Senior Protection Engineer

Newcastle upon Tyne
£45000 - £60000 per annum
03 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017
Luke Willis
Contract Type
Full Time
Role (Main Purpose)

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 / 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 EngineeringElectricity Transmission and Distribution industry experience, including 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
* 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
* 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, CT sizing software
* Experience of Engineering Base Cad software
* Experience of Omicron Protection Relay Test Equipment


Additional 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
* Demonstrate commitment to our clients Think Customer initiative, including excellent call handling and voice mail skills
* Demonstrate continuous Personal Professional Development through participation in the staff dialogue process and the availability of a training programme
* Has the technical authority to approve designs and recommend changes, in line with existing departmental signature protocol
* Proven experience of delivering major projects


* National Grid Persons (BESC/AME)
* National Grid Impressed Voltage
* Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 Overview

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