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Senior Protection Systems Engineer

Job Description

Earthstream are proud to be recruiting a Senior Protection Systems Engineer for a true leader in advanced systems integration with a focus on operational technology & digital transformation for some of the most highly regulated and challenging industrial environments

Job Role: Senior Protection Systems Engineer

Location: Stone

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 pa

As a Senior Protection Systems Engineer your remit will include:

  • Producing and/or 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.

What you will bring to the company:

  • 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.
  • Experience in preparing Single Line Diagram (SLD), Key Line Drawings (KLD) and Substation Layout.
  • Experience in busbar, feeder, cable, transformer and reactor protection and control; including interface with CT, VT, circuit breaker, disconnector and earthing systems.
  • Experience in the preparation of detailed electrical schematic diagrams for substation Protection and Control systems.
  • Calculation of relay settings and preparation of relay configuration 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.
  • Good Knowledge of IEC61850 communication protocols.
  • TP141 or working toward TP141 Certification
  • Good knowledge of the relevant National Grid TS

What they promise to offer:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Life assurance policy
  • Private health care
  • Lifestyle screening
  • Salary sacrifice programme
  • Mental health assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Support in achieving professional engineer status (IEng, CEng) and professional memberships fees covered