Principal Design Engineer (HV Plant)

Tyne and Wear
£400+/day PAYE Umbrella (neg. based on experience)

Carmichael are recruiting for a Principal Design Engineer (HV) to lead the HV Primary Engineering design delivery for electrical substation projects up to 400kV.


Responsibilities - 

  • Assist the Design Delivery Managers in the day to day running of the engineers and technicians teams
  • Leading the team in planning and procurement responsibilities as detailed below for delivery of substation projects.
  • Identify the development and training needs of the design team as appropriate to skill level / experience
  • Identify and effectively manage inter-disciplinary design gaps in collaboration with the appropriate project engineering mangers
  • Input into the allocation of work packages, coordinate workload and agree priorities withing the Primary Plant Team.
  • Establish Design content of work package and the Design resource to achieve the required time scales, in line with Project Programme
  • Effectively control, update and report on progress throughout contract life, giving estimates to complete and highlight potential resource problems to Design Manager / Project Manager
  • Design work to be undertaken with due regard to Health, Safety & Environmental Procedures and production of Designer Risk Assessments, as necessary, to fulfil the Company’s obligations in compliance with current CDM regulations
  • Attend and contribute to Design Review / Contract Close-out Meetings, ensuring that appropriate items are actioned in a timely manner
  • Prepare Installation and Commissioning packages, in a timely manner as dictated by the Site Installation & Commissioning Schedule
  • Liaise with Engineers, Designers and Technicians on drawings requirement
  • Check and approve engineering designs


Requirements for this position - 

  • HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ Years' experience working in a Design Office
  • Autocad or similar is preferred but not essential
  • Prior experience as a senior HV Substation Primary Plant Design Engineer
  • Microsoft Office packages
  • Calculations to demonstrate integrity of designs
  • Overall design and specification of electrical power systems and associated power    system components
  • Basic understanding of P&C aspects preferable
  • TP141 HV Substation qualification is an advantage


If you're interested in this position, please apply with your CV here