Job title: Senior HV Substation Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Engineering
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Glasgow
Job published: 07-05-2024
Job ID: 32130
Contact name: Bryan McKirdy
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Job Description

CEN Resources are currently working in partnership with a well known engineering and design firm who are extremely successful within within the Power sector. Our client delivers expertise across a range of different projects, these include interconnector and renewables schemes, including nuclear and solar power, offshore and onshore wind power generation and transmission, high (HV), extra high voltage (EHV) and distribution projects. Due business growth and and incoming projects, our client is looking to recruit a Senior Substations Engineer for UK operations. With our client having various offices across the UK, they are happy for the successful individual to be based in any UK location within a hybrid capacity.

The candidate must have experience (depending on role) in the production of all designs, calculations, reports & drawings associated with new or modification of EHV projects from 11kV – 400kV covering primary design, secondary design and protection & control. This will cover the production of Substation primary layouts, primary equipment specifications, equipment rating calculations, busbar short circuit force calculations, earthing studies, impressed voltage calculations, production of material specification lists, fault calculations, P&C wiring diagrams, protection requirements and system modelling. You must also have a reasonable level of maths and science, preferably from a power engineering background and have good communication skills. In this role, you will manage the production through a robust checking process but must also develop drawing office standards, mentor and train the CAD technicians and when work dictates support the actual delivery of the outputs.



  • Minimum BEng/Bsc in Electrical Engineering
  • The candidate shall be proficient in the technical requirements of Primary Design 


  • Be or working toward CEng status
  • Ideally working toward TP137 / TP141 authorisation by National Grid
  • It is desirable that the candidate be proficient in Secondary and P&C Design as identified in the Job Description although not essential
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