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Senior/Principal HV Plant Engineer


London, United Kingdom

Renewable Energy

18th November 2020



Senior/Principal HV Plant Engineer – Electrical Networks

Multiple UK locations available

About the Team:

Our team is currently delivering work across the Transmission and Distribution sectors across the UK as well as supporting other Energy and infrastructure business sectors. We are in a position where we need to grow our team to enhance our capability and strengthen our service offering. As such we are recruiting a Senior/Principal HV Plant Engineer to join our Electrical Engineering team.

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 through bidding and tendering. It would be desirable to have direct contacts with clients.


Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience

Chartered Engineer through the IET or in a path to get it.

Essential Criteria

  • Valid TP141 Plant Authorisation.
  • Experience in the last 3 years on NGET projects.
  • Experience in feed and detail design works including the HV plant including HV layouts, earthing design and reports, mechanical interlocking, HV busbar calculations and technical specification for the HV plant equipment.
  • Ability to attend and chair the design review and Hazard review meetings and reviewing HV plant design packages as required.
  • Attending site visits, FAT and SAT as required.
  • Good knowledge of electrical codes and standards.
  • Customer focused when dealing with customers, identifying their needs along with business development skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships.
  • Experience in coaching and developing junior engineers.
  • Capability to work under tight deadlines while achieving objectives with the ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Desirable Criteria

Commissioning experience

HVDC design experience.

HV cable and OHL design experience.

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