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Protection Engineer

Location: Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0029617
Date Posted: Sep 23, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals, and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Seize this opportunity as a skilled Protection Engineer to design and produce high quality protection engineering solutions for Hitachi Energy as we respond to a rapidly developing renewable energy sector. You’ll use your knowledge and expertise to understand customer specifications and identify improvements, whilst maximizing efficiency and minimizing project risk. Providing you with fresh new challenges and the opportunity to manage detailed protection engineering design projects of varying degrees of complexity.

You will work in close consultation with the customer, contract project manager and wider Hitachi team. Drawing from specialist experience from within Grid Automation you will devise protection engineering solutions tailored to our client’s specifications. Using the latest software you’ll execute detailed designs within agreed timescales, scoped out within budget. Applying quality standards and H&S requirements.

You will know how to handle customers on technical issues as a trusted expert and be comfortable interacting with official contacts and contractors as you proactively provide expertise and guidance and take a leading role. Be part of our amazing future, develop your career and take pride in working in a great team.

The role:

  • Prepare functional design specifications and project scope documents
  • Prepare protection designs for production and manufacturing
  • Protection product selection, IED configurations and protection IEC61850 engineering
  • Developing of new protection solutions encompassing the full development cycle control (concept design to delivery)
  • Type registration and product approval – combining engineering and documentation
  • Provide technical support during pre-FAT and FAT stage, handling installation and commissioning activities
  • Assist in preparing proposal/presentation of engineering projects/programs (provision of bills of materials, estimated engineering hours, etc.)
  • Commercial awareness and support project management in issuing claims (new/change in scope of work, cost impact, time impact, risk quantifications, etc.)

Your Background:

  • 3- 5 years within the electrical engineering sector – particularly the grid automation sector
  • Strong foundation in transmission of transmission (within the energy sector)
  • HND or Degree in Electrical engineering
  • Membership (or working towards membership) of relevant professional body eg. IET
  • Strong design capability and experience in the engineering discipline of Power System.
  • Project coordination and operates well within a team
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and good communication skills

If you are looking for your next challenge within the energy sector Hitachi Energy offers a great opportunity for career advancement with an increasing demand for renewable energy solutions.

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