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Lead Electrical Engineer

Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants

Posted on July 8, 2020

20 - 30 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Electrical). Any Arabic National, Any European National, Indian, Filipino

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The principal function of this position:
 The Lead Electrical Engineer is responsible for the overall technical leadership and management of the electrical teams in Khobar and Yanbu offices.
 The Lead Electrical Engineer is to forge and develop a new reputation for quality engineering, innovative and economic electrical solutions for all FAEC Clients, especially the Royal Commission.
 The Electrical Lead will also be responsible for preparing quality technical and commercial electrical proposals and for the financial management and performance of all the electrical design elements of the consultancy contracts awarded to FAEC.
 The Electrical Lead will be expected to lead his team to work with architects and engineers of other disciplines in a harmonious and professional teamwork relationship. He will interact periodically with other teams and work alongside external foreign based consultants from time to time as required.

The priorities of this role include:
 Reports and is responsible to the Chief Executive technically, strategically, tactically and commercially for the development and performance of the electrical team across FAEC;
 Reports to the Projects Director and designated Project Managers for all day to day project issues;
 Leads the electrical engineering team in the preparation of overall concept, detailed design and working drawings, as necessary, for the electrical design of the buildings or engineering structures following the overall architectural concept where appropriate;
 Leads, directs and checks the electrical engineering team in the preparation of the electrical models using industry standard software and ensures that the models, load configurations, cable loadings, switchgear, etc and all detailed engineering is appropriate and correct;
 Leads the coordination and liaison of the electrical team with all technical disciplines; eg architectural; structural; mechanical; telecom; civil etc to ensure that the electrical design is optimised such that the building services have no clashes with the structure and other utilities or the building envelope;
 Responsible for arranging and managing the electrical engineering staffing to ensure satisfactory delivery of the electrical design solutions;
 Leads and promotes the continuous improvement of the FAEC Quality Management System in respect of all electrical engineering work;
 Organises the preparation of electrical engineering presentations internally and externally as required to develop the work stream for FAEC;
 Determines whether Client instructions or requests comply technically with the scope of services utilising all relevant information and documentation;
 Ensures requirements of the Client’s project management representatives are adhered to in respect of all technical and contractual aspects including comments and ensures speedy and satisfactory closure by the electrical engineering team;
 Provides necessary documentation to enable the Project Manager to discuss anyissues with the Client arising from electrical disputes where necessary;
 Ensures all electrical engineering staff satisfactorily and correctly record all time inputs in the appropriate job codes for time capture for budget and commercial monitoring purposes;
 Assists the Project Managers in the preparation of Change Notices on the design scope of work where appropriate and necessary.
 Monitors performance of individual design packages and advises the Project Managers and Projects Director of the necessary actions to ensure that they meet or exceed the financial targets for the packages.
 Assists the Project Managers and Projects Director with debts and major claims for extra fees.
 Deals with any other duties that may be reasonably assigned from time to time by the Projects Director.

Construction / Civil Engineering


Desired Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge, aligning with the key areas of responsibility:
 Excellent leadership and team building skills and proven track record in the development of high-performance teams. Must be a committed team player;
 Technically highly knowledgeable and hands-on experience in a high-level capacity in the electrical engineering aspects of large projects over a wide variety of building and structure types and in a consulting engineering environment;
 Extensive specific experience in HV/MV/LV electrical power distribution systems, commercial, residential, hospital, multi storey buildings and site designs. Experience in sizing transformers, generators, switchgear, LF Panel, MDB/SMDB/ATS Panel Boards, circuit breakers, single line diagrams, bus bar selection, bus-way riser, cable sizing/ routing and layout of electrical equipment. In addition, experience in the design of cable ladder/ tray systems, earthing, lightning protection, motor control centres, equipment grounding, bus ducts, small power and lighting layout, UPS/ central battery arrangements, capacitor bank, pump control panels, fire alarm, emergency lighting etc. Fully familiar with international standards (IES, BS, NEC, NFPA, IBC etc), codes and practices for designing, engineering and construction systems. Must be fully conversant with REVIT and CADD.
 Wide-ranging Middle East and Saudi Arabia best practice experience in electrical aspects of plant engineering (pump stations, electrical sub-stations), heating, ventilation, cooling, pumping, firefighting, modelling, design and quality assurance experience of the electrical facilities and installations for low, medium and high rise residential, commercial, healthcare and public buildings, laboratories, utility buildings and facilities. Knowledge and experience of working with the Royal Commission in particular, will be considered as a distinct advantage;
 Must have considerable expertise in building electrical software models, both personally and teaching/ checking others, that are accurate, sound and electrically correct in industry standard and certified software packages;
 Fully familiar with International Design Codes of Practice, including American and British Standards together with Saudi Electric Company and Marafiq Codes will be considered essential;
 Highly personable with excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Arabic speaking an advantage;
 Highly organised and motivated, a self-starter, innovative and proactive.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge, aligning with the key areas of responsibility as follows:
 Minimum Qualifications: Batchelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognised university together with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from a leading university preferred.
 Minimum Experience: Minimum of 20 years appropriate experience of which 8-10 years should have been spent in the Middle East and ideally 2-3 years proven experience with the Royal Commission, SABIC or SEC.
 Further Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in preparing or supervising layouts and designs in 3D AutoCAD, working in REVIT and BIM will be a definite advantage.
 Proven experience in the development and improvement of electrical aspects of a Quality System fully compliant with ISO 9001: 2015.

Additional Details
FAEC offer:
 a commitment to personal and professional development
 a package that recognises and rewards success including discretionary performance related bonuses where appropriate


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Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants

Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants (FAEC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy headquartered in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and with an operational branch in Yanbu, together with registered branches in Jeddah and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

FAEC was founded in 2001 and has developed and gr own over the years and now has the resources, skills, capability and experience to provide integrated and comprehensive Design, Project Management and Construction Supervision Services. In-house design services include Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation, Telecommunications, Landscape, Interiors, 3D Graphics and Quantity Surveying. In addition, we undertake Project Management and Site Supervision Services covering sites such as healthcare, residential and commercial buildings and primary and secondary infrastructure.

FAEC is a medium sized practice with an ability to mobilize resources and coordinate complex professional team structures, giving us the capacity to tackle projects of any scale and complexity. We are continually looking for ways to expand the traditional role of the consultant in meeting the needs of our Clients with excellence and within fast-track time frames. We strive to deliver projects which reflect a balance of appropriate design philosophy, technical competence, effective project and cost management, and intimate Client involvement. We advocate continuous training and updating in global leading design methodologies and technological advancements, while acknowledging contextual appropriateness and the importance of individual requirements.

With currently over 205 employees in Saudi Arabia, FAEC is an equal opportunities employer and enjoys platinum employment status with employees emanating from some fifteen different countries. The extremely competent and experienced discipline technical teams work harmoniously together with our project management, quality assurance, planning, control, health and environment specialists as coherent integrated teams in a seamless manner to deliver outstanding cost effective and innovative solutions to meet our Clients greatest challenges.
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