Principal Electrical Engineer
Company: WorleyParsons
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Skilled & Trades, Energy, Offshore, Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 4/20/2018

WorleyParsons is a recognized leader in providing professional services to the energy, resources, chemicals and infrastructure industries, and we continue to push boundaries and extend our capabilities around the world. We cover the full lifecycle – from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets on a global scale – taking pride in providing safe and high-quality services that exceed our clients’ expectations.



  • Provide technical direction to engineers and designers in the execution of electrical scope of work on medium and large size projects.
  • Coordinate with project management and discipline manager to ensure execution of electrical scope of work coincides with Worley Parsons standard practices and procedures.
  • Perform routine and complex engineering, design, analysis or other technical tasks within the electrical discipline utilizing current technology, available standards, calculation software, templates and cataloged products.
  • Prepare/review load lists, power system studies, single lines, equipment layouts, area classifications, sizing calculations, schematics, equipment specifications, data sheets, requisitions and technical bid analysis
  • May work independently on special assignments or as part of a working team.
  • Implement Company and Client Standards/Procedures while seeking improvements to work processes and design approaches.
  • Develop and maintain a quality design threshold for the discipline through use of understandable quality procedures.
  • Ensure all work carried out conforms with agreed codes and practices, meets all requirements of the contracts specification and ensure all work is carried out within  agreed schedules, budgets and procedures in safe manner.
  • Mentor subordinates.

Technical and Industry Experience:


  • An Electrical Engineering Degree
  • Has 10 to 15 years of relevant experience. PE preferred
  • Previous offshore project experience essential.
  • Senior level experience with medium to large projects
  • Previous experience creating grounding, area class, power, single line, and motor control drawings with a clear understanding of protective devices and coordination techniques
  • Knowledgeable of the ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NEC, and other industry codes, specifications and standards
  • Familiar with arc flash requirements and calculations.
  • Able to perform engineering calculations, e.g. load flow, short circuit, harmonics, equipment sizing, large motor starting, grounding, transient stability, electromagnetic transients, insulation coordination, etc.
  • Familiar with and able to specify high, medium and low voltage electrical equipment (MCC’s, Transformers, switchgear, etc.)
  • Ability to interface with and understand client needs.
  • Ability to lead and interact with engineers and designers with clearly established expectations
  • Previous experience with electrical modeling and analytical software, e.g. ETAP, SKM, or EasyPower and performing various power systems and transmission line studies
  • Previous experience participating in TIC estimates.
  • Ability to manage scope, schedule, and budget on assigned projects
  • Familiar with electrical construction techniques, installation practices and plant start-up requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and ability to work effectively in teams
Houston , TX
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