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Recruiter NameSuzanne Wood
Industry OIL & GAS, Electrical
Salary$9,500 to $10,500 per month
BenefitsNet of Kazakh tax + accommodation, flights, insurances etc
LocationsASIA , Kazakhstan
Contract TypeContract




Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas contractor, is looking for a Principal Electrical Design Engineer to work on a project based in Kazakhstan.



  • Higher Education Degree (in Engineering) is mandatory, preferably including education in Western institution of higher learning.
  • 20+ years’ experience as an Electrical Design Engineer within the oil and gas industry
  • Experience in substation design
  • Ability to identify changes and improvements to the technical documentation and procedures to reflect Client’s changing requirements.
  • Knowledge of computer based systems including, CAD, Database Management systems, Excel, Word, Microsoft Office or equivalent software packages.
  • Sensitive to Client’s requirements and Client-focused.
  • Advanced AutoCAD user.
  • Knowledge of specialized calculations (as ETAP software) programs is a must.
  • Experience in accordance with the requirements of electrical regulations and standards (Electrical Installation Code, safety procedures, SN RK, etc.)
  • Experience in pre-award technical activities, involving qualification of Bidders.
  • Contracts Development Experience, supporting the drafting of technical scope of work of ITB’s, particularly for EPC scope and Lump Sum conditions.
  • Experience in selection and integration of electric equipment for Hazardous areas (according to RK-PUE and IEC/NFPA standards).
  • Sound knowledge of configuration issues, connectivity between systems, the requirements of safety related systems.
  • Experience in major Onshore or Offshore Oil & Gas Projects, or for Major Oil Company or EPC Contractors.
  • Experience in dealing with Contracts in the CIS (e.g., Republic of Kazakhstan or Russian Federation).
  • Knowledge of relevant IEC, API, BS, ASHRAE, ISO, GOST, SNiP and PUE.
  • Familiar with all the engineering tasks related to the design phases (Conceptual, Feasibility Studies, Basic, Feed and Detail Design).



Relevant skills include Electrical Power Generation System, Power Distribution (Switchgear HV & LV, Transformers, Motors, VSD, Battery Charger, UPS, and Overhead Lines up to 110 kV), Power Management System, Cathodic Protection System, Earthing & Lightening System, Lighting System, and HVAC System.



  • Perform technical tasks assigned by the Engineering Manager / Project Manager, related with design, testing activities.
  • Interface with other Project Leaders, Specialists, Designers and Vendors Specialist.
  • Coordinate technical activities performed inside or outside the Company.
  • Coordinate and interface between the different groups/disciplines involved
  • Supervision preparation and hands-on experience in Electrical and Cathodic Protection engineering documentation (specifications, philosophies, equipment data sheets, MTOs, BOQs, etc.), including training/mentoring of local staff, where applicable.
  • Supervision in providing technical assistance to commercial activities and supports to define man hours cost estimate.


Duration:           1 year contract with possible extensions


Start Date:       ASAP


Rotation:         Working on a rotation of 8 weeks on, 2 weeks off, working 5 days a week 8 hours per day.


Rate:              US$ 9.500 - 10,500 per month worked net of Kazakh tax.  Please note that 2 weeks off is not paid so during this month you would be paid pro rata for the days worked.


Benefits:           Client pays medical insurance/medical evacuation, fully furnished accommodation, mob/demob and rotational flights, meals, laundry, transport.


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specification.


For more information please contact Suzanne Wood, Director of Recruitment

On +44 20 8905 2250 or email


If you are interested in this position and would like more information do please contact me or any other member of the Recruitment Team as soon as possible. If you are not sure the CV we have on file is current send your latest CV to me, at the same time advising me your availability and any other relevant information.  If this position is not exactly what you are looking for please look at our website we update this site daily with all our current vacancies. Rest assured that your CV is treated as confidential and Woodland will not send your CV to any Clients until we have your permission to do so.

Please Note:  Some of our Clients will require references and documentary evidence of qualifications.

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