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Principal HV Plant Substation Design Engineer - Net Zero

  1. West Midlands, Leeds, Epsom, Glasgow
  2. Nuclear
R-108717

The UK Energy market is undergoing unprecedented change as the country strives towards a net zero carbon target. The sector must contend with high penetration of modern generation, transmission and distribution technologies, energy storage and prepare for the increased demand associated with the electrification of transport and heat as the countries progresses along the decarbonisation pathway. As part of the Net Zero agenda, networks have a crucial role in delivering the renewable energy which is required to be connected. The transmission network operators have secured c.£8bn as part of the RIIO T2 package.

This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of the energy sector, to deliver outstanding projects and be part of the solution to delivering Net Zero. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, sometimes at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You will be given the opportunity to develop your career and play a critical role supporting the development and implementation of our client’s projects.

We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary working environment and bring with it exciting opportunities to influence a project in its entirety from beginning to end. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects.

If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with AtkinsRéalis might lead, then we would like to hear from you.

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About the Team:

AtkinsRéalis are proud to be working at the heart of the challenges in the energy industry and within our Power team we are continually developing and growing within this area. 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 Principal Engineer to join our Electrical Engineering team.

What you’ll be doing?

AtkinsRéalis is a fast paced, innovative, and exciting environment to develop your career, that offers excellent opportunity to work on a broad variety of projects and technologies with exciting opportunities for technical and personal development.  The right individual will play a key part in maintaining our best-in-class reputation and be part of an integrated team.

You will be working in a senior position within one of our Electrical Engineering teams based either in Epsom, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow or remotely. Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You’ll be client focused – being able interface with clients, understand their needs and convert opportunities into successful workstreams.

You will be accountable for the following tasks including but not limited to:

  • Provide Technical Leadership on the FEED and Detail Design workstream for National Grid, SSEN-Transmission or other Transmission & Distribution clients.
  • Ensure adequate quality assurance and delivery of FEED, Detailed Design and bids for our clients.
  • Ensure adequate resources and training of resources for the purposes of delivering FEED and detailed design work for National Grid.
  • Act as BP141 (former TP141)/equivalent assurance engineer where required (candidates working towards BP141 HV Plant / Substation qualification will also be considered).
  • Review the HV plant aspects of different projects including HV layouts, elevations, maintenance access drawings, earthing design and reports, mechanical interlocking, HV busbar calculations and technical specification for the HV plant equipment.
  • Act as Principal Designer Representative when required.
  • Coordination with back-office engineers, sub-contractors and suppliers as required.
  • Proven record of ability to manage tender packages as tender manager and doing HV plant aspects of technical offers.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication skills along with teamworking attributes.
  • Customer focused when dealing with customers, identifying their needs along with business development skills.

You’ll need to have:

Qualifications -

  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience, with experience in Substations Design in UK Transmission sector.
  • Chartered Engineer through the IET, or working towards.

Essential Criteria -

  • Experience in a leadership/management position in a similar environment.
  • Strong understanding and leadership of the engineering projects through asset lifecycles.
  • Track record of leading teams in the delivery of Front-End Engineering and design or Detailed Design of EHV (132kV-400kV) substation projects.
  • Experience of working for a client organisation such as transmission system owner/operator, distribution network operator or a design consultancy delivering to such organisation.
  • BP141 / TP141 HV Substation qualification or equivalent authorised or ability to do so.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships.
  • Experience in coaching and developing junior engineers.
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites when required.
  • 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.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

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Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy “Total Reward,” a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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