Principal Substation Engineer (Protection & Control)
ARCADIS Belgium nv
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
2d ago

Role description :

The energy landscape as we know it is rapidly transforming. Join us as an Senior / Principal Substation Engineer and you’ll have the opportunity to accelerate your career, too.

You’ll be part of our industry-leading team Transmissions and Distributions teams, acting as partners to our clients, building a deep understanding of their challenges and applying your expertise to solve them.

As a Substation Design Engineer you will be working on engineering and construction projects primarily in industrial, transmission / distribution and renewable sectors.

You must be able to appreciate complex, practical, regulatory, technical and commercial issues and to work constructively with a broad range of senior stakeholders.

Role accountabilities :

  • 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.
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • 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
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