Electrical Engineer at Petrofac

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Electrical Engineer at Petrofac

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.


We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.


The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.  


We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.


Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?





  • Power systems modelling, protection setting coordination and arc flash analysis.

  • Reviewing documentation and checking interfaces with infrastructure.

  • Prepare documentation for and participate in project design reviews, HAZIDs/HAZOPs and safety in design workshops as required.

  • Manage and maintain the corporate arc flash hazard mitigation program and conduct audits.

  • Asset engineer responsible for the discipline relevant Performance Standard and supporting assurance activities.

  • Provide technical expertise, participate in failure investigations to capture the outcome, and share with other personnel to eliminate recurring electrical equipment failures.

  • Contribute to maintenance program, including inspections, preventative, predicative and corrective maintenance.

  • In-depth knowledge of CMMS – Maximo.

  • Ensure all break-down maintenance is conducted within set time limits and to safety & quality standards.

  • Provide the sites with engineering troubleshooting support either directly or by coordinating the input of engineering specialists.

  • Contribute to E&I engineering design efforts (i.e., design calculations, drawings, specifications, control systems and technical review of the works) on time, cost effectively and fit for purpose for the project and business requirements.

  • Establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with other members of the specialist and regional teams both in project delivery and asset management.

  • Provide accurate daily, weekly, and monthly reports as directed.



  • Tertiary Electrical Engineering qualification.

  • Registered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

  • Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area (Classification and Design) certification – AS/NZS 60079.

  • Industrial experience in maintenance or commissioning within the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or Chemical industries.

  • Knowledge of Australian & International codes and standards with respect to Electrical systems in hazardous environments and Instrumentation systems.

  • Experience in design, implementation, construction, commissioning, or maintenance of HV, LV, and Controls equipment and systems.

  • Ability to conduct & review Electrical & Instrumentation Design Engineering.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office package.

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic when working as part of a team or on my own initiative.

  • Ability to investigate and interpret data.

  • Ability to be responsive and open to changing circumstances.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Good communication & interpersonal skills.

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