Burns & McDonnell Senior Substation Electrical Engineer - Transmission & Distribution (United Kingdom) in Motherwell, United Kingdom
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The Senior Substation Engineer will act in a senior technical capacity in producing Burns & McDonnell’s UK engineering related project deliverables relating to substation (physical/primary plant), within the (power) Transmission & Distribution Global Practice. This includes (but not limited to):
undertaking senior and lead technical roles on project specific multi-disciplinary engineering teams;
being a senior technical authority on substation engineering within the wider company;
supporting the Substations Section Manager in growing and enhancing the Substations Section engineering capability in the UK business; and
providing guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers with the engineering team, particularly those in the Substations Section.
Lead successful output of substation engineering deliverables in the UK business, working with the Substations Section Manager to determine suitable substation engineering personnel from across our global offices, as required.
Be a lead technical role on substation design project deliverables, ranging from 11kV up to 400kV (with a particular emphasis on 132kV voltages and above), including undertaking the role of Lead Project Engineer on project teams, as required and when appropriate.
Produce detailed electricity substation design packages, compliant to required client and national technical standards (ENA/BS/IEC/IEEE etc.).
Earthing studies and substation earth system design.
Prepare calculations and technical/equipment specification documentation.
Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods.
Undertake consultancy role on FEED stage projects, including production of technical reports and presentations.
Maintain compliance to CDM Regulations and all other legal and regulatory requirements associated with the nature of substation and electrical system design.
Undertake technical quality assurance reviews and provide design approval/sign-off, as required, on substation-physical related designs and deliverables.
Work closely with other sections with the UK T&D Engineering Team, particularly the Protection & Control Section and Civil/Structural Section, to enable effective collaboration on multi-disciplinary projects and facilitate an optimal engineering function in the UK business.
Maintain technical compliance to applicable Burns & McDonnell and client design management standards, processes, and procedures on all work delivered.
Assist with developing and implementing policies, processes, procedures, standards, and technical guidance, as required, to continually improve the engineering capability within the Substations Section.
Plan and lead client meetings (or meeting sections) relating to substation engineering, as required.
Act as Principal Designer representative, as defined by UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, where required.
Where appropriate and required relating the substation work, act as Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE), as defined by National Grid’s TP137 procedure, or equivalent role as defined by other clients.
Support the preparation of project proposals and tender presentations.
Drive ‘Safety by Design’ approach on all projects, at all times.
Support nurturing of a safety and technical excellence culture through emphasis on staff competence, diligence, and responsible attitude.
Understanding wider industry best practices and client technical standards/procedures for construction, operations & maintenance, and decommissioning, in order to drive safety, constructability, and operability throughout whole asset lifecycles.
Maintain project compliance to Burns & McDonnell’s UK Integrated Management System (IMS).
Support nurturing of world-class customer service culture, to drive client success.
Be an ambassador for Burns & McDonnell at all times through acting in accordance with expected high ethical and moral standards, and in adherence to Burns & McDonnell Code of Conduct.
Provide support for continued professional development of less experienced engineers in team, including technical guidance, and recommending training needs to the Substations Section Manager.
Actively support marketing and business development activities, building relationships with client technical contacts to aid generating new business, and elevation of the Burns & McDonnell brand.
Identifying new skills and competencies required within the Burns & McDonnell team to meet business needs and actively supporting development and recruitment of talent, including candidate interviewing.
Act as an industry technical leader in substation-physical design and contribute to relevant professional bodies and industry groups. Maintain Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Support or lead portions of section meetings.
Interpret and support with establishing policies, procedures, and strategic goals of the organisation.
Assist in determining section objectives and requirements, organise projects and develop standards and guidelines.
Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems.
Advance and develop department tools and workflows to increase efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.
Undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be asked of this position by management.
Bachelor's degree in an electrical-based (or closely related) engineering discipline, from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 7 years of substation engineering design experience in the electricity transmission & distribution sector.
Professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.
Membership of a relevant professional Engineering Institution (e.g. IET, CIGRE, IEC, IEEE etc.).
Experience fulfilling the role of Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE) and per National Grid’s TP137.
Substation safety and access training (e.g. NSI 30, BESC:AIM etc.)
Formal training in CDM 2015, Construction Safety, and Impressed Voltages.
Knowledge of engineering design management best practices with ability to implement this knowledge.
Understanding of the requirements of relevant UK Health & Safety legislation relating to design and construction work in the electricity supply industry.
Understanding of the requirements of relevant UK Environmental and Waste Management legislation.
Thorough understanding of current Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.
Experience of working in a lead substation design role on National Grid Electricity Transmission projects in the UK and acting as a TP137 CDAE for Substation Primary Plant.
Good knowledge of National Grid’s procedures: TP106, TP131, TP135, TP137, TP141, TP153, TP163, TP183, TP184, TP188, TP189, TP191, TP211, TP215, TP235, TP241.
Thorough knowledge and experience applying National Grids Technical Specification, Technical Guidance Notes, and Design Handbooks relating to substations in the UK.
Understanding of the causes and consequences of Impressed Voltage.
Understanding of the general requirements of procedural control of Temporary Works, in accordance with British Standards.
IT literate, with good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of applying CAD technology/software to substation and P&C design and strong understanding of BIM principles (PAS 1192 and ISO 16950)
Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Strong persuasion and negotiation skills with clients and employees.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders across clients, industry, government and public.
Able to manage tasks on multiple projects and conflicting deadlines.
Able to work autonomously and/or as part of a project team.
Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the electricity transmission and distribution industry.
Capability to coach and develop the team.
Engaged in the engineering community and how we can drive success for our clients.
Ability to develop innovative and practical solutions to a range of problems, and an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger solution.
Ability to make an effective and collaborative contribution to the team through sharing knowledge, promoting ideas, and valuing the contribution of all team members.
Ability to travel Nationally is required for the role. Level of travel may vary significantly over time depending on project and client requirements, but typical expectation is 5% - 10% of working time spent travelling per year (as a guide, only).
Ability to travel internationally may also be required; however, international travel is expected to be minimal.
At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status. We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organization.
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham
Other Locations GB-Motherwell, UK-Motherwell
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Req ID: 233622 Job Hire Type Experienced