Electrical Design Manager - Expiring soon!

Posted 25/06/2024 by BIM Recruiter

Athlone, Westmeath
€55,000 - €65,000/annum

Our client is a market leading engineering and construction organisation with a brilliant reputation. With continued projects landing in the utilities, renewables and transportation markets, our client is seeking to hire an experienced an Electrical Design Manager. - Option to be based anywhere in Ireland (Athlone only listed as sample location)

Your new role:

We are now seeking an Electrical Design Manager to join our client's Power Division. The successful candidate can be based nationwide with travel to company HQ and projects as required. The successful candidate will report directly to the CTO. This position will provide support in all areas to the Power Division as well as to the team members and requires a high degree of technical knowledge, business acumen and people management.

This position requires that an individual be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment, as well as possess excellent problem solving skills, superior organisational and communication skills and the highest level of discretion and professionalism.

Key Responsibilities:

To provide engineering solutions for all aspects of grid connection and customer side installations, from conception through detailed design to construction, energisation and handover.

The role includes directly undertaking and/or managing sub-consultants performing the following:

  • Preparing primary substation design layouts
  • Busbar system calculations, thermal & mechanical loading
  • Secondary design including preparation of control & protection schematics
  • Auxiliary AC & DC system sizing and specification
  • Protection coordination studies
  • Lightning protection, protective shielding, earthing design
  • HV cable rating calculation and system design including losses calculations, load flow studies, short circuit studies
  • Engineering from  initial Feasibility stage through to project completion
  • Application for connections to TSO/DSO
  • Witness of factory & site acceptance testing
  • Interface engineering with TSO/DSO
  • Bid preparation
  • Specification and procurement of major items of electrical plant

The role is a senior position, and represents an exciting opportunity to grow and develop the Engineering Design Department. Responsibilities will include the management, mentoring and development of more junior staff and the development of processes and systems to support the growth of the business. 

Qualifications, Skills, Attributes and Experience:

  • A primary degree in Electrical Engineering is not a pre-requisite but is desirable.
  • 8 to 10 years similar experience is desirable.
  • Previous experience with MV/HV design, HV substation and underground cable design is desirable.
  • Experience in people management or leading a team.
  • Previous experience with grid connections / renewable energy / airfield works is an advantage.
  • Strong IT skills with Microsoft Office packages, including diagnostic skills, and familiarity with Auto-CAD, ePlan, Power Factor or similar is preferred.
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