Lead Electrical Engineer

Last Updated: 10th April 2018 (over 4 years ago)



Phone Number


Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Azeri, English, Russian, Turkish


Elman Bakhish, PhD has over 15 years of experience in power system design, installation, operation, maintenance and training including:

4 years of hands on O&M field experience in oil & gas industry;
3 years of hands on experience electrical network operations and control;
8+ years of experience in design, project management, technical staff management and training


Various City&Guilds, JTL, OPITO etc.
Various trainings

   Jan 2011
— Dec 2015

Lead Engineering course – Holland, 2015
ABB MicroSCADA – Finland, 2014
ABB REF630 relays – Finland, 2014
ABB RTU 560 – Germany, 2014
CopaData Zenon SCADA – Bulgaria, 2014
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2014
BOSIET– Azerbaijan, 2013
Schneider Electric UPS – Azerbaijan, 2013
Wiring Regulation (BS7671) 17th edition– Azerbaijan, 2013
Senior Electrical Authorization, 2013
GE Micom Relays & S1 Software, 2013
GE Multilin Relays & Enervista Software – Azerbaijan, 2012
First Aider/CPR – Azerbaijan, 2012
HV/LV switching – Azerbaijan, 2011
CompEx – Azerbaijan, 2011

Azerbaijan Scientific Research Design-Prospecting Power Engineering Institute

   Oct 2006
— Jun 2012

Power Engineering
Power Losses

Azerbaijan State Oil Academy

   Sep 2003
— Jun 2005

Electrical Engineering

Azerbaijan State Oil Academy

   Sep 1999
— Jun 2003

Electrical Engineering


Lead Electrical Engineer

   Jul 2015
— Current

Works as SOCAR Polymer/FLUOR Integrated Project Management Team member, responsibilities are review and approval of electrical system design, preparation of weekly/monthly project reports, electrical interface management, technical discussions with Contractors, Subcontractors, Authorities and utility Suppliers, purchasing of electrical equipment, attending factory and site acceptance tests, technical negotiations with bidders, preparation of material requisition documentation, technical bid evaluation, coordinating work at site, etc.
SOCAR Polymer and SOCAR GPC are the largest downstream petrochemical projects in Azerbaijan, designed by western licensors and contractors.

ATEF Group of Companies
Lead Electrical Engineer/Head of SCADA department

   Jan 2010
— Jul 2015

Responsible for electrical equipment supply for traction substations of regional Railway and local Metro Projects, leading rehabilitation and/or retrofitting of HV substation equipment, collaborating with manufacturers, communicating with customers to analyze their needs, assisting engineering design department, supporting engineering team implementing SCADA systems for utility and traction substations, coordination of engineering and construction team, control over tests of electrical equipment such as MV switchgear, rectifier bridges and transformers, verifying final construction & electrical drawings, scheduling and managing the project, validating contracts for management review, consulting for new projects, etc.

BP Exploration Caspian See
Electrical Technician (Offshore Oil&Gas platform)

   Jan 2009
— Jun 2015

Carried out weekly & monthly planning and scheduling of the work, preventive maintenance and testing of electrical equipment and electrical control systems using new generation test equipment and tools, troubleshooted and repaired malfunctions of electrical equipment and electrical control systems, suggested changes to electrical equipment and electrical control systems to achieve improved plant safety and production efficiency, negotiated with suppliers, found and ordered spare parts for electrical equipment and systems, performed isolation of electrical equipment, etc

BUTA Group
Electrical Engineer Designer

   May 2008
— Jan 2009

Worked on EPC basis at private construction company with duties including electrical design of HV substations, coordination civil work and electrical equipment structural installation of HV substation on greenfield project, cooperation with foreign engineering team, calculation, electrical equipment selection, negotiations with suppliers, validating civil & electrical drawings.

Baku city national electrical network
Chief electrical engineer

   Feb 2006
— May 2008

Worked as a Chief engineer at HV region of Baku Electrical Grid, was responsible for scheduling of repair requests & maintenance checks, supervising and coordinating all the repair works within the grid, provision of engineering expertise to electrical network operations and maintenance (O&M) for all types of substation equipment, developing maintenance instructions and best practices for substation equipment testing and maintenance when applying Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), organizing and leading assessment for aged equipment and suggest replacement/retrofitting/rehabilitation, verifying reports on consumed electricity, conducting trainings and induction courses for employees, tool box talks, leading process of staff qualification on HV equipment operation and safety, organizing critical network shutdown contingency program, materials management, leading substation equipment major inspection and overhaul, leading equipment incident investigation teams, provision of quick response and mobilize teams in case of an emergency, etc.

Baku city national electrical network
Mobile team operator

   Feb 2003
— Mar 2016

As an electrical operator at HV power grid Elman’s roles were to carry out routine & emergency repair works of high voltage equipment on various sites as per schedule & on request, promptly react to emergency calls, mobilize our team to appropriate location for emergency cases, carry out task risk assessment & necessary repair works, etc.