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Principal Electrical Engineer – Staff

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom


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Job Description

Wood is recruiting Principal Electrical Engineers on a staff basis for present and up-coming projects.
We are the world’s engineers, the company that makes the world a better place, the company that delivers the change the world needs most, and the company that doesn’t just talk sustainability but makes it real for our clients and ourselves – because our ideas, our expertise, and our ability to scale solutions enables us to transform the world.Our vision is to deliver solutions that transform the world.
Wood’s Projects business unit specialises in delivering predictable and consistent results in high complexity projects that include new technology, challenging construction logistics and, or sheer scale. Just like the nature and expansiveness of our sectors, so is our Projects business, in its solutions, abilities and global track record. Across any major capital project lifecycle, we provide a full suite of solutions from programme and project management, to engineering and design, procurement, construction and project delivery.
Powered by a global team, we deliver some of the world’s boldest and most critical projects in many diverse and evolving sectors, including:

Upstream / Midstream / Downstream Oil & Gas
Renewable Energy
Mining & Minerals
Industrials & Manufacturing
Life Sciences
Government services

What we can offer 

Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across the energy transition, emerging and conventional energy sectors 
A caring team culture; we support each other professionally and personally, encouraging knowledge sharing across all areas of the business 
Energy Transition Academy; join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems – delivered by experts in their field
Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant 
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business 
Competitive renumeration package with regular reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market 
Flexible benefits package inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays),plus the potential for one additional ‘flex day’ per month. Further benefits include a generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests 
Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession 

If all of this sounds good to you, review the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.  
Work scope:

Review design packages for electrical systems and equipment (i.e., Power & Distribution Transformers, motors, generators, high voltage/low voltage switchgear / Motor Control Center (MCC), distribution network, control equipment, power outlets etc.) including drawings, datasheets, detail scope of work, calculations, Bill of Material / Quantity and preliminary cost estimates, Hazardous Area Classification and power System Study
Prepare the Project Design Basis Document as per the project scope
Prepare the entire project load lists based on the project scope
Produce technical reports for the scope of work, and technical specifications for specific electrical equipment
Assist in the electrical activities of engineering, procurement, and eventual construction (EPC) contractors during the Front-End Engineering Development (FEED) and design phase
Coordinate with Project managers to finalize the Electrical Engineering scope for the entire project / package
Carry out analysis of major equipment selected in the design package
Review and respond to technical and site queries
Experience in project execution in accordance with client’s and worldwide industrial standards
Monitor and review in coordination with client’s PMT the performance and work quality of the contractor
Ensure that the design work by contractor is in accordance with client’s design standards, applicable codes/regulations, and acceptable work practices
Assist the Project Managers and Project Engineers in evaluating Material Requisitions (MR), Technical Bid Evaluation (TBE) and Award Recommendation (AR) provided by Contractor and able to perform Procurement support
Review and evaluate Change Orders to ensure full compliance with standards and that costs are in line with project budget
Work closely with Engineering Teams during the project to ensure facility integrity in terms of HSE
Provide technical assurance for electrical discipline deliverables for projects
Recommend new improvement solutions for installations or modifications to improve existing facilities and standards
Good knowledge on Power system automation

*All candidates must have currently the right to work in the UK – No sponsorship is being offered at this time. 


Bachelor’s degree within the Electrical Engineering field or a BA in Science with a focus in Electrical Engineering
Certified Engineer desirable
Extensive experience in design, engineering and construction
Middle East experience is preferable
Engineer must be familiar with NEC, IEEE/ANSI, IEC and other International electrical standards, best practices and value practices
Be fully familiar with analogue and Digital Control Systems including Power System Automation (PSA), DCS, PLC and SCADA controls
Thorough knowledge of the English language is required to perform the necessary in depth analysis and studies, make professional presentations and keep up with technical advancements
Have experience with Electrical Transient Analysis Program (ETAP) or similar software and all Microsoft office

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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