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Senior Power Engineer


Senior Power Engineer

Location: Chippenham

Start date: August 2021

Duration: 6 months plus

Rate: £(Apply online only) per day Outside IR35 (dependent on experience)

My client is in the market for a Senior Power Engineer to join their team out of the Chippenham area. The ideal candidates will be expected to provide support to the E&P Engineering delivery on multiple Re-Signalling project’s.

Key Responsibilities:

Undertake works package management duties for a number of Railway signalling projects but the main project is the Devon and Cornwall Re-Signalling Project
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:

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 or 2391.
Knowledge of LUL Standards
Familiarity with supervision, control and monitoring systems, e.g. SCADA, as used with power systems

If you feel like this is the right role for you than please apply now with an your most up to date CV, we look forward to hearing from you.

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