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  • Job reference: RMS0228824

Senior/Principal Protection & Control Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/11/2020
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/12/20)
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The Role:
The UK Energy market is undergoing unprecedented change as the country strives towards a net zero carbon target. The sector must contend with high penetration of modern generation, transmission and distribution technologies, energy storage and prepare for the increased demand associated with the electrification of transport and heat as the countries progresses along the decarbonisation pathway.

This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of the energy sector, to deliver outstanding projects and be part of the solution to delivering Net Zero. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You'll enjoy working with others, sometimes at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You will be given the opportunity to develop your career and play a critical role supporting the development and implementation of our client's projects. We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary working environment and bring with it exciting opportunities to influence a project in its entirety from beginning to end. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world's most challenging and exciting engineering projects.

What you'll be doing:

Your work will largely be spread across 3 activities:

1) Delivering Work: Using your past experience and knowledge, you will be leading the delivery of a variety of projects drawing upon the wider team for the technical engineering requirements and building a strong relationship with our clients. You will be client-facing, responsible for the delivery of our work and making sure it meets our clients expectations.

2) Mentoring and Development: You will provide support and advice to members the team, this may also include line management responsibilities. This business focus on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities.

3) Business Growth and Development: You will actively identify and capture internal and external opportunities and be leading / providing a significant contribution to our business development cycle by leading new opportunities through bidding and tendering. It would be desirable to have direct contacts with clients.

The Company:
Our client is one of the largest providers of energy consultancy and engineering support services in the Uk. Within the nuclear sector they have an exceptional reputation for delivering innovative, cost-effective business and engineering solutions to owners, operators, regulators and suppliers to nuclear licensed sites.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Holder of at least one National Grid Authorisation, TP141 Protection and Control and / or Relay Settings (ideally both).
  • Experience as Commissioning engineer.
  • Experience of undertaking protection and control design related activities for National Grid in the last 3 years.
  • Experience in Busbar, Feeder, Transformer, Reactor, Circuit Breaker fail, DAR protections and SCADA interface is essential, HVDC protection systems is desirable.
  • Ability to perform and review engineering calculations / studies (e.g. fault calculations, relay settings, voltage drop, cable sizing) and prepare system protection requirements design basis.
  • Experience in preparing Single Line Diagram, Key Line Drawings (SLD, KLD) and Protection drawings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships.
  • Provide engineering support and solve queries during construction, testing and commissioning, attend site meetings and inspections.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites when required.
  • Capability to work under tight deadlines while achieving objectives with the ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.



Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Commissioning experience
HVDC design experience.
HV cable and OHL design experience.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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