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Senior Electrical Designer

Senior Electrical Designer

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Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Electrical
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Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Designer to work out of our Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia office. This position will be on the Marjan onshore gas plant project and is scheduled to run for approximately twelve months.


Saudi Aramco has selected Wood to develop a FEED for a mega program in the Onshore Eastern Province surrounding Tanajib, Safaniyah and Ju’aymah in Saudi Arabia. The increased crude and gas production will demand the initial expansion of an onshore GOSP (gas oil separation plant) at Tanajib, a Greenfield 2.5bnscf (billion standard cubic feet) gas plant, together with NGL (natural gas liquid) expansion at Wasit. This will all be supported by a new cogeneration power plant expected to generate 750MW (megawatts) for both onshore and offshore compression, together with power for onshore utilities.


  • Work on a range of electrical design-engineering industrial solutions
  • Produce and maintain engineering drawings using 2D / 3D CAD software as required
  • Produce designs and drawings for electrical systems, i.e. motor control center schematic diagrams, interconnection diagrams, cable schedules, single line diagrams, general arrangement drawings and grounding / earthing, lighting / services designs & relay diagrams
  • Complete cable tray and raceway design and calculate cable sizing
  • Produce 380kV transmission lines concept drawings, tower schedule, sag templates, earthing towers, standard Installation & connection drawings
  • Ensure all drawings and deliverables are checked to comply with project and company quality standards
  • Execute designs from the electrical design criteria for the project as well as defined design standards, codes, and regulations
  • Ensure coordination of all electrical interfaces with designers and engineers of other disciplines
  • Supervise the work of junior designers assigned to the projects. Possible involvement in project and workload decisions
  • Participate in filed surveys at client sites that may require significant amounts of walking

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering with minimum 12+ years of experience in Electrical Design in Overhead Transmission Line (OHTL) in Oil & Gas Project particularly in Saudi Arabia or GCC region
  • Saudi Aramco Codes and standards with excellent safety awareness
  • Proficient in CAD design 2D / 3D (Micro station, AutoCAD, PLS CADS)
  • Good knowledge of with SEC standards
  • Preferably worked with a minimum of 3 projects with SEC approved Consultant Contractors
  • Knowledge of high, medium and low voltage electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of industry / regulatory codes and standards (NEC, NFPA, NEMA, IEEE)
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and multitasking ability
  • Multidisciplinary design knowledge
  • Strong computer skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • On-site construction supervision and commissioning support

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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