Jacobs Lead Electrical Engineer in Den Haag, Netherlands

Lead Electrical Engineer


Lead Electrical Engineer

We are seeking talented Lead Electrical Engineers with experience in leading middle and large scale projects (TIC of EUR 30m to 300m) in the downstream refinery and chemical/petrochemical markets. Candidates who show superior leadership skills in a complex multi-office environment with an ability to provide innovative solutions to clients is our objective. FEED and EPC & EPCm experience are all desirable.

Our Office in The Hague has a specific market focus on Engineering, Procurement, Construction management and Consultancy. We provide EPC & EPCm solutions to the Petrochemical, Chemical, Oil and Gas and Refining markets. We currently have a staff strength of 1000 employees and growing rapidly.

With 2016 revenues of approximately $10.9 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 54,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our core values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.At Jacobs, our focus on building long-term client relationships has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse companies in our industry.

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Key requirements for a Lead Electrical Engineer

  • Leadership skills in Electrical Engineering with ability to handle complex multi-office projects

  • Carrying the responsibility for the project success and providing strong direction for the team

  • Plans and manages the work, managing the financial aspects of the electrical discipline, including the man-hour estimates and margin goals

  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills (both verbal and written).

  • Flexibility to travel intra- and inter-continentally on a regular basis

  • Ability to handle large teams of 30 electrical engineers structured and spread across 2 or 3 Jacobs offices

  • Understanding of Project business case and reflect this in the work environment such as productivity, schedule, workhour control, innovation etc.

  • Should have involved in development and implementation of activities such the latest technology and methods to improve efficiency, accuracy and productivity for the department.

  • Takes personal responsibility for safety and a healthy environment on the projects, and demonstrating this by example

  • Can work as an efficient team with project management and other disciplines, both within Jacobs and that of the client.

  • He/she is also responsible for ensuring that the Dept./Disciplines quality management system is followed taking into account any special contractual requirements.

Technical Skills

The role of the Electrical Lead Engineer is a key Leadership role, being responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of Electrical Engineering and Design team assigned to a project. Part of this role would be global integrated delivery coordination which is mostly executed with the Jacobs offices in Mumbai, India.

The Lead Electrical Engineer reports functionally to the Department Manager and operationally to one or more Project Managers. Input and leadership will be delivered in the conceptual design, project specifications, FEED, basic engineering, extended basic and detailed design phases.

  • Manage proper and timely execution of projects

  • Lead large Electrical Engineering teams, in a multi-office environment

  • Define the discipline scope and/or project proposals, include the required resources,

  • Responsible for cost, schedule, material quantity and budget control and management of change.

  • Ensure all electrical documents are issued.

  • Ensure effective communications with other engineering disciplines, project management and Client teams.

  • Contribute in people development (e.g. coach junior engineers).

  • Add value plus/optimization ideas.

  • Developmental activities like preparation of work instructions / procedures / guidelines



Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with proven leadership experience in Refinery / Petrochemical markets. Experience in Upstream Oil and Gas, Fertilizers / Mining will also be considered if the leadership experience is well demonstrated.

  • 10 years’ experience in electrical engineering and design experience in the Oil & Gas industry

  • Strong technical background in EPCm.

  • Strong commercial & business acumen, solid understanding of Project Controls, potential to lead teams.

  • Multi-office project execution experience, leading large teams.

  • Good knowledge of relevant IT systems and tools (e.g. ETAP)

  • Should have experience in lead role for FEED and Detail Engineering projects with exposure to field engineering activities.

  • Ability to organize and set priorities.

  • Excellent communication skills in English and Germany

“We encourage applicants who hold a work permit to work in the European Union to apply”.

  • At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Our commitment to client value and partnership produces consistent cost advantages, profits and growth, allowing us to attract and retain the industry's top talent. Our strict dedication safety and uncompromising Ethics & Integrity create a work environment that promotes employee progress and helps grow our business. If you share our commitment to doing what's best for our customers, enjoy working in teams and hold yourself to the highest ethical standards, you'll fit right in.

Primary Location Netherlands-Netherlands Countrywide-Den Haag

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: CHE0000DM