KBR Lead Electrical Engineer in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Title: Lead Electrical Engineer

Location: SA-Eastern Province-Al Khobar

Job Number: 1070708




KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 34​,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures)​, with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting

Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); and program management

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR,





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Job Title:

Lead Electrical Engineer


Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

KBR-AMCDE is looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer with a minimum of 18 years’ experience in Electrical Design/Engineering across project phases; Conceptual-pre FEED (FEL2) / FEED (FEL3) / Detail Engineering related to Oil-Gas/Petrochemical project. Extensive experience working on Electrical High Voltage System - Design and Engineering with in depth knowledge of ETAP/other electrical power system software and exposure to International/Saudi Aramco/Sabic Standards would be preferred.

Role Responsibilities



Develop equipment/substation layouts based on Hazardous area and other engineering criteria.

Perform Electrical Equipment sizing calculations and selection of equipment based on applicable standards and local client standards

Develop LV/MV raceway design, OHL distribution system design (13.8 to 34.5kv).

Develop equipment specifications- cables, bulk materials, transformers, switchgears, control gear and all the necessary supporting calculations and deliverables.

Participate in Design Review Meetings, Vendor Meetings and lead technical workshops. Act as Technical Authority on the subject.

For Off-shore, advantage considered for candidate with required off-shore safety training

HV Specialization

Develop complete Electrical Power Distribution System for Oil-Gas/Petrochemical project involving AIS design, GIS design and related requirements.

Select Power Distribution scheme and Bus Bar arrangements. Perform Techno Commercial studies for these selections including life cycle cost analysis.

Perform HV equipment sizing and selection of Generators, Transformers, Reactors, Capacitors, Breakers, CT, PT, Cable, O/H Line and associated auxiliary equipment like DC Battery Chargers, Station Transformers, AC UPS etc.

Perform Power System Studies like Load Flow/Short Circuit/Transient Analysis/Harmonics in Electrical software.

Specify the Protection Schemes for Power Distribution System and carry out Protection Settings and Relay coordination curves.

Develop indoor/outdoor substation & Gantry design/layouts related to 66-69kV/110-115kV/220-230kV/ 380kV substations.

Develop/Review HV, Over Head Line (OHL) design - 66-69kV/110-115kV/220-230kV/ 380kV.

Develop HV underground cable systems & layouts related to 66-69kV/110-115kV/220-230kV/ 380kV and submarine (for OFFSHORE).

Develop MV/LV power distribution system typical to hydrocarbon plants.

Develop specification and scope of work for material/services tendering process and conduct Technical Bid Analysis, review vendor documents.

Familiar with HV power system concerns and mitigation studies

Good exposure to equipment installation practices, site construction concerns and mitigation.

Software proficiency

Proficient in power system software used for distribution system studies like ETAP/SKM.

Proficient in software used for OHL line design like SAG10.

Proficient in for HV system studies, protection modeling and setting.

Proficient in software used for HV

transients studies




Skills & Experience

Minimum of 18 years’ experience in Electrical Design/Engineering

Experience in project phases; Conceptual-pre FEED (FEL2) / FEED (FEL3) / Detail Engineering related to Oil-Gas/Petrochemical projects

Ideal candidate shall be proficient in Electrical High Voltage System - Design and Engineering with in depth knowledge of ETAP/other electrical power system software

Exposure to International/Saudi Aramco/SABIC Standards preferred.

Candidate should have completed at least two sizable/major project cycles.

Exposure to gulf/international projects and working in culturally diversified environment will be added advantage.

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Working in a corporate role or on one of our projects, you will apply your knowledge and expertise to deliver excellent results to our clients. We encourage a transparent and friendly working environment where you can see the value of your contributions and grow through career development opportunities both locally and on our global projects.

You will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package including employee benefits and a career that is both financially and personally rewarding.

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