Test & Commissioning Engineer
Manchester
DK150524SWITCHGEARTEST
Mechanical & Electrical
Permanent

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Discipline: Engineering

Speciality: Switchgear

UK Residency Required: Yes

Salary: £51,870 - £72,163 per annum

Benefits: + Van + OT + Bonus + Pension etc

Apply by: 30/06/2024

Min Experience: years

OVERVIEW & ROLE DESCRIPTION

Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Test & Commissioning Engineer on behalf of a leading electrical service provider, who design, manufacture, install and commission bespoke LV & MV Switchgear.

Established over 35 years, they have several workshops across the UK as well as in America and Singapore.

They specialise in a range of sectors including Marine, Oil & Gas, Rail and Construction. They have a strong client base including the likes of Eon, Drax, Princess Cruises, Network Rail and BP.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will form part of the project delivery team, whereby you will be responsible for the hands on execution of both workshop and site based activities dependent on business requirements. You will partake in activities such as the manufacture, installation, commissioning, repair, service, test & commissioning of LV, MV & HV Switchgear up to 33kV. It is therefore essential that the candidate is flexible and willing to travel extensively, as this role involves traveling to sites across the UK, as well as internationally and offshore.

This is working 38 hours per week – 8am – 16.45 Mon-Thurs and 8am – 13.00pm Friday. Overtime rates kick in after standard hours.

Your rate depends on where you are based. Roughly the current split between site work and workshop work is around 70/30 with engineers been in the field more often. Please see rate guide below:

 

Work Type                                          Hourly                                                  Yearly

 

Workshop                                           £26.25                                                   £51,870.00

 

UK Site                                                  £27.50                                                   £54,340.00

 

Overseas Site                                     £29.26                                                   £57,817.76

 

Offshore (Rig) Site                           £36.52                                                   £72,163.52

 

Responsibilities

  • Delivering both workshop and site-based activities in line with the Company’s service and manufacturing portfolio.
  • Demonstrate excellent electrical fault finding and rectifications skills, along with good commercial awareness skills to provide top level customer service and technical support.
  • Perform installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance or protective relaying equipment.
  • Perform function testing of control circuits on relay panels, transformer, and circuit breakers.
  • Perform end-to-end protection relay testing.
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance on switchgear and circuit breakers, replacing SF6 gas, as well as routine switchgear assembly.
  • Complete all paperwork including reports, timesheets and expense claims in a timely and accurate manner to support the efficient processing of invoices.
  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships with customers, understanding their needs and providing specialist support and solutions.
  • Travel and work at site outside of regular office hours as and when required.
  • Living the Company’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

 

Skills & Attributes

  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Completed an apprenticeship or qualified to an HNC level in Engineering.
  • Experience in maintaining, repairing and testing Switchgear up to 33Kv.
  • Panel Wiring experience is essential.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a larger engineering team.
  • Ability to work swiftly and competently under pressure, ensuring that work is completed to the highest standards within the timeframes provided.
  • Proactive, can-do attitude and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst using your own initiative.
  • An excellent understanding of Health and Safety.
  • Competent in the use of computers and data handling including Microsoft Office systems.

You will demonstrate knowledge of:

 

  • HV and LV switchgear, relays and associated equipment e.g transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, arresters, switches, automation, insulated power cables, overhead line conductors and insulators
  • Power transmission and distribution systems
  • Electrical prints, schematics and single-line diagrams
  • Metering instrumentation hardware and software

 

Note:- Apex Resourcing Solutions are acting as an Employment Agency

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Completed an apprenticeship or qualified to an HNC level in Engineering.
  • Experience in maintaining, repairing and testing Switchgear up to 33Kv.
  • Panel Wiring experience is essential.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a larger engineering team.
  • Ability to work swiftly and competently under pressure, ensuring that work is completed to the highest standards within the timeframes provided.
  • Proactive, can-do attitude and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst using your own initiative.
  • An excellent understanding of Health and Safety.
  • Competent in the use of computers and data handling including Microsoft Office systems.

You will demonstrate knowledge of:

 

  • HV and LV switchgear, relays and associated equipment e.g transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, arresters, switches, automation, insulated power cables, overhead line conductors and insulators
  • Power transmission and distribution systems
  • Electrical prints, schematics and single-line diagrams
  • Metering instrumentation hardware and software

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivering both workshop and site-based activities in line with the Company’s service and manufacturing portfolio.
  • Demonstrate excellent electrical fault finding and rectifications skills, along with good commercial awareness skills to provide top level customer service and technical support.
  • Perform installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance or protective relaying equipment.
  • Perform function testing of control circuits on relay panels, transformer, and circuit breakers.
  • Perform end-to-end protection relay testing.
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance on switchgear and circuit breakers, replacing SF6 gas, as well as routine switchgear assembly.
  • Complete all paperwork including reports, timesheets and expense claims in a timely and accurate manner to support the efficient processing of invoices.
  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships with customers, understanding their needs and providing specialist support and solutions.
  • Travel and work at site outside of regular office hours as and when required.
  • Living the Company’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

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