Electrical Technical Authority

Posted 30 September 2022
Salary Up to £720 per day
Contact NameStevie Denoon

Job description

The Electrical Technical Authority will act as the site focal point for all technical matters relating to his discipline and the Integrity Assurance process for Electrical equipment.

  • Assures the integrity of all electrical systems at site
  • Develops, maintains and ensures on-going compliance with systems and processes described within the Group TIM Standard
  • Provides technical guidance on the application of codes and standards with respect to electrical engineering
  • Approves and documents deviations from mandated codes and standards
  • Reviews and approves project procured items within discipline
  • Approval authority in the area of expertise for Management of Change proposals
  • Approval authority for engineering documents within discipline
  • Advises on appropriate performance standards for electrical systems and ensures on-going verification is same
  • Approves maintenance strategies, frequency of maintenance and where required the deferral of planned activities
  • Approves working and operating practices and procedures in electrical discipline and monitors compliance with these
  • Assesses competence of electrical personnel and authorises electrical technicians to operate equipment at site
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to Electrical Engineers


  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in the design, maintenance and operation of electrical power systems in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Full awareness of the MoC procedures applied on the project and the various risk assessment procedures available
  • Proven record in application and interpretation of industry codes and standards and HSE policies
  • Experience with Hazardous Area Classification and associated standards (EI 151, Atex, etc.)
  • Experience with the specification, installation and operation of electrical equipment for hazardous areas
  • Proven record in the commissioning and handover of electrical systems from the project into the operational phase
  • Experience with industrial power generation and distribution systems, including their specification, installation, testing and maintenance
  • Experience with HV and LV Switchgear and Motor Control gear, its specification, installation, testing and maintenance
  • Familiar with gas turbine and diesel powered generator sets and a good working knowledge of their control systems
  • Familiarity with AC and DC uninterruptible power supply systems, their specification, installation and operation
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical protective systems and safety interlocking
  • Good working knowledge of HV and LV electric motors, their application and operation
  • Good working knowledge of HV and LV electric transformers, their application and operation.
  • Experience with Electrical incident investigations and able to lead Root Cause Analysis investigations.
  • Working knowledge of reliability assessment and development of maintenance strategies and implementation programs
  • Team player with leadership skills in operational support and engineering roles. Ability to positively interact with all field departments, external contractors and equipment vendors

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.