Principal Power Engineer in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

My Client, a Tier 1 Global Contractor within the Rail industry, who specialise in Signalling solutions are currently looking for a Principal Power Engineer to be based out of their Birmingham office due to recent project awards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

To be the discipline lead the design and production of power systems and subsystem interfaces

To be technically responsible for the accurate, compliant, timely and cost effective delivery of electrical design solutions that are allocated for projects through direct management of works or independent authority checking of design/delivery.

Management of discipline staff, sub-contractors, sub contract packages in pursuance of project delivery

To provide electrical and power technical support to the business, acting as the technical lead within multidiscipline projects

To act as Contractor's Responsible Engineer (CRE) for power on allocated major schemes of work or multiple smaller ones

To be the discipline representative supporting tender bids. Scrutinising the scope, responsible for producing the procurement specs, working with Commercial on compliance of sub contract tender offers, writing the technical responses to the client.

To support the Power Department in undertaking internal and external technical investigations

To act as technical contact and liaison with clients and sub-contractors in order to resolve outstanding technical issues across the business

To deputise for the Power Engineering Manager

To produce regular reports on the power project scope performance

To assist the management team in making strategic decisions

To manage the timely delivery of work package design, implementation, testing and commissioning

To manage the day to day work load of power staff allocated for the project delivery

To monitor contracts involving electricity and power ensuring they are technically compliant with relevant group and company standards

To attend networking meetings with other partner and with external companies

To carry out risk assessments

To support the Power Department with staff development through mentorship and coaching

To support the Power Department in regular technical / safety briefing of all relevant staff

To support the Power Department in the review of new or altered electrical and power documents to consider their impact on the businesspostholder requirements

Educational Requirements Knowledge /Experience

Degree level education in an Electrical / Electronic Engineering Discipline or HND with time served

Technical report writing

Detailed design production (Electrical)

Working understanding/Knowledge of HV & LV systems

Protection, coordination and discrimination of electrical systems

Behavioural Skills & Competencies

Risk assessment skills

Troubleshooting and fault finding skills

Business management skills

Technical Skills & Competencies

Team managerial experience

Working knowledge in the design and operation of signalling power distribution, 25kVac and LUL power systems, with specialism in at least one

Knowledge of UPS operation

Knowledge of PLC and alarm systems

Knowledge of Class II systems

Knowledge of Auto Reconfiguration Power Systems

Project programming of resources and activities

Knowledge of railway earthing and bonding practices

Desired Knowledge / Experience

Knowledge of Network Rail and London Underground standards and practices

Electrical design, testing and installation within the railway environment

In depth knowledge of group and client company standards

Understanding of appropriate legislation

In depth knowledge of railway construction methods and materials used

Detailed understanding of Electricity at Work Act and CDM Regulations

Member of IET, working towards CEng

Hold a full driving licence

Working knowledge ofAutoCAD Electrical

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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