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Protection and Control Senior/Principal Engineer


London, United Kingdom

Renewable Energy

18th November 2020



Senior/Principal Engineer – Protection and Control

Locations: Multiple in UK available 

About the Team:

Working across the transmission and distribution and infrastructure sectors, our work typically spans across HV FEED, HV Design, techno-economic studies, , project management and Regulatory and Advisory, supporting our clients in a constantly changing dynamic market.

What you’ll be doing:

Your work will largely be spread across 3 activities:

1) Delivering Work: Using your past experience and knowledge, you will be leading the delivery of a variety of projects drawing upon the wider team for the technical engineering requirements and building a strong relationship with our clients. You will be client-facing, responsible for the delivery of our work and making sure it meets our clients expectations.

2) Mentoring and Development: You will provide support and advice to members the team, this may also include line management responsibilities. Our focus is on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities.

3) Business Growth and Development: You will actively identify and capture internal and external opportunities and be leading / providing a significant contribution to our business development cycle by leading new opportunities. It would be desirable to have direct contacts in client organisations.


Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience
Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership with the IET

Essential Criteria

  • Holder of at least one National Grid Authorisation, TP141 Protection and Control and / or Relay Settings (ideally both).
  • Experience as Commissioning engineer.
  • Experience of undertaking protection and control design related activities for National Grid in the last 3 years.
  • Experience in Busbar, Feeder, Transformer, Reactor, Circuit Breaker fail, DAR protections and SCADA interface is essential, HVDC protection systems is desirable.
  • Ability to perform and review engineering calculations / studies (e.g. fault calculations, relay settings, voltage drop, cable sizing) and prepare system protection requirements design basis.
  • Experience in preparing Single Line Diagram, Key Line Drawings (SLD, KLD) and Protection drawings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships.
  • Provide engineering support and solve queries during construction, testing and commissioning, attend site meetings and inspections.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites when required.
  • Capability to work under tight deadlines while achieving objectives with the ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.

Desirable Criteria

  • Proven technical experience in concept to detailed power system protection design and application.
  • Experience of computer-based power system studies packages e.g. DigSilent, Eracs, PSSE is an advantage.
  • Experience in the preparation of detailed electrical schematic diagrams for substation Protection and Control systems.
  • Experience in protection application at transmission voltage levels up to 400 kV, gained within a utility, consultancy or contractors’ environment.
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