Protection Design Engineer

Location Potters Bar
Discipline: Power Utilities, Multi Utilities, Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £55,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

Contact email:
Job ref: 1530346
Published: about 2 months ago

Protection Design Engineer (HV & LV Power)
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
£45,000 - £75,000 + Benefits; depending on experience


  • (36 days in total) Enhanced annual leave entitlement 28 days + Bank Holidays 

  • Overtime ( 1.5 )

  • Private Pension Scheme

  • Health cash-plan

  • Discount and cashback scheme

  • Annual Bonus

  • Discounted Gym Scheme

  • Long Service Award

  • Retail Discount Scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme


  • HND or Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience.

  • Proven extensive experience in P&C design of substations in UK

  • Good knowledge of electrical codes and standards

  • AutoCAD capability

  • Full UK Driving Licence.

  • Track record for managing design and work independently

Our client is a utilities service provider specialising in the delivery of integrated power and communications solutions. It is a private equity-backed business that is rapidly growing.

Our client's reputation within the utilities industry for delivery has enabled them to secure main contractor status with many clients throughout the fast communications and Electricity Supply Infrastructure sectors.


  • Knowledge of distribution/transmission HV design process and related project experience.

  • Extensive experience in P&C FEED or detailed design of high voltage installations up to 132kV.

  • Experience designing the HV infrastructure across the full project lifecycle from feasibility to detailed design.

  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects at same time.


  • Development of specifications with technology specific specialists and external project partners.

  • Design assurance during tender evaluation. Supplier meetings.

  • Manufacturing assurance audits that manufacturing is following technical design, attending FAT.

  • Commissioning support - Fault resolution support

  • Knowledge of testing of electrical equipment's checking SAT, FAT reports


  • Preparing and carrying out detail design works including the protection and control aspects of different projects and responsible for : SLD, KLD, MCP

  • Relay list

  • GA and BOM for protection panels

  • Checking supplier drgs and data sheets with overall scheme and interface design with customer and DNOs

  • AC/DC schematics,

  • AC/DC wiring diagrams

  • Functional specifications

  • Setting reports

  • Coordination and discrimination studies

  • Network architecture

  • SCS

  • Cable sizing and voltage drop, (Not essential)

  • LVAC and LVDC load calculations and sizing

  • Technical specification for P&C equipment

  • Battery and UPS systems sizing and checking of vendor DRGs

  • Carry out CDAE for P&C discipline

  • Ability to attend and chair the design review with Client and Hazard review meetings and reviewing P&C design packages as required.

  • Attending site visits, FAT and SAT as required.