Job Title: Senior Electrician


Closing Date: 16 July 2024

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The location of work is on board a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit, may be required to work at other company locations or suppliers’ premises as required.

The postholder must be able to attend our global headquarters in Aberdeen.

Job Type:


Reporting Line:

The Senior Electrician will report directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.


The Senior Electrician will monitor and maintain the integrity of all MODU electrical, electronic and instrument (EEI) Systems. Responsible for planning and performing or delegating EEI preventative and corrective maintenance including breakdowns and improvements affecting all EEI equipment onboard.

Key responsibilities:

It is implicit that the roles and responsibilities described within this job description are to be delivered in accordance with Well-Safe Solutions business principles, management systems, work processes and procedures, while complying with all applicable regulatory guidelines and standards.

The Senior Electrician will be required to:
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfil maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.
  • Discuss, and agree critical maintenance priorities with Maintenance Supervisor and other department heads.
  • Communicate equipment issues or breakdown information to Maintenance Supervisor, OIM and affected department heads.
  • Perform or delegate isolations/deisolation’s requested from other departments.
  • Ensure an accurate historical record of all EEI maintenance, repair and equipment change out is captured with in the companies CMMS.
  • Maintain regular communication with shore-based management and support group.
  • Implement follow-up requirements of audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management that impact EEI.
  • Liaise with the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained whilst on the rig.
  • Review and communicate potential improvements to electrical equipment and systems.
  • Ensure accurate and complete handovers are provided at shift and rotation change.
  • Mentor and coach, electrical team members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level.
  • Tools and equipment to carry out maintenance will always be available when required.
  • EEI equipment rooms and electrical workshop housekeeping is to a high standard.
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process including the recommendation of promotions.
  • Attend offshore/onshore meetings, events and training programs, as required.
  • Participate in and promote the competency management system encouraging through the Electrical Team
Key outcomes:

Operational Excellence

  • MODU EEI systems are always available to meet operational requirements.
  • MODU EEI safety critical, maintenance backlog has no overdue work orders ensuring operation of safety and environmentally critical equipment.
  • Audit and inspection findings are closed within the agreed time schedule ensuring compliance.

HSE Culture of Excellence

  • Support the investigation and review of all major reportable incidents, related to the EEI systems to find route cause.
  • Support the maintenance team in doing things right the first time, every time, and contribute positively to continual improvement activities on the MODU.
  • Participate in cross discipline hazard and improvement tours (HIT’s), always promote company interest in a positive manner to ensure a safe working environment.
Limits of authority:

Full responsibility for all operational activities within the philosophies and constraints laid out in the job description.

The company reserves the right to amend or change the activities listed, taking into account the job holder’s qualifications and experience to enable the business needs to be met.

Knowledge & Competency:


  • Valid UK survival mandatory training
  • Recognised qualification or technical accreditation in Electrical discipline.
  • Comp-Ex training level Ex 01-04
  • High Voltage switching training when applicable to assigned MODU.
  • Completion of all training and certification requirements for offshore Senior Electrician as described in the Companies training matrix.
  • Basic Computer Skills.


  • Relative experience in supporting drilling operations, 2 years on MODU
  • Higher education or degree in any of the EEI discipline
  • Familiarisation of working with Maximo