• Electrical Field Engineer - Northern California

    Location US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-Berkeley | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Oil & Gas
    Location Details
    Oakland, California is the preferred location. Could consider any location in or near the Bay, Area.
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Brief Team and Position Summary


    DNV GL - Oil and Gas Pipeline Services is seeking to fill the role of Electrical Field Engineer.  This is a project based position.  This position will be located in or near Oakland, CA (Bay Area) and will cover project sites in Northern California.


    The Electrical Field Engineer position includes on-site Quality Control (QC) Assessments and oversight of Electrical Subcontractors who will be “As-founding” (i.e. field verifying) Electrical Schematics, Single Line Diagrams, and Equipment Lists for natural gas transmission facilities such as Compressor, Metering, and Autovalve Stations.


    Tasks May Include: (Essential roles, responsibilities and activities a candidate may expect)

    • Conduct On-site QC and oversight of Electrical Subcontractors who will be “As-founding” (i.e. field verifying) Electrical Schematics, Single Line Diagrams, and Equipment Lists for natural gas transmission facilities such as Compressor, Metering, and Autovalve Stations. QC any existing drawings that are red-lined or new drawings that may need to be created on-site by the Subcontractors during the As-founding efforts. 
    • Act as DNVGL’s onsite safety representative and ensure all of the clients Safety and Operational Procedures are adhered to by the Subcontractors
    • Possible desktop QC review of new vendor Electrical drawings created during the As-founding project for each station

    Position Qualifications


    • BS Electrical Engineering
    • A minimum of 3 years of Electrical Engineering work experience (5-7 years preferred).  *Must have field experience
    • Familiarity with Electrical Power systems, Panels, and devices. PLC’s, Power Distribution Panels, Scada Panels, RTU Cabinets Terminal Blocks, Control Panels, and Electrical Equipment such as Actuators, PIT’s, VFD’s, power generators, etc..
    • Familiarity with Electrical arrangements, nomenclature, symbology, protection functions, and operation of electrical systems
    • Strong Familiarity in relevant industry codes and standards
    • Experience in working in transmission facilities such as Compressor Stations is Preferred 
    • Qualified Electrical Professional (QEW) certification is preferred
    • Travel requirement (75% of the year)
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license, have your own automobile to travel to job site. Must also be able to rent and drive a car and travel on public conveyances when required
    • Ability to undertake technical activities with limited supervision
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • English - Mandatory


    Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position


    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Local employment conditions apply.



    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com


    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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