Principal Engineer – Electrical

With Aibel you have a chance to develop your career through a range of projects in renewables and oil and gas. We call ourselves Engineering Pioneers. Whatever our job is, we approach it with creativity, curiosity and a drive to find new and better solutions. First we imagine the future. Then we build it.

The electrical department in Oslo is looking to strengthen the team with a new Principal Engineer. You will contribute to Aibel’s exciting journey in the ongoing energy transition. Our portfolio covers manned and unmanned operated Oil and Gas topsides, High Voltage substations (HVAC or HVDC), Electrification projects and hydrogen facilities.

About the position

Aibel's Electrical Engineers design and specify electrical systems solutions and strategies for projects in concept, study, and detail phases. You will also have the opportunity to take on the role of Discipline Lead in projects while holding this position. As a Discipline Lead in Aibel, you will providing technical leadership and guidance to a team of engineers within the discipline, ensuring that the design and engineering work meet project requirements and industry standards.

Responsibilities and tasks include

  • Lead the electrical systems design for Study, FEED or EPC projects
  • System lead, Discipline lead or Team lead for electrical in projects
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, safety regulations, and project requirements
  • Define, specify and design high and low voltage electrical systems and packages
  • Develop and assist in design of electrical philosophies, strategies, topologies, single line diagrams, load list, system description, PMS/PDCS systems and electrical system solutions
  • Perform and follow up electrical system calculations, analyses and assessments
  • Participate and arrange meetings, workshops, and reviews for electrical discipline
  • Participate and contribute to digitalization processes to help secure improvements in working methods


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in electrical engineering, with a focus on HVDC systems
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience from Electrical lead role - and system design activities
  • Proven track record in conceptual and detailed engineering for large-scale projects
  • Experience within electrical system design and electrical distribution design at LV and HV distribution levels
  • Experience and deep knowledge of electrical design according to relevant standards such as NORSOK, ATEX, PTIL, ISO, DNVGL and IEC

Personal qualities

  • Efficient communicator, who communicates well in Norwegian and English
  • Cooperative working attitude and acceptance for multicultural team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage engineering tasks within complex projects
  • Seeks advice and shares own experiences with others
  • Innovative approach, eager to improve methodology and solutions through digital tools

Become our colleague

Aibel offers many career opportunities. With us, you can work across disciplines, build competence and develop your own potential. This contributes to a vibrant and engaging work environment. We also offer flexible working hours, and our welfare clubs have a wide range of activities and training opportunities for all our employees.

Our overall strategy is to strengthen and grow the company's strong position within various energy segments, including offshore wind, oil and gas and hydrogen. At the same time, we always pursue new opportunities. Aibel sees social responsibility as a fundamental prerequisite, and sustainable development is therefore a natural part of our guidelines, work procedures and decision-making processes.

We value diversity and work targeted to secure inclusion of all employees.

Can you identify with our values, and are you inspired by our vision?
Then we would like to hear from you!

Application deadline and contact information:
For questions regarding the position, please contact:
Department Manager — Tim Robert Skaflestad,
Work Place: Oslo
Application deadline: 20.08.2024

We use Semac AS to perform background checks on all final candidates.

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