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  • Job reference: RMS0217262

Protection Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/09/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
We are seeking a Power Systems / Protection Systems Engineer with proven skills and track record in all aspects Protection relay applications and protection systems and a clear understanding of the latest substation communication Protocols and integration into Control system. Responsible for the design and implementation of transmission and Distribution protection systems for voltages up to 400 kV.

Role Description:
* 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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* 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.
* 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.
* Calculation of relay settings and preparation of relay configuration files.
* TP141 or working toward TP141 Certification
* Good knowledge of the relevant National Grid TS
Academic Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
* Chartered Engineer

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