Protection Engineer

Bluefire Consulting Ltd
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Production Engineer (High Voltage)
Location: Bristol - Field Based, must be willing to travel anywhere in South England
Salary: £50k + bonus, overtime, vehicle, pension, healthcare and more!


We are looking to recruit a High Voltage Electrical Fitter to join this global energy company and work as part of the team covering the South of England region. Ideal location would be the M4, with assumed flexibility to work on customer sites.

The company

Global energy management business with a clear focus on staff training and development, mainly by way of their industry recognised training and development programmes which allow formal accreditation to be gained and maintained.

General Background and Experience

* The commissioning of complex protection and control schemes on diverse LV and HV electrical network construction and modification projects. These projects may include protection and control schemes involving transformers, tapchangers, neutral earthing, switchgear, telecontrol and relay panel components in substations operating at up to 132KV or Power Stations operating up to 400kV.
* Progress to "Authorised Person" status under the Customer's Safety Rules, allowing the individual to a) have independent access to substations containing live exposed conductors, b) to receive a permit to work and c) to supervise a working party.
* Lead and support Protection and Control Technicians and to execute duties in a professional manner to build team and customer confidence and thereby contributing to the promotion of Projects Business growth. First line problem solver.
* Assist construction teams within the projects business in a technical support role with regard to understanding and building the elements associated with protection and control schemes.
* To work within all set procedures and to ensure Health and Safety is the most important element in this regard. Adhere to the instructions of the site supervisor role in accordance with the CDM regulations as required - this may include witnessing of cold commissioning of free issue plant by Customer appointed contractors.
* Undertake the tasks allocated to the post holder and those allocated to Protection and Control Tecnicians in their charge role in a diligent manner in pursuit of effective project delivery. Appraise direct reports regularly in order to develop them, increase their skill range, knowledge base and performance in the process.
* Basic commercial awareness. Provide feedback to site supervisors and/or project managers to identify additional works when compared with original testing and commissioning scope.
* Keep safe and maintain all company property issued, ensure it is routinely PAT or calibration tested and bring to the company's attention any items that are not of a serviceable nature in a timely manner.
* Production of as built records, test results, test reports, updated drawings for projects in an accurate and timely fashion where the post holder is responsible for this task.
* Assist senior protection and control staff in protection scheme design works as and when requested.

Skills and Qualifications

* Suitable electrical qualification - HNC or degree in electrical or electronic engineering.
* Experience of protection/control/telecontrol/SCADA systems in HV substation or power station environments.
* Good theoretical and operational knowledge of electrical power distribution/generation protection and control systems - relay types, scheme types, testing procedures.
* Experience of using Primary and Secondary test equipment.
* PC literate - Word, Excel, Project
* Site safety passport and/or experience of working on CDM sites - desirable

What's in it for you?

As well as the chance to work on the latest equipment on brand new projects, this role offers £50k basic plus bonus, overtime, vehicle, pension, healthcare and more!


If this sounds like something you might be interested in click apply or send your CV to .

Not Interested?

If this isn't for you I work a lot of roles within this industry so it might be worth getting in touch anyway, send me an email to get the ball rolling.

Who do you know who can do this role? I am in a position to pay £200 for a successful referral. Send me there details and we can take it from there.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.
Job Keywords Electrical Fitter, Switchgear, Distribution, LV/HV, Power, High Voltage