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about 1 year ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
About the Role

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Power Plant Electrical Engineer, you will assist the Group Manager with the implementation and management of projects as part of the Energy Asset Advisory Group.

A typical week would include:

* Undertake a lead role in the Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (EC&I) Engineering disciplines when working as part of the Energy Developments Advisory Group

* Undertake the Electrical Engineer roles in technical due diligence activities and be able to present technical issues in the context of financial transaction risk and materiality

* Provide Lenders Engineer services on large or small new build / retrofit projects including due diligence, construction and operations monitoring

* Assist in the production and development of Plant Status documentation for operational power plant, looking at the Operations, Maintenance and Commercial Management of the plant throughout the complete life cycle

* Assist with producing DSEAR assessments on new build and operational power plant, to ensure compliance with statutory legislation

* Carry out a supporting role in producing a plant demolition report on the cost of demolition of the power plant at end of life

* Audit of operational power plants for compliance with the Asset Management Standard ISO55000

* Carry out bespoke reviews on Technical, Commercial and Management systems

* Actively develop new clients and the group client base to identify and secure future work for the team and wider WSP UK Water, Energy and Industry business.

* Deputise for the Energy & Asset Advisory Group Manager, as required, in the formulation of proposals and the management of selected projects.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Preferred qualification in a relevant Electrical Engineering Degree

* Working towards or already holding chartered status with a relevant engineering institution

* A minimum of 5 years’ experience working on power plant electrical equipment is essential

* Fully conversant in the use of modern Electrical, Control & Instrumentation of hardware and software systems used in the automation of power plant processes across a range of plant sizes and fuel types

* Experienced in the use of modern electrical standards, materials and manufacturing technology for large machines and their auxiliaries

* A sound understanding of the performance of large generators and motors under both normal and abnormal conditions

* Experienced in fault finding of alarm and vibration monitoring systems of turbines and auxiliaries

* Demonstrable experience and familiarity with process and engineering line diagrams , loop drawings and circuit and wiring diagrams

* Preferably you will have acquired experience in the design, construction and operation of power plant of different design, size, configurations and fuel types: ideally including embedded, transmission system connected and renewable power plant

* Specific experience in a number of the following fields would be expected: Project Management, Power Plant Operations and Maintenance, Computerised Management Maintenance Systems (all types), Gas Turbines / Steam Turbines / Gas Engine, PF/Biomass Boilers, HRSGs and Pressure Systems Regulations, Distributed Generation Solutions below 50MW involving one or more of Solar, Wind, Battery or Reciprocating Engine, Fuel Systems, Pumps / Fans, Feed Heating Systems, Cooling systems including natural, forced air (hybrid) and air cooled condensers, Site Testing and Commissioning, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques.

About Us

A little about us:

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

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