Sr. Electrical Engineer

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector NA
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Senior Electrical Engineer

Perform Engineering duties by applying principles, knowledge, and practices of electrical power distribution for timely identification, analysis, and resolution of electrical related issues to ensure safe, reliable, and cost-efficient plant operations. The Sr. Electrical Engineer also utilizes current and new industry accepted developments to improve plant performance and reliability, which includes initiating and developing electrical distribution modifications and new projects.

Your scope of responsibility

  • Provide competent coverage for issues concerning low, medium, and high voltage electrical systems including switch gear, motor control centers, transformers, VFD’s, UPS Systems, DC Systems, and electrical safety.
  • Owner of site single line electrical drawing updates and changes.
  • Leads site arc flash analysis and evaluates changes in electrical infrastructure to lower risk and ensure safety.
  • Leads improvements in electrical infrastructure by developing and managing multi-year capital project plans.
  • Owner of electrical coordination studies to ensure safety of electrical systems and personnel.  Establishes specifications and procedures to ensure setting of safety devices are maintained to protect employees and electrical assets.
  • Works with Maintenance and Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Sr. Electrical Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
  • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.
  • Participates in the development criteria for evaluation of equipment and technical suppliers and maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
  • Participates in the final check out of new electrical equipment installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Leads to improvement in the utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.
  • Owner of site electrical safety procedures and practices to protect personnel and equipment.
  • Reviews new and existing preventative maintenance procedures for site electrical equipment.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Sr. Electrical Reliability Engineer applies:
    • Knowledge and engineering principles to perform analyses of assets including asset utilization, overall equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life & other parameters that define operating condition, reliability, and costs of assets.
  • Develops and maintains reliability improvement/tracking programs for critical electrical assets.
  • Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.
  • Leads component failure analysis as required.
  • Reviews project design packages for proper design regarding reliability and electrical safety.  
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program. 
  • Develops, reviews, and maintains electrical equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and storage.  
  • Develop and implement alterations and revisions to electrical equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.
  • Provide various reports as needed.
  • Always present a professional image to clients and vendors while maintaining a positive reputation in the company.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.
  • Initiate and follow through MOCs
  • Must be willing to be available 24/7 on short notice to support plant operations.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during plant outages and emergencies
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • Licensed PE a plus
  • CMRP a plus

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Electrical Engineering required.
  • Ten years or more experience preferred.  Experience as plant owners’ employee in a continuous process industry, preferably chemicals or oil refining preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B required.
  • Knowledge and experience with NETA and IEEE preferred.
  • Experience with electrical testing technologies preferred.


  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking or in writing so others will understand
  • Must be self-motivated and possess skills to identify and solve unusual problems
  • Must be capable to make decisions and recommendations with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to spend time in the field as required
  • Ability to use computers and computer systems utilizing standard software (ie; Microsoft Suite)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Electrical Engineering — Knowledge of the practical application of electrical engineering. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures to:
  • Support capital projects and electrical equipment selection.
  • Commissioning electrical equipment experience is a plus.
  • Experience in SAP or similar maintenance programs a plus.
  • Experience in Arc Flash Analysis required.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.  These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit and an extra 3% Safe Harbor match.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays, a floating holiday to celebrate diversity, PTO, as well as many other programs such as paid parental leave and educational reimbursement.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.