Lead Power Engineer in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This is a new opportunity for a Lead Power Engineer role based in Birmingham this is situated within the Power Department of Alstom Signalling; part of Alstom Signalling, Systems & Infrastructure (SS&I). The Lead PE will report directly to the Power Engineering Manager, whilst when deployed on projects the PE reports into the Contracts Engineering Manager & Project Management.

The Lead PE will undertake the design and production of power systems and subsystem interfaces for Alstom Transport project solutions. The PE also is required to liaise with internal stake holders such as internal customers (other disciplines), project managers, planners, commercial and procurement.

Key responsibilities

The Power Engineer is required to be technically responsible for the accurate, complaint, timely and cost effective delivery of electrical design solutions that are allocated. Whilst also undertaking a number of responsibilities such as (but not limited to): -

  • To provide electrical and power technical support to the business.
  • To produce the design production of electrical schemes and systems
  • 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.
  • Supporting the production regular reports on the power project scope performance.
  • To assist the management team in making strategic decisions.
  • Timely delivery of work package design, implementation, testing and commissioning.
  • To monitor contracts involving electric and power ensuring they are technically compliant with relevant group and company standards.
  • To carry out design risk assessments.
  • 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.
  • To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree level education in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline or HND with time served.
  • Working knowledge in one or more of design and operation of signalling power distribution, LV, HV up to 50kVac or LUL power systems.
  • Knowledge of uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system integration and configuration.
  • Knowledge of Programme logic controllers (PLC) and SCADA alarm systems.
  • Knowledge of Auto Reconfiguration Power Systems.
  • Knowledge of protection, coordination and discrimination of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of project programming of resources and activities.
  • Knowledge of railway earthing and bonding practices.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Customer liaison skills.
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Troubleshooting and fault finding skills.
  • Communication skills Technical and business related.

Desirable Requirements

  • 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 and CDM Regulations.
  • Member of IET, and working towards CEng.
  • Team managerial experience
  • Knowledge of Class II systems.

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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