Jacobs Lead Electrical Engineer in Tonsberg, Norway

Lead Electrical Engineer


Jacobs is a premier global consulting, design, engineering, construction, operations & maintenance and technical services firm delivering advanced solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We serve a diverse range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

Jacobs employs 74000 staff & craft personnel worldwide. We are present in 400 locations in 40 countries.

Jacobs mission is to be the world’s premier design, engineering, construction and technical services firm delivering end-to-end innovative solutions that provide superior value to our clients.

Our Swedish office is located in Stenungsund on the west coast of Sweden where we serve the petrochemical, oil & gas and refining industries in Sweden and Norway. We provide multi discipline project management and engineering services covering the entire project cycle from feasibility studies, front end engineering and design, detailed engineering and construction.


Job description

We are seeking a talented and pro-active lead electrical engineer for an international assignment in Norway. You will be employed in Sweden but travel to Norway on a weekly basis. We have a site based team working on location at one of our client’s refineries in Norway where we supply multi discipline engineering services supporting our client’s technical and maintenance departments.

You will work as a project engineer with focus on electrical engineering and design of substations, motor control centers, frequency converters, pump and compressor control, earth systems, lighting and heat tracing systems in both maintenance projects as well as small/medium investment projects. Part of this job is coordination of global integrated delivery which is engineering services done by other global Jacobs offices.

Main responsibilities

  • Gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule to lead discipline engineering and design.

  • Work pro-actively to recognize and communicate electrical scope changes promptly.

  • Provide electrical deliverables in accordance with the client’s expectations.

  • Provide electrical calculations such as cable sizing, voltage drop and load calculations.

  • Provide technical specifications and data sheets.

  • Provide bulk MTO’s.

  • Participate in vendor documentation reviews.

  • Participate in inter-discipline checking.

  • Participate in cost estimating and planning of projects.

  • Provide construction assistance and support on site.

  • Work in compliance with both client and Jacobs QA and safety procedures.


  • BS in engineering or diploma from an equivalent technical education required.

  • 5 years of experience in electrical engineering and design.

  • Oil & gas, refinery or petrochemical industry jobsite experience. (Hazardous areas)

  • Flexible, adaptable and collaborative approach to multidisciplinary design, willing to engage across the design disciplines.

  • Ability to organize and set priorities.

  • Ability to communicate and present efficiently in Swedish and/or Norwegian.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently in English will be a benefit.

  • Ability to present in Swedish and/or Norwegian as well as English.

  • Proactive attitude.

  • Working experience in Autocad 2014 or later.

  • Working experience in MS Office.

  • Working experience in FEBDOK will be a benefit.

  • Working experience with Siemens SIMOCODE, S7 PLC and ABB ACS800 series frequency converters will be a benefit.

Primary Location Norway-Norway Countrywide-Tonsberg

Other Locations Sweden-Sweden Countrywide-Stenungsund

Travel Yes, 100 % of the Time

Req ID: CHE0000GO