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Senior Authorised Person

Job Title: Senior Authorised Person
Contract Type: Contract
Location: UK wide
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11247
Contact Name: Ash Stone
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 12, 2018 11:12

Job Description

Role: 400kv Senior Authorised Person


Job Description:

  • Implement the high voltage safety rules
  • Outage management and network control
  • Carry out high voltage switching and isolations
  • Carry out earthing of high voltage plant and apparatus
  • Prepare, issue and cancel safety documents
  • Inspect, test and commission high voltage plant and apparatus
  • VLF testing of high voltage cables
  • Identify and fit circuit designation labels and switch numbers
  • Prepare and check high voltage switching schedules
  • Fault management
  • Participate in an out-of hours emergency response rota
  • Collate site and network information to facilitate effective decision making within the department
  • Update HV schematic diagrams
  • Inspect work sites and perform site safety inspections
  • Check Safety Documents
  • Implement and provide training programmes for manual and technical staff (CP, AP, etc.)
  • Provide technical and engineering advice to working parties
  • Assist the O&M department when required 

Qualifications & Knowledge:

  • Currently Senior Authorised Person at 400 kV.
  • Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • First Aid


  • Extensive working experience as Senior Authorised Person operating under company HV Safety Rules.
  • Electrical engineering
  • HV Commissioning Experience
  • Substation SCADA/SCS systems experience
  • Previously Senior Authorised with a Distribution Network Operator (DNO)
  • Preferably National Grid.
  • HV fault finding and analysis experience
  • Special Requirements:
  • Physically fit
  • Full driving license required.
  • Must be flexible with regard to working patterns.













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