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Protection Design Engineer

Belfast, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Protection Design Engineer to join a leading energy business, that builds its success based on the dedication and commitment of its team.

Integrity, quality, and a can-do attitude are a number of values that play a significant part in their continual growth. With this business you can be part of a community that fosters entrepreneurial spirit and supports you in your personal development.

About the Role

We require a suitably qualified Protection Design Engineer to be based in either our Belfast or Doncaster office.

Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
• Ensuring that all work is carried out in accordance with the standards, policies and procedures of the company and it’s customers.
• Maintenance of own competence in accordance with legislative changes and customer requirements.
• Assist project managers in the design of electrical circuits /substation layouts and prepare drawings for presentation to customers.
• Use site surveys, existing plans, drawings and technical knowledge to prepare designs and schemes of work, construct workable plans and clearly specify resources.
• Assist in preparation of overall programme, working with the Project Manager.
• Compile “as installed” records.
• Assist in costing schemes for tendering as required.
• Identify and inform the company’s Directors of commercial opportunities as appropriate with cost savings and potential project opportunities
• Implement and adhere to the company and customers, safety rules, instructions, standing orders and procedures.
• Assist the Project Manager in preparing H&S and CDM plans and files for projects in accordance with the CDM Regulations.
• Ensure that Safety, Health and environment are taken into account at the design stage of projects and wherever possible design risks out of the system.
• Liaise closely with Project Manager/Assistant and Tendering team to understand and manage priorities arising.
• Provide cost value reconciliation for projects/contracts.


  • Technically qualified with a HNC, degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or a relevant qualification in Construction.

  • Experience of working on projects in the construction or electricity industries with a sound working knowledge of electrical power engineering design principles.

  • Experienced in design work on voltages between 11kV and 400kV

  • Fully conversant with the latest Transmission and Distribution standards & technologies.

  • Working knowledge of all plant and equipment used on site.

  • Experienced in setting and configuration of numerical protection relays.

  • Abs (including CDM Regulations) applicable to the design and operation of High Voltage substations.

  • Able to take interact and co-ordinate other design disciplines including primary and civil designers.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • A strong and demonstrable commercial awareness coupled with an ability to closely identify opportunities to maximise return while ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

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