• Title
    Principal Electrical Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer to work on the engineering and project management services for an Unconventional Gas Development Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with most assignments expected to be for at least one year’s duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.


    We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas Development Program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

    • Perform and oversee electrical system studies for power transmission and distribution
    • Develop electrical deliverables and associated hours for FEED work
    • Prepare man-hour estimates for Electrical Engineering and Design Activities
    • Schedule, report progress, and forecast Electrical Engineering activities
    • Manage man-hour expenditures for assigned projects
    • Execute assigned work, and deliver documentation within the project schedule
    • Develop detailed design deliverables defining transmission, distribution, protection and control schemes
    • Perform electrical calculations for short circuit, load flow, equipment sizing, cable sizing, UPS sizing
    • Develop the design of substations, responsible for preparation of electrical one-line diagrams, metering and protection schemes, control and indication schemes, and substation layout
    • Develop all FEED design deliverables to support cost estimate and EPC ITB preparation
    • Manage cable routing, electrical equipment layouts into a 3D design model
    • Develop specifications and prepare material requisitions for LV & HV electrical switchgear, UPS, MCC, power transformers, distribution equipment, earthing and other electrical equipment
    • Review Vendor’s quotations, prepare technical quotation evaluation and recommend the final technically acceptable Vendor
    • Coordinate and liaise with other disciplines and departments
    • Carry out technical investigations, produce technical reports, engineering standards and procedures
    • Demonstrate sound technical knowledge, coupled with decision-making skills to ensure the timely delivery of projects
    • Ensure that the results of development work and experience on projects are fully utilized within the discipline (lessons learnt)
    • Perform all assigned work to agreed standards for safety, health environment and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance
    • Participate in and advise on all design activities and initiatives, including provision of training, inductions and documentation review
    • Verify that all designs are to required standards and that the objectives of the project are met

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Fellow or Corporate member of recognized Electrical Chartered Professional body
    • Degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum of 20 years’ experience
    • Has a minimum of 12 years' gas plant and oil & gas industry experience
    • Has leadership experience
    • Has working knowledge of Saudi Aramco codes and standards and IEC, ANSI, NFPS
    • Excellent safety awareness
    • Previous experience on projects in the US Unconventional Gas / shale market would also be beneficial
    • Proven track record in the FEED project phase
    • Computer literate with ETAP, Microsoft office
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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