Principal Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution)

Job Title: Principal Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - Scotland - Central Belt, Glasgow
Salary: Dependant on experience
REF: 114487
Contact Name: Luke Sanders
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago
Our client is recruiting for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join their established and ever growing Transmission & Distribution unit in their Edinburgh or Glasgow office.
The transmission and distribution sector primarily focus is the management, design and supervision of electrical power projects in both transmission and distribution, with a primary focus on transmission projects, including all the major UK and Ireland transmission system operators. The unit also provides electrical engineering services to a wide range of renewables, industrial, property and other development projects requiring a medium or high voltage electrical infrastructure.
In addition to Electrical Engineer duties, the successful Principal Electrical Engineer will be required to manage a range of multi-disciplinary projects in the T&D sector. Responsibilities will include the client interface, preparation of bids and proposals, and then managing the delivery of the projects in accordance with the company's quality, safety and environmental procedures.
This is a great opportunity to develop your own business within a business, the successful Principal Electrical Engineer will be involved in all aspects of a project from leading a bid and tender through to the delivery of projects as the Lead Engineer or Project Manager; skill sets that are all required in your future progression to Associate and Technical Director.
The ideal candidate would have a recognised technical specialism in the high voltage transmission sector, where our client is particularly looking for skills in high voltage cables, & Control or HVDC applications. Transmission and Distribution is a growth area for the business and the Principal Electrical Engineer can expect to develop their career as the power division continues to grow, business or man management opportunities are likely to emerge and the successful Principal Electrical Engineer will be able to take advantage of these.
" BSc /BEng Electrical Engineering (Hons)
" Chartered Engineer status or be on route to obtaining Chartered status
" Experience of working in the UK & international transmission and/or distribution sector
" Experience of medium and high voltage projects including feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, modelling, site supervision, testing and acceptance.
" Extensive experience at voltages up to 132kV is essential and experience to at least 400kV is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications
Any or all of the following specialist skills would be warmly welcomed:
" High voltage cables
" Protection and Control
" HVDC applications
" Power system analysis (DIgSILENT, PSSe, EDSA, CDEGS, EMTP, CAPE, ASPEN etc).
" Regulation of electricity networks
" Power System Planning