HV Substation Design Project Electrical Engineer

The Highfield Company


Ref: KP700-1091

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About our client:
Our client is an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor and leading provider of high-value engineering services to a number of ‘blue chip’ companies. Operating across Ireland, the UK and Europe, they have become the engineering service provider of choice in growth segments such as pharmaceuticals, data centres and power transmission and distribution. Their culture is innovative, collaborative and performance focused. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a company committed to developing talent and rewarding performance.

Role Purpose

* The Project Engineer will participate with and frequently lead key aspects of projects as part of T&D project teams consisting of members from various groups and disciplines across a number of areas within Group Engineering and externally.
* The Project Engineer, in conjunction with the PM and project QS, will be responsible for all aspects of T&D projects from initial tendering, through contract award, detailed design, site installation, commissioning, energisation and successful handover.
* The role will require an adaptable and agile individual who will work with various sections across the entire business, with a particular emphasis on the HV electrical elements of M&E projects. 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.

Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
In conjunction with your project team, you will be responsible for the execution of various stages of a project as follows:

* 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 Kirby 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

Managing the people

* Review with the project manager the allocation of resources & general progress
* Motivate the project team

Managing the Client and other external relationships

* Develop a strong & maintain an excellent working relationship from the start to the completion of the project
* To act as an ambassador with any stakeholders involved with the project
* Meet and exceed the contractual requirements delivering on time, safely & to the highest quality

Testing & Commissioning

* Develop, with the commissioning team, a project specific commissioning plan, amending as required following input from the Client and / or System Operator
* Attend Commissioning & Energisation coordination meetings as required
* Provide (and coordinate with external parties where required) technical support and address faults as required

Day-to-Day Control

* Provide technical support and direction, within your competence, to T&D Project Team members, including the application of technical standards
* To undertake other activities which the Company may reasonably require to be undertaken on a temporary basis which are within an individual’s area of competence
* To report progress and/or problems to the Management team as appropriate

EUR 3,300 to 3,400 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Taxed at Ireland tax rates + family relocation + visa sponsorship


Necessary requirement of the Electrical Engineer

* Degree or higher Qualification in Electrical Engineering / Power Engineering
* Ideally will have 2-4 years’ experience working in a power / utility sector
* Professional and commercial acumen and be capable of representing the group at a senior level in meetings
* 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

Desired competencies / special role requirements

* Appropriate IEng, CEng, PEng, Eur Ing or working towards same
* Experience working for or with DNOs or TSOs in the UK or Ireland or similar

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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