Principal Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Job Title: Principal Electrical/Electronic Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive salary and good Benefits
Start Date: 2018-01-16
Reference: 25516
Contact Name: Dawn Aindow
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2018 16:23

Job Description

Aker Solutions' controls, topside and hardware team based in our Reading offices, are looking for a talented/experienced Principal Electrical/Electronic Engineer, who will Support the Electronic/Electrical Engineering group to achieve their objectives within a quality critical and high reliability engineering environment

The Principal Engineer will be required to support projects, meet key milestone, objectives and timescales in order to bring final delivered product to the customer on time, on budget and within all required functionality.

You will also ensure the product meets all specifications of the finalised design & client specifications and be responsible for technical output of all engineers allocated to your team, including attending design reviews, checking of documents, and mentoring of all Engineers within department and provide support to Senior Manager 
Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Executing the development, qualification, implementation, test, and maintenance of hardware/electrical development workscopes
  • Assist with estimates of effort and best technical solution
  • Ensure all work activities are in accordance with Aker Solutions procedures
  • Produce technical investigations and reports
  • Working offshore/overseas as the role requires
  • Technical overview and control of suppliers supplying hardware/electrical services and equipment to assigned workscopes, and to work with Manager to ensure ongoing, consistent and quality service from these suppliers
  • Production of drawings/documentation for assigned workscopes within the SAP document approval cycle


Qualifications / Personal Attributes:



  • Chartered engineer
  • Knowledge of networking and an understanding of communication protocols: RS232, RS485, RS422, Modbus RTU and TCP/IP etc.
  • Knowledge of PLC & SCADA control systems: e.g. Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Siemens, ICONICS HMI etc
  • Knowledge of topside Master Control Station MCS, Electrical Power Unit EPU and variants
  • Understanding/experience in working with ISO 9001 operating procedures, ICE 61508 Functional Safety
  • Familiar with participation in FMEA, FMECA & Risk Analysis activities
  • Familiar with producing FEED and providing ITT information to the tendering department
  • Familiar with Technology Qualification Processes TQP