Senior Electrical Engineer


The Senior Electrical Engineer must provide technical support and guidance to the electrical team during the design, construction, commissioning, and start-up phases of the projects. *Professional Engineering license required*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all activities within the engineering discipline team for the project.
  • Carry out detailed design, sizing, calculations and verify and check the design done by others.
  • Ensure coordination with other disciplines is effective for each project.
  • Review, check and approve of all engineering deliverables produced by the discipline team.
  • Preparation of key electrical documentation including area classifications, drawings and reports, fugitive emissions studies, single line diagrams, and electrical load and equipment lists as well as reports associated with electrical system studies (such as short circuit calculations, time current coordination, load flow, motor starting and harmonic analysis using SKM and ETAP software).
  • Provide electrical input into the detailed scope of work, Design Basis Memorandum (DBM), and Project Execution Plan (PEP).
  • Determine the detailed engineering design criteria.
  • Analyze the designs of vendors or subcontractors providing specific equipment.
  • Review the work of others to ensure consistency and integrity of design throughout the project.
  • Perform a lead role in the development of electrical Material Takeoffs (MTOs), and person-hour estimates.
  • Prepare engineering person-hour estimates and provide input into project schedules.
  • Prepare and review electrical single line diagrams, wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Develop and evaluate electrical equipment and construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering support for procurement activities including MRQ/MRP development, technical bid evaluation and vendor drawing approvals.
  • Perform engineering development of Construction Work Packages (CWPs), including project description, construction specifications, Issued for Construction (IFC) drawings and material lists.
  • Provide engineering support during construction including field engineering, inspection, and special studies.

Key Skills:

  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate must be proficient in high, medium, and low voltage power distribution design.
  • Successful candidate must be proficient in protective relaying, motor control systems, area classification assessment and reporting, electrical equipment sizing and PLCs applications.
  • Must be experienced in electrical safety regulations and code compliance requirements.
  • Ability to coordinate other engineering disciplines required.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Minimum 10 year’s oil and gas experience with EPCM background.
  • Experience in Oil & Gas facility projects including some of the following areas: heavy oil facilities, well tie-ins, pipelines, compressor stations, and field gas processing facilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of applications, electrical codes, and standards (i.e. IEEE, API)

About Petroplan

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