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Chief Substation Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Newcastle, Manchester, Godalming OR Exeter
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/03/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global leader in the design and delivery of infrastructure, power and major engineering projects around the world. Their clients come to them for a wide range of advice, resources and skills - in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.

The Role:
Job Title: Chief Substation Engineer
Location: Newcastle, Manchester, Godalming OR Exeter
Salary: Please State Salary Expectations
Duration: Permanent
Apply to: agee@fircroft.com

My client

Our client is a global leader in the design and delivery of infrastructure, power and major engineering projects around the world. Their clients come to them for a wide range of advice, resources and skills - in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.

As a Chief Substation Engineer your main duties will involve:

• Taking responsibility for the performance, utilisation, development and growth of the HV Plant Engineering team within Transmission.
• Assessing Business development opportunities, and providing resource estimates and technical input in to bids
• Determining expertise shortfalls in the group and carrying out actions to address them.
• Active involvement in the recruitment process of new staff
• Working with the Transmission Group Manager and Director, Transmission to determine key clients prospects
• Coordinating with others within the company to determine areas requiring collaboration
• Liaising with clients and other industry participants to raise the profile of the company
• Identifying training needs for staff within the group
• Carrying out performance reviews of direct reports

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As a Chief Substation Engineer you will have:

• Proven technical capability associated with the design, configuration and layout of power system HV Plant. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in substation HV plant application at transmission voltage levels up to 400kV.
• An understanding of National Grid technical policy, its suite of technical specifications and supporting documentation, and the capability to fulfil a role as a National Grid authorised Substation HV Design Assurance Engineer would be an advantage.
• Broad knowledge of transmission technologies and a good understanding of how these technologies influence the operation and performance of the transmission system
• A proven ability of working with internal and external parties, eg. equipment suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, professional bodies, and working within a strong team-working culture
• A proven ability of communicating complex technical or commercial issues to peers or senior

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Flexibility to travel both domestically and internationally will be a considerable advantage
• Active involvement in industry technical forums, such as the IET and CIGRE would be an advantage
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