High Voltage (HV) Field Services Engineer

Posted 6 days ago by VA Recruitment

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£38,000 - £48,000/annum Co Car, Pension, Private Healthcare

Are you a Electrical Engineer with experience of MV/HV switchgear? 

Do you have experience working on heavy commercial and light indutrial sites?

Do you want to expand you knowledge of HV?

If the answer is yes we are keen to hear from you:

Job Title:-                     Field Services Engineer

Purpose of job:-           To perform at UK and overseas locations the installation,

                                    commissioning, modification and maintenance of electrical

                                    distribution equipment.


Supervise/perform the following activities (at UK, overseas and offshore locations) on switchgear, transformers and related equipment between the voltage range of 400v – 36kv, Specific Experience within 6.6 - 33kv range preferable.



Commissioning – basic testing such as ‘Ducter’ Resistance tests - IR test



Systems testing and fault diagnosis

Perform site risk assessments and assist in producing method statements.

Document test results and produce site work reports.

Contribute to the formulation of offers for site activities.

Participate in necessary schemes to provide cover outside of normal working hours.

Assist with works tests when necessary.

Contribute to customer training activities.

Promote the Company’s service activities, identify and pursue business opportunities.

Participate in the On Call rota system.


General Background and Experience

The holder of this job will:-

Have at least 3-5 years experience of installing and maintaining switcgear or other HV equipment/systems

Have experience of working alone and as part of a team at UK, overseas and offshore locations.

Personal Attributes

The holder of this job will:-

Be self-motivated and resourceful, flexible with respect to changing tasks and available at the times required to perform them

Be customer/results focused and demonstrate a ‘service’ disposition

Be willing to work at nuclear, military and offshore locations

Be willing to learn similar disciplines on related distribution equipment

Skills and Qualifications

The holder of this job will:-

Hold a full driving license and passport

Possess good written and verbal communication skills

Have good inter-personal skills

Be well grounded in shop floor assembly and test techniques

Be well grounded in on site cold commissioning techniques on 33kv networks.

Be well grounded in the principles & application of electrical safety from the risks associated with live HV networks.

Demonstrate appropriate underpinning knowledge in the form of academic qualifications (e.g. Degree/HNC) or relevant experience.

Commissioning Experience: (Experience desirable but not essential)

It would be beneficial to the applicant to be experienced in the principles of:


High Voltage Testing (415v – 33kv systems)

CT Magnetisation Curves

CT Primary Injection

Relay Secondary Injection (Both electro mechanical and ‘PSL’ relays)

VT Primary Injection

Control Circuit Wiring testing

Mechanical/Electrical function testing of 415v – 33kv switchboards & networks

G59 Schemes

Key Performance Indicators

The holder of this job

Produce site reports/ test results within 2 working days of completing a contract

Complete time sheets, expenses on a weekly basis

Complete Health & Safety documentation on a weekly basis whilst in a supervisory role

Complete Method Statements & Risk assessments within timescales set

Complete installations & maintenance against agreed timescales

Our client seeks out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. They want their employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. They welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.

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Volkk Associates will screen and vet every application received with 24hrs of receipt.

We do not have the time to respond to all applications, if your skill set and experience meet the criteria one of our consultants will be in touch within 48hrs of your application, to arrange a screening call.

If you do not hear from us within 48hrs of your application, we are thankful for your time and interest but you can assume your details have not met the criteria set by our client.

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