Lead Electrical Design Engineer


Our client are one of the world’s most prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution providers and a leading manufacturer and supplier of deep-sea marine and commercial diving & life support equipment to the oil and gas industry.

They currently have an opening for a degree qualified, experienced Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join their Engineering team. This position can be based at any of the below locations.

  • South African, Cape Town
  • Scotland, Aberdeen
  • Dubai, Sharjah

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, career minded individual, with a strong work ethic, solid professional track record and a commitment to teamwork whom with a B.Eng. / B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. The following skills are required which must be demonstrated by submitting examples:

  • 10 years’ experience in Design of Electrical systems and control systems & integrated solutions in the Marine and Offshore industry
  • 10 years’ experience in Manufacturing / Production of Electrical systems and control systems & integrated solutions
  • 10 years’ experience in Electrical engineering production, manufacturing, commissioning, and fault finding.
  • 5 years’ experience in Design of Commercial Diving systems (Saturation diving systems, Surface supplied mixed gas and air dive systems)
  • 5 years’ experience in AutoCAD Electrical (or similar software) system, process & control drafting

Key Responsibilities – amongst others and not limited to:

  • Lead Design of Electrical systems and control systems & integrated solutions in accordance with requirements of the relevant statutory guidelines and 3rd party codes & standards (IMCA, ABS, DNV, LR, etc.)
  • Lead Design of Electrical and related interfaces for products and systems
  • Lead and manage sub-contractor/contracted designs and integrate design inputs from them.
  • Support Sales in the development of concept designs to facilitate proposals and perform budget costings.
  • Produce AutoCAD drawings (concept, philosophy, system, circuits, logic, manufacturing etc.) and detailed ERP BOMS & routes and maintain change control as per ECP process.
  • Power assessments, product specification reviews, conformity assessments and design reports/Engineering calculations
  • Lead, plan and co-ordinate work packages allocated to engineers and draftsmen in accordance with project priorities.
  • Review and approve drawings and documentation from engineers and draftsmen.
  • Provide electrical engineering guidance to engineers and draftsmen.
  • Oversee the capture as-builds & redlines as per ECP process (designs, drawings, BOMS, IR’s, FAT’s etc.).
  • Component identification and selection throughout design process
  • Read and interpret:
  • 3rd party codes, standards, and associations such as IMCA, ABS, DNV, LR, IMO, ASME, EN, SABS, ISO etc.
  • Local and international directives / standards / regulations / legislative requirement
  • Technical drawings, specifications/data sheets, data books, procedures & policies, work standards, test documentation, client technical documentation
  • 3rd Party submission of design drawings and documents and resolve technical queries and/or comments throughout the design appraisal and production/manufacturing phases of the project.
  • Review, Approve and Produce testing and validation documentation: FAT’s, HAT’s, SAT’s, Inspection Reports, ITP’s (including necessary technical drawings/diagrams) as well as product setup & commissioning when required.
  • Review and interrogate client specifications/requirements and formulate technical specifications/descriptions as well as produce purchasing specifications.
  • Review, Approve and Produce O&M Manuals
  • Onsite testing & faulting during installation & commissioning phases
  • Liaise and work closely with Sales, Production, Project, HSE and QA/QC Management teams in execution of duties, local and interbranch.
  • Support industrialization of BOM’s, drawings & related documentation
  • Software: AutoCAD Electrical, MS Office, MS D365 (ERP), MS Teams, MS Project
  • Create Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Additional Skills Required:

  • Software development, PLC & HMI operation & programming
  • Hands-on experience in electrical engineering manufacturing, commissioning, and fault finding.
  • High level of technical competency in the fundamentals of electrical engineering design process
  • Hands-on experience in assembly and operation of marine and subsea equipment.
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic team environment, under pressure, manage multiple tasks, and be goal oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.
  • ISO13485 experience would be advantageous.
  • Position may require international travel.