Protection Engineer

Newcastle upon Tyne
£300 - £400 per day
20 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
James Brown
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsible for providing technical input into the production of Protection Engineering drawings/documents (Schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, cable block diagrams, cable schedules, core sheets, key line diagrams and panel layouts and arrangements) by others and checking against Design Specifications, programme, budget and to the appropriate quality, health and safety requirements on own projects

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Checking of Protection Engineering solutions
Provide technical support and guidance to the Protection Engineers on allocated schemes.
Checking of Engineering Technical Specifications
Checking of Design Risk Assessments
Checking of Design Quality Plans
Responsible for technical issues on allocated projects
Maintain the design change control process on associated schemes
Provide timely responses to non-conformances raised through the NCR+ process
Coordinate with other departments on associated schemes
Attend site meetings to discuss and advise construction staff on site related issues
Attend Technical Meetings with Client, site or office based, to ensure Client satisfaction
Recognise and communicate business opportunities within ongoing projects
Gain product knowledge and site knowledge through visits to UK sites and German factories.
Provide tendering support when required
Assist in the Professional Development of Protection Engineering Staff
Recognise and reward achievements and good practices

Technical Competence

Degree/HNC in Electrical Engineering
Minimum of 7 years experience within the Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry, including a minimum of 3 years UK Transmission System experience

Competence Requirements


Fully conversant with the latest Transmission and Distribution standards & technologies applicable to Protection Engineering
Fully conversant with Health and Safety standards (including CDM Regulations) applicable to the design of Protection Engineering
Able to prioritise workload to ensure all deadlines are met
Flexible approach to design solutions
Decision making skills
Positive working attitude, able to demonstrate self motivation and a proactive approach
Able to work within a team environment
Must be a confident communicator and proactive problem solver
Good written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Use of different methods of communication to interpret and express technical information in English
Practical working knowledge of key Microsoft applications - Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
Experience in managing small design teams
Ability to manage, motivate and inspire others
Able to provide coaching for Design Engineers
Presentation skills
Good customer focus/management skills
Experience of sustainability and environmental design considerations


Knowledge of commercial/contractual issues
Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
Experience of working and communicating in a multi-cultural environment
Knowledge of LVAC and DC Systems
Siprotec4/5 Protection Relay Configuration
Experience of cable sizing software
Experience of CT sizing software
Experience of Engineering Base Cad software
Experience of Omicron Protection Relay Test Equipment

Additional Optional Requirements

Abide by all Business Compliance requirements in line with Company policies, for example Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information
Demonstrate compliance with the Department Processes and Procedures within the Primary Engineering Department
Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Engineering systems and processes through the Top+ Business Improvement Programme within the Protection Engineering Department


National Grid Persons
National Grid Basic Electrial Safety Competence/ Access Movement Egress (BESC/AME)
National Grid Impressed Voltage
Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 Overview
IOSH Working with Environmental Responsibilities
IOSH Working Safely