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Job Title: Protection & Control Design Engineer

Salary/Rate: £50,000 - £55,000

Location: Leeds

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Power

Client Description:

Our client is a world leading provider of new build, design & build, repair, maintenance and upgrade contracting services across all areas of the power transmission and distribution sector to a wide variety of clients throughout the UK and Worldwide. Our client is very much driven by its people, and will continue to develop and recruit high calibre individuals to support its active management team and a highly skilled workforce to undertake the specification and design of multi-faceted, technically complex HV projects (up to 400 kV) to be installed and constructed by their operations and project teams.

Job Description:

These challenging and exciting opportunities, requires individuals of all levels possessing a strong technical background and demonstrable working experience within HV and EHV protection and control design.


Due to a number of recent successful contract awards and a considerable future growth plan, our client is looking to strengthen its design team with the addition of a number of individuals. The purpose of these roles will be to work with the project team, other design professionals and subcontractors through all stages the design phase to deliver safe and suitable scopes of works in line with the overall project objectives. The position involves carrying out the design of protection and control elements for HV and EHV substations, initially to allow cost estimating of proposed solution offerings, and upon contract award, to carry out the project installation, construction engineering phase. You will also provide advice as to the constructability and sequencing of designs for other areas of the business as required.


The Role


  • Coordinate substation project requirements at the front-end design stage with internal civil, electrical and primary Design Engineers

  • Undertake detailed designs of the protection and control elements of substations projects, including additional work packages as required

  • Undertake outline concept designs to the modification of HV and EHV substations

  • Provide layouts up to and including 400kV

  • Ensure that the law is complied with at all times, including Electricity at Work, H&S, ESQCR and CDM Regulations

  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the plant and systems utilised on electrical infrastructure projects covering substations (primary and secondary up to 400kV)

  • Understand the standards and specifications used within the industry as a whole


The Person

  • Relevant, demonstrable industry experience is essential

  • Degree, tertiary qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline is desirable

  • Have a detailed understanding of how substations are constructed, operated, maintained and decommissioned

  • Have a detailed understating of substation plant, specifically protection and control elements

  • Have an understanding of the design and construction methodologies for substations up to 400kV

  • Ideally possess a working knowledge of the CDM Regulations 2015 in relation to the role of a Design Engineer

  • Demonstrable protection and control design experience with regard to DNO and TNO networks operating up to 400kV

  • Able to demonstrate ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge for changing technological advancements in energy service provisions

  • Working knowledge of the appropriate UK legislation and standards

  • The ability to take an outline project scope document, then review and understand how this translates in to detailed design requirements

  • Possess a flexible approach to overcoming challenges and successfully achieving the required outcomes

  • Ability to analyse, take ownership and solve problems

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

  • Fully proficient in the use of a proprietary design-based software systems

  • Able to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management, initiative and flexibility

  • The ability to demonstrate relevant experience, skills and knowledge


    Applications are invited from all experience levels, and in relation to expertise, a highly attractive basic salary plus extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidates, along with longevity of work and forward career progression given the company’s stature within the market place, their significant forward order workload and their dedicated commitment to continued, sustainable growth.


    We are committed to equal opportunities. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of race, gender, age, disability, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, religion and belief or nationality.                                                                                                                        


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