Senior Electrical Engineer

  • DOE
  • United States Texas Houston
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer

About the Unit

The Yara Technology and Projects (YTP) business unit develops new technologies and executes projects to meet Yara’s ambitions on Growing a Nature-Positive Food Future. YTP Projects department consists about 120 employees. This department manages, coordinates and executes Large- and Medium-scale technical projects and develops Yara’s existing production units globally. We work in close collaboration with our key stakeholders such as Yara Clean Ammonia, Yara’s Regional organizations and External partners. Together we are building a more sustainable future for Yara and the World. The YTP Projects Engineering department comprises all technical disciplines and it supports YTP Projects in carrying out technical studies and project activities like monitoring and guiding contractors and suppliers in their engineering activities. The YTP Projects Engineering department is currently seeking a (Senior) Electrical Engineer to further develop the Engineering department to continuously improve YTP’s project delivery. The (Senior) Electrical Engineer will lead and take care of coordinating all engineering activities during all Project phases with internal / external stakeholders, from feasibility study till takeover by operations.

Responsibilities The (Senior) Electrical Engineer will be accountable for a technically sound concept, detail design and construction of different North-America based projects within the YTP portfolio.

  • Be the electrical design authority within the project and ensure compliance to Yara’s internal specifications
  • Leading the power distribution system design and the preparation of specifications for procurement of major electric power equipment and related installations.
  • Coordination of electrical competence related activities within the project team, in close collaboration with the engineering manager. From feasibility until execution (incl. construction on site).
  • Interacting with other disciplines (process, static equipment, rotating machines, civil, etc.) for the successful project delivery.
  • Overseeing compliance to national & international standards and regulations pertaining to the electrical discipline.
  • Interact with clients (plants) to understand technical requirements, constraints, negotiate specifications, design reviews.
  • Interact with vendors & EPC contractors to understand technical offers, follow up the engineering design process, review technical documentation, etc.
  • Interacting with distribution and or transmission system operators to understand grid interconnection process, requirements & technical constraints.
  • M.Sc (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering - with 5 to 10 years of experience preferably in a project environment.
  • A strong theoretical knowledge in power systems engineering and understanding of shortcircuits, grounding, harmonics, relaying & control, etc.
  • Knowledge in major electrical equipment such as switchgear, transformers, electrical motors, cables, busbars, variable frequency drives, etc.
  • Knowledge of local codes (NEC) & standards applicable in north-America (ANSI, IEEE, UL) Experience in project engineering environment and construction of electrical installations. Power system simulation software experience such as ETAP is a plus.
  • Knowledge in power electronics & large current rectifiers is a plus.
  • Proactive & technically curious.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
Additional Information

As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity and respect in society. We therefore encourage all qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and are committed to create a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.

Willingness to extensively travel abroad.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident if an external candidate.
The (Senior) Electrical Engineer reports to the Competence Lead Electrical and the position will be based in the USA.
We offer our employees a well-rounded Total Rewards package with competitive health care, life insurance, 401(k), and well-being benefits which include tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and paid maternity and parental leave.  


Knowledge grows through differences Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassadors networks.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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