Lead Protection Systems Engineer

26 Apr 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
The Role:

Our client is seeking a Power Systems / Protection Principal Engineer with proven skills and track record in all aspects Protection relay applications and protection systems and a clear understanding of the latest substation communication Protocols and integration into Control system. The successful candidate will be based at our Stone Office. Responsible for all leading a group of Engineers and Protection partners and helping develop our own internal protection expertise. Responsible for the design of transmission protection systems for voltages up to 400 kV.

Role Description:

• Reviewing in-house designs and those produced by external contractors.

• Experience in the concepts required in the safe design and operation of electrical networks, and development construction.

• Advising on design and design change issues.

• Specialist in an Electrical field but experience and extensive knowledge of other Engineering fields would be advantageous.

• Ensure that design projects are undertaken by competent personnel and sub-contractors reviewing designs created by others.

• Challenging, proposing, agreeing and implementing alternative solutions compared with those dictated by the transmission specifications, policies, processes and "best practices".

• Accountable for the effective delivery of the assigned tasks and deliverables of projects to time, to the required quality and to budget.

• Undertake site visits / non-intrusive surveys as required as part of the design activities or as part of site support.

• Ensuring risks are proactively identified, assessed and managed to avoid adverse impacts on the project.

• Identification, assessment and adoption of the best technical solution.

• Client Interface management comprising: infrastructure planners, project resource, Direct Labour / Construction team, System Operator, property & consents, procurement as well as co-ordinating & attending necessary site meetings.

• Risk and CDM management.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

Academic Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering

• Chartered Engineer

• Proven technical capability associated with the design and/or application of power system protection. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in protection application at transmission voltage levels up to 400 kV, gained within a transmission utility, consultancy or manufacturing environment. Strong candidates with a distribution background will be considered.

• Preparation of Protection and Control design deliverables, feasibility studies, reports, programmes and cost estimating.

• Calculation of relay settings and preparation of logic files.

• Proven ability of working with internal and external parties, e.g. equipment suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, professional bodies, and working within a strong team-working culture.

• Experience in the preparation of detailed electrical schematic diagrams for substation Protection and Control systems.

• Exp

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