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Company Info
Green Door Recruitment
0845 337 2773
Principal Power Systems Engineer / Consultant (based in Manchester or Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9719

Job Details:
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 growth.

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 where required.

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 or pending.

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 valued.

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 experience.

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 follows:

• 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

Company Benefits

The salary range for this role is £45,000 to £65,000 depending on experience.

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:

• Market leading salaries

• Annual performance based bonus

• Company contributory pension scheme

• Private medical insurance

• Formal personal development and training plan

• Flexible and family friendly hours