Principal Electrical Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1241717

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Renewables - Biofuels/Biomass

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 14, 2024

Principal Electrical Engineer 
About the job
As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for driving and delivering safe and sustainable electrical design on a project moving into execution phase. The project has a sustainable focus with conversion of an existing brownfield site into a renewable fuels site.
What you’ll do
We are looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join our team in Perth.
The role responsibilities include:
  • Deliver discipline specific engineering services that meet company, the client’s and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 
  • Undertake and/or support engineering design and technical verification of discipline project deliverables by others.
  • Proactively seek an understanding of the safety hazards and risks associated with the asset lifecycle of the designed product, plant or structure; be responsible for action and close out where relevant.
  • Perform and/or manage discipline specific engineering services such as:  
    • prepare/assist and as required oversee the production of engineering calculations, drawings and documentation; 
    • ensure all deliverables are checked in accordance with company checking procedures; attend site visits as required;
    • facilitate and/or contribute to discipline Safety in Design risk assessment for each project;
    • participate in project reviews, HAZIDs/HAZOPs and safety design workshops; and initiate, manage and supervise, engineering assignments with the head office team and Workshare team.
  • Prepare engineering estimates for the electrical discipline in response to requests for quotation or change notices: scope engineering requirements; detail methodologies and/or engineering tasks in scope and those out of scope; clarify and detail assumptions, exclusions, rely upon information and deliverables list; input into the schedule incorporating a realistic delivery sequence for the discipline with consideration to project milestones; input from other disciplines and receival of rely on information; and ascertaining resources required based on availability.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with the project stakeholders including the Discipline Team Lead, Workshare team, Client and Project Engineer/Manager on design progress, budget, technical matters, quality, and resource planning. 
  • Establish relationship and manage packages and/or interfacing with installation contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, site team and client.
What you’ll have
  • An Australian recognised Bachelor qualification in the relevant discipline and extensive experience working at an engineering design consultancy as a professional engineer in the oil and gas refinery (or closely allied) industry.
  • Strong and proven technical skillset as a Principal Electrical Engineer on detailed design projects and must have ability to work across multiple work fronts.  
  • Experience across all phases of engineering projects from feasibility/conceptual studies through to detailed design and execution (essential).
  • Strong understanding and experience during detailed design:
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status, postgraduate qualifications in the relevant discipline; management, project management or supervisory qualifications or equivalent   .
  • Hazardous Area Accreditation (or experience in design of) and Functional Safety TUV Certification.

    Contact Details & How to Apply

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please click ‘Apply” button. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Hassan on  

    Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.
    (Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA) 

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