Principal/Chief Consultant - Electrical Engineering

  1. Birmingham, Leeds, Epsom
  1. Nuclear

Job Title: Principal/Chief Consultant - Electrical Engineering

In the changing energy market, where the network is getting smarter, more efficient and more complex, we are seeking a consultant who can be at the forefront of delivering this work.

The Role
Key responsibilities include:

  • As part of our team, you will have a key role in delivering Electrical Networks growth strategy and building on existing and new client relationships.
  • You will manage new and existing clients and lead competitive tender submissions.
  • Lead projects as a project manager and project director ensuring that projects are delivered efficiently within scope, cost and time.
  • You will have good understanding of the ongoing developments in the Electrical Networks market, including innovation projects, power system advisory, electrical design (MD&HV) and power system studies.

The Person
One of two key aspects of the role will be developing and building relationships with external clients, and another one will be supporting the development of the internal team of engineers. You’ll have the ability and desire to manage teams and deliver projects to a high standard (managing quality and profitability) and be able to work both independently and within the team. If you come from a utility, developer or consultancy background will be an advantage.

Required experience in a minimum of one of the following areas:

  • Technical or techno-economical role in an electrical engineering discipline within
    • Transmission or Distribution Network Operator;
    • OFTO;
    • Electricity Systems Operator;
    • Generator developer;
    • Consultancy;
    • Ofgem
  • Business case proposals for investments in the power industry.
  • Working with regulatory bodies or internal regulatory teams particularly related to codes and standards investment decision making/submissions.
  • Power system simulations (400/275/132/66/33kV).
  • Techno-economic analysis.
  • Innovation in the energy industry (NIA/NIC).
  • HV design (TP141 authorised).

About Us
Atkins Energy business has been operating in the energy market for over four decades and the pace of change has never been greater than it is now. We are on the brink of a revolution in how the world generates and uses Energy. The possible scenarios of the future energy market will require the smart integration of renewable generation, energy storage, and sustainable demand with a transmission & distribution network that remains robust, flexible and economic to meet this changing landscape.

Our clients include International and UK transmission and distribution companies, manufacturers, renewable technology providers, investors and regulatory bodies, with an increasingly key role in delivering the electrical design aspects of major infrastructure projects and truly ground-breaking international projects.

Reward & Benefits
Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes competitive salary package, opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working arrangements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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