Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1236657

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 22, 2024


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.

Airswift is seeking for PRINCIPAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER to work in Qatar with a EPC Oil & Gas Company. 

Reflecting the market focus for the office in both brownfield and greenfield opportunities, multi-skilled personnel are sought, those with experience in:
  • Onshore Oil and Gas
  • Offshore Oil and Gas



  • Produce, review, and take accountability for the accuracy of detailed calculations, electrical engineering datasheets, drawings and other deliverables to define the electrical engineering requirements of our projects
  • Such electrical deliverables including but not limited to the design basis, load schedules, sizing calculations (equipment, cable, UPS, battery), experience with completing power system studies (short circuit, load flow, transient, motor starting and harmonic studies), relay settings, power adequacy, lighting/earthing/lightning protection deliverables, block & single line diagrams, electrical layouts (equipment, cable, tray, duct and trench), equipment specifications & datasheets, wiring & termination diagrams, preparation and development of enquiry packages including Specifications, Datasheets, Request for Quotation and Technical Bid Evaluation
  • Reviewing, checking and approving of these electrical deliverables to ensure accuracy and alignment with the scope of work prior to issue
  • Supervise less experienced electrical engineers and, where required, be line manager for electrical engineers within Qatar office
  • Support recruitment, training and development of electrical personnel
  • Follow company standards and procedures to schedule and budget as advised by the Engineering Manager
  • Serves as the Lead Engineer and/or discipline technical authority when required on medium to large complexity projects
  • When assigned as the lead, manages the electrical scope of work within the agreed budget and timeframe, ensuring that key milestones are met for the overall project delivery
  • Ensure the delivery of challenging project and client targets using sound technical knowledge and decision-making skills
  • Proactively engages and interfaces with other disciplines / third parties to ensure delivery of work scope to meet project and client expectations
  • Completes technical reviews and audits within the electrical discipline for projects of varying complexity
  • Acts as technical representative for the electrical discipline, liaising and closely coordinating with clients and third parties
  • Reviews and approves material take off for the electrical discipline
  • Completion of site surveys and data gathering for brownfield scope of work
  • Remain up to date with the latest technical developments in your fields of expertise
  • As a technical specialist demonstrates, provides and develops appropriate technical solutions for specific project issues
  • Take a proactive approach to personal & professional development
  • Ensure Client Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures are followed and that a high standard of safety is achieved in all associated work
  • Demonstrate appreciation of commercial and technical risks, managing these appropriately within own work and highlighting any significant issues to the Engineering Manager
  • Seek and support opportunities for department and project improvement and contribute to developing solutions
  • Demonstrates customer focus and ability to respond to customer needs whilst achieving project and corporate objectives



  • Engineering Degree majoring in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
  • Enrolled on the Register of Engineers in the State of Qatar (MMUP)
  • If not enrolled on the Register of Engineers in the State of Qatar, then candidates must be a Chartered Engineer
  • Proven core Electrical Engineering skills, including design experience in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Familiarity and experience with high, medium and low voltage design, along with solar energy and power management systems. Has advanced level of expertise in one or more of these areas
  • Being conversant with ETAP software and power management studies is essential
  • Familiarity with electrical design tools such as SPEL and Aveva Electrical for example
  • Experienced and well versed with Electrical HAZOP / SAFOP, capable of representing the discipline as the technical authority in such studies
  • Familiarity with Karama design requirements and interface is preferable, with knowledge of the requirements for the QCD DC1 and DC1 process
  • Experience of working in a variety of projects and phases, including greenfield and brownfield, on and offshore, Pre-FEED through to EPC, with a focus on offshore upstream
  • Able to support project controls, proposals and estimating with development of technical scope, execution plans, CTRs, manhours and schedules for the electrical discipline.
  • Experience with management of vendors, able to complete Technical Bid Evaluations and oversee development of vendor scope.
  • Experience completing factory acceptance tests for a range of electrical equipment is desirable.
  • Construction and site experience is desirable.
  • A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness
  • Ability to impact and influence fellow workers.
  • Display analytical and innovation skills to manage new technology!
  • Fully conversant with international design codes and standards including ISA, NFPA, BS, API, IEC, NACE, NEMA, ANSI, EIA/TIA, ETSI
  • Ideally has experience with Qatar NOC design standards including Shell DEPs


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