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Traction power engineer

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The Traction power group undertakes projects of various sizes, many of which are multi-disciplinary.

This role is be based in our Altrincahm office.
Depending on project requirements, there may also be a need to travel to other locations (company or client, office or site) within the UK and overseas.

You will be responsible for providing technical input and project management, on major projects which Mott MacDonald is undertaking. The work covers all areas of DC and AC traction power systems including issues associated with earthing and bonding of such systems and also including in AC/DC interface areas.
  • You will need a few years experience from the railway industry, in the field of traction power, with the ability and desire to undertake project management;
  • Experience in other engineering disciplines such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and low voltage (LV) would be a plus;
  • Solid experience of traction power system design and an appreciation of related European Cenelec standards (EN50163, EN50119, EN50328, EN50329);
  • Good experience of traction power scheme modelling using the TRAIN software or equivalent;
  • Familiar with the Network Rail GRIP process (NR/L1/INI/PM/GRIP/100);
  • An appreciation of Network Rail standard NR/L3/ELP/27406 (Engineering
    Deliverables for Electrical Power Asset Design);
  • An appreciation of Network Rail standard NR/L2/ELP/27311 (Engineering Assurance Requirements for Design and Implementation of Electrical Power Engineering Infrastructure Projects)
  • Consistent record in running the delivery of consultancy projects (monitoring progress and resource usage, identifying risks to project delivery, communicating with the client, etc.)
  • Very good time management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create a versatile culture.

Candidate Specification

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:
Minimum HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or relevant subject.
Solid experience in a Railway design and build or consultancy business
An Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or working towards Incorporated Engineer status
An appreciation of the Microstation CAD environment

Essential competencies / skills:
As per Job Description above
with the following IT skills:
Ability to
utilise Excel, Mathcad or similar packages for complex studies and calculations.

Desirable academic, professional qualifications and experience:
First Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant subject.
Extensive experience in traction power engineering within a Railway design and build or consultancy business
A Chartered engineer (CEng) or working towards Chartership
Trained in both Microstation and Autocad CAD environments

Desired competencies / skills:
As per Job Description above
but with the following IT Skills:
- Ability to develop HV network modelling in ETAP or equivalent software
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