PRINCIPAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER – INFRASTRUCTURE & DISTRIBUTION Job in Jizan, Saudi Arabia at Parsons International Limited

Job Description

1. Principal Objective: A brief summary of the responsibilities of the positionThe Principal Engineer is a technical specialist performing complex technical analysis and provides support within a multidiscipline engineering environment, answers A/E reviews, prepares engineering/design contract RFP’s, reviews PC/EPC contract-based design/shop drawings and materials and carries out construction troubleshooting. Interfaces with other sections/disciplines of the department and may perform work in collaboration with A/E or other design professionals.2. Organizational Relationship: A brief synopsis of reporting relationships; i.e., reports to, supports section, group, etc.; interfaces with senior management, clients, etc.Member of the Planning and Technical Specification Section of the Engineering Department providing support to all Yanbu projects. Reports professionally to the PTS Supervisor. Provides technical assistance in a specialized area to subordinates or peers. Interfaces with other engineering disciplines, project staff, other RC/MSC departments, A/E representatives, and construction contractor representatives.3. Major Activities Performed: List the major job function(s) of the position.             Prepare technical specifications, scope of work descriptions, and updates the standard details, design criteria and technical guidelines. Prepare Request for Proposal (RFP) documents with design concepts. Provide technical assistance during pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations, and post-award and other conference. Review A/E contractor design drawings, specifications and calculations submittals and coordinates with the work of the other disciplines. Review specially vendor and shop drawings and specially construction materials and/or equipment submittals. Submittal and Reviews advanced power system analysis. Perform field inspections and provides professional field support as necessary during construction phases. Prepare interface layouts and conflict solutions. Prepare technical correspondence, reports and studies. Prepare electrical power network planning for expansion areas. Function as a technical expert in performing analysis in specialized areas. Review and provides guidance in problem areas, recommends solutions, alternatives and improvements. Perform investigation of material and system failures.


4. Experience and Qualifications: List the background experience required for the position, number of years’ experience, in what fields.Describe the desirable academic background.

  • A Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from a Western recognized university with a minimum of 15 years’ postgraduate professional experience and a minimum of 10 years of Power Systems design experience.
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East and knowledge of Saudi electrical regulations will be considered an advantage.
  • Registration in Country of Origin in an Engineering Professional Association equivalent to US PE or UK Chartered Engineer status is essential.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Must have sound overall experience in planning and designing systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.
  • Capable of reviewing designs carried out by A/Es for high voltage, medium voltage (13.8 to 34.5kv) and low voltage power, indoor lighting, outdoor and road lighting, ground communication, and fire alarm systems.
  • Must have used ETAP or similar software to perform electrical studies.
  • Experienced in preparation of Bid Documents.
  • Good knowledge of working in a BIM Environment would be an advantage.
  • Experience in designing (from conceptual to detailed) electrical systems for residential, commercial and institutional facilities is desirable in the following areas:
  • Medium and low voltage power systems one-line diagram and electrical rooms equipment layout.
  • Underground and exposed conduit and cable tray runs.
  • Calculations for demand load estimates, for sizing major equipment and circuits and selective protection coordination.
  • Lighting systems indoors and outdoors calculations and physical layout.
  • Fire protection and communication systems one-line diagrams and physical layout of equipment and device.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of National Electrical Code, IEEE, ANSI, IESNA, NFPA
  • Design experience (from conceptual to detailed) with utility and industrial facilities is desirable:
  • Medium voltage power distribution substation one-line diagram and equipment layout of major equipment.
  • Medium voltage switchgear.
  • Protective relaying schemes for medium voltage bus, transformer, cable and overhead line protection.
  • Station Automation System, switchgear control, monitoring and metering.
  • SCADA.
  • Medium voltage power distribution layout with cables in duct banks and direct buried and corresponding ampacity calculations.
  • Thorough knowledge of IEEE, ANSI, and IEC Standards.

Job Details

Job Location
Jizan, Saudi Arabia

Company Industry
General Engineering Consultancy

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role

Employment Type

Monthly Salary Range

Number of Vacancies

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Mid Career

Residence Location
Saudi Arabia

About Company

Company: Parsons International Limited

Company Location:  Jizan, Saudi Arabia

Job Category: General Engineering Consultancy

About Parsons International Limited