Power Systems Engineer – Renewables

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wimbledon, London
Salary: Competitive

Reference: 894359_1655203049
Industry: Engineering
Required Skills: Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, Offshore Wind, Renewables

Job Description

As our offshore wind power systems Engineer, you'll lead our support of the growing offshore wind industry. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of offshore electrical design. As the lead power systems engineer, you'll act as a technical lead electrical engineer in all project execution phases. Projects will include power systems support for the offshore wind industry, including offshore substation topsides and energy transition.

The Role:

Prepare and update of Electrical deliverables. The candidate will have particular experience in performing power system studies covering Load Flow, Fault Studies, Dynamic Simulations, Transient Stability Studies, Harmonics evaluation and inrush studies in the offshore wind and renewables sector. Capable of contributing to many areas as part of a small project team. Capable of originating documentation and working without supervision and with minimal external input. Incline to mentor and deliver within time and schedule. To supervise and train staff.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for electrical work scope in offshore wind or renewables projects with a focus on performance requirements tailored to meet the expectations of clients
  • Responsible for the associated suite of power system studies that are part of the renewables and energy sector as follows, but not limited to:

- Load Flow Studies

- Short Circuit Studies

- Dynamic Simulations

- Transient Stability Studies

- Transformer and/or Cable Energisation studies

- Harmonic Analysis Studies

  • Designing and specifying Reactive Power Compensation requirements and equipment
  • Working with grid connections and performing grid compliance evaluation
  • Leading the management of risks, program, budget, and quality
  • Accountable for the project controls that ensure timely delivery of the assigned deliverables against the project schedule, within budget and to the required level of quality
  • Reviewing vendor and subcontractor documentations and evaluate against company requirements or specifications and local standards
  • Managing changes in scope in a controlled manner, assess their impact on project scope, schedule, budget, and risks
  • Represent ODE with Clients on technical matters
  • Direct and lead other junior engineers and designers as required

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

  • Responsible for SHEQ activities
  • Leading by example to maintain a strong SHEQ culture through visible safety leadership
  • Ensure the implementation of adequate Health, Safety and Environmental work practices, procedures and methods to meet all statutory requirements and the Company SHEQ Management System

Competencies & Soft Skills:

Electrical engineer, with experience as an electrical engineer in the renewables industry for offshore projects. Candidate should have:

  • Extensive relevant work experience on technically complex and high-value High Voltage projects in offshore wind and renewables sector
  • HVDC experience will be a good advantage
  • Working knowledge of DIgSilent Power factory software is required.
  • Working knowledge of ETAP and other similar software is an added advantage
  • Very good leadership, communication, and negotiation skills with proven ability to work on complex technical projects and leading multidisciplinary and culturally varied teams
  • Current and demonstrable experience with power system studies
  • Good organizational skills and a structured working approach with an eye for details while at the same time keeping the large overview
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to safety
  • Delivery focused and committed to achieving project and company goals
  • Flexible and able to comply and adapt to company or client requirements
  • Ability to interact with management and personnel at all levels, a committed team player
  • Confident and able to work on own initiative


Candidates must hold a minimum of Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering combined with 5+ years of professional experience in power systems and power engineering. Candidate must be registered with an Engineering Council or equivalent and preferably a Chartered Engineer.

Your Application

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

ODE is an equal opportunities employer

To comply with immigration legislation, ODE is legally required to verify your right to work in the UK

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon ODE being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List


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