Electrical Lead (Energy Isolation LOTO)

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1239715

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 10, 2024

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We are working with a Major Oil & Gas operator to source a Electrical Lead (Energy Isolation LOTO)This position is responsible to ensure Electrical Energy Isolation/De-isolation and LOTO activities are implemented in compliance with NFE Project SHES procedures for all Electrical Systems (at various voltage levels – 132kV, 66kV, 33kV, 11kV, 415V and others) and Electrical Equipments (like Generators, Transformers, Motors, AC UPS, DC UPS, VFDs, Switchgears and Distribution Boards) at various voltage levels.

This is a long-term contract role working on a residential basis 6-days per week / 10 hours per day. Please see details below:

Title: Electrical Lead (Energy Isolation LOTO)
Start Date: Negotiable (typically within 1 month notice)
Duration: 36 months (potential for extension)
Location: Site (Ras Laffan Industrial City), Qatar
Working Schedule: 6-days per week / 10 hours per day

Key Accountabilities
  • Reports to the Electrical Head EPC-1
  • Responsible for overseeing the Electrical Energy Isolation and Lock-out and tagout (LOTO) compliance and implementation by the EPC Contractor and Subcontractors during the Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning activities throughout the EPC-1 Onshore facility. This primarily involves direct interaction with the EPC Contractor PTW and LOTO team as well as field auditing of the implementation during pre-comm/comm activities, SIMOPS and at handover of the facility to the start-up team. Provides clear guidance to the EPC Contractor and facilitates resolution isolation/de-isolation activities during pre-comm/comm phase to meet project objectives and milestones.
  • Predominantly field based to assist and review electrical energy isolations and involvementation of lock-out and tag-outs.
  • Provides Electrical expertise & guidance, to lead safe execution of the Electrical Pre-Comm and Commissioning scope of work in accordance with project deliverables and execution schedule.
  • Assist to develop, review and approve Electrical method statements, Job Safety Analysis , procedures, work packages, and provides supervision of pre-comm/comm scope of work by EPC contractor.
  • Guides EPC Contractor's Electrical pre-comm/comm activities and validating, implementation of safe electrical work practices, isolations and de-isolations; adherence to project objectives, requirements, specifications and adhere to Project SHES procedures
  • Actively participate in Tool Box Talks, Task Instructions and SHES related walkdowns.
  • Interfaces (pre-commissioning and commissioning) with existing operating facilities and other EPC Projects.

Major Challenges include:
  • Closely interact with EPC Contractor and pre-comm/comm team to ensure , Electrical Energy Isolation/De-isolation and LOTO practices are followed by Vendors and Sub-cntractors per project SHES procedures and requirements.
  • Ensure during pre-comm/comm activities usage of correct PPE and Electrical tools in line with international Electrical Safety procedures and practices.
  • Identification and develop electrical isolation points to support pre-comm/comm activity of systems/sub-systems to meet NFE project objective and schedule.
  • Develop a system to manage and monitor Electrical Energy Isolation/De-isolation and LOTO across NFE EPC1 Onshore facility during pre-comm/comm phase to start up.
  • Work safely and effectively with adherence to project protocols.

Experience Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent.

Knowledge and/or Experience:
  • 10 years’ experience as an Electrical Commissioning Engineer with a broad knowledge of commissioning planning and execution experience, for LNG liquefaction facilities or Oil & Gas facility.
  • Good knowledge and exerience in Electrical safe pratices, Permit to works systems, lock-out and tagout systems, and Good understanding of International Electrical Standards  and best practices in the areas of electrical installations and testing.
  • Pre-commissioning & Commissioning experience and understanding of High and low voltage system (132kV to low voltage) Transformers, Switch boards, Lighting, Earthing, lightning protecton, UPS, Battery Charger, heating systems and Cathodic Protection etc.
  • International project experience with Tier-1 EPC Contractors or Client, involved in the construction and commissioning of onshore production facilities (i.e. greenfield and brownfield work).
  • Demonstrated experience of sub-station control system, field electrical equipments like Generators, Transformers, Motors, and others Pre-commissioning and commissioning.
  • Strong leadership skills, experience leading contractor teams.
  • Able to cope with excessive workload.
  • Be inventive to bring new ideas, methods and procedures to meet Project objectives.
  • Strong teamwork, facilitation, with the ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures to obtain a world-class SHES performance.
  • Able to identify and analyse complex issues and provide recommendations.
  • Establishes and sustains credibility with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
  • Takes responsibility for own work products and can perform at high level without supervision.

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