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