Electrical Project Engineer

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Job Description

Key Objectives

  • Take ownership and responsibility for the execution of all assigned work
  • Define fit for purpose engineering solutions
  • Deliver a budget / estimate, schedule, multi-disciplined detailed design, detailed scope(s) of work, specifications, commissioning plans, training plans, final documentation for all assigned projects
  • Support the project manager(s) with the definition of programmes and budgets
  • Support the project manager(s) with monitoring and reporting of project performance and change management
  • Ensure all work is executed in compliance with all company and client processes
  • Support the successful execution of assigned projects; safely, and in line with specification, budget and programme
  • Support and promote all company and client site directives – HSEQ, best practice, innovations, continual improvement
  • Development and retain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and competence to support the role and to align to client’s and industries’ requirements and directives
  • Strive for efficient delivery via initiatives such as “right first time” and “fit for purpose”
  • Communicate and cooperate with and support all affected parties in order to support efficient and effective project delivery

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare overall project costs and schedules
  • Support project manager with development of the project programme
  • Contribute to process risk assessments (PRA’s)
  • Liaise with construction teams to gather information – estimates, methods of working, constructability, change
  • Coordinate the design process and team(s) activities, and ensure input from stakeholders - customers, operations, constructors, subcontractors, suppliers, maintenance
  • Facilitate a team of multi-discipline designers and engineers in the development of a fully detailed and approved detail design, ensuring all required aspects are considered (standards, directives, specifications and processes)
  • Manage the procurement and expedition of equipment and materials, including the review and technical approval of specifications, purchase requisitions, acceptance criteria, supplier documentation and validation of performance
  • Liaise with planning dept to provide accurate resource and schedule information
  • Facilitate technical and project reviews and approvals
  • Manage the production, issuing and control of project documentation deliverables, including final documentation packs
  • Support the construction and commissioning phases of the project
  • Manage the technical query process
  • Define the commissioning and training (operation and maintenance) procedures
  • Review critical spares requirements and manage initial stores inventory
  • Take responsibility of the project(s) hand over and completion
  • Collate, manage and report key indicator data – programme, cost, change, quality
  • HSEQ engagement (audit, TBT, etc)

Qualifications and Experience


  • Degree / HND or equivalent in Electrical Engineering discipline
  • HSEQ qualification (i.e. IOSH)


  • Level 4 Project Control / Management Qualification
  • CompEx – ExF (foundation) or Ex01-04 (Gas & Vapours), Ex05-06 (Dust), or Ex12B & 12B (Design & Project Engineers)
  • Functional Safety, IEC61508 – TUV or equivalent
  • BS7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations - C&G2382-15 or equivalent
  • Electrical Inspection & Testing – C&G2391, C&G2392, C&G2394, C&G2395
  • Electrical Switching
  • CDM regulations

Experience & Knowledge

  • 5 years recent experienced in an equivalent role
  • Industrial sector Engineering
  • COMAH Tier 1 Process Manufacturing Environment
  • Maintenance, shutdown / outage, project, OPEX & CAPEX
  • Functional Safety
  • ATEX directive
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • High Voltage and Electrical switching
  • CDM
  • Project delivery lifecycle and processes
  • Engineering design process
  • Document control process
  • Procurement & expediting processes
  • All major Engineering disciplines – mechanical, structural, piping, EC&I, civil, process, etc
  • Equipment and material specification
  • Industrial plant construction, installation and modification processes
  • Verification processes – pre-commissioning, commissioning, hand-over
  • Commercial processes – estimating, budget, programme
  • Strong PC skills – MS Office, drafting tools, document databases, specialist Engineering design tools
  • Risk management
  • Budget management
  • Team leadership and management
  • Reporting and presenting
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Strong presentation skills

Quite simply, a journey with Altrad begins with a desire to create a better tomorrow

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