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HV Systems Commissioning Engineer


Taipei, Taiwan

Renewable Energy

16th October 2020



HV Systems Commissioning Engineer

  • The project has a requirement for an HV Systems Commissioning Engineer for the Onshore Substation (ONS) Package to represent the client team onsite.
  • The HV Systems Commissioning Engineer will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of all commissioning activities on the HV System associated with the ONS package.
  • This includes ensuring that all commissioning processes, procedures, and associated documentation is reviewed and approved in advance of execution.
  • Ensuring the HV systems and associated protection, control, indication, alarm circuits and communication networks are fully commissioned, fit for purpose and function in line with the design intent.
  • This will involve client witnessing of all site testing, inspection and commissioning activities associated with the HV System within the ONS package.
  • Has overall responsibility for ensuring the HV System and associated electrical and mechanical systems are ready for service and constructed in compliance with the relevant technical standards and employers’ requirements from a quality and safety perspective.
  • Agreeing the release of systems into service and ensuring a safe system of work is in place prior to energisation and is maintained until handover.
  • The HV Systems Commissioning Engineer shall report directly to the ONS Commissioning Lead, whilst being the primary point of contact for both the Site Supervision and the EPC commissioning teams on site at the onshore substation


  • Review of all ONS HV Systems Commissioning Documentation.
  • Provide Client Direction and Expert Knowledge to the EPC Contractor for all HV Systems Commissioning Activities, Associated Procedures and Protocols.
  • Manage Change Control during Testing & Commissioning.
  • Sign off all Testing & Inspection Documentation to confirm that the commissioning activities have been witnessed and satisfactory completed. This may include attendance of offsite FAT’s for HV apparatus and equipment.
  • Co-ordination of testing, Inspection, commissioning, and energisation activities to ensure they are completed on time to avoid delays on the main program.
  • Daily monitoring and provision of guidance to project & EPC site supervision teams, to ensure the electrical and mechanical installation work associated with the HV systems are installed in line with the design, relevant technical standards and standard industry practice.
  • Punch Listing & Quality Assurance.
  • Co-ordination of Commissioning Activities and Interfaces
  • Commissioning to Ancillary & SCADA Systems.
  • Agreeing Release of Systems into service in Co-ordination with Commissioning Manager & ONS Commissioning Lead.
  • Ensuring a Safe System of Work is in place and maintained for all commissioning and HV energisation activities.
  • Primary point of Contact for the Management and Co-ordination of Commissioning activities with both project ONS Commissioning Lead & EPC Commissioning Teams.
  • Promote safe working practices, ensure full implementation and, compliance with project requirements, local legislation, and Best Practice.
  • Ensure that toolbox talks are carried out for all work tasks prior to commencement of every shift and Take 5 after each rest break, e.g. lunch break.
  • Ensure that all site tasks are undertaken in accordance with the planned safe method of working and in accordance with the RAMS.
  • Participate in regular HSE meetings as required.
  • Ensure that accident / incident reporting and investigations are undertaken in a timely manner and that issues arising are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the reporting of Safety Observation Cards and encourage contractors and sub-contractor’s personnel to submit observations.
  • Ensure that stipulated PPE is worn by all personnel in compliance with project requirements and legislation.
  • Ensure that mandatory training and competency certification for all site staff are valid and copies available.
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment are suitable and ‘in date’ for the allocated task.
  • Be prepared to Stop the Works / pause / Take 5 as required.
  • Ensure that health and safety considerations are prioritised in construction and engineering decision making processes.
  • Stopping the Works on grounds of HSE.


  • Minimum of HNC in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years industry related experience of which 5 years of which must be in a HV System hands on commissioning role.
  • Ideally qualified as an SAP up to 132kV but as a minimum must be fully conversant with HV Safety Rules and achieving Safety from the System.
  • Experience of leading commissioning activities with specific focus on power systems (HV & EHV) including associated ancillary and SCADA systems on wind power projects.

Please forward your cv and any relevant certificates to kyri.castrinakis@lightsourcepeople.com

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