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Lead Engineer

  1. West Midlands
R-112023
Job Description

Job Title: Lead Engineer

Reporting to: Lead engineering team manager

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Overview:

Responsible for the engineering, co-ordination, and execution of all engineering disciplines for medium-voltage and high-voltage substation projects

Provide the technical lead and coordination for all engineering activities for EHV/HV substation projects. Ensure that activities related to all engineering disciplines within the project are efficiently and cost-effectively executed in accordance with contract specifications, DoW/SoW, quality standards, and safety requirements.

What will you do?

  • Deliver projects and assignments as set by engineering manager in the form of annual targets.
  • Manage and lead all engineering activities, both in-house and outsourced, during the proposal, design and construction stages of substation projects with strict adherence to the project contract.
  • Support proposal efforts by introducing and promoting innovation, cost saving ideas, and value-added solutions to the overall system design concept.
  • On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, etc., in the so called “brown field” substation projects
  • Providing expertise and support to the proposal and project teams in validating sub-contractor bids, and in negotiating sub-contracts for electrical substation projects
  • Conform Bid packages with Customer Project Documents:
  • Review customer Request for Proposals / Quotations (RFPs / RFQs), and Linxon proposals to ensure conformance with the bid package by:
  • Identifying and clarifying technical ambiguities and conflicts in the documents
  • Identifying potential or probable risk during construction and installation
  • Developing mitigation strategies for identified risks
  • Work with the proposal team to ensure that the sub-contractor scope of work is clearly defined, that contract Terms & Conditions include appropriate flow downs, and that risks are properly allocated between Linxon and the sub-contractors
  • Analyze sub-contractor bid responses for inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes
  • Lead sub-contractor bid reviews to resolves bid response inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes
  • Provide cost recommendations to the proposal team based on the bid review analysis
  • Prepare, update and support the project execution of engineering activities in the schedule with emphasis on; On-time delivery, Quality of deliverables and Project costs.
  • Develop the Design Criteria and the Document Deliverables list for the project.
  • Lead the development of single-line diagrams, layout drawings, raceway systems, grounding systems, station service and BOMs for substation design packages.
  • Utilize knowledge of the CDM and applicable standards to ensure that designs comply with the safety requirements and clearances.
  • Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of design packages from internal engineering, outsourced sub-contractor engineering and equipment factories.
  • Generate equipment specifications, monitor vendor technical compliance and witness factory acceptance testing.

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience of substation engineering experience
  • Strong knowledge on substation design disciplines, including primary, secondary and civils.
  • Experience in engineering leadership as well as preparation/management of SLD, layout, sections, Primary design & calculations, Grounding & Lightning design, Steel design inputs, transformers, converters/rectifiers, HV & MV Switchgear systems, Auxiliary Power AC & DC Systems, power cables, RFQ, BOQ, SCF, DSLP, Earthing system, Busbar sizing, Cable engineering, Secondary engineering, protection and control.
  • Experience as a Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE) / Lead Contractor Design Approval Engineer (LCDAE), as defined by National Grid's NG/ET/SR188 procedure will be an advantage.
  • A Chartered Engineer (through IET) status or working towards it is desirable.

Education Required:

BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering discipline or equivalent

Skills and Behaviors Required:

  • Fluency in English– both written and spoken, additional languages are a plus.
  • Skilled communicator who can interface with numerous external and internal parties at all levels in a multi-cultural environment

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Quality-focused with strong attention to detail
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Collaborative team player
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Assertive, decisive, confident, Resilient and flexible achiever
  • Willingness to learn and deliver to timelines

About Linxon

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine Hitachi ABB Power Grids deep technological knowledge and Atkins Realis’s project management expertise to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offering for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and delivering the highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects.

As a leading engineering company, we help our customers with turnkey substation solutions in the field of power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.

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Career opportunities project professionals should take advantage of today.

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Europe

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

05/24/2024

Summary

Ashley, Major Project Director, started his career as a civil and structural engineering apprentice. "It was clear during my studies and working environment that I had a natural tendency to so

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What sets AtkinsRéalis apart? Major projects, unlimited career progression.

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Shailaja Mantha

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