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Sr. Regional Electrical Engineer

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Stewartsville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Our client, a worldwide supplier of chemicals and gases to the industrial manufacturing sector (Food, steel, 3-D printing, power, oil & gas, etc.) is looking for a Regional Sr. Electrical Engineer to support their North American region. Bring your LARGE motor (Up to 35K HP) skills and a background in troubleshooting 4,160V, 13.8KV and 138KV substations, High/Medium/Low voltage switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Variable Frequency Drives, Battery & UPS system, DCS & PLC Controls to the table for a great opportunity. This role DOES require 30-50% travel regionally. 
  • Support the Company's US and Canada Operation by establishing a culture of safety, technical competency, reliability, efficiency, compliance, cost and customer service.
  • Provide support and guidance to Regional Reliability Teams
  • Provide technical, troubleshooting and maintenance support to all chemical plants within the fleet for all electrical issues, including 138kV substations, High/Medium/Low voltage switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Variable Frequency Drives, Battery & UPS system, DCS & PLC Controls, large motors up to 35,000HP. Excitation controls, and reduced voltage motor starting equipment.
  • Track emergent plant events and ensure that comprehensive pro-active leadership of electrical support is provided. When required provide local support on equipment repair at site or at a local shop. Develop specifications and technical documents for repair or replacement.
  • Perform root cause analysis, develop lessons learned. Share lessons and implement corrections.
  • Support the Regions with the development of the detailed electrical major maintenance work scope, budget, contractor selection, execution strategy.
  • Perform Reliability, Risk Assessment and Contingency reviews, develop plans to reduce or eliminate gaps. Once approved, execute a project to correct the gap found.
  • Identify critical spare parts needed for electrical equipment and systems.
  • Identify new and assess the effectiveness of existing electrically related condition-based monitoring (CBM) tools, techniques and practices. Review electrically related CBM and reliability reports and data and agree specific actions, as indicated, with the Regional and Area Management teams. Familiar with Transformer Oil Analysis, Partial Discharge, Motor Circuit / Current Signature Analysis, Infrared Inspection, vibration, ultrasonic, etc.
  • Provide electrical technical support, review and approval of changes using the Engineering Management of Change (EMOC) process. Assist local personnel in developing proper engineering documentation for performing any changes.
  • Create or review and approving the application of electrical equipment PM’s, work instructions, and related procedures. Review the quality and completeness of electrical PM execution at plant location.
  • Support operations in the Field for major maintenance, upgrades, new plant checkout and commissioning. Perform full loop checks and functional testing of equipment in test position, prior to plant startup. Provide support during plant restart.
  • Provide electrical equipment scope, proposal estimates, technical documents and execution support to the Project Execution team for large capital improvements projects and re-life projects.
  • Supervise and Assess the technical competency of electrical contractors and service providers to ensure proper scope is assigned and the expected quality is received.
  • Track within the (EAM) Enterprise Asset Management system, monitor history and condition of key electrical equipment at plants to determine and prioritize Fiscal Year major maintenance scopes and requirements, including obsolescence aspects.
  • Responsible for understanding, applying and training NFPA 70E to plant personnel as well as reviewing contractor electrical safety practices.
  • Perform Electrical Safety Reviews at site locations.
  • Perform general electrical training at site locations.
Required education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Required qualifications:
  • Minimum 10 years of electrical engineering experience in Operations Support, Reliability or Engineeringand Installation of Industrial Process Plants, power distribution.
Interpersonal skills:
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Possesses strong communications skills at all levels
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through to completion on projects and solutions • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment or independently as required
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and improve existing processes/programs
Managerial skills:
  • Knowledgeable in plant operations. Can effectively identify and evaluate technical and business process opportunities and translate to financial terms to support investment and business case development
  • Continuous improvement drive and ability to implement change in a geographically diverse organization. Relentless drive to challenge the status quo.
  • Management by influence – experience delivering results in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to influence others to deliver results.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple activities and achieve results with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Other qualifications:
  • Demonstrated exceptional operational safety leadership
  • Proven experience in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of low/medium/high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems and associated protection and support equipment
  • Proven experience in electrical short circuit analysis, relay protection settings & coordination, power quality analysis, high voltage motor starting schemes and analysis, hazardous area classification and lightning protection
  • Proven effectiveness at trouble shooting electrical issues, identify problem components and interfaces, and execute effective and efficient solutions to restore critical and needed plant control functions
  • General expertise in large high voltage motors and related control systems preferred
  • Proven experience in Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect or FMEA methodologies
  • Proven experience and knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies
  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industry standards and codes
  • Experience with CMMS systems required, SAP PM preferred
  • Electrical Engineering degree required. Professional qualifications and licensing preferred
  • Six Sigma qualification a plus
  • Commissioning and startup experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of;
    • National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
    • National Electrical Testing Assoc., NETA, Maintenance Testing Specifications.
    • Standard for Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Bethlehem , Sr. Regional Electrical Engineer, Other , Stewartsville, Pennsylvania

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