Power Systems Engineer

Power Systems Engineer

The Client:

An innovate energy storage company that has established itself over the last 6 years. A well-funded company with an original take on technology, design and customer interaction. They are set to make significant waves in the energy industry and play a significant role in helping shape a new landscape in the energy industry.  


In an industry set to be worth $20 billion by 2020, the company has successfully deployed a large fleet of their batteries and are on the precipice of taking a leading position in the rapidly growing energy storage industry.


The Role:

As a Power Systems Engineer, you will work as part of a multi-disciplined group of engineers that take projects from conception and design, through to development, implementation, testing and handover.


Responsibilities :

While the work will vary according to the project, you'll typically need to:

  • Understand product/project requirements
  • Be an expert on the high-power side of site applications and power distribution on bespoke installations
  • You will be an integral part of developing AC and DC power distribution, switching, protection, monitoring and integration of commercial Energy Storage Devices.
  • Design build and test models new prototypes during and after the R&D process
  • Produce product documentation for internal and external use as well as technical reports
  • Work to official standards including British (BS), European (EN), American (UL)
  • Cross department communication and collaboration
  • Assist with component supplier selection and management
  • Provide technical expertise and support during site surveys, installation (SAT), maintenance and upgrade of units


The Individual:

Specific Skills Requirements:

You'll need to show:

  • Knowledgeable about multi MW LV/HV substation layout, switchgear and protection devices and associated busbars.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience of LV and HV systems design
  • Powerflow analysis/ modelling electrical power systems experience
  • Experience in Power Management Circuitry design inc Switchgear, busbar, protection devices transformers, cabling and enclosures
  • Communication skills to translate a design brief to electrical component suppliers and communicate with others in organisation
  • You should demonstrate your skills in relation to Power System Architecture definition and

requirement capture

  • Self-motivation and ability to work without depending on a high level of additional support
  • Understanding of grid connections (technical and legal)


Complementary skills:

  • Experience in design for manufacture
  • An analytical and problem-solving approach to work
  • Understanding of software/control circuits
  • The ability to read design specifications and technical drawings
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team commitment to continuing professional
  • development throughout your career.
  • An ability to multitask


Potential complimentary career backgrounds:

  • Oil and gas Electrical module power distribution design
  • Electrical Design Engineering
  • Electrical services industry including maintenance and design
  • Electrical engineering in either commercial or domestic building sector
  • Electrical Power Engineer/Power systems
  • Electrical Distribution Engineer
  • Renewable energy installation, integration, planning and installation design