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Secondary Engineer

Job Type:
Market related


Secondary Engineer



Location: You will be expected to be based at either their Birmingham or Stoke-on-Trent office.


  • Please note that working from home is supported – e.g. a candidate can be home-based 3x days in the week, and expected to commute 2x per week to their local office listed above.

    Salary: Competitive.

  • Department: UK – Operations.

    Company Profile

    Our client is a joint venture company set up to turnkey electrical AC substation projects. They will undertake turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Turnkey solutions will include project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.

    Our client combined project management expertise and deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations. Their vision is to deliver the best market offering for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and delivering the highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects.

    As a leading engineering company, they help their customers with turnkey substation solutions in the field of power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.

    Job Description

    Purpose of the Job:

    The Secondary Engineer will be a member of their UK Engineering Team and contribute to the effective execution of the Secondary engineering activities within projects and tenders.

    You will work in a skilled team on a wide range of T&D Substation projects.

    The position will focus on the project and tender engineering and its interfaces and scope of work involved in HV-substations design within the company EPC and technical lead of the secondary design of substation to meet customer needs, legislative demands, and standards. You will also ensure project execution on time and within budget.

    Key Areas of Responsibility (KARs):

  • Technical lead of secondary Engineering activities of large and complex EHV/HV Air & Gas Insulated Substation (AIS & GIS) projects.

  • Provide information for civil designs and coordination of interfaces between construction planning, protection and control system, auxiliary power system, LV and control cables, surveillance system, and equipment suppliers for the project.

  • Participate in technical discussions with customers and suppliers, handle site queries and take necessary actions up to as-built documentation.

  • Responsible for Engineering budget, schedule, forecast, risk & change management activities.

  • Provide technical solution for substations comprising Single line diagram for auxiliary power system, dimensioning of Auxiliary power system, technical information, and associated detail drawings.

  • Review and evaluate vendor's solutions to comply with company and customer requirements.

  • Provide technical calculations, technical purchasing specifications, and schedules for all equipment for projects or tenders.

  • Prepare bill of quantities & cost estimation, deviations & clarifications for technical solutions.

  • Review of Supplier's design, Factory acceptance test plans, attend factory & site tests.

  • Provide technical support to tender and project.

    Position Parameters:

    Typical KPIs:

  • Effectiveness and sustainability of advice provided.

  • On target delivery of objectives.

  • Quality of work.

  • Safety at the site.

  • Customer satisfaction – management, employees, customers.

  • Alignment with company business strategy.

  • Effective synergies.

    Experience Required:

  • Extensive substation engineering experience of local utilities.

  • Knowledge of required legislative demands and standards. 

    Competencies/ Skills Required:

  • Team player with a proactive approach to achieve results.

  • Excellent in communication, to interact with external and internal parties at all levels in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Knowledge of system studies like voltage drop, short circuit calculation, Single Line Diagrams, Auxiliary Power Systems, cables.

  • Knowledge of secondary engineering Protection and control system.

  • Strong in MS Office & handling design calculation tools, knowledge in MicroStation and AutoCAD is required.

    Education Required:

  • Bachelor or Master’s in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

    Personal Qualities Required:

  • Resilient and flexible achiever.

  • Driven by value-added and business sustainability.

  • Calm under pressure in a constantly changing environment.

  • Assertive, decisive, confident.

  • Excellent listener.

  • Proactive and self-disciplined.

  • Leading by example, with strong values.

  • Team player.

  • Passionate to succeed.

  • Willingness to learn.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for any Secondary Engineer looking for new employment.

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