Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America      

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer to work on the engineering and project management services for an Unconventional Gas Development Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with most assignments expected to be for at least one year's duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.

We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas development program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Development of detailed design deliverables defining distribution, protection and control schemes
  • Execute assigned work, and deliver documentation within the project schedule
  • Develop specifications and prepare material requisitions for LV & HV electrical switchgear, UPS, MCC, power transformers, trace heating materials and distribution equipment, earthing and other electrical equipment
  • Review Vendor's quotations, prepare technical quotation evaluation and recommend the final technically acceptable Vendor
  • Technically approve Order Variation Summaries; review and approve Vendor order documentation
  • Coordinate and liaise with other departments
  • Carry out technical investigations, produce technical reports, engineering standards and procedures
  • Demonstrate sound technical knowledge, coupled with decision making skills, to ensure the timely delivery of projects
  • Ensure that the results of development work and experience on projects are fully utilised within the discipline (lessons learnt)


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer status
  • 15+ years experience
  • 10+ years gas plant experience
  • Previous experience on projects in the US Unconventional Gas / shale market would also be very beneficial
  • A proven track record in the following project phases: concept studies, FEED, Detailed Engineering (EPC) and PMC
  • Computer literate with excellent written and verbal communication skills

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