Green Door Recruitment www.gd-rec.com firstname.lastname@example.org 0845 337 2773
Principal Power Systems Engineer / Consultant (based in Manchester or Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced)
Job ID: 9719
Principal Power Systems Engineer / Consultant (based in Manchester or
Newcastle-upon-Tyne), ref 1008-6
Details of the Post:
The client is an independent, ambitious and dynamic energy consultancy with a strategy to
evolve in anticipation of market drivers, whether they be technical, regulatory, economic,
environmental or political. They have an excellent client base and have shown consistent
We are actively seeking a Principal Power Engineer to join the extremely well regarded
Renewables / Wind consultancy team.
The ideal candidate for this Principal position would be experienced and respected in your
field and have practical experience of transmission, distribution or generation projects.
You will take a leading role within the team and provide mentoring and development support
This opportunity is available in both main offices in Manchester or Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Both offices are centrally located with good public transport links to the surrounding
areas. Overnight stays will occasionally be required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
It is critical, at this level, that the candidate has an excellent client focus and is
able to interpret client requirements and manage and deliver sometimes difficult or
complex projects to their satisfaction. This would include engaging proactively with
clients to deliver new business opportunities as well as maintaining current
relationships, undertaking and managing project work, writing and reviewing documents and
reports and managing, supporting and guiding other team members.
The candidate should be able to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise manner
whilst still being capable of technical discussions at a high level.
Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent with Chartered Engineer status
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
• Good general numeric and mathematical skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce
high quality technical reports.
• Good word-processing and spreadsheet knowledge
• Project management or project engineering experience
• Commercial awareness
• Experience of economic analysis and cost-benefit appraisals
• Knowledge of QA systems and document management
• Good knowledge of UK and international standards and codes
As a proportion of the clients work is studies based, the candidate should have a good
understanding of loadflow, fault and dynamic calculations. Knowledge of IPSA, PSSE or
DigSilent and other analysis packages and software languages such as C++, Fortran, Python
or Visual Basic would also be advantageous but practical experience would be equally
The ability to work independently is expected, however all staff are encouraged to discuss
projects openly within the company to ensure that they benefit from expert knowledge or
We are seeking a consultant that is able to bring specialist knowledge or experience to
the team to develop existing or new areas of business and examples of these areas are as
• Transmission and distribution regulatory issues
• Equipment specification and procurement
• Contract negotiation and management
• Network planning and constraint analysis
• Operation and maintenance and health and safety issues
• Controller and equipment modelling
• Harmonic analysis and filter design
• Protection and co-ordination
• Control system design and analysis
• EMT analysis
• Power electronics and HVDC
• Earthing design
The salary range for this role is £45,000 to £65,000 depending on
The working environment is relaxed and friendly with a flat management structure and the
opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects within a very experienced and capable
team. The key package benefits include: