Head of Electrical Engineering

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1241240

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 5, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Head of Electrical Engineering – Nanterre, France, then Qatar

Brief job overview:

Responsible for overseeing Electrical Engineering activities during Onshore FEED, ensuring all technical requirements such as project specifications, data sheets, etc. are in full compliance with project requirements, standardised processes, and are delivered to the highest technical quality standards.
Provide clear guidance to the FEED contractor, sub-contractors and vendors and facilitate resolution of electrical technical issues to complete electrical engineering activities such as design, procurement and integration with to meet project objectives and milestones.

Key responsibilities and main tasks:
  • Reports to Engineering Manager

  • Regular interface and collaboration with Process, I&CS, Telecom, Mechanical, Machinery, Civil/Structural, Loss Prevention Heads. Interactions with Interface, Operations representatives and Project Engineers within the Onshore Projects organisation.
  • Frequent contact with Construction, Quality, Operations, SHEQ, and Engineering departments as required.

  • Periodic/As-required interaction and communication with representatives
  • Regular contact with FEED Contractor, Vendors, sub-contractors and specialist consultants.
  • Occasional engagement with shareholder representatives.
  • Ensure all technical activities associated with the electrical engineering discipline by the FEED contractor, and all third parties such as vendors, consultants, sub-contractors, etc, are executed to Project’s specifications and requirements with respect to electrical engineering including electrical balances, Licensor integration, power generation and distribution systems.
  • Carry-out technical evaluations, including risk-based evaluation of complex engineering issues, resolution of electrical related matters with significant project execution and/or commercial impact to ensure optimum outcomes to meet technical and execution expectations. 
  • Major challenges for this role include (1) effectively managing FEED to produce timely deliverables, (2) maintaining constructive working relationship with FEED to ensure delivery of engineering work scope in accordance with project requirements, (3) maintaining strong relationship with key stakeholders (e.g. Operations), and (4) to ensure high quality of electrical engineering deliverables.
  • Large scale and high voltage electrical power supply and demand requirements.
  • As defined for this job level in the Delegation of Authority and/or approved budget.
  • Ensure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Safety, Health and Environment, and Quality policies, regulations and standards.
  • Contribute to the development of employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.
  • Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti-trust and competition laws and Company’s firewall policies and procedures.


  1. Accountable for ensuring execution of work is technically aligned and in compliance with LNG Operations, Policies, Standards of Business Conduct and Project Management System (PMS).
  2. Leads electrical engineering design and planning activities and ensures FEED contractor develops detailed design in accordance with local regulatory requirements, industry standards, project specifications and any approved variations.
  3. Plan and schedule Electrical Engineering deliverable, including design / project philosophies, specifications and procedures to enable efficient execution in meeting project milestones/schedule
  4. Review, evaluate and advise on electrical simulations, optimization, in  compliance with design methods, safety factors (for Large Electrical Generation and Distribution System, Large motor drivers, VFDs in both Motoring and Generating modes, combined cycle power generation, HV switchgears, Electrical Integrated Control System (ELICS) and Power management System for Generation, Load sharing and Distribution Control).  
  5. Review technical aspects of electrical equipment purchase orders with FEED Contractor and vendors in accordance with the roles and responsibilities stated in applicable contract(s) to ensure safe and seamless integration of new electrical equipment into the EPC project.
  6. Preparation of procurement as needed, including for Long Lead Items.
  7. Monitor and provide guidance to FEED Contractor to ensure key discipline deliverables, progress/milestones are met. Recommend additional technical support where necessary to address gaps.
  8. Coordinate and analyse discipline issues for resolution. Provide Electrical Engineering input to other engineering disciplines, construction, procurement etc as necessary. Support commissioning, start-up and system completing activities and make appropriate recommendations to management on Electrical matters.
  9. Lead Electrical interface coordination with onshore, offshore, RLIC, and power supplier, or any third party, as required, during FEED.
  10. Contribute to Safety analysis studies such as SAFOP, HAZOP or HAZID and provide the required input to support project management in key decisions making. Participate in sharing lessons learned, together with capturing current lessons learned to benefit future projects.

The experience shall include:
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 15 years’ experience of Electrical Engineering, preferably in a major LNG Project. Broad knowledge of engineering execution including design standards, specifications, codes, safety criteria, onshore LNG facilities and utility systems design, construction and operations.
  • Requires demonstrated broad Electrical equipment and systems experience (HV/MV/LV) electrical systems design, transformers, switchgear, power management systems, electrical system controls for reactive and active power sharing, power distribution control,  large Motors, 40MW+) and familiarity with relevant manufacturing processes and relevant industry codes. 
  • High voltage and large-scale onshore power design requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Strong technical and discipline management skills.
  • Good organisational, planning and coordination skills.
  • Good communication, influencing and interface skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, etc.

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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