Electrical Supervisor

Date:  17 Feb 2024

Iraq, IQ

Department:  Plant Operations
Job Description: 



  • In operational phase they will be responsible for all electrical planned and corrective maintenance on Khormor installations in accordance with both local and industry standards.
  • Plans all corrective, and campaign electrical maintenance activities in order to facilitate related project work. Leads a team of skilled Electrical Technicians and manages interfaces with operations, engineering, to ensure that plant integrity and safe operations are maintained. Reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • They shall undertake Low Voltage (LV) and medium Voltage (MV) switching in accordance with operational procedures.
  • Managing all Electrical maintenance resources, including contractors, spare parts and contributing to maintenance budget development
  • Ensuring maintenance KPI’s are achieved.
  • Reporting on maintenance activities and leading RCFA’s as required
  • Ensuring that team HSE KPIs’ are met and driving HSE Performance
  • Leading continuous improvement in their discipline area
  • Managing obsolescence in their discipline area
  • They shall be fully conversant with hazardous area classification and electrical material classes.
  • This is a multi-tasking role to support the Production Operations team in field activities and they will be involved with Fault-Finding, Root Cause Analysis and repair of all Electrical equipment and systems.
  • They shall provide input to creating and reviewing maintenance procedures, job plans and work instructions.


Work Responsibilities and Planning

  • Directs all electrical maintenance activities at Khormor LPG recovery plant.
  • Leads a team of skilled electrical technicians and act as interface between management and technical team.
  • Conversant with ICSS control systems, telecommunication equipment, power generation, electrical switch gear, power monitoring systems.
  • Leads ad-hoc teams of contract and vendor technicians for construction and maintenance work as required.
  • Ensures that plant and equipment is maintained according to compliance and integrity standards in order to meet expected reliability and ‘uptime’ Key Performance Indicators.
  • Liaises closely with Production Operations, Maintenance and Engineering teams in activity planning, engineering change and cost control.
  • Ensures that procedures for the safe execution of tasks are in place and adhered to (including Task Instructions, Permits-to Work, Task Risk Assessments, and Toolbox Talks).
  • Ensures that all activities are accurately recorded in the maintenance management system, providing all necessary reports to the Operations support team.
  • Assists in recruiting, mentoring, training, and appraising maintenance personnel.
  • Introduces new maintenance systems and procedures which will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance functions.

Functional Policies and Guidelines

  • Develops maintenance policies and guidelines for the smooth, efficient and effective delivery of all operations.
  • Ensures that the team have a safe place of work through compliance with and regular review of procedures (including Task Instructions, Permits-to-Work, Task Risk Assessments, and Toolbox Talks).
  • Ensures compliance with Government Standards, Legislation and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with Company Standards, Philosophies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Acts as a Senior Authorised Electrical Person, Responsible for Low Voltage (LV) and Medium Voltage (MV) switching in accordance with operational procedures
  • Conducts fault-finding and Root Cause Analysis on Electrical and related problems both independently and in liaison with vendor specialists.
  • Manage all records of Proof Testing of Safety & Environmental Critical Equipment (SECE) to ensure that it is operating in compliance with its Performance Standard.  Ensures that any failures are recorded and that remedial work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that Plant and Equipment is maintained according to compliance and integrity standards to meet expected reliability and ‘uptime’ Key Performance Indicators.
  • Ensures that all activities are fully and accurately recorded in the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) (SAP).
  • Ensures that all Plant and Equipment changes are fully and accurately recorded in the CMMS.
  • Ensures that all Maintenance Procedures are present, accurate and updated in the CMMS.
  • Ensures that all spares information, including equipment and task BOMs are present, accurate and updated in the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team to prepare weekly, bi-weekly and monthly work and manpower planning and scheduling within the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team to prepare Work including Task Lists, spares requirements and support services within the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team and Discipline Supervisors to manage the Work Backlog
  • Collects data related to equipment health.  Proposes improvements to risk-based inspection and condition monitoring of equipment and supports the Reliability team to conduct and improve equipment reliability programs.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to trainee, junior and technician level personnel.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required:

  • At least 12 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry. 5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Be in the possession of necessary certification to operate MV and LV electrical switch gear and maintain Ex rated equipment.
  • Experience with MV variable speed drives (Siemens) and MV motor (11kv) preferable
  • Fully experienced in working with safety management systems and a basic understanding of local safety management legislation.
  • In-depth understanding of Oil & Gas production equipment, processes and utility systems
  • In-depth experience with Electrical protection devices.
  • In-depth experience in Power Generation and generator operations
  • In-depth experience of LV and MV motors and controls, Generators up to 11kV, Step-up and step-down transformers preferred.
  • In-depth experience in MV and LV switching and procedures and fully competent in applying MV and LV isolations.
  • Excellent experience in a CMMS system, SAP preferred.
  • Experience in Pre commissioning , commissioning and start up is an advantage for a candidate