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Principal Electrical Engineer

Posting Date:  30 Mar 2024
City:  Leatherhead

Leatherhead, GB, KT22 7AJ

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Energy Engineering Solutions
Level of experience:  Senior

RINA is currently recruiting for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join its office in Leatherhead within the Energy Engineering Solutions Division.

Job Overview

Joining RINA's Asset and Product Consulting (APC) Business Line, the Principal Consultant will spearhead the acquisition and execution of consultancy projects focused on electrical plant assets, including Transformers, Generators, and Switchgear. Focus on providing various clients with engineering advice and technical solutions on different projects


•    Collaborating with the Business Development team to identify and cultivate new opportunities.
•    Crafting comprehensive consultancy proposals, including client interaction, technical approach, and pricing, in collaboration with RINA's commercial support.
•    Serving as the Project and Technical Lead for the delivery of engineering consultancy projects, including hands-on project work and supervision of team members when necessary.
•    Supporting the development of technical and consulting skills among less experienced consultants within the team.
•    Active engagement in seminars and conferences related to areas of expertise to keep RINA at the forefront of industry developments.
•    Contributing to the enhancement of RINA’s Asset Integrity-related service offerings.


•    Minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree or above (BEng, MEng, MSc, or PhD) in Electrical Engineering or a related STEM subject.
•    Chartered Engineer status (desirable).
•    Post-graduate degree in a related discipline (desirable).


•    Expertise in at least one, and high competence in at least two of the following asset types: Transformers, Generators, Switchgear.
•    Expertise in at least one and high competence in at least two of the following: asset Design/Assurance, Condition Assessment, Failure Investigation.
•    Proven experience in delivering engineering consultancy projects to quality, time, and budget, with a demonstrated ability to lead client relationship management.
•    Successful track record in technical lead roles for winning engineering consultancy projects.
•    Working knowledge of petrochemical and/or renewable energy sector stakeholders in Business Development.
•    Proven experience in writing high-quality technical consultancy reports (objective, concise, consumable).
•    Willingness and ability to travel worldwide (estimated 10-25% of time) for project acquisition and execution.
•    Ability to work in site conditions for on-site assurance and condition assessment tasks (10-15% of time).
•    Experience in leading project teams, tasking, and supervising team members.
•    Safe and professional use of lab equipment.
•    Desirable: Experience in the digitization of Asset Integrity consultancy (e.g., predictive health, condition monitoring, client user-interfaces).


In addition to the below you will become part of our growing global team, you will find yourself working with world-class professionals and clients in a variety of market sectors.
•    25 days leave (plus bank holidays);
•    Option to buy more holiday;
•    Support of Military Reservists – 5 additional unpaid days;
•    Healthcare cover (Family can be added at an additional cost);
•    Matched 6% pension;
•    Life Assurance;
•    Professional development to become chartered;
•    Pay for professional membership;
•    Cycle to work scheme;
•    Employee perks – retail discounts;
•    Generous recruitment referral bonus;
•    4 half days paid leave for STEM Ambassadors



With over 5,600 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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