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Electrical & Instrument Supervisor

Job Title: Electrical & Instrument Supervisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 38
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Mselect is hiring a Mechanical Supervisor for one of its international Oil and Gas clients. This is a senior position that requires technical and professional background in Mechanical supervisory as mentioned in below Job Description.

Basic Purpose of the role:

The Electrical & Instrument Supervisor will exhibit exemplary safety and managerial leadership in

all matters pertaining to electrical and instrumentation maintenance works and power generation on the Production Facility, Well Sites, Check Points and Camps. He is responsible for ensuring his subordinates are competent to carry out their allotted tasks and confirming and clarifying the status of electrical personnel.  He will liaise effectively with other key management personnel.


The Electrical & Instrument Supervisor is authorized to ensure the timely repair and maintenance of

Electrical and Instrumentation systems and equipment and the operations of power generation equipment. He is the Field Electrical Authority and subordinates personnel, subcontractors, inspectors, and external and ad hoc services.

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain and adjust the condition of electrical and instrument assets.

  1. Comply with relevant authorisation procedures, safe working practices and specific instructions
  2. Complete maintenance in an agreed timescale, using safe and appropriate methods and agreed procedures
  3. Resources are planned for and used cost effectively
  4. Difficulties in implementing procedures are reported promptly to relevant parties
  5. Operating requirements are obtained and are available for reference
  6. Adjusted assets comply with specified operating requirements
  7. Adjustment is made with minimum disruption to any ongoing activities
  8. Adjustments are made using the specified methods, tools and materials
  9. Achievement of requirements is monitored and recorded accurately
  • Adjustments are made using the specified methods, tools and materials
  • Achievement of requirements is monitored and recorded accurately


Monitor and assess the performance and condition of electrical and instrument assets

  1. Information is obtained from reliable sources using specified methods. (Inspection, documentary information, instrument readings.)
  2. Monitoring equipment or procedures are used correctly
  3. Monitoring is conducted in line with specified timescales and schedules
  4. Monitored outcomes are recorded accurately in the required format
  5. Comparisons of current performance are made against previous assessments


Diagnose Faults in electrical and instrument assets

  1. Respond promptly to problems in line with approved procedures
  2. Select appropriate tests and diagnostic procedures and apply them methodically
  3. Clarify the nature of problems with engineering products/assets
  4. Determine the cause and extent of problems in the performance and condition of products/assets
  5. Use the results of inspections to determine the appropriate actions to take
  6. Record an accurate and full description in the appropriate document history


  1. Monitor and Maintain Pollution Control Measures
  2. Sample and check that controlled process discharges from area of responsibility to the environment are within prescribed limits
  3. Identify and halt unplanned discharges where possible, and reported immediately according to policy, procedure and regulation
  4. Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure


  1. Manage and Supervise effectively
  • Establish effective relationships with colleagues and subcontractors.
  • Establish scope of work clearly (briefings, toolbox talks, presentations)
  • Plan and control use of resources effectively. (Personnel, time, materials, transport, IT)
  • Use of communication skills shows leadership (oral, teambuilding, recording, noting, handover, analysing
  • Objective and consistent in assessment and appraisal of subordinates and subcontractors.
  • Makes recommendations and improvements in working practices for greater safety, efficiency and profitability
  1. Emergency Response (See Station Bill)
  • Carry Out Emergency Response Role

Demonstrate competence during Emergency Response Drills and training exercises

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Proven experience and/or qualified to HNC/HND in instrumentation and/or electronics, or recognized equivalent
  • 5 yrs experience desired with offshore experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience of Permit to Work, Mechanical/Electrical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities.
  • Experience in Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
  • COMP ex E’X’ Course
  • Preferred courses achieved : HV Protection and HV/LV Switching
  • Medically fit to onshore International standards

Personal Skills:

  • Personal: Exemplary awareness of safety issues and leadership. Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined
  • Leadership: Good levels of written and spoken communication. Positive and assertive Excellent planning skills
  • Capable of motivating teams. Flexible in applying different approaches to changing work demands
  • Technical: High standard of analytical, diagnostic, technical and professional knowledge, on pneumatic, electropneumatic, electro-hydraulic, and hydraulic control systems
  • IT: Use standard MS ‘Office’ package electronic mail system and diagnostic software and equipment as required

Internal Interactions:

  • All levels of plant personnel
  • Develop a good working relationship with Assessor and Mentor (where applicable)

External Interactions:

  • Contractor’s operations and maintenance personnel, who may provide on the job training.