SENIOR PRINCIPAL POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEER WSP00041 job in London at WSP

SENIOR / PRINCIPAL POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEER (WSP00041)

Company: WSP

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Apr 24, 2018

About the RoleWSP are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Together we provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources.We have approximately 31,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. We are based in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide.EnergyOur Energy business has significant experience in all types of power generation plant, including conventional coal, oil, gas-fired, nuclear, and hydroelectric plants. Our projects also include working on plants using alternative fuels ranging from geothermal, wind, municipal waste, wood, landfill gas and agricultural by-products. For the past 40 years, we have provided engineering services for over 170,000 MW of generating capacity in over 600 sites around the world.Our technical knowledge base is kept current through our exposure to a variety of projects in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution and through our understanding of the development and application of leading-edge technology. Our clients include transmission and distribution network operators, power generators, manufacturers, private energy sector developers, government agencies and regulatory authorities.Through a strategy of steady organic growth we have built a portfolio of projects that now require additional resource. It is also hoped that the successful candidate will bring further expertise and capability that will facilitate additional growth.Job Summary:The Company provides high-level Technical Assistance and project management services to clients in both the public and private sector in the UK and overseas. We offer our clients comprehensive services ranging from strategic advice, power systems planning, conceptual design and specification, through to project and construction management and supervision.The position is for a principal engineer to provide power system planning, design and studies services, directly interfacing with clients to meet their requirements, and fulfill the agreed scope of work to programme and to budget. This includes the preparation of well written reports and clear communication of issues and results.The role also requires the principal engineer to take responsibility for technical quality of deliverables, provide technical leadership and assist with the training and development of less experienced staff. The principal engineer will be expected to develop and maintain client relationships, and to assist with identifying, bidding and winning new work.The salary for this position is between £45K and £52K per annum. The closing date for this role is 22nd May 2018.About YouDesired Skills/ Experience:Proven experience in two or more of the following technical areas:-Distribution power system planning and designTransmission power system planning and designPower system modelling, load flow and fault level studiesDeveloping generator controller models and transient stability analysisDevelopment and assessment of grid codes and planning and connection standardsIndustrial power system design, including technical and cost assessment of optionsExperience of specifying key electrical equipment parametersProven experience in most of the following areas:-Successful management of projects to time, to budget and to client satisfactionProviding technical lead on projects and proposalsTraining, developing and mentoring other engineersChecking and peer reviewing the work of other engineersDeveloping and maintaining client relationshipsBidding and winning workClear articulation of complex issues to clients in both written and oral form.Experience in any of the following areas will be an advantage:-Transmission and/or distribution equipment design, application, installation and operationHarmonic measurements, analysis and quality of supply issuesLightning and switching surge studiesProtection system design and setting calculationsEarthing system design and studiesLoad forecasting and generation planningGenerator controller response measurements and validation of modelsHVDC system modelling and studiesSmall signal stability analysisResearch and innovation in the power systems fieldPublication of papers in English at conferences or in peer reviewed journalsContribution to relevant professional bodies and societiesAbout UsWe are one of the largest consultancies in the world with a long tradition in Energy and Power projects. We have helped build over 180,000MW of generating capacity in more than 600 locations around the globe and continue to support power projects in the UK, Africa, the Middle East and beyond.We place our clients at the heart of everything we do; our services are flexible and we are agile and able to quickly respond to the changing needs of a project – whether that is short notice travel to an overseas site or providing robust technical advice for a challenging project.  View full job description
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