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Communication Engineer - 1365BR

Reading, Surrey, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1181146

Location Reading, Surrey, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Gas

Function IT & Telecoms

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 18, 2022

Airswift has been tasked by our costumer to find a Communications Engineer to work in Reading, UK on a 1-year contract role!

This role will support the Safiniyah & Manifa Program. The candidate must provide engineering expertise in the field of Telecommunication systems including Data, Radio, IP Telephony, LAN and Voice alerting/conference systems for the support of the Project Management Team. The candidate must also have experience with both the FEED stage and EPC project execution and thorough knowledge of Engineering and Construction.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide realistic and practical technical solutions to operational engineering challenges.
  • Evaluate existing and new manufacturers in his area of expertise for technical competence and compliance.
  • Perform technical studies in applicable project related technical issues and prepare reports and feedback for presentation to technical and management personnel.
  • Review engineering and design proposals.
  • Review EPC purchase specifications and subsequent vendor documentation and bids to confirm compliance with standards and project requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with design engineers, operation engineers, purchasers and other internal personnel.
  • Liaise with the EPC contractor to ensure that all communication equipment designed and installed within the facility meets company, project, and international standards and meets the full functionality and system requirements of the project.
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and relevant authorities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in Telecommunication engineering in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Must have traceable experience in the field of instrument selection in relation to process applications
  • Good knowledge on materials and material selection for Telecommunication systems
  • Knowledgeable of Telecommunication systems for instrumentation, including cabling, wiring methods, grounding, materials, control circuits. In addition, hazardous area design implementation shall be part of candidate’s experience
  • Very knowledgeable with a wide variety of national and international standards, especially related to ISA, ANSI, API, NFPA and IEC
  • Field experience is required in oil, gas or petrochemical industries with a wide variety of Telecommunication systems installations. Candidate should have experience during plant construction, commissioning, start-up or operations and including selection and installation of field Telecommunication equipment, cables, enclosures, trays, hazardous area installations and grounding
  • Must be computer literate with advanced level of experience in use of office and technical software
  • Good working knowledge of Aramco standards and procedures and International standards
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and verbal


  • Plan & Organize
  • Analyze & Solve problems
  • Communicating openly & effectively
  • Excellence/ Drive for results
  • Safety


*This role is open for UK nationals or PTW holders only!

*Consultant: Beatriz Camargo - beatriz.camargo@airswift.com. Feel free to send me your CV for this role or other positions in this discipline!


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