Lead Electrical Engineer

Posted over 1 year ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a Lead Electrical Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Minimum 10 years of experience, 5 years in oil field, preferably experience in recent large oil fields projects in Iraq and be fluent in English.

The Job Objective is to

  • Receive general guidance, objectives and some specific work assignments from the Engineering Manager.
  • Act as the technical authority and focal point for all engineering questions related to electrical engineering.
  • On behalf of company take the responsibility for electric engineering throughout the engineering, the construction installation and commissioning stages of the company
  • Coordinate among Facility teams, in the company, with PMC and Contactors.


  • Provides leadership to the electric engineers and in conjunction with the Engineering Manager assigns priorities.
  • Coordinates, supervises and checks the work of those electric personnel assigned to projects under his/her direction.
  • Review design for completeness and coherence in the discipline and with other disciplines.
  • Identify potential errors, omissions or risks in the design basis and participate in preparation of design.
  • Identify salient problems needing the involvement of specialists, define and organize required specialist involvement.
  • Assess impact of proposed technical changes in the discipline.
  • Review design and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Review and / or issue design change notices for approval by engineering manager.
  • Attends/Chair all design review events (Hazid, HAZOP, Peer Reviews, etc.) with Project Management team and Contractor as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of technical solutions for areas of conflict or concern identified during design review.
  • Sign documents as checked.
  • Quality control of the electric engineering.
  • Support the project control to prepare plans and schedules.
  • Analyzes and/or reviews the electric discipline progress reports against the schedule and inform of any foreseeable delay.
  • Coordination and Assists PMC and the contractor in developing/reviewing schedule corrective actions and recovery plans when progress slipping, and ensures needed action plans are implemented.
  • Provide electric discipline progress report and contractor’s performance.
  • Obtain from or through the Engineering Manager and/or the EPC Team Leaders all information relevant for the discipline.
  • Responsible for coordination of interfaces with the other disciplines.
  • Monitors electric discipline material status reports against construction schedules and reviews them with project control, Contracts and Construction Groups.
  • Prepare reply to technical and field queries.
  • Assist site with technical advice upon request of site.
  • To work at site under company standard security policy.


  • Frequent contacts with Company’s Engineer(s).
  • Frequent contacts with other Team Leader(s).
  • Frequent contacts with Operations Department.
  • Frequent contacts with Construction Department.
  • Regular contacts with engineers of Suppliers and Contractors.


  • Frequent contacts with Electric Discipline Leaders of EPC Contractors and LLI Vendors.
  • Frequent go to site to support site construction and production.
  • Regular contacts with PMC, EPC and LLI Contractor Management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • University Degree in Engineering in electrical engineering.
  • Proven experience in oil and gas industry.
  • Working in hardship situation.

Minimum Experience

  • Over 10 years’ experience, 5 years in oil field, preferably experience in recent large oil fields projects in Iraq.
  • Previous experience in a large intercultural environment is preferred.

Job-Specific Skills

  • Extensive familiarity with the applicable standards.
  • Proven ability to perform in a lead capacity, possess good written and oral communications and presentation skills, and have a thorough of industry practices and regulations.
  • Good team player and forthcoming to support the section with additional task requests as necessary.
  • Proactive and positive attitude willing to closely follow up and push issues to a successful resolution.
  • Strong analytical, tactical and strategic thinking skills with a bias towards action.
  • Self?Starter with strong work ethic, and great time management and communication skills
  • Fluent in English oral and writing.


  • Line Manager (Dept. Manager / Section Head)

Reports to

  • Engineering Section Head


  • Surface Facilities


  • Engineering Section

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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