HV Principal/Senior Electrical Engineer
Arcadis
United Kingdom
4d ago

Description

Protection and Control - Glasgow

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future.

People who seize the experiences available to transform their world and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow. Key Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the design of transmission protection systems for voltages up to 400 kV.
  • 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.
  • Substantial experience with Construction and Design Management (CDM).
  • 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.
  • Additional responsibilities :

  • Providing direction and technical advice, leading by example to achieve company goals and championing a quality culture
  • Communicating with team members to ensure that they understand, and become engaged with, the project strategy, brief and client requirements
  • Continually looking to enhance productivity through improved processes, procedures and systems
  • Communicating effectively with all stakeholders to ensure that all parties are kept informed on all relevant matters impacting and influencing projects
  • Working to ensure maximum client satisfaction, championing client care and proactively working with the client
  • Deliver safe and constructible designs, minimising change and uncertainty during construction stage.
  • Reduce costs and programme through innovative design and sharing ideas for repeat application.
  • Provide technical expertise to offer alternative more efficient solutions compared with those already used by the client
  • Requirements Essential :

  • 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.
  • Experience in Busbar, Feeder, Transformer, Reactor, Circuit Breaker fail, DAR protections and SCADA interface is essential and FACTS, HVDC protection systems is desirable
  • Protection design utilising conventional and non conventional Instrument Transformers.
  • Knowledge of IEC61850 communication protocols
  • Experience in preparing Single Line Diagram, Substation Layout, Key Line Drawings (SLD, KLD) and Cable protection
  • A good working experience of computer-based packages e.g. ASPEN OneLiner and ETAP
  • National Grid TP141 Protection and Settings authorisation would be advantageous
  • Proven ability of communicating complex technical or commercial issues to peers or senior managers
  • Proven ability to work in and lead cross functional teams
  • Proven ability to develop working relationships quickly and effectively
  • Proven experience in writing clear and concise documentation
  • Academic Qualifications :

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Experience of computer based calculation packages.
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals.

    And, as a people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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