Senior Electrical Engineer | Substations | Bellshill, Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Department: Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

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Senior Electrical Engineer | Substations | Bellshill, Glasgow

Senior Electrical Engineer | Substations | Bellshill, Glasgow
Role Purpose
The Senior Electrical Engineer will participate with and frequently lead key aspects of projects as part of T&D (transmission & Distribution) project teams consisting of members from various groups and disciplines across a number of areas within Kirby Group Engineering and externally. The Senior Electrical Engineer, in conjunction with the PM and project QS, will be responsible for all aspects of T&D projects from initial tendering, through contract award, detailed design, site installation, commissioning, energisation and successful handover.
Senior Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
In conjunction with your project team, you will be responsible for the execution of various stages of a project as follows:

  • Production and review of primary plant layouts for MV & HV substations (in-house & external designs).
  • Initiate and manage the sub-contracting of specialist design / studies
  • Ensure that technical issues are identified and resolved without delay
  • Production and review of equipment specifications for HV Plant and associated equipment.
  • Review quotations for the supply of material to confirm adequacy and technical suitability
  • Owners’ Engineer role on MV & HV substation/Cable and OHL projects.
  • Providing HV design input to renewable energy projects e.g. Battery storage, Solar, Hydro and Wind generation.
  • Coordination with client project teams and internal team disciplines within Kirby including Civil, Protection & Control and CAD/BIM teams.
  • Attending Site Survey’s, FAT and SAT’s as required.
  • Be aware of, manage and mitigate commercial risk to the company
  • Process internal procurement from equipment enquiries, requisitioning & monitoring manufacture through to delivery to site whilst maintaining a comprehensive audit trail
  • Prepare technical submittals for approval to the client, coordinating inputs from other parties where required
  • Work with the project PM, civil engineer and QS to prepare sub-contract packages
  • Attend & record regular supply chain and project progress meetings to ensure that progress is monitored & maintained within the overall construction programme
  • Liaise with the project team & supply chain to ensure correct operation of the plant on site & successful handover
  • Monitor & record project progress against the construction programme
  • Compare Tender drawings to Construction drawings and advise of any changes
  • Work closely with the relevant PM to ensure that all variations are notified to the project QS
  • Ensure that the Clients management tools are updated as set out in the contract documentation
  • Prepare and hand over all relevant documentation in the form of a safety file at the end of each project
  • Undertake testing, fault investigation, diagnostic activities and rectification of faults within your competence
  • Provide technical support and direction, within your competence, to Kirby T&D Project Team members, including the application of technical standards
  • Work with the project team to prepare design risk assessments as required contractually and under legislation and provide technical input, where required, of method statements & all aspects relating to Health & Safety on site
  • Promote a positive safety culture and safe working environment

Managing the Projects:

  • Work with wider project team to review & manage the project from inception to handover
  • Undertake regular meetings with the supply chain and Client to maintain progress & to ensure resources are matched to the project delivery programme
  • Work with the project team to develop the project specific quality plan
  • Be commercially aware, mitigating the project risk as much as possible and protect the company’s exposure to risk
  • Ensure that the Health & Safety, Environmental & Quality procedures are followed & adequate records maintained
  • To liaise with the project manager & prepare the project close out report

Managing the People:

  • Review with the project manager the allocation of resources & general progress
  • Motivate the project team

Managing the Client and other external relationships:

  • Develop a strong & maintain an excellent working relationship from the start to the completion of the project
  • To act as an ambassador with any stakeholders involved with the project
  • Meet and exceed the contractual requirements delivering on time, safely & to the highest quality

Testing & Commissioning:

  • Develop, with the commissioning team, a project specific commissioning plan, amending as required following input from the Client and / or System Operator
  • Attend Commissioning & Energisation coordination meetings as required
  • Provide (and coordinate with external parties where required) technical support and address faults as required

Day-to-Day Control:

  • Provide technical support and direction, within your competence, to Kirby T&D Project Team members, including the application of technical standards
  • To undertake other activities which the Company may reasonably require to be undertaken on a temporary basis which are within an individual’s area of competence
  • To report progress and/or problems to the Kirby Management team as appropriate

Necessary requirement of the Electrical Engineer

  • 3rd level Qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years engineering design/project management experience on industrial installation projects
  • Professional and commercial acumen and be capable of representing Kirby at a senior level in meetings
  • Detailed understanding of HV and LV network requirements in industrial settings, with particular emphasis on resilience and studies requirements
  • Experience with energy management systems and integration of automated control systems to electrical networks
  • A proven track record of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Experience of managing multiple projects at the one time
  • Strong IT skills
  • A flexible and delivery focused mind-set
  • Excellent communicator/strong interpersonal skills/communicates with impact
  • Excellent record keeper and administration skills
  • Leads and influences others.
  • Innovates and leads in mechanical/technical activity and challenges.
  • Plans and effectively manages projects.
  • Solves problems analytically and acts decisively
  • Is process driven and focuses on EHS and Quality Work Management Systems and Processes
  • Mentor and Coach to junior engineers and graduates
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