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Protection & Controls Validation Engineer

Job Title: Protection & Controls Validation Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11472
Contact Name: Natalie Blunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2019 10:39

Job Description

Our Client is a leading Engineering Company and is looking for a Digital Controls Systems engineer for a Substation project in Lincolnshire.



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Digital Controls Systems
  • The application of distributed computer architectures, ideally with knowledge of the application of this technology in electrical substations
  • Engineering controls systems for HV or MV utility applications and have knowledge in various communication protocols: IEC 61850, UCA 2.0, DNP3.0, Courier, MODBUS, IEC 60870-5-101//103/104
  • Familiar with ATCC, Synchrocheck & DAR functions and computer networking
  • Conduct FAT & assist SAT at customer sites
  • National Grid, UK experience (knowledge of NGTS) and client protection / Control System (PACiS and/or Eterra) knowledge advantageous.




  • Personal computer skills including e-mail, database, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Reasoning abilities to include: defining problems, collect relevant data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
  • Language abilities to include: to read/interpret general and technical documentation including tender/contract documents, drawings, schematics, procedures and policy guidelines; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before and deliver formal technical presentations to groups of customers.
  • A basic knowledge of a foreign language - especially French - would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines, teamwork is also a requirement.
  • Flexible approach to working hours is essential.
  • Is able to undertake minimal international travels for training & discussions.
  • Is able to drive to customer sites.



  • An understanding of the company's working practices and general commercial activities is beneficial.
  • Broad knowledge of the company's Protection & Control products.
  • An appreciation of cubicle/rack construction is also desirable.
  • Site working environment & EHS requirements.


Needs a valid UK driving license


If you are interested, please get in touch with Natalie on 0121 667 8637 or email me on