Undertake vendor review and pre-qualification, bid evaluations including commercial and technical clarifications, participate in vendor meetings and provide assistance in contracting strategy and Electrical package deliverables.
  • Ensure integrity, effectiveness, safety and fitness for purpose of electrical design on consultancy, feasibility study, basic design, front-end engineering design, detailed design and as needed on EPC turn-key projects.
  • Liaise with clients, as requested, on technical level to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Assist Business Stream Management in preparing proposals by providing technical expertise.
  • Cost control – good awareness of Project CTRs and the actual time spent creating, checking and approving project deliverables. Highlighting any potential project time overrun to the Project Lead. Work to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the design process.

Knowledge / Experience (Skills):

  • Extensive experience in electrical engineering for process plants (Petro Chem, Oil & Gas and Chemical), power system design (HV-LV Systems), electrical system analysis (ETAP preferred), substation design, equipment specification, inspection & witness testing.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundamental requirements of electrical engineering and basic requirements of other engineering disciplines.
  • Exposure to the EPC sector of oil and gas industry and experience of relevant National and International Standards and Codes of Practice.
  • Experience of hazardous area equipment requirements, European Directives (ATEX, EMC etc.) and International Standards.
  • Good knowledge of electrical design software, MS Excel, MS Access and database in general, Word, Outlook, Windows and the Internet.
  • An ability to work independently and effectively under pressure – working to deadlines and prioritising workload.


  • An engineering degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering.
  • Chartered membership of an appropriate institution.