Northern Powergrid Employment Opportunities Northern Powergrid is the power distribution business in Yorkshire, the North East, and northern Lincolnshire. We operate and maintain the electricity distribution network that delivers electricity to more than 3.9 million homes and businesses. We provide this essential service to our customers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All staff employed within Northern Powergrid are expected to offer the highest levels of customer service, being there when the customer needs us and playing a vital part in any major incident. Further information on Northern Powergrid is available on our website at www.northernpowergrid.com Directorate Field Operations Position: Specification and Design Engineer £(Salary) £45,720 - £52,722 Location: Castleford Position Lead the Primary Engineering Projects substation CAD design section, produce drawings and designs to support the PEP discretionary and non disecetionary programmes. Provide design information to support Independent Connection Providers. Carry out quality reviews of EHV designs submitted to Primary Engineering Projects by Independent Connection Providers and our own contractors ensuring compliance with company policies, national and international safety standards, provide general engineering support for all Primary Engineering Projects projects. Key Responsibilities Manage the workload and task allocation of the Primary Engineering Projects substation design section Produce substation drawing and designs compliant with current UK and international standards Review substation designs provided by Independent Connection Providers and Northern Powergrid contractors Provide engineering support for Multisource, ICP and internal projects Produce accurate drawings of existing substations by taking site measurements Undertake the duty of a Designer under the CDM regulations Produce and agree a co-ordinated Staged designed for site works activities Produce connection / protection drawings from drafts Attend Factory acceptance testing On completion of projects, conduct a review to identify any failures, non-conformances and preventable problems Key Competencies Able to review Independent Connection Providers and contractors Substation Designs up to 132kV Understanding of substation design parameters, clearances and types of equipment from LV to 132kV Able to produce substation designs up to 132kV Able to develop and introduce new project engineering requirements up to 132kV Knowledge and understanding of plant, equipment and civil works at 11kV, 33/66kV & 132kV Ability to manage and prioritise work to ensure project timescales are met Qualifications & Attributes Essential Qualifications and Experience Minimum HNC electrical engineering Current driving licence and passport Knowledge of EHV power systems, safety procedures and engineering requirements Knowledge and understanding of UK and international standards relating to the design of substation buildings and compounds containing live exposed conductors Knowledge of Standards associated with EHV plant Ability to lead a team and work individually to enable effective delivery of project requirements Desirable Qualifications and Experience Degree in electrical or mechanical engineering Design of substations up to and including 132kV Practical understanding of substation switchgear and plant up to and including 132kV Use of CAD and drawing management systems Knowledge of civil engineering aspects of substation construction Power system protection experience Closing date: 20 January 2016 Please visit our careers website to download an application [email protected] quoting reference number R1870 form and return to Applications are invited from women and men with appropriate experience and qualifications. Applicants are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post irrespective of sex, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, race, age, disability, religion or belief and pregnancy and maternity. Northern Powergrid recruit on ability and ability alone.