Electrical SCADA Engineer


VacancyID: 13639
Location: Middle East - Saudi Arabia -
Type: Permanent
Closing Date:10/10/2019


Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP was recently awarded the construction phase of the 400 MW DAJ Wind Farm, and we are looking for an Electrical SCADA Engineer to join our team based in Saudi Arabia.

During the construction phase of the 400 MW DAJ Wind Farm, the candidate will act as part of the Owner’s Engineer on-site representation team acting on behalf of the Client (Dumat Wind Contracting Company) and will be responsible for monitoring the full electrical and plant testing and commissioning regime and verifying that the tests have been completed correctly and met the EPC Contract testing requirements and have demonstrated compliance with the Saudi Grid Code.


A typical week would include:
- As the Electrical and SCADA Engineer and part of Owner’s Engineer on-site representation you will be responsible for coordination with the wider team (electrical, mechanical, turbine engineers) and for dealing with any site issues with the EPC Contractor and the Owners Project Manager and Project Management Team.
- Attend training events provided by WSP (as instructed by the Project Manager);
- Adhere to WSP company policies and maintain the highest behavioural standards;
- Conduct regular inspections of the project and all constituent elements;
- Responsible for monitoring the installation of the substation and wind farm electrical equipment.
- The role requires considerable engagement and liaison with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) during the delivery of the works
- Monitoring Health & Safety compliance of the electrical contractors and making sure that suitable Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) and methods of working are being used during the installation and initial testing activities. If anything dangerous is observed, you will stop works immediately and inform the site HSE representatives.
- Review and provide concise summary of Project programmes (weekly and monthly);
- Conduct Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) audits within your area of expertise;
- Identify HSEQ events and stop unsafe working practices witnessed on site as well as communicate to the
Owner and the EPC Contractor;
- Undertake design reviews and provide technical comments when required by the Project Manager;
- Review Extension of Time requests and Variation Orders / Change Orders from the EPC Contractor and
agree way forward with the Project Manager;
- Witness all key activities relating to testing and commissioning of the plant;
- Maintain progress trackers on site and update the office accordingly;
- Monitor performance of the EPC Contractor and the subcontractors;
- Check that the works are being completed according to the project design requirements, specification and
plans / other documentation, including the Employer’s Requirements and EPC and other contracts;
- Review and comment on (validate) programme and delivery to the Project schedule;
- Monitor equipment deliveries and long lead item procurement (concrete, transformers, wind turbine
components among others);
- Check that the Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP), the Construction Environmental Management Plan
(CEMP) and the Quality Management Plans are being implemented in full by the EPC Contractor;
- Conduct inspections of equipment arriving at Port of entry (if required) and at the site entrance;
- Maintain detailed photographic records and save to the project central drive and regularly back up to the
central server;
- Review and comment on test results;
- Maintain and update Non Conformance Reports and Site Observations lists and discuss these with the
Project Manager before issuing;
- Identify and report on key project risks and recommend (where appropriate and within your competence)
suitable mitigation measures;
- Liaise and manage tasks and site activities with the other Owner’s Engineer site representative (electrical
engineer, wind turbine inspectors, commissioning engineer);
- Input to and maintain project document control processes;
- Input to the defects list and monitor clearance of defects;
- Review and support the validation of payment certificates by the Project Manager reviewing supporting
information from the EPC Contractor;
- Review as-built drawings and check that drawings reflect the as-constructed / as-laid / as-installed
situation on site;
- Liaise with (in a collaborative and professional manner) the EPC Contractor, the Balance of Plant Contractor, the HV/MV Contractors, the Client and other project stakeholders – follow the project communication plan;
- Provide general technical support and advice to the Project Manager and the Client;
- Keep the Project Manager informed of all key developments and activities on site, and all relevant
information and discussions with the EPC Contractor / other project stakeholders; and
- Any other reasonable task assigned to you by the Project Manager in the discharge of the Owner’s
Engineer services.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

- BSc. in Electrical Engineering
- Previous experience in at least one similar Wind Farm, power plant, hydro-power project
- Previous experience in the GCC market
- generation and substation (11/33/132Kv) experience.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognize the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.