Electrical Design & Power Systems Engineer - Solar and Battery

South East
Industry Sector:
Solar Jobs
Job Category:
Design Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Masters degree
£37,000 to £56,000 per annum
Salary Description:
car/allowance + 10% bonus
Start Date:
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Electrical Design & Power Systems Engineer - Solar and Battery, Berkshire, UK. Salary to �56,000 + car allowance + bonus to 10% + benefits

We are looking for an Electrical Design / Power System Engineer with experience in electrical design of generation projects from 33kV to 400kV to join the growing solar and battery storage team of a leading distributed energy firm.

The Grid Engineering department delivers project management, design and owners engineer role for electrical power projects at transmission and distribution voltages across UK and Ireland.

The focus of the team is design, develop, ensure grid code compliance and provide owners Engineer services to Solar and Battery directorate.


You’ll work within an exciting, challenging and growing area, part of multi-disciplinary engineering design teams providing technical input into projects from inception through to construction hand over specifically in electrical design domain.

You will be responsible for designing new generation connections supported by complex electrical design studies, using power system analysis tools, leading to design freeze and contract award. You will be responsible for compliance studies.

You will lead your design team to develop, such that you successfully optimise scope, cost, programme, and risk for your projects, considering health, safety, and the environment throughout.

* Design of new distribution and transmission connected projects from point of connection (PoC) through to last inverter for Solar and Batteries generations. These connections range from 33kV through to 400kV and are often co-located
* Carry out detailed power system analysis to determine required electrical infrastructure
* Detailed HV cable design and earthing studies
* Lead grid code compliance process
* Owners engineer role including site attendance and factory acceptance test (FAT)
* Preparing planning applications for transmission projects and negotiate contracts with host distribution or transmission companies

Essential skills and experience

* Previous experience with high voltage substation design or construction projects.
* Understanding of electrical plant items and control systems such as transformers, GIS and AIS switchgear, etc.
* Experience of working on DigSilent Powerfactory, ETAP, Cymcap, PSS/E, CDEGS. To be able to build models from scratch and execute all required power system studies to inform project decisions
* Ability to review electrical designs, understand operational drawings, identify minimum electrical design requirements at each stage of project and minimise design risks during planning stage of project
* Demonstrable experience of grid code compliance and owners engineer role
* Electrical Engineering degree
* Chartered Engineer or working toward it


Salary range �37,000 – �56,000 + car allowance + bonus to 10% + benefits


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