Control System Commissioning Engineer

  • Stone & Flexible
  • Permanent | Full time
  • Job reference: E-2022-03

With a focus on operational technology and digital transformation, Capula, part of the EDF Group, has been a leader in advanced system integration for decades; optimising efficiency & delivering performance on a massive scale. But with continuous innovation at the heart of our business, we’ve always got our sights set on the future. We work in some of the most highly regulated and challenging industrial environments, and have delivered critical projects across energy, water, renewables and manufacturing.

Summary of the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven Engineer to join our newly formed Energy team to commission electrical transmission Substation Control Systems (SCS); from minor modifications through to complete SCS Replacements. This role is suitable for existing Commissioning Engineers or Test Engineers with a desire to move into site commissioning activities.

The suitable candidate must be able to communicate effectively with the customer, interpret designs (including schedules, drawings etc.), have an understanding of system engineering design and be prepared to be involved in and eventually lead site visits for the purpose of installation & commissioning work. In time, the suitable candidate would be required to contribute to the creation and development of test documentation.

Full training on Capula’s range of Substation Control Systems will be provided by our vastly experienced and knowledgeable SCS team. This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in engineering & an appreciation for test/commissioning techniques, who is keen to work on site and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team.

Role Description:

  • Carry out site acceptance testing/commissioning activities in line with approved test documentation
  • Technical supervision of installation works on site
  • Ensure site work (installation & commissioning) is carried out in line with agreed technical procedures, methods and standards
  • Collation & management of project commissioning file
  • Mark-up of drawings and schematics where changes are identified as required through commissioning activities
  • Involvement in creation & preparation of commissioning/test documentation
  • Deployment of configuration files to SCADA BCU’s, RTU’s, IED’s etc. and Network devices (Ethernet Switches etc.) including subsequent verification
  • Preparation of site materials/commissioning spares/test documentation prior to project delivery on site.

Essential Requirements:

  • Suitably qualified or experienced in an Electrical Engineering discipline
  • Good understanding of Test/Commissioning techniques
  • Experience in fault finding on electrical/electronic systems
  • Understanding of communication networks and differing communication protocols and media types utilised (i.e. Ethernet over Fibre Optic etc.)
  • Computer literate with respect to the production of documentation (Microsoft Office)
  • Computer literate with respect to the deployment of configuration files & verification
  • Hold a current full driving licence (UK or be able to easily convert to full UK)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of writing, developing & contributing to specifications/plans (Commissioning or Test)
  • Completed BS7671 18th Edition course (or previous iteration)
  • Completed C&G 2391 Inspection & Testing course
  • Experience of working on National Grid Substations
  • Experience of Substation Secondary Systems
  • Holds National Grid Commissioning Passport and/or knowledge of National Grid Procedures & Specifications
  • Holds National Grid Competent Person status
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD (for minor changes/navigation of drawings)

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills (internal & external stakeholders)
  • Highly motivated & methodical individual
  • Ability to lead or work as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexible with respect to work arrangements

In return Capula offers the following benefits to permanent employees

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Life assurance policy
  • Private health care
  • Lifestyle screening
  • Salary sacrifice programme
  • Mental health assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Support in achieving professional engineer status (IEng, CEng) and professional memberships fees covered.

Control System Commissioning Engineer

  • Stone & Flexible
  • Permanent | Full time
  • Job reference: E-2022-03
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