Commissioning (Protection) Engineer

Posted 28 January 2022
£800 - £1000 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineRenewable Energy

Job description

Commissioning (Protection) Engineer
01/02/2022 - 30/06/2022
Up to £1,000 per day / £100 per hour
Stafford based but currently mostly remote (could change with COVID restrictions), with occasional visits to sites UK wide
Kelly is bringing you the opportunity to work with a world leader in the Renewable Energy industry. Our client strives to bring market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, health care, and transportation infrastructure. They work with the highest integrity, compliance culture and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of their technology and environmental footprint.

Protection Engineer is responsible for programming, testing & commissioning of Protection relays and Cubicles for both the Electric Utility & Industrial markets for the Grid Solutions business. In-depth hands-on experience & knowledge of Protection and scheme design is an essential element of this role

Essential Responsibilities:
* Perform Validation, factory acceptance test (FAT) of Protection systems and perform on site acceptance test (SAT).
* Perform commissioning of Protection panels at customer sites.
* Seeks resolutions on hardware, Software, or performance related protection/design issues.
* Manage Fault reports for resolution via Company's process. To adhere to all required procedures and processes in force at any time.
* Provide weekly time sheets and monthly reports including status of all work undertaken by the Engineer.
* Communicate Project schedule progress, report quality issues and tools/equipment requirements at site.
* Apply and adhere the company's quality, environment health & safety policies to the work at site.
* Maintain strong safety mindset to assure the executed work reflects the technical requirements within our clients safety standards.
* Warns the project manager in case of budget deviation forecast / any technical deviation which put the project in risk.
* Abide by all our clients Corporate and local policies and procedures including but not limited to Integrity, Diversity, Proprietary Information, Conflict of Interest, QMS and EHS.
* Work in a safe manner and ensure appropriate training is taken to do tasks safely.
* Report any accidents or injuries while on the job.
* Oversee cubicle safety & good housekeeping practices of team members.
* Ensure RAMS produced and approved before performing any works.

Job Requirements:

* The incumbent must possess strong knowledge of protection functions, Electrical Scheme, and cubicle design.
* Strong working knowledge of relays configuration and testing
* Electrical (motors, generators, power grid and generation)

Desired Characteristics:
* Protection Commissioning Engineer with over 5 years' experience in substations ranging from 11kV to 400kV
* Ability to travel to customer sites - Must have a valid driver's license
* Knowledge on Power & Protection Systems.
* Experience with electrical Protection relays and Control systems (LV, MV & HV), detailed design is essential for the job.
* Strong technical skills on Programming, testing & Commissioning Protection Relays.
* Ability to perform Functional testing of Protection panels.
* Experience in Factory Acceptance Testing and on-site commissioning of protection schemes.
* Experience on performing testing including but not limited to checking protection functions via secondary injections, GOOSE testing, signal testing with SCADA on IEC61850.
* Candidates with proven knowledge of our clients protection relays and Substation automation solutions are preferred.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong customer focus and ability to cooperate with the different departments.
* Must be a motivator, self-starter and dedicated team player with a sense of urgency and an ability to work to tight deadlines
* Flexible approach to working hours is essential (extended hours and weekends)
If you are interested in learning more of this exciting opportunity to join one of the world's largest names in the industry, please contact the team on 0191 249 8187 to apply or for more information.

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