Graduate - HV

07 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Baker Hicks have grown rapidly in the Transmission & Distribution sector over the last four years and have been successful in winning a number of major projects within the UK. As the demand to deliver exceptional engineering design from our clients continue to grow, and opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Electrical Engineer.

Key objectives

The Graduate Electrical Engineer - HV Cables role will be reporting to the Associate Engineer - Power and will be responsible ensuring the quality and consistency of the teams output in the production and control of drawings and technical documents. You will also work with the Sector Director - Power to assist during the bid process in order to secure further work.

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities

The candidate will gain experience (depending on role) in the production of all designs, calculations, reports & drawings associated with the new or modification of EHV projects from 11kV - 400kV cover EHV cabling, primary design, secondary design and protection & control. This will cover the production of bonding/line diagrams, cable rating calculations, induced voltage calculations, short circuit force calculations, thermo-mechanical thrust calculations, pulling tension calculations, production of material specification lists.

The candidate must have a reasonable level of maths and science, preferably from a power engineering background and have good communication skills. In the role they will manage the production through a robust checking process but must also develop drawing office standards, mentor and train the CAD technicians and when work dictates support the actual delivery of the outputs.

The candidate must be enthusiastic, mature enough to operate in a diverse team and work without full time supervision. This role can lead to many of the career paths for the employee as they develop through Baker Hicks

Qualifications and training

Minimum BEng/Bsc in Electrical Engineering with Power/HV background
Ideally MEng/Msc in Electrical Engineering with Power/HV background
Technical skills and experience

You will be trained and working with fellow HV Senior, Principal & Associate Engineers and develop skills to deliver the following key technical task:

HV Cable Design:
Delivering project cable system design requirements, but not limited to:

Current ratings (IEC60287)
Forced ventilation design for cable tunnels
Impressed voltage calculations
Emergency, Cyclic & Short term overload ratings
Cable crossing ratings
Producing Bonding diagrams
Producing Material Schedules & Technical specifications
Thermo-mechanical design calculation
Effective thermal resistivity calculations
Induced voltage calculations
Cable pulling tension calculations
Short circuit current rating and electromotive force calculations
Producing Joint bay, trench, CSE, cable routing designs (concept & detailed)
SVL (Sheath Voltage Limiter) sizing
EMF plots

Primary Design:
Delivering primary design requirements, but not limited to:

Primary layouts for substation
Transformer, shunt reactors, NER's, Reactive & Capacitive compensation
GIS & AIS switchgear
Earth Switches, CT's VT's, Surge Arrestors, Circuit Breakers, post insulators, Disconnectors, etc
Step & touch potentials
Impressed voltage studies
Earthing study & earth return
Busbar short circuit forces
Insulation coordination
Type registration
FAT of equipment
Writing technical specifications for procurement
Calculations & Technical reports
c) Secondary and P&C Design:

Delivering primary design requirements, but not limited to:

Secondary layouts for substation
System modelling
First main protection
Second main protection
Backup protection
Overall protection
Busbar protection
CT sizing
DAR lockout - Cable unit protection
Fault calculations
Site electrical interlocking calculations
CT sizing calculations
Protection discrimination studies
Writing technical specifications for procurement
Calculations & Technical reports
Preparation, checking and/or approval of feasibility studies, outline and detailed design technical reports and other written documents.
Design, checking and approval of detail allocation and construction design drawings.
Production and approval of design concepts, drawings, specifications and other technical documents.
Management of teams of engineers and external suppliers