Lead Electrical Engineer

Hersham, Surrey

Lead Electrical Engineer



Main Tasks and Responsibilities;

  • Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager and leading the electrical scope on large megaprojects and proposals executed in the EMEA region.
  • Development of electrical single lines and power distribution systems for complex facilities
  • Performing electrical system studies including short circuit, load flow, transient motor start, protection relay coordination, and arc flash
  • Specifying and purchasing key electrical equipment such as medium and low voltage switchgears, transformers, VFD's, UPS systems, DC systems, harmonic filters, STATCOMS etc.
  • Specifying and procuring large induction and synchronous motors and starting systems including reduced voltage autotransformers, reactor start, electronic soft-start/VFD/LCI, etc.
  • Supervision of a team of Engineers on a project, plus mentoring junior Engineers within the team
  • Assigning tasks to the Electrical Design teams, providing supervision and technical expertise to ensure delivery against time and quality constraints.
  • Providing technical input to the ongoing development of company electrical design standards
  • Liaising with existing suppliers and outsourcing partners, seeking additional partners to add value to AP and customer projects.
  • Defining execution models for electrical engineering scope, monitoring performance and developing improved processes where appropriate based on lessons learned.

Skills/Qualifications Required;

  • An Electrical Engineering degree plus Chartered Engineer status, or actively pursuing Chartered status.
  • Proven experience in electrical power engineering in a design function within the process design industry
  • Good experience in a supervisory position with budget responsibility
  • Good understanding of large motors (induction and synchronous) in the range of 1-10MW. Experience with larger motors (10MW up).
  • Experience in specification and procurement of low, medium and high voltage Switchgear, Power transformers and Power electronics (LCI's, VSD's and Thyristor Controllers)
  • An ability to work with software packages for analysis of power systems (e.g. SKM Powertools or ETAP)
  • A dedicated and driven approach & be committed to getting it right with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute.

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