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Principal HV Plant Engineer (Substation Design)

  • Job reference: EN-002920
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Birmingham, Leeds, Epsom
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Why not...

If you are a Principal/Senior HV Electrical Engineer ideally with National Grid TP141 authorisation (Plant Design), then we are keen to talk to you about joining our team. You’ll enjoy building relationships and collaborating with team members, be proactive and driven, and thrive on helping to deliver major power projects within a vibrant industry.

This opportunity is to strengthen our activities in transmission and distribution substation design, such as supporting National Grid’s FEED framework, on which we are an active player. In particular, we are looking for an experienced HV electrical engineer to strengthen our substation design team with the appetite to liaise directly with clients and drive forward this area of the business. You are strong both technically and commercially, and can use your leadership skills to drive growth in our business and our people. Location -wise, you will ideally be based with either our Epsom, Birmingham or Leeds teams but we’d want you to be flexible and able to work across our offices. 

If this sounds like you, then we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role

As part of our team you’ll be providing a range of services from feasibility design through to the preparation of technical specifications, production of construction drawings and design compliance audit throughout the design process on all elements of HV primary plant and substation configuration. 

In your role, you’ll want to provide Project Management, Lead Design Engineering and TP141 Principal Designer Representation for Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for National Grid’s High Voltage Substation projects.

Key responsibilities could include:

• Day-to-day management and coordination of design teams including HV Substation, Protection & Control, HV Cable, Civil Engineers and CAD Technicians
• Coordination of inputs being provided by other departments such as survey/geotechnical, transport and environmental
• Financial project control and reporting
• Controlling agreed project schedules
• Ensuring the design meets all the client’s requirements
• Conducting engineering reviews and approvals of design drawings, reports, construction programmes and other deliverables; quality assurance
• Attending and Chairing Design Reviews, Hazard Reviews, Option Selection and other related meetings
• In accordance with CDM 2015 Construction (Design and Management) and UKBP/TP137 as TP141 Principal Designer Rep (Pre-Contract), you’ll plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase including any survey works and co-ordinate matters relating to Health and Safety from appointment through to main works contact award
• Acting as main point of contact for FEED framework projects with National Grid for Select Option and Development phases.

Building and developing relationships is a key part of this role, as is delivering National Grid TP141 authorisation (Plant Design).

The Person

You will enjoy working in a team environment and using your expertise to guide other members of staff. You’ll also have the desire and ability to lead bids, deliver and technically manage work either as a lead or part of a team. You will also have strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills.

In addition to having a positive attitude to health and safety (especially within the design process), you’ll also be able to demonstrate the following:

• Bachelor’s Degree and/ or Masters in Electrical Engineering, but candidates holding HNC/ HND qualifications and proven experience will also be considered;
• Chartered Engineer with membership of IET;
• Proven technical experience in the design and application of HV power system plant up to and including 400kV, including an understanding of other engineering disciplines (civil, protection & control);
• A National Grid Authorisation Record (TP141 authorisation).

About Us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Atkins Energy business has been operating in the energy market for over four decades and the pace of change has never been greater than it is now. We are on the brink of a revolution in how the world generates and uses Energy. The possible scenarios of the future energy market will require the smart integration of renewable generation, energy storage, and sustainable demand with a transmission & distribution network that remains robust, flexible and economic to meet this changing landscape.

Our clients in the power networks market include the Transmission Owners, electricity generator developers (offshore wind, nuclear and onshore renewables), investors and regulatory bodies. We provide high quality consultancy and design services to transmission and distribution utilities in both the UK and overseas markets including traditional consultancy services, Design Assurance on behalf of clients and EPC delivery.

Rewards and Benefits

We believe in looking after our staff and we have a generous rewards scheme. Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. 
Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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