Job Details


Protection Maintenance Engineer

  • Location: Elephant and Castle, SE1 6NP
  • Sector: Energy
  • Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £40K - £55K
Job Purpose:
To work as part of a team, to deliver the protection maintenance for the London Region. This will involve the following;

· To test the existing protection schemes on various EHV circuits on a 12 year cycle
· To investigate protection maloperations and report the findings
· To organise circuit outages for testing and faulty relay replacement

Principal Accountabilities:
· High standards of safety through all areas of responsibility
· Liaison with Network Control to organise EHV circuit outages to allow protection maintenance and relay replacement to be carried out
· Co-operation with colleges to cross train and share knowledge and experience
· When carrying out protection maintenance work to check actual relay data and settings against asset record
· To participate on the EHV standby rota (when sufficiently authorised by the Company) and respond to out of hours safety and emergency callouts.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

· HNC (or ONC and studying for HNC) or equivalent qualifications in Electrical Engineering
· Previous experience in testing protection relays and protection schemes
· Experience of switching on a Regional Electricity Company distribution system or equivalent system
· Working experience and technical knowledge of cables, switchgear and transformers
· Good organisational and communication skills
· IT literate - Microsoft Word & Excel
· Current valid driving licence

· Degree in Electrical Engineering
· Has recently held Senior Authorised Person status at 11kv-132kV to switch on a Regional Electricity Company Distribution System
· IT experience with a financial and/or asset management software