• Principal / Senior Electrical Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(29/08/2019 11:57)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain Oil and Gas is a leading provider of full lifecycle engineering services in the development, design, delivery and maintenance of Oil & Gas infrastructure.  Our capabilities include brownfield project & optimisation, decommissioning, field development, consultancy services, complex delivery, asset optimisation and technology.


    Due to the award of Conceptual Design, FEED and EPC contracts Costain Upstream has an opportunity for a Senior / Principal Electrical Engineer to work in its Aberdeen office. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering the Electrical design scope on various projects for our Oil & Gas clients.

    What will I be doing?

    • Responsible for electrical technical design input to projects or proposals
    • Make independent technical decisions on the project
    • Ensure all applicable national and international codes of practice, legislation and company/client standards and procedures are complied with
    • Prepare or check engineering deliverables on the project
    • Prepare equipment and materials requisitions for electrical equipment and input to requisitions for other discipline packaged equipment
    • Prepare subcontract requisitions specifying installation scopes of work
    • Review supplier’s quotations and prepare technical bid assessments
    • Conduct inspections and witness tests on equipment being supplied/manufactured if required
    • Carry out technical investigations and produce technical reports
    • Support process safety lead studies such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA and SIL assessments
    • Assist in preparation of proposals as required


    About you


    BSc / BEng (Hons) in electrical engineering is preferred

    Chartered Engineer is desirable 


    Technical Experience

    Knowledgeable and experienced in the design and installation of electrical equipment

    Knowledgeable and experienced in the requirements for installation of electrical equipment in process plants and in particular for the installation of electrical equipment in potentially explosive areas an advantage

    Knowledgeable and experienced in the specification and design of equipment in line with safety standards

    Ability to monitor and control budgets, report progress and liaise with other departments and functions


    Personal Specification

    Delivery focussed


    Professional and striving for technical excellence

    Team player

    Leadership mentality

    Final Statement

    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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