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Electrical Commissioning Engineer

  • Job reference: 931987
  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Commissioning / Hook up, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 15/09/2020

Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Our client is an international leading manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals with approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries.

At the European Technical headquarters in Surrey, they design, construct, and manage large scale industrial gas plants for a wide range of technologies including air separation and process gases. They also provide a comprehensive range of engineering services and solutions to support more than 150 clients across the EMEA region.

Increasing demand from clients for products and services is driving investment and growth in this business and has created an outstanding opportunity for a talented engineer to join the team as Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer.

This is a permanent staff appointment offering the successful candidate a chance to own electrical commissioning in the EMEA region and support development for electrical commissioning capability globally.

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing technical leadership and governance, support and decision making in the field of electrical equipment and systems, so that plant operation is both safe and economic.
  • Using business judgment in making technical evaluations and recommendations, advising on Commissioning techniques, generating work instructions, re-usable Commissioning Procedures, start-up checklists, and templates.
  • Liaising with the Start-Up Manager, Project Manager, or Global functional electrical owner on project-specific issues or any commissioning or safety-related issues.
  • Providing site leadership in EH &S ensuring prompt prioritization and coordination of all risks, issues, and unforeseen issues at the site, escalating as required.
  • Providing routine reports on-site progress status and issues for management.


This is a site and office-based role, it is expected that the incumbent may visit sites within Europe, Africa, and the Middle East supporting other Electrical Commissioning resources. Office-based tasks will include reviewing isolation and switching procedures, electrical check sheet generation, and approvals.

What we'll be looking for

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering underpinned with significant experience in a similar related role and environment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in commissioning and maintenance of high, medium, and low voltage electrical distribution systems on large process plants.
  • Experience in large industrial gas processing facilities will be highly regarded.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the ability to direct and motivate team members to achieve successful outcomes under challenging commissioning schedules.
  • Highly effective planning and communication skills to ensure timely completion of deliverables and accurate progress reporting.


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