Principal Electrical Engineer

Posted 02 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameMonika Gajda

Job description

Our Client has a vacancy for a Principal Electrical Engineer to engage on a 6-month contract based in Aberdeen, UK.

Both Ltd Co and PAYE options available.

Scope of Services:

  • Provide engineering input to estimates for project work scopes
  • Provide input to progress and planning meetings
  • Provide technical expertise to specify modifications to existing equipment or purchasing new equipment including but not limited to:
    • HV/LV switchgear
    • HV/LV electrical drives
    • Variable speed drives and thyristor controls
    • UPS systems
    • Power generation and distribution
    • Power system studies and electrical protection
    • Other associated electrical equipment with the Oil and Gas industry
  • Provide technical expertise to the resolution of technical queries ensuring that all design changes are captured by the change control process
  • To be able to conduct site surveys on offshore or onshore assets
  • To be able to produce calculations required for the role and participate in design reviews.
  • Provide checking and approval of discipline documents; complete interdisciplinary checking of documents where necessary.
  • Provide a level of technical support that satisfies the appropriate Asset Safety Case and that the PFEER performance standards ensuring they are not compromised by any discipline engineering activities
  • Approve dispensations to codes or standards where justified
  • Production of discipline documentation deliverables for inclusion in work packs
  • Compliance with company engineering procedures, industry, international and client codes and standards
  • Ensure that all work complies with the Contract Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies and procedures as appropriate


  • Power Management system philosophy and Software scopes of Work
  • Equipment and Package Specifications
  • Vendor Statement of Requirements
  • Preparation & Issue of Survey Reports
  • PEPs
  • Hazardous Area/ Equip /JB/Cable/Label/Load/MCC/Protection setting Schedules
  • Earthing/Voltage/Power/ Cable and General Calculations
  • Equipment Data Sheets
  • Requisition (Including SDRL)
  • SAFOP Assessment
  • Spares/Equipment List
  • Weight control sheets
  • MELS and MDRS
  • Workpack input

Design deliverables to check:

  • Block Diagrams or Single line diagrams
  • Cable Abandonment Detail
  • Electrical Cable Block Diagram
  • Cable Tray Routing & Rack Layout Diagrams
  • Panel; Earthing; Lighting; General; Small power; Trace Heating Navigational; Telecoms and Equipment Room Layouts
  • Panel Wiring Diagram
  • Destruct Drawing
  • Equipment Mounting / Support Details
  • Logic Diagrams
  • Schematic & protection Diagrams
  • Cable Interconnection Diagrams
  • Cable; Panel & Junction box Termination Diagram
  • Junction Box Termination Diagram
  • Interconnection; protection; schematic; single line Diagram
  • Installation or story board diagrams to facilitate understanding
  • Cable; distribution; Load; MCC; Protection; Lighting; Lightening; Earthing; Trace heating Schedules
  • Requisition - Bulk Bill of Materials

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.