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Power Systems Associate
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Multiple UK Locations – Europe

The Team

Our dedicated Power Systems team play a key role in the delivery of our power engineering services across multiple sectors including energy, critical systems and data centre projects in numerous international locations.

The Power Systems team are a source of world leading expertise – and offer a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development, and professional excellence. For more information on the Power Systems team and some notable projects delivered, please get in touch!

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and talented Power Systems Technical Associate to join our team in London to work on the design of some of the most exciting energy, critical systems and data centre projects in Europe. You will be a proactive and inclusive technical leader of the team by sharing your technical knowledge with our experienced engineers in the team.

The role will suit someone who is already fluent in the design of medium voltage and high voltage distribution systems and leading projects throughout the full life cycle. The role will involve working on projects ranging from plant upgrades through to 100MW+ projects.

The role would consist of:

  • Writing and preparing fee proposals for power systems projects and tasks including a full breakdown of deliverables, sequence of works for such deliverables, establishing resources required to deliver the project from start to finish. This would encompass all the meetings with the relevant parties, supporting the power systems team members undertaking the calculations, the associated power systems calculations, (such as (i) establishing the clients brief (ii) protection coordination and short circuit studies (iii) arc flash studies (iv) developing the sequence of design stages and associated calculations at each stage (OLTC, rate of rise, etc ) (v) drawings and schematics (vi) design documents for Utility interfaces (vii) specifications and deliverables, cost and timelines for each of the stages which would then be incorporated into the fee proposal.
  • Running and leading the power project in terms of coordinating with all other internal and external parties, tracking resources, deliverables, and current spend throughout the project. Attending meetings with the relevant parties, developing the sequence of work and deliverables for all the parties throughout the project, prioritise the workload and deliverables, supporting the power systems team members undertaking the calculations, training the younger engineers reviewing and checking all deliverables before issue.
  • Designing the power projects from first principal design, from concept through to detail. developing all the required reports, documents drawings and calculations, etc and assigning task to the engineers and supervise the engineers delivering the different tasks

You will ideally be located in London but other office locations will be considered for the right candidate.

The Skills

Educated to degree level in Power or Electrical Engineering and a Chartered Electrical Engineer (CEng equivalent), you will have gained substantial experience in a Power/ Electrical Engineering role within the power systems field preferably in a Utility, Energy or data centre/critical systems context.

Given the collaborative and client focussed nature of this role, excellent communication skills and experience of using your initiative to overcome challenges are essential.

The key skills related to this role is to have the ability to run and lead the power projects, with the understanding of the power systems design and theory from first principles, thereby enabling a candidate to lead both client and utility meetings on a technical basis and develop the associated calculations required for the project. The candidate needs to have the skills to break down the project into different packages of work that can be assigned to the power engineers to undertake. A key skill is to have the holistic understanding of the entire project and the associated power system design, and to manage the project work stages within the time frame and budget.

The key skills related to this role is to have the ability to write power system specifications from first principles for each of equipment / plant in addition to the overall project specifications.

In addition, you will need to be an experienced technical lead with the knowledge and technical skills to direct and motivate a team as well as delegate accordingly.

It is essential that the candidate has an excellent understanding of power system design, power system network modelling, load flow studies, fault level studies, protection coordination, arc-flash studies, power quality, transient stability studies.

Job Description

Why Join Cundall?

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. Creating environments where everyone can find joy doing their best work is also great for everyone. That’s why we positively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and encourage, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of our people.