Lead Power Engineer in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Power Engineer to lead the design and production of power systems and subsystem interfaces for Alstom Transport project solutions based in York. With opportunities to progress to Principal Level in the future for the right candidate.

With a customer-focused organisation across the globe, Alstom offers a complete range of solutions and constantly innovates to create value for its customers. The company strives for operational and environmental excellence and bases its success on a diverse and entrepreneurial team worldwide.

Key responsibilities

  • 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 ALSTOM 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 business

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of a 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

Desirable attributes may include:

  • 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 of AutoCAD Electrical

At Alstom UK and Ireland, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and help drive our organisation forward. We are striving to be an employer that delivers on equality and diversity in the workplace. We do this by seeking to create an inclusive, fair and respectful environment for all our current and future employees. As a 'Disability Committed' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification.

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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