Electrical Engineer

October 21, 2021
  • Location: Algeria
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #11185

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER required by our client, an onshore oil and gas company, to be hired on a full-time basis, located in Algeria.

Duration: 1-year renewable contract


The electrical engineering position is responsible for management of design changes, procurement, implementation and commissioning of plant and infrastructure electrical equipment.


  • The engineering role assumes technical authority for GB in said engineering discipline and as such shall provide technical leadership for input, support & approval into the design / engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, inspection & testing, installation, commissioning & start-up of the company's facilities.  This also includes supporting other GB departments including Exploitation, Maintenance, HSE etc.
  • Focus on the successful execution of the projects ensuring that they are on time, within budget and in accordance with; agreed project requirements, company specifications & standards and Algerian Regulatory requirements.
  • Develop engineering and project scope of works and ensure that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, project, statutory and corporate requirements and procedures.
  • Support the coordination and alignment of discipline interfaces between the project phases and direct the contractors design efforts accordingly taking into account safety, startup, cost and constructability impacts.
  • Work within a multi-disciplined engineering team and interface with other GB departments.
  • Fully familiar with relevant design codes and standards.
  • Understanding of design review, and familiar with all types of FEED and EPC deliverables, equipment, design and construction progress reviews.
  • Full life cycle experience is essential, right from design basis, FEED and EPC scope preparation and execution, design / safety / operations reviews.
  • Presenting Field Change Proposals to management for technical and commercial review/approval.
  • Budgeting and estimating of outline project costs.
  • Participate in technical bid clarification / evaluation and provide necessary input into vendor / supplier selection.
  • Input into procurement of equipment and materials and generation of contracts for specific engineering services.
  • Familiar with factory acceptance testing requirements, procedure development and approval.  Attendance at factory acceptance shall be required as and when the need arises.
  • Timely resolution of technical queries associated with engineering, procurement and construction.
  • Review the discipline design calculation reports, system studies, design philosophies, software model input and outputs, drawings, equipment data sheets, data bases, specifications and vendor data; and contribute to effective and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues in consultation with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical input and document approval during FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation, commissioning / start-up stages of the project and monitor the implementation of QA/QC processes, in order to achieve deliverables and facilities that meet project requirements.
  • Ensure that design integrity is maintained through fabrication through correct handling of site queries and proper application of QA/QC processes.
  • Support the safety and design reviews in coordination with head discipline engineers and other stakeholders.
  • Measurement and control of project costs.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to management.
  • Experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Familiar with plant electrical layouts and associated drawings and documentation.
  • Troubleshooting and fault finding electrical equipment experience.
  • Working with low, medium and high voltage switchgear and associated equipment.
  • Extensive operational experience.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, standards and specifications.
  • ATEX (and COMPEX desirable) compliancy.
  • Electrical protection and controls experience.
  • Electrical safety analysis and design
  • Hazardous area compliance
  • Power generation, system analysis, and protection
  • Power cable / line wiring methods and material selection.
  • Principles of shielding and grounding for power lines and cables.
  • Determining adequacy of equipment ratings / selection (e.g. withstand, interrupting, latching, basic insulation level).
  • Bus transfer schemes that includes automatic transfer scheme, fast transfer, and residual voltage transfer.
  • Design and operation of battery back-up / UPS systems
  • Motor starting methods (e.g. soft start, variable speed)
  • Lighting requirements.
  • Witnessing and acceptance of factory acceptance tests, site acceptance tests, commissioning activities and start-up activities.
  • Ensuring electrical compliance of sub-contractor work.
  • Experience of participation in HAZID and HAZOP technical safety reviews
  • Good understanding of the principles of process safety and functional safety (and associated industry based standards).


  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in electrical engineering. Diploma considered with sufficient experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in oil & gas, refining, or petrochemical industry.
  • Strong technical, planning, communication and reporting skills.
  • Familiar with discipline related engineering software.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Must be a self-starter capable of analysing and solving problems within his / her discipline and interfacing with a multi-disciplined engineering team.
  • Good interpersonal skills combined with effective oral and written English candidates preferably have effective oral and written French skills.
  • Able to work on a 28/28 day rotational basis (12 hours per day 7 days per week whilst on shift) in a desert environment where outside temperatures can reach 50º C and transportation to the work location / site is via light fixed winged aircraft.
  • Have a good understanding of industry safety practices and be able to demonstrate general HSE cultural understanding and awareness for Oil & Gas facilities.
  • English language skill is a must, French knowledge is added advantage


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