Principal Electrical Engineer

Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: company car, 25 days holiday plus ability to buy additional 5, life assurance

  • Contact:

    Shereese Doyle

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8923

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen working for a UK wide Consultancy, specialising in  deploying technology based engineering solutions to the energy and utilities industries.

Due to recent project wins and an exciting pipeline of further work within hydrogen storage and decarbonisation, the Consultancy is looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer to take a leading role in the delivery of various oil and gas plant based projects

  • Responsibility for all electrical discipline technical input for projects and/or proposals; including the preparation, checking and/or approval of engineering deliverables
  • Organising discipline staff, allocating work and ensuring delivery against plan
  • Ensuring all applicable national and international codes of practice, legislation and company/client standards and procedures are complied with
  • Preparing equipment and materials requisitions for HV and LV switchboards, transformers, UPS systems, power factor correction, trace-heating, lighting and other electrical equipment
  • Reviewing supplier’s quotations and preparing technical bid assessments
  • Preparing subcontract requisitions specifying installation scopes of work
  • Assist in the development and training of personnel within the Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Department
  • Mentoring and assisting graduates and less experienced engineers
As an experienced electrical engineer, you will have:
  • Significant engineering experience in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and/or Water sectors
  • Extensive knowledge of UK legislation and standards
  • Knowledge and experience of working on gas plants
  • Ideally an Honours Degree or better in electrical engineering (or similar subject)
  • Experience in the requirements for CE marking of plant and equipment, including Atex, PED, Low Voltage Directive, Machinery Directive and EMC Compliance

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis. Agency PAYE, Umbrella and CIS (if applicable) engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.

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