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Power Systems Consultant

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 30/01/2012
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The Company:
Our client is specialist’s with the power generation, transmission and distribution and renewable energy.

The Role:
We are currently looking to recruit power systems analysis or consultants within the power systems industry. If you are a technical engineer, consultant or principal consultant then please contact chrisy Waller to discuss opportunities. Our client be interested in individuals who can offer skills in harmonic analysis, protection coordination, earthing and lightning protection. Familiarity with power system analysis software such as IPSA, PSSE, PTW32, CYME, ETAP, DigSilent, PSCAD and/or CDEGS would be advantageous.

These roles are primarily desk-based with some external meetings and site visits but would suit a power engineer from either project or studies background as the role can be developed around individuals that are viewed as having potential for the company and the team.

Candidates for the Technical roles will have to interpret client requirements and manage and deliver projects to their satisfaction. This would include responding to enquiries, identifying opportunities, preparing proposals, undertaking studies, writing and reviewing reports and managing client relationships.

•Good general numeric and mathematical skills.
•Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce good quality technical reports.
•Good spreadsheet knowledge
•Some project management or project engineering experience
•Commercial awareness
•Experience of economic analysis and cost-benefit appraisals
•Knowledge of QA systems and document management
•Good knowledge of UK and international standards and codes


Knowledge or experience of the following would also be advantageous:

•Transmission and distribution regulatory issues
•Equipment specification and procurement
•Contract negotiation and management
•Network planning and constraint analysis
•Operation and maintenance and health and safety issues
•Controller and equipment modelling
•Harmonic Analysis and filter design
•Protection and co-ordination
•Control system design and analysis
•EMT analysis
•Power electronics and HVDC
•Earthing design

If you would like to discuss this role in more details then please contact Chrisy Waller on 01925 255697 or email CV to

Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.
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