Principal Electrical Engineer - Refining

Posted 18 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering Skilled Trades Recruitment
Contact NameRaquel Fasci

Job description

Senior/ Principal Electrical Engineer - Refining
Denver, CO
Contract (Temp to Hire)


  • A Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited college or university.

  • 10 to 15 years of relevant experience. ( Refinery background required, EPC Company Experience preferred.)

  • PE in Colorado preferred


Senior level experience in refinery processes with medium to large projects and able to lead an electrical engineering team consisting of engineers and designers. Must have experience in and be able to estimate manhours required for completion of work, successfully prioritize, and assign work per schedule requirements and be able to communicate and report to project management. Engineer must have experience in verifying completeness and quality of work performed.

((This will be a 5/8 schedule, 4/10, or 9/80 schedule.))

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical direction to engineers and designers in the execution of electrical scope of work on medium and large size projects.

  • Coordinate with plant management and discipline manager to ensure execution of electrical scope of work coincides with Suncor standard practices and procedures.

  • Perform routine and complex engineering, design, analysis, and other technical tasks within the electrical discipline utilizing current technology, available standards, calculation software, templates, and cataloged products.

  • Prepare/review load lists, power system studies, single lines, equipment layouts, area classifications, sizing calculations, schematics, equipment specifications, data sheets, requisitions, and technical bid analysis.

  • May work independently on special assignments or as part of a working team.

  • Implement Company and Client Standards/Procedures while seeking improvements to work processes and design approaches.

  • Develop and maintain a quality design threshold for the discipline through use of understandable quality procedures.

  • Ensure all work carried out conforms with agreed codes and practices, meets all requirements of the contract's specification, and ensure all work is carried out within agreed schedules, budgets, and procedures in safe manner.

  • Mentor subordinates.

Technical and Industry Experience:

  • Previous experience creating grounding, area class, power, single line, and motor control drawings with a clear understanding of protective devices and coordination techniques

  • Knowledgeable of the ANSI, IEEE, API, NEC, and other industry codes, specifications, and standards

  • Familiar with arc flash requirements and calculations.

  • Able to perform engineering calculations, e.g., load flow, short circuit, harmonics, equipment sizing, large motor starting, grounding, transient stability, electromagnetic transients, insulation coordination, etc.

  • Familiar with and able to specify high, medium, and low voltage electrical equipment (MCC's, Transformers, switchgear, etc.)

  • Ability to interface with and understand client needs.

  • Ability to lead and interact with engineers and designers with clearly established expectations.

  • Previous experience with electrical modeling and analytical software, e.g., ETAP or EasyPower and performing various power systems and transmission line studies.

  • Previous experience participating in TIC estimates.

  • Ability to manage scope, schedule, and budget on assigned projects

  • Familiar with electrical construction techniques, installation practices and plant start-up requirements.

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.