Grid Low Voltage Engineer

September 21, 2023
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  • Location: United States
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12640

LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER required by our Client in the Renewable Energy Sector to be assigned on a contract basis, located in Boston, MA

DURATION      ASAP – December 2023 (with annual extension)

POSITION SCOPE
The LV Electrical Engineer is a critical role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US. Belonging to the Project Services Direction and reporting to the Electrical Systems Team Leader, the LV Electrical Engineer will be responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies, plans, specifications, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore design, supply and installation contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent Health, Safety and Environmental performance are applied.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure Health and Safety policies are adhered to in all matters.
  • Provide expert advice on LV electrical systems, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the technical risks are fully understood by the project/business.
  • To support the front-end engineering design of all relevant project packages to ensure that LV systems comply with business procedures and specifications.
  • To prepare contract specifications for LV systems ensuring they comply with project and business requirements, country specific codes of practice, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • To review detailed design documentation and drawings to ensure compliance with contract specifications and legal requirements.
  • To lead the quality audit of electrical installations while onshore in fabrication yards and factories to ensure compliance with contract specifications and legal requirements.
  • Ensure that all assessment, advice, and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
  • Manage the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
  • Review of documents, drawings and data submitted by Contractors to ensure compliance with contract and project requirements.
  • Ensure that health, safety, and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
  • Manage the inspection and testing of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
  • Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk or improve safety.
  • Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices, and quality requirements for key work packages to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget, and programme without compromising safety.
  • Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the line manager to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value. 

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in auxiliary & LV electrical equipment and cables related to onshore and offshore EHV/HV electrical substations and wind turbines.
  • Extensive experience in the engineering, procurement, and construction or operation of LV electrical systems including:
    • Auxiliary transformers o Auxiliary generators including UPS and 48/110V Battery Systems
    • HV, MV and LV Power cables, including containment design
    • LV control cables
    • LV Switchgear: Switchboards and auxiliaries
    • LV small power and general/emergency lighting design
    • Lightning protection
    • Automatic Fire Detection Systems
    • ITS communications systems horizontal cabling
    • Security detection systems
    • LV protection design including discrimination studies
  • Extensive experience designing and working in the power generation, renewables, transmission, or distribution networks sector.
  • Previous use of industry software such as Amtech Pro Design/Dialux/Hevacomp to validate submitted contractor outputs
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