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Senior Primary Engineer-Newcastle

Job Title: Senior Primary Engineer-Newcastle
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newcastle
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10697
Contact Name: Ash Stone
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2016 10:14

Job Description

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for an Senior Primary Engineer working for one of the biggest names within the industry.

ROLE (MAIN PURPOSE)                                                
You will be responsible for providing technical input into the production of Primary Engineering drawings/documents (Single Line Diagrams, Substation Layouts and Elevations, Earthling Layouts, Interlock Schemes, Bulbar and Clamp Schedules and Civil Interface Information) by others and checking against Design Specifications, programme, budget and the appropriate quality, health and safety requirements on own projects.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES                                                
•    Checking of Primary Engineering solutions
•    Provide technical support and guidance to Primary Design Engineers on allocated schemes.
•    Checking of Engineering Technical Specifications
•    Checking of Design Risk Assessments 
•    Checking of Design Quality Plans
•    Responsible for technical issues on allocated projects
•    Maintain the design change control process on associated schemes
•    Provide timely responses to non-conformances raised through the NCR+ process
•    Coordinate with other departments on associated schemes
•    Attend site meetings to discuss and advise construction staff on site related issues
•    Attend Technical Meetings with Client, site or office based, to ensure Client satisfaction
•    Recognise and communicate business opportunities within ongoing projects
•    Gain product knowledge and site knowledge through visits to UK sites and German factories.
•    Provide tendering support when required
•    Assist in the Professional Development of Primary Engineering Staff
•    Recognize and reward achievements and good practices
TECHNICAL COMPETENCE                                                
•    Degree/HNC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering                            
•    Minimum of 7 years experience within the Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry, including a minimum of 3 years UK Transmission System experience
COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS                                                
•    Fully conversant with the latest Transmission and Distribution standards & technologies applicable to HV Substation design                            
•    Fully conversant with Health and Safety standards (including CDM Regulations) applicable to the design of High Voltage Substations                        
•    Able to prioritise workload to ensure all deadlines are met                            
•    Flexible approach to design solutions                            
•    Decision making skills                            
•    Positive working attitude, able to demonstrate self motivation and a proactive approach                            
•    Able to work within a team environment                            
•    Must be a confident communicator and proactive problem solver                            
•    Good written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills                            
•    Practical working knowledge of key Microsoft applications - Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet                            
•    Use of different methods of communication to interpret and express technical information in English                            
•    Experience in managing small design teams                            
•    Ability to manage, motivate and inspire others                            
•    Able to provide coaching for Design Engineers                            
•    Presentation skills                            
•    Good customer focus/management skills                            
•    Experience of sustainability and environmental design considerations
•    Knowledge of commercial/contractual issues                            
•    Good working knowledge of AutoCAD                            
•    Experience of working and communicating in a multi-cultural environment                                        
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS                                                
•    Abide by all Business Compliance requirements in line with Company policies, for example Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information                            
•    Demonstrate compliance with the Department Processes and Procedures within the Primary Engineering Department                             
•    Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Engineering systems and processes through the Top+ Business Improvement Programme within the Primary Engineering Department                              
•    Demonstrate commitment to the client's Think Customer initiative, including excellent call handling and voice mail skills                            
•    Demonstrate continuous Personal Professional Development through participation in the staff dialogue process and the availability of a training programme                            
•    Has the technical authority to approve designs and recommend changes, in line with existing departmental signature protocol                            
•    Proven experience of delivering major projects
•    National Grid Persons
•    National Grid Basic Electrical Safety Competence/ Access Movement Egress (BESC/AME)
•    National Grid Impressed Voltage
•    Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 Overview
•    IOSH Working with Environmental Responsibilities
•    IOSH Working Safely

Should you be interested in more details, please feel free to give me a call me or send me an e-mail.