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Lead Electrical Engineer

Houston, TX

Posted: 08/22/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 16754 Pay Rate: $150,000 - $200,000 (Depending on Experience) + Bonus

Lead Electrical Engineer


A global engineering and project management firm, is looking for a strong lead electrical engineer to help with their electrical and I&C projects both domestically and internationally. All Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Direct Hire / Will consider contract if candidate prefers

Position Location: Houston, TX

Position Salary: $150,000 - $200,000 (Depending on Experience) + Bonus


  • Responsible to perform routine and complex engineering, design, analysis or other technical tasks within the electrical department utilizing current technology, available standards, calculation software, templates and cataloged products. 
  • Oil & Gas projects range from preliminary design studies to major engineering, fabrication, and procurement projects that include installation and commission. 
  • Ability to generate schematics for power distribution systems and check drawings against client and class specifications
  • Read P&ID’s when needed. Develop/review data sheets for electrical equipment
  • Required to review/write specifications as well as read and interpret customer specifications and write technical responses and deviations as asked to do so by the project lead
  • Ability to design or review cable tray design and layouts and cable routing
  • Interact with both internal and external teams, clients, and others as directed by project management.
  • Perform site visits to clients sites as needed for the projects


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering a must, Masters degree a plus
  • 8+ years equivalent experience is required for the role. EPC experience with both Electrical than I&C - majority of Electrical based work. 60% - Electrical, 40% I&C.
  • FPSO / FLNG experience or any vessel experience preferred
  • Hazardous area design experience to ATEX, IEC Ex, API RP 505, API 15 etc.  Individual does not require experience in all but must have some.
  • Marine experience:  Exposure to certifying agencies such as ABS, DNV etc. would be preferred
  • Oil & Gas experience:  Can be in any portion of the process, subsea, upstream, midstream, or downstream.
  • Hands on field experience in commissioning or factory acceptance testing is a big plus
  • Able to read/review single line drawings power distribution systems. Knowledge of lighting design.
  • Experience with Fire and Gas detection and safety systems area plus.
  • Must have strong communication skill both verbal and written, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Travel as needed to client sites for the projects. 10% - 15% of the time.


  • Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Bonus
  • 401k + Matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Relocation Assistance (Applicable if needed)

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application.

Daniel Heidrick
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operations roles.

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