Electrical Engineer - Power/Utility

The Highfield Company


Ref: KP700-1088

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Project Engineer will participate with and frequently lead key aspects of projects as part of Transmission & Distribution project teams.

While the role will be primarily focusing on M&E installations and projects, the successful applicant will be part of the transmission and distribution (T&D) engineering team affording them the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience on electrical installations up to 400kV.

* Identify, undertake and manage key detailed design tasks
* Initiate and manage the sub-contracting of specialist design / studies
* Ensure that technical issues are identified and resolved without delay
* Review quotations for the supply of material to confirm adequacy and technical suitability
* Be aware of, manage and mitigate commercial risk to the company
* Process internal procurement from equipment enquiries, requisitioning & monitoring manufacture through to delivery to site whilst maintaining a comprehensive audit trail
* Prepare technical submittals for approval to the client, coordinating inputs from other parties where required
* Work with the project PM, civil engineer and QS to prepare sub-contract packages
* Attend & record regular supply chain and project progress meetings to ensure that progress is monitored & maintained within the overall construction programme
* Liaise with the project team & supply chain to ensure correct operation of the plant on site & successful handover
* Monitor & record project progress against the construction programme
* Compare Tender drawings to Construction drawings and advise of any changes
* Work closely with the relevant PM to ensure that all variations are notified to the project QS
* Ensure that the Clients management tools are updated as set out in the contract documentation
* Prepare and hand over all relevant documentation in the form of a safety file at the end of each project
* Undertake testing, fault investigation, diagnostic activities and rectification of faults within your competence
* Provide technical support and direction, within your competence, to T&D Project Team members, including the application of technical standards
* Work with the project team to prepare design risk assessments as required contractually and under legislation and provide technical input, where required, of method statements & all aspects relating to Health & Safety on site
* Promote a positive safety culture and safe working environment


* 3rd level Qualification in Electrical Engineering / Power Engineerig
* Ideally will have 2-4 years’ experience working in a power / utility sector
* Detailed knowledge of power engineering, including technical and installation requirements
* Detailed knowledge of power system operation and development
* Health, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures

About the Company

The Highfield Company is a specialist recruitment consultancy that focuses on the international construction and engineering industry sectors. With combined recruitment experience of more than 20 years, the directors have worked on technical and management positions at all levels, from Graduate to Executive, and for many of the Construction industry’s leading companies.

With experience of sourcing candidates for assignments in over 100 countries, The Highfield Company is perfectly equipped to service the needs and requirements of any construction, property or engineering based employer anywhere in the world. Our consultants are specialists in their designated disciplines, which include Building & Construction, Civil Engineering, Oil & Gas, PQS & Cost Consultancy, Project Management, Consulting Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical and Facilities Management.

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