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Senior Electrical Designer (Oil & Gas)

  • Job reference: EN-002756
  • Sector: Construction, Oil & Gas
  • Location: UAE
Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide. 

We're part of SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. We support public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects, from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management.

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on 1000 oil and gas installations around the world, we are now the operator's 'go to' company for difficult challenges from life extension to innovative new design.

We listen and lead across boundaries, bringing lessons learned from one discipline to another to help realize our client's vision. We deliver what we say we will, building relationships based on trust and integrity: there when we’re needed, fast; committed for the long term; adapting to changes and leaning into challenges.

We are currently looking for Senior Electrical Designers who can share a desire to be at the forefront of the oil and gas sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence. By joining us you'll be helping us to design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global oil and gas sector.

Senior electrical drafters/designers are responsible for preparing technical drawings of medium, large and complex projects electrical systems. During the drawing process, they analyze information provided by engineers. Drafters apply their knowledge of design and engineering to illustrate visual instructions that relate project technical specifications, including dimensions, arrangements and installation procedures. Work is periodically reviewed by the Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer for accomplishment of objectives.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Management and development of electrical drawings detailing the layout and installation of the electrical supporting infrastructure for the project, SLD’s/schematics and wiring diagrams, cable schedules and bulk material requisitions to support the project.
  • Application of Industry standard CAD systems (AutoCAD / Microstation) for the production of 2-D electrical drawings and 3-D modelling systems, such as PDS, PDMS or SP3D. 
  • Managing the development and checking of common electrical design drawings and deliverables including Single Line Diagrams, Block Cable Diagrams, Schematic/Connection Diagrams, General Electrical Equipment Layouts including Sub-station Layouts, Lighting Layouts, Earthing Layouts, Lightning Layouts, Cable & Drum Schedules 
  • Assist the project Electrical Lead Engineer in management of document (drawing) control system and drawing production schedule planning (set-up and control).
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of the activities, procedures and methods associated with electrical systems design development including: Cable Scheduling and Routing Design (above and below ground), Lighting Design (including lighting design software application), Earthing Systems, Hazardous Area Classification, Electrical Bulk Material Take-off and Requisitioning.
  • Carry out technical investigations, produce technical reports, engineering standards and procedures 
  • Keep abreast of developments in electrical engineering and suggest ways to improve efficiency and service
SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.


Core Requirements:
  • Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering with at least 10-15 years experience in detailed engineering and design of electrical works for large refinery / gas projects / power / Infrastructure projets in similar position. 
  • Familiar with international codes, standards and recommended practices standards like ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NEC, NEMA, UL, Aramco Standrds etc.
  • Experience in electrical design drafting using PDS, PDMS or SP3D/E3D software.
  • Experience in use of Autodesk products such as Autoplant 3D would be advantageous
  • Expertise in high,medium and low voltage systems.
  • General knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively when managing multiple tasks.
  • Effective oral and written communications and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with the design team in the resolution of project related issues. 
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, and be flexible to work well under tight schedules in a fast paced multi-disciplinary team environment
Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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