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Electrical Engineer

  • Job reference: 913832
  • Location: Iraq
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Electrical Engineering
  • Date posted: 19/04/2017

Our client a E&P company is looking for an Electrical Engineer to based in Iraq. Rotational role 28/28.


The Electrical Engineer will provide the support in progressing the various projects through the ORP funnel by providing electrical engineering expert advise (TA3) to the projects undertaken e.g, rehabilitation, brownfield tie-ins and greenfield developments. Will be responsible for the successful execution of FEED & Detailed Design of electrical equipment for all assets. Participation in technical and compliance verification exercises e.g. SAFOP, SDR Challenge etc. The electrical engineer also expected to provide construction, pre commissioning and commissioning support to the project.


The main purpose of the role is to provide electrical engineering support to projects, the accountabilities include:

Leading in the area of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and actively promoting the culture within the organization.

Providing support to Electrical Engineering TA2 to assure technical integrity of projects throughout their life-cycle. This is done through technical support and assurance of the design, construction and commissioning of projects, such that plant changes are implemented according to appropriate technical standards. Also supports TA2 in preparation of PCAP and DDP for the allocated project sections.

Continually seeks to improve ways of working to improve performance and to improve value delivery to projects and ensures delivery of high quality critical as-built documents and drawings related to their respective asset.

Ensuring contractor's deliverables are as approved Discipline Delivery Plan (at TA3 level

Accountabilities) and also delegated TA2 approvals, and that these deliverables complies with the Technical Standards Philosophy. Where compliance is lacking, these need to be escalated to TA2 and other relevant authority levels.

Support resolution to interfaces with the Engineering Contractors for a nominated area/facility/Off- plot Infrastructure.

Monitors and reports compliance to DEM2 gap assessments and closure plans.

Providing assurance of integrity in the design of the facilities, specifically electrical systems and network e.g. re-use or replacement of legacy electrical systems and brown-field sites.

Promote standardization & smart replication in engineering approaches.

Ensuring the processes, procedures and tools are used, and ensure their proper implementation by the Engineering Contractor.

Attending and participating in FATS.

Supporting the implementation of fit for purpose designs for both brownfield and greenfield sites within an organisation that has had limited exposure to training and new technologies.

Establishing and maintaining a structured mentoring approach to transfer knowledge from expatriate staff to local Iraqi staff.

There will 2 off electrical engineer with rotation schedule of 28/28. It is expected to maintain good co- ordination, handover and coverage of engineering support between both.

Experience, Qualifications And Competencies Required:


Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.

Preferred: Minimum 10 years' experience in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Competence Required



10+ years' experience in Electrical Engineering in Oil and Gas Operations is required. Additional experience in the modernisation of Brownfields facilities is a plus.

3+ years working directly within an EPC environment, including exposure to project standards.

Knowledge of HSSE framework, DCAF, DEPs, DEM1, DEM2 and International engineering standards, best practices, and systems.

Good communication skills and aptitude for taking initiatives are essential, as is the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Working experience on the entire project life cycle (from conceptual design through to final

commissioning and handover) and/or in the front line oil and gas production operations is desirable.

Experience in driving business improvement in engineering, i.e. fit-for-purpose solutions and cost effectiveness.

An HSSE driven mind-set.

Experience in working in harsh geographical and /or technical environments (e.g. temperature extremes) is desirable.