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Senior Project Engineer - Auxiliary Power Systems & Equipment (Glasgow/Birmingham)

Location: Birmingham United Kingdom
Job ID: R0031630
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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The HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current technology has been on the market for the past 60 years and is used, among other things, to transmit power over long distances & integrate renewables into the grid with minimal losses, using overhead lines, underground and submarine cable systems.

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The department HVDC Engineering Plant Electrical Design manages the delivery of auxiliary power system for the HVDC stations. Design of this system is complex and depending on information from both internal and external stakeholders. System design, selectivity studies, equipment specification, cable and cable transit systems are part of the scope. The system we manage includes equipment such as: Auxiliary Transformers, Medium & Low voltage switchgear, Diesel Generator Systems, Batteries, UPS and cables. To be able to deliver the system in a safe and reliable way we are now searching for the suitable candidates to strengthen our team:

We value your potential and personal commitment equal to experience, so do not hesitate to send your application even though you don’t meet all the requirements. A team with fantastic collaboration and with different backgrounds is waiting for you to join!

This role is based in the United Kingdom (Glasgow/Birmingham). Please note we are unable to provide any visa support on this position.


  • As Senior Project Engineer you will be part of a global engineering team with the overall responsibility for the department’s scope of delivery regarding auxiliary power equipment for an HVDC station and will ensure that our deliveries are time and cost efficient with expected quality.

  • Part of your daily work consists of coordinating your team’s work tasks, manage contacts with other departments, customers and external suppliers. 

  • As Senior Project Engineer, you will be accountable for Auxiliary Power SLD, List of Load and load calculations, dimensioning of equipment, requirement specification for auxiliary power equipment, review supplier drawings, FAT, cable way and cable design, installation supervision, and commissioning.

  • Providing knowledge on how to align HVDC Base Design concepts with grid code and customer requirements.

  • At Hitachi Energy you will have a large global network and you will be part of a stimulating work environment that offers many opportunities to professional growth. 

Qualifications / Background:

  • For the position of Senior Project Engineer, you are expected to have couple of year of technical competence and leadership experience, including planning, delegation, guidance, and follow-up.

  • Your experience, especially within auxiliary power or selectivity studies or leading installation/commissioning of low voltage equipment in the past, will play an important part to your success in these positions.

  • Good knowledge of Grid Code, National Grid and SSE customers and their requirements.

  • As you will be part of an international company it is important that you are fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Excellent team working skills are another prerequisite.

  • You should be used to managing several tasks simultaneously, without losing the overall perspective.

  • The positions may require some travelling for customer and supplier meetings as well as site supervision.

  • Finally, you should be a person who brings a lot of energy into the group and has a natural ability to make crucial decisions.

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