Senior High Voltage Substation Design (Primary) Engineer
Beca
Auckland, NZ
20h ago

Senior High Voltage Substation Design (Primary) Engineer

  • Senior High Voltage Substation Design (Primary) Engineer role delivering conceptual and detailed designs for power transmission and distribution clients across New Zealand and Australia
  • Career development opportunities enabling you to broaden your project, technical, industry and engineering capability
  • Learn from and lead others within an industry-leading power engineering business in a collaborative team environment
  • The Opportunity

    Lead the design and delivery of Primary design packages for transmission and distribution clients across New Zealand and Australia.

    You will be problem solving and delivering solutions across a variety of client standards and requirements, building on your power systems engineering capability and applying your experience to solve complex client power system requirements.

    You will be working with an industry-leading and highly collaborative team utilizing the latest in 2D and 3D primary design technologies to deliver conceptual and detailed primary substation designs for a variety of clients.

    With a strong pipeline of work our team is growing which has created the opportunity for a Senior High Voltage Substation Design (Primary) Engineer to join the business.

    You will be playing a key role to help design and deliver projects for our clients in multiple geographies.

    You will be valued as a team member, with the opportunity to grow your career as well as being part of the success and future development of our Power team.

    You will be working in a high performing and collaborative team, based in Auckland or Wellington, with the scope to work on both New Zealand and Australia domiciled projects.

    Key tasks include :

  • HV electrical conceptual and detailed design for transmission and distribution clients using the latest 2D and 3D design technologies.
  • HV equipment specification, HV cable sizing, vendor drawing reviews, layout and elevation drawing production, Safety and Constructability reviews, basic earthing design
  • Accountability for financial and programme outcomes on projects and work packages you are leading
  • Carrying out quality checks and procedures
  • Developing your own technical expertise to support the delivery of high-quality technical advice to our client
  • Lead teams of engineers to undertake packages of works, including training and mentoring junior staff
  • Contribute and drive delivery excellence across the Power team
  • About You

    Your primary design engineering skills are based on solid fundamentals and have been proven through leading the delivery of robust and innovative primary engineering design solutions on projects.

    You will have experience delivering high voltage primary substation designs with the ability to leverage your experience and technical capability.

    You will be a problem-solving senior engineer with focus across Primary design. Ideally you will have 8+ years’ experience delivering concept and detailed designs for transmission and distribution clients.

    You will be comfortable collaborating with and leveraging others technical knowledge, to deliver conceptual and detailed designs on projects of all sizes.

    You will be motivated to learn and grow, learning from the best in the industry. You will enjoy working in dynamic and busy teams where you are known for your enthusiasm, energy, outcome focus and for your excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    Previous experience of working in a team environment is a must for this role, along with the ability to manage and support multiple tasks.

    Preferably, you will have capability across a range of the following areas :

  • Primary systems design produce HV substation layouts, equipment / materials lists, clearance checks, thermal chain and short circuit force calculations.
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Navisworks, AutoCAD and / or Microstation a plus.
  • Experience with switchgear specification and drawing review.
  • HV cable sizing using CYMCAP and other specialist softwares
  • Have a good understanding of New Zealand and Australian HV Power design and regulations, policies and procedures and client standards
  • Understand the key technical aspects of projects, implementation and integration for complex systems
  • Be organised, adaptable and able to think outside the box
  • Have good interpersonal skills and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Strong communicator who can explain complex issues to a range of stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Be results-oriented with good technical engineering basis in either transmission, distribution or rail traction power and managing project delivery
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering
  • The Power Business

    Our Power team operate throughout Australasia on high-voltage power transmission and distribution projects as well as infrastructure and industrial projects in Rail, Water and Airport markets.

    We've honed our skills over many years providing solutions to our power generation, transmission and distribution clients across Australasia.

    To learn more about our Power business, refer to :

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