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Principal Power Systems Engineer


£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 34days leave & benefits package


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 03/10/2023

Ref: BBBH23658_1696328448

Power Systems Engineer - Wind
Edinburgh with hybrid or Remote Working
Salary up to £55,000 dependent on experience
Astute are proud to be partnered with a leading environmental and technical consultancy within the Renewable Energy and development sectors, who are looking to recruit a number of Power Systems Engineers including various levels from Engineer, to Senior and Principal to join their growing team based out of Glasgow and Edinburgh. The successful candidate will join the expanding technical division, supporting the delivery of power systems design and study for renewable energy developments including wind or solar farms across the UK.

The successful candidate will have a proven background in power systems engineering design, preferably within renewable energy developments.
Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for:
  • Engaging with electricity transmission, distribution companies, and the Electricity System Operator, displaying an understanding of the UK Grid Code, particularly its application in generation projects.
  • Applying practical expertise to conduct comprehensive power system studies, including load flow analysis, short circuit assessments, fault ride-through evaluations, and electromagnetic transient (EMT) studies using industry-standard software solutions.
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with the team to enhance their collective expertise.
  • Overseeing and providing guidance to junior engineers and consultants.
  • Effectively grasping, conveying, and analysing the energy regulatory framework, while staying updated on changes and their implications for our clients.
  • Establishing and nurturing business relationships with organizations and industry professionals to create new opportunities for our service offerings.
Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • A demonstrable background in providing Power Systems Engineering services such as design and modelling.
  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering or other relevant field of study.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the UK grid code.
  • Ability to use DIgSILENT or similar software is a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrate commercial acumen in the energy industry.
  • Possess a solid working knowledge of the complete lifecycle of the regulatory framework for connecting renewable projects to the grid, encompassing both Transmission and Distribution projects.
  • Experience in dealing with Ofgem would be advantageous.
  • Previous exposure to the Offshore and Onshore renewable energy sector, as well as knowledge of the oil and gas industry, would be considered a plus.
Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:
  • A starting salary up to £55,000 depending on experience
  • 34 days leave including bank holidays
  • Professional membership subscription, pension, private medical insurance and life assurance, hybrid and flexible working, mentoring and development programs and more
How to apply?
Apply to this vacancy here or send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 07458 142487 to speak to Harry Slade who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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