Lead Electrical Testing and Commissioning Engineer at SPIE Oil & Gas Services Nigeria


SPIE Oil & Gas Services (part of the SPIE Group) provides a complete range of services to some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies through its network of offices in 25 countries across Africa, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific.

Our turnover has more than doubled in the last few years thanks to the dedication of our 4,000 employees to whom we give training, recognition, and genuine opportunities for career development. In order to support this growth, SPIE Oil & Gas Services is always seeking talented individuals to join its teams.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Electrical Testing and Commissioning Engineer – M/F


Job ID: 2023-30327
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Contractual Hours: On Demand
Contract Type: Freelance Contract
Contract Duration: 12 months
Area Activity: Mechanical, HVAC and Electrical Services


  • At the customer site inspect, test, troubleshoot, perform start-up, and collect data on electrical systems.
  • Supervise Assistants, and Technicians in the completion of electrical testing duties.
  • Observe testing, assign work on projects to capable technicians, ensure testing of similar items is consistent across test technicians
  • Track project scope completion and communicate SPIE Project Management.
  • Pre-commissioning and functionally test repaired, rebuilt, and replaced low, medium, and high-voltage switchgear and circuit breakers, UPS and Emergency Distribution Generators.
  • Troubleshoot automatic transfer switches.
    Test and inspect low, medium, and high-voltage cable installations.
  • Pre-commission and functionally test power, distribution and desalter transformers, and related equipment.
  • Test and calibrate solid-state and electromechanical relays.
  • Perform relay calibration and power metering.
  • Conduct low and medium-voltage motor control center and contractor testing.
  • Test and commission protection and control systems on high-voltage substations.
  • Sample and interpret insulated fluids.
  • Complete Job Hazard Analyses including but not limited to arc-flash and shock analyses
  • Document test results and complete field reports in accordance with client reporting templates and standard check and test sheets.
  • Maintain strict compliance with regulatory laws.


  • Must have a minimum of 6 years of experience in electrical testing.
  • Hold a certification and training equivalent to NETA Level II / IV, or NICET certification.
  • The candidate should have experience working in and leading a small team
  • Experience in or capable of managing medium to large-sized (multi-month) projects.
  • Familiarity with NETA Acceptance and Maintenance Testing Standards is a plus.
  • Familiar with safety standards, such as NFPA70E Electrical Safety standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical performance deficiencies (e.g. ground fault)
  • Skilled in testing digital relays (SEL 700G or comparable)
  • Must be knowledgeable in lockout/tag-out and hazardous energy control procedures.
  • Familiarization with Megger and Omnicron test equipment, and portable load banks.

Required Authorisations:

  • Electrical habilitation, LV/HV


  • English (C-Professional working proficiency)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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