Senior Power Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Senior Power Engineer

Job Purpose:

The role requires is primarily concerned with E&P Engineering delivery for support multiple Re-Signalling project managed from the Croydon office.

The role requires the requirement to engineer new solutions or modify existing power distribution systems at 650/415 & 110 volts in support of the safe implementation of railway signalling projects as directed by the Project Engineering Manager.


Key Duties:

Undertake works package management duties for a number of Railway signalling projects but the main project is Hither Green.

Report on on-site progress and ensure installation is in accordance with the approved designs and also meets client remit.

Undertake independent review of other projects within the business to access progress and support project team in delivering scope work.

Ensure that the design, construction and testing targets are met and effective

remedial action on power distribution systems as instructed by the Project Engineering Manager.

Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of

power distribution system design, installation and testing work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.

Assist in the preparation of contract specifications for power distribution systems

for signalling projects to obtain the best available deal for the Company.

Perform duties as directed by the Lead Power Engineering Manager / Lead Project Engineering manager from time to time.

Ensure the design, construction and testing targets are met to ensure successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.

Provide leadership/mentorship to local Engineering team.

Assist project teams with the delivery of power distribution systems at 650/400V and 110V for the safe implementation of signalling systems.

Provide training and briefings to signalling staff.

Undertake Contractors responsible Engineer (CRE) for Network Rail projects.

Able to assist in the following:

  • Preparation of Project technical and purchase specifications.
  • Analysis of customer requirements.
  • Attending client interviews.

Essential Requirements:
The following items are essential areas;

Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical and/or electronic Engineering

Knowledge of electrical power engineering principles,

Understanding of the principles relating to the statutory binding Electricity at Work Regulations,

Experience of Low Voltage distribution systems (design, installation and testing practices),

Experience of designing power distribution systems to BS7671 “Requirements for electrical installations – IEE Wiring Regulation”.

PC skills.

Good communications and time management skills.

Understanding of traditional 650V IT systems for signalling power supplies.

Understanding of redundant backup power supply systems.

Working knowledge of Network Rail and British/European Standards.

Experience of Factory acceptance testing and Site acceptance testing of electrical systems.

Previous experience as CRE (Design and/or Construction) on Network Rail projects.

Full UK Driving licence.

Desirable Requirements:

Chartered Engineer or demonstration of progress towards Chartered Engineer status.

Qualified to inspect and test electrical installations in accordance with City and Guilds 2394/2395.

Knowledge of LUL Standards

Familiarity with supervision, control and monitoring systems, e.g. SCADA, as

used with power systems.

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