About the vacancy

Dosign is looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer with experience in leading small-medium to large scale projects in the downstream refinery and chemical/petrochemical markets. As overall responsible for the discipline, the Lead Electrical Engineer is a key role who possessed extensive experience in working with clients in select and define phase to assist developing basis of design and scope of work. We are looking for a candidate with leadership skills in a multi-office environment. FEED, EPC & EPCm experience are all desirable.

The position is project based initially. There is a possibility for a long-term contract if it proves to be a good match.

Tasks and activities

  • Performing a wide range of LV/HV Electrical Engineering & Design tasks;
  • Ensure compliance with specifications, national/international codes IEC/NEN/IEEE/customer requirements/ ATEX;
  • Able to perform calculations required for sizing & selection of electrical equipment;
  • Good knowledge of relevant IT systems and tools (e.g. ETAP/SKM/VISION/AutoCAD);
  • Power system studies checking capabilities: LF, SCC & motor starting, as minimum;
  • Prepare specification for purchase of electrical equipment and materials (inc. technical bid evaluation and review of Vendor documentation);
  • Provide technical advice to site team /replying TQs & STQs;
  • Preparation of complete construction packages;
  • Witness FAT and provide technical support to site activities;
  • Testing & commissioning, site assistance, desirable;
  • Define the discipline scope and/or project proposals, include the required resources;
  • Participate in project meetings: kick-off, technical clarifications, design/constructability review, SAFOP, 3D-model review;
  • Preparation of man-hour estimations;
  • Perform budget control/progress monitoring and deliver within agreed planning;
  • Guide, plan and allocate technical work within E-team, in a multi-office environment;
  • Responsible for the approval of all discipline deliverables;
  • Engineering coordination for multidisciplinary activities;
  • Ensure interfaces are covered properly in the electrical design (interdisciplinary/customer/vendors/contractors);
  • Able to handle multiple projects & customers, and liaising priorities with internal/external customers;
  • Able to frequently travel to site for alignment meetings with Client and site visits;
  • You know how to manage commercial and technical risks. You are now open for newer and bigger challenges.

Job requirements

  • You are located in the Netherlands with a Dutch working permit;
  • Electrical Engineering degree with chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status;
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in engineering; management, project management or supervisory qualifications or equivalent;
  • Excellent knowledge of the fundamental requirements of the electrical engineering, and the basic requirements of other engineering fields;
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable local and international standards and statutory and regulatory specifications;
  • Competent use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite and electrical engineering specific software;
  • Extensive technical and practical experience in electrical engineering in the same or similar industry including experience in working in multi-disciplinary projects and teams;
  • Able to handle multiple projects & customers, and liaising priorities with internal/external customers;
  • Able to frequently travel to site for alignment meetings with Client and site visits;
  • You know how to manage commercial and technical risks;
  • You have extensive experience with the industry standard tool suites such as AVEVA, Hexagon and Bentley;
  • You will be able to lead your team of engineers in the new studies and design requirements;
  • You are familiar with Scrum and Agile concepts or will be able to adopt these concepts towards project delivery by working in product based teams, engaging directly into the supplier markets for solutions, and working in multi-disciplinary groups that help each other;
  • Your client counterpart will be a lean organization expecting to work as an integrated team. They will rely on your leadership skills, your teamwork capabilities, and your technical skills to deliver excellent outcomes;
  • You are an expert at leading global teams, adopting principles of servant leadership and T-shaped skills. Most of your team, including engineers, subject matter experts and designers, will not be in your home office.

What do we offer you

  • A responsible job in a complex and challenging environment;
  • A good salary based on education and experience;
  • Holiday pay (8.33%) and holidays (minimum 25 p/y);
  • Net expense allowance of +/- €500 on an annual basis;
  • Travel allowance / company car;
  • A pension scheme and option to participate in collective health
  • insurance;
  • Free courses and training at our own Academy.


  • Education University (Master/Bachelor)
  • Experience level Senior (more than 7 yrs of experience)
  • Type of contract Project assignment
  • Duration of assignment Project based initially (6 months)
  • Location The Hague area
  • Start Q4 2021
  • Reference ID 15619
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Olivier Nicolai - Recruiter - Piping - Mechanical - HSE - Pipelines - Dosign Rotterdam
Olivier Nicolai
Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

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