Principal Electrical Engineer

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  • The primary accountability will be SME with Electrical distribution system and equipment
  • Provide operational technical feedback to global electrical engineering and design group (GEMTE)
  • To proactively assist operation site business and commercial management in implementing systems, identifying key areas of opportunity, new issues and driving the businesses to fill any gaps.
  • In conjunction with other specialists, monitor agency rulemaking and analyse emerging regulations to determine impact on plant operations
  • To lead creation and implementation of applicable local/National standards, procedures, training, tools, audit questions and local documents based on local legal requirements and aligned to global work processes


  • Electrical Engineering degree preferable with a chartered engineer qualification or equivalent and at least 20 years’ experience in an industrial operation engineering position.
  • Must be familiar with communications based on IEC-61850 MMS/GOOSE and Modbus TCP/IP as well as basic networking principles (ethernet, serial) to allow IEDs to communicate towards an upstream system that could be either electrical (EPMS) or part of the process controls (DCS)
  • Proven experience with inverters and Frequency Drives.  Knowledge of ABB frequency ACS drives is a plus.
  • A background in the maintenance support and electrical engineering in a process industry environment, preferably in the industrial gases, oil, petrochemical, or chemical industries. 
  • Proven knowledge and experience with condition-based monitoring equipment and predictive maintenance techniques on HV motor, HV transformers, HV /LV switchgear, and electrical drives
  • Proven experience in maintenance and testing of HV motors, HV transformers, HV and LV switchgear and secondary testing of protection relays.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills are a major requirement for the job holder. Self-motivated and a high degree of personal responsibility for results.
  • Proficient in English, other languages will be a plus.
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