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Senior Engineer, Electrical

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH145697
  • Location: USA, Texas, Houston
  • Sector: Chemical, Onshore, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 09/04/2019
This vacancy has now expired.

The Senior Engineer, Electrical reports to the Lead Electrical Engineer, and is the technical steward for electrical systems and is responsible for supporting, maintaining and improving these systems including all associated documentation. The Senior Engineer, Electrical will provide leadership and discipline expertise to less experienced support staff, Engineering and Construction, Maintenance, and Operations groups.

In-depth knowledge of LNG industrial electrical systems and associated equipment , applicable codes, standards, and regulations and their implementation in operating facilities.
Understand all facets of LNG transportation, storage and processing, including health, safety, maintenance, operations, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.


  • Support develop and maintain of operating philosophies and detailed electrical system procedures, practices and standards for the LNG terminal.
  • Accountable for the use of engineering practices, plant standards, and specifications to ensure that documentation for the electrical systems is maintained properly.
  • Thoroughly understand the technical Management of Change (MOC) process and utilize it in support of capital projects and routine facility changes.
  • Participate in Pre Startup Safety Reviews. (PSSR).
  • Participate in regulatory agency audits.
  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting, assistance in planning and coordinating work for the Maintenance department. Work with Maintenance and Operations on electrical issues when they occur
  • Develop design basis, preliminary estimates, and schedules for project design scopes.
  • Work with Lead, Electrical Engineer, and peers to define solutions to problems, establish work scopes, prepare task budgets and schedules, plan work, provide technical direction, and report the work status to management.
  • Reinforce safety and environmental awareness through frequent job observations and by interfacing with plant personnel
  • Work with Engineering and Construction department to assure O&M interests are represented on major and minor projects.
  • Interact with and support Commercial Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and other departments as required.
  • Act as the electrical and power generation administrator and provide electrical systems support to Maintenance and Operations to keep plant systems operational.
  • Accountable for the industrial electrical systems from the field devices (motors, switches, etc.) through the distribution from 120 V to 13.8 kV which includes lighting panels, power panels, UPS, motor control centers, distribution transformers, switchgear, gas turbines and diesel generators.
  • Work with less experience engineers and responsible to QA/QC of the area deliverables.
  • Accounttable of execution and validation of electrical studies.
  • Accountable of the administration of the electrical KPI's.
  • Accountable of the administration of the Electrical Safety Program.


  • Education and Certifications: Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. Advance degree in Electrical Engineering or a Professional Engineer's (PE) License is a plus.
  • Experience: 7+ years of experience in an industrial setting in engineering or operations depending on the type of experience. 5+ years of experience in LNG facility is preferred, however, petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing experience may be acceptable.
  • Skills:
    • Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
    • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
    • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, and governmental agencies.
    • Able to work with culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.
    • Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with 1) management, 2) peers and 3) the various facility level workers (Plant Manager, plant supervision and plant workers) whom are all responsible for ensuring good operations.
    • Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines.
    • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Accomplished public speaker, able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.
    • Computer savvy, including: Maximo, Microsoft Office Suite including Project and Visio, PI Process book, Power DB, ETAP.
    • Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical diagrams, single line diagrams, three line diagrams.
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.

For more information about this role please contact our Houston office