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Electrical Engineer - Grangemouth

INEOS - Engineering - Instrument Electrical
Ref: 832 Date Posted: Thursday 02 May 2019
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Assets Electrical Assurance Engineer

Job Purpose : Specify, plan and develop the more complex asset based Electrical engineering activities within the O&P UK Assets, to achieve compliance with legal requirements, site electrical standards and business goals.


  • Grangemouth is a top tier COMAH site with a large ethylene cracker, ethane import terminal, two world scale polymers plants, power station and other petrochemicals processes. There is a large range of equipment in use within these Assets; some of which has significant complexity and is critical to safe and economic plant operations.
  • Multiple Assets across the O&P business, KG, KG Offsites, Polymers, Utilities, Hydrocarbons, Cross Country pipelines and Ethanol.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Implement and sustain Asset based electrical standards which comply with the law and national standards.
  • Assist and guide the O&P Assets Lead Instrument/ Electrical (I/E) Engineers towards development of asset care policies which comply with the relevant standards and optimise plant availability.
  • Support the O&P Assets in meeting the requirements of BSEN 60079. Complete the roll-out of an electronic hazardous area inspection system and drive further improvements in inspection and repair.
  • Identify improvement initiatives, develop and contribute to the delivery of an electrical improvement plan to meet short and long term business goals for electrical maintenance cost effectiveness. 
  • Lead or participate in asset electrical equipment failure investigations to understand root causes on all types of electrical equipment and recommend actions and processes to prevent future recurrence.

Special Features

The jobholder will be the O&P Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a number of Asset related Electrical engineering areas and support the O&P Electrical TA for specific Electrical integrity issues within their range of knowledge.

The job holder will be expected to participate actively and provide a key input to equipment failure investigations, Peer Reviews, PHSERs, TAR Start up Audits and Technical audits including interaction with other Ineos SME’s and external regulators.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Experienced Electrical Engineer (Chartered or working towards)
  • Good working knowledge of the law as it applies to the design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of electrical equipment. (Electricity at Work Act, PUWER, DSEAR, etc) and also British & IEC Standards for the maintenance of LV and HV switchgear, and other electrical equipment including UPS and battery systems.
  • In depth knowledge of electrical equipment design, specification, operation and maintenance. Knowledge of electrical distribution and protection systems, equipment failure mechanisms and failure prevention through the application of appropriate design, maintenance and operating conditions.
  • Experience as an auditable system owner. Contact with internal and external audit bodies.
  • Good working knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems (preferably Maximo).
  • Thorough knowledge of Process electrical equipment inspection and maintenance practices. 
  • Influencing skills and bias for action
  • Good Communicator, verbal and written skills.