Senior Electrical Engineer


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About this role

About this role

Senior Electrical Engineer

Brunel Australia has partnered with one of Australia’s leading Oil & Gas Operators, to successfully recruit and place a suitably qualified Project Engineer. The Project Engineer – (Execution) will be responsible for supporting the onshore brownfield delivery team through the execution phase, including detailed design through start-up on JIC project.

  • Roster: Perth Based (Monday to Friday) - 8 hours per day
  • Long term contract
  • Competitive Rate

  • Member of the project team responsible for Perth based engineering support with primary focus on all onshore electrical design engineering scope of project reporting to the Electrical Package Lead.
  • Work closely with the Electrical Package Lead and interface with other disciplines to ensure design quality and successful outcomes, including interfacing with discipline SMEs and/or TAs to address complex issues or specification compliance queries.
  • Ensure that electrical designs for onshore facilities meets specifications and applicable Codes/Standards. The role will undertake, including assurance of such when developed by 3rd Parties/Engineering Contractor.
  • Commits to and champions the development and implementation of a safe working environment for everyone on the project and the continuing establishment of an incident and injury free culture.
  • Liaise as required with other discipline engineers, site based Electrical maintenance/operation team, project and operation support team, HESQ, Logistics, QA/QC, Construction, contracts et al. for day-to-day issues and support.
  • Report to the Electrical Package Lead with technical issues, options and suggested resolutions to any engineering issues, vendor related issues.



  • Minimum 15 years’ working experience with Oil & Gas, or similar industry, required.
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Previous brownfield and high voltage distribution system engineering and design is essential.
  • A strong working knowledge of the related engineering disciplines such as mechanical, civil / structural, and instrumentation is beneficial.
  • The following skills will be advantageous for the candidate:
  • Experience in design and operational support of high voltage power systems associated with LNG production facilities.
  • Specific experience with 132kV GIS design, Power and Distribution Transformers, MV/LV switchgears, MV Emergency Diesel Generators, Power Management System PMS), Substation building design and integration, HV/MV/LV Power cables design and installation in a brownfield environment.
  • Construction engineering and commissioning experience with installation and commissioning of HV (Up to 132kV rating) GIS equipment and associated services.
  • Experience with protection coordination of HV/MV/LV power distribution network.
  • Experience with electrical power system studies including load flow, short circuit, transient stability.
  • Greenfield and Brownfield experience with Power Management system - SCADA and PowerMax (Generator control and Load Shedding), preferably with SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories) system.

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

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  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Yamila Cabral is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Yamila Cabral
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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