Senior Project Engineer (Primary), UAE

Senior Project Engineer (Primary), UAE

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The Senior Project Engineer - will be a member of Power Grid Grid Integration – EPC Engineering Team and will contribute towards the effective operation of the BU Substations. The position will be based in Dubai, UAE. Grid Integration delivers stations, system solutions and service for transmission and distribution facilities. The market is driven by the need to create stable electricity grids and for environmental reasons with the aim of increasing the use of renewable energy. We design and build reliable stations both indoors and outdoors. The Position holder, Senior Project Engineer, will act as design authority for an engineering discipline (secondary / primary) in projects, classified as medium complex, with respect to the overall scope of supply. In this role the assignment is to overlook multiple project in the specific area of responsibility, to ensure consistent and cost- efficient solutions in accordance with the contractual requirements are being developed to the full satisfaction of ABB’s customer. The position requires a close cooperation with the project Lead engineer as well as remote resources, based in the OPC and provides technical guidance for all engineering resources within the OPC team and assigned to the particular project / tender. It is mandatory to apply highest quality- and safety standards.


Your main responsibilities will include:-

1. Ensure activities related to the engineering disciplines within the area of responsibility are efficiently executed, in accordance with the contract specification, quality standards and safety requirements.

2. Secure the completeness of the assigned packages and correct function of the resulting substation system.

3. Confirm the engineering is developed, taken into consideration the complete information and all inter discipline checks has been conducted, the results are documented in the project specific storage area.

4. Solve problems that appear during engineering development. Cooperate with the Project Lead Engineer.

5. Focus on cost-efficient system solutions

6. Act as a design authority for engineering deliverables in the specific engineering disciplines.

7. Responsible for on Time, on Budget delivery of the assigned design packages with strong application of highest quality standards

8. Report and keep records for all engineering changes occurring in your area of responsibility. Cooperate with the Lead Engineer and agree on the project specific impacts, caused by the changes.

9. Ensure compliance with ABB and Client engineering guidelines, standards and quality across the complete engineering process.

10. Co-ordinate clarify with engineers, sub-contractors and suppliers technical issues (within the assigned scope of work) and technical interfaces. Inform the project Lead Engineer regular about the activities and status.

11. Collaborate with the site team, attend site during construction phase if necessary.

12. Contribute to the risk & opportunity register, by communicating observations

13. Prepare BoQ’s & technical part of the equipment specification as input to the purchase requisitions in close cooperation with OPC teams

14. Maintain and ensure the Up-to-date design issue log for your specific area of design responsibility.

15. Safety – Understand and follow ABB OH&S procedures and guidelines

16. Participate at design reviews. Present the designed solution for your area of responsibility to the audience. Keep records and ensure design freeze as required.


Ideally you should have a degree in Electrical/Power Engineering with 5 years’ (plus) experience in substation design with focus on system design (up to 400kV) & Substation engineering. You should have obtained at least 3 months of construction and or commissioning site experience with proven experiences with customer standards for projects executed in UAE

Additional information

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Dubai, Generic, Utd.Arab Emir.
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Grid Integration
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Design and Engineering
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