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Design Engineer (Substation)


The role holder is responsible for ensuring effective substation design services are provided for all Kahramaa’s electricity projects, by performing activities related to developing robust and optimized substation designs, in compliance with established guidelines and relevant standards.

Participates in the implementation of strategies and plans for the design of substation for Kahramaa’s electricity projects, in line with approved parameters like cost, timelines, functionality and quality
Participates in reviewing current standard specifications and methodologies related to substation system design and assists in updating them, as and when necessary
Performs substation design works for new electricity facilities that are assigned to the Technical Affairs Directorate and analyses existing substation designs, in order to optimize the designs
Assists in the development of an optimized substation design for all electricity projects, compliant with safety codes through comprehensive development and reviews of project documents such as Terms of Reference (TOR), bill of quantities, commercial and contractual terms, budgeting, costing and basic project design
Prepares basic substation project designs, plans and drawings, prior to handover to respective departments and highlights any discrepancies, in order to ensure an optimal and error-free project design
Assists Senior Design Engineer Substation in identifying areas of improvement in the project design, incorporates these in the proposed scope of work and makes all enhancements, in order to build a robust substation design
Assists in the review of actual substation designs, plans and drawings
Assists in the development of bidding and contract documents, for all Kahramaa’s substation projects
Attends/ witnesses type test and fault investigations at factory and/or independent labs from a quality assurance and quality control point of view, prior to material approvals for project implementation
Assists the Projects Section in the Electricity Projects Department, for inspecting contractor’s materials during factory visits, from a quality assurance and quality control point of view, prior to material approvals for project implementation
Prepares all relevant basic and design concept reports, pertaining to substation design engineering, in a timely manner, as applicable to the role
Reviews and raises requisitions for technical journals and ensures a robust operating procedure is in place for matters related to publishing of technical documentation
Works in cooperation with Quality Assurance and Continual Improvement department on securing and maintaining the ISO 9001-2008 certification
Carries out and ensures the compliance of all activities within the Design Engineering Section are in-line with Kahramaa health and safety regulations
Carries out design review, project coordination till commissioning and handover of the bulk- customer project based on agreement with BC
Carries out supervision of the project implementation of minor, medium and major size main electricity projects of substations and ensures the implementation is in line with project execution plans
Carries out supervision in troubleshooting technical problems in electrical engineering discipline and ensures effective formulation and implementation of appropriate corrective actions
Participates in inspecting contractor’s materials during factory visits, from a quality assurance and quality control point of view, prior to material approvals for project implementation
Attends site testing including EHV/HV testing in full compliance with approved procedures and KM Safety Regulations
Carries out necessary pre-qualification of local and international manufacturers, equipment and systems including factory appraisals, as well as assessment/approval of subcontractors
Carries out all tendering activities from design concept, site verifications, preparation of scope & specifications and tender documents, interact with relevant Gov’t authorities for approvals, tender clarifications, tender evaluation till tender award & contract documentation approvals


Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering

More than 7 years of relevant experience in a similar industry or in a similar role of which minimum 3+ years of supervisory experience preferably in the area of overhead line design


Technical Jobs



Electricity Projects Dept

Posting Date:

08 . March . 2018

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