Reference Quantity: ST0475

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile

Electrical Energy Community Engineer covers 6 roles: Asset Administration Engineer, Planning Engineer, Design Engineer, Management Engineer, Electrical Challenge Engineer and Operational Supply Engineer. They work inside the energy sector with different Engineers, generally specialist Engineers, to supply engineering options to unravel complicated electrical energy community situations with a purpose to safely handle electrical energy provides in regular and irregular situations. Utilizing firm/shopper community methods, engineers undertake engineering actions to plan, handle, management, assemble, substitute, keep and restore property on the electrical energy community. They may work in engineering groups that will embody Energy Networks Craftspersons, senior Engineers and different enterprise specialists, for instance procurement, finance and telecommunications engineers.

They’re liable for the standard of their very own work, probably others’ and making certain the work is accomplished safely, meets stakeholder high quality, time, productiveness and funds necessities, while sustaining the integrity and environment friendly operating of the community.

Entry Necessities

Usually 2 A ranges at grade A-C in maths and a science, together with English GCSE grade A/B or an equal degree 3 engineering qualification eg Nationwide Certificates in Engineering or related expertise.

An Engineer should show the core necessities beneath in addition to the specialist necessities in a single function.

Core Information:

An Electrical Energy Community Engineer understands:

  • electrical energy rules: alternating present/direct present theories; dynamic/static engineering methods; software {of electrical} and digital circuit principle; the usage of complicated wave varieties
  • three-phase methods with consideration being given to harmonics and their results and the strategies of energy distribution
  • electrical energy community design, capabilities, complexities, operations and topologies; operation and limitations of plant and gear
  • the operation of the electrical energy community in regular and fault situations
  • secure methods of labor and danger administration; the appliance of Electrical energy Provide Requirements, Rules together with environmental necessities. These are Well being and Security at Work Act 1974, Electrical energy at Work Rules 1989, Administration of Well being & Security at Work Rules 2003, Management of Substances Hazardous to Well being (COSHH) Rules 2002, The Electrical energy Security, High quality and Continuity Rules 2002, The Environmental Safety Act 1990
  • firm necessities with regard to challenge administration instruments, methods and processes
  • firm engineering insurance policies acceptable to their function
  • engineering issues together with methods to determine the issue, collect and analyse all related data, present and implement a workable resolution and monitoring its effectiveness
  • firm enterprise planning and useful resource management measures
  • the important thing interfaces of the electrical energy community and the impression of these interfaces

Core Expertise:

An Electrical Energy Community Engineer will apply their information of the electrical energy community to securely carry out their actions. This requires them to:

  • adjust to firm and Business well being, security and environmental requirements, laws, firm working procedures and dealing practices
  • be certain that all security concerns are included and evident in all working practices
  • apply asset administration, design, planning, management, electrical challenge or operational engineering rules, as acceptable to their function, to keep up and enhance the integrity, security and longevity of the transmission/distribution electrical community
  • produce well timed communications offering data to stakeholders each in writing and verbally in relation to their function actions
  • learn, perceive and interpret technical data relative to their function, recognized in firm methods and insurance policies and work in compliance with technical specs
  • produce clear and exact reviews in relation to their actions to line administration, different enterprise departments and to exterior stakeholders
  • develop and agree challenge plans to undertake their actions. These plans will include clear aims, budgets, desired outcomes and timescales. Additionally included can be implementation standards, monitoring course of controls and analysis information
  • use firm IT methods to supply correct and dependable information to help enterprise choices
  • show that their work actions helps the enterprise to attain its regulatory incentive mechanisms
  • present data to help enterprise planning processes in relation to their function actions.
  • makes use of firm danger instruments and methods to guage and predict the reliability of engineering methods and gear

Core Behaviours

  • Well being, Security & Setting – follows well being, security and environmental insurance policies and procedures and is ready to problem unsafe behaviour utilizing acceptable methods to make sure the safety of individuals and property when working alone and/or with groups. Demonstrates excessive focus and the need to cut back dangers by common monitoring and checking data
  • Stakeholder administration – is proactive in figuring out their stakeholders and managing their expectations, presenting acceptable data to them clearly and concisely.
  • Interpersonal abilities – works properly with individuals from completely different disciplines, backgrounds and experience. Takes others’ wants and issues under consideration and helps them to perform an exercise safely and on time. 
  • Analysing and fixing issues – takes duty for fixing issues by figuring out and analysing the problems and drawing logical, sound options that profit prospects and the enterprise. 
  • Threat consciousness – has the embedded want to cut back dangers by systematic monitoring and checking of data figuring out mitigation actions on an on- going foundation to attain secure methods of labor
  • Planning & organising – takes a ahead wanting perspective when contemplating the supply of choices, actions and initiatives and guarantee plans are in place to handle anticipated points, considers contingency planning

As well as an Asset Administration Engineer, placing ideas and processes into follow, will:

  • help the event of progressive coverage options to finest serve the wants of shoppers and stakeholders
  • plan, develop and produce long run community reinforcement plans considering rising applied sciences and projected future load necessities
  • perceive and interpret Regulatory necessities and enterprise plans and contribute to the manufacturing of Regulatory technical returns
  • assimilate complicated exterior data to tell firm choices
  • consider plant and gear proposals and advocate firm approaches
  • instigate, as acceptable, investigations into asset, methods or course of failures in addition to enterprise community efficiency evaluation
  • help the identification of recent and present innovation initiatives
  • determine the implications of the subsequent era of low carbon vitality and the way it influences the best way the community is operated

As well as a Planning Engineer, being a key a part of the Community Administration group can be liable for the profitable planning and supply of a portfolio of labor, will:

  • construct and be accountable for a rolling and dynamic plan, together with managing conflicts and adjustments, for all operational and capital works
  • prioritise all works to be delivered considering capital supply and contractor sources making certain that each one final result targets are thought of
  • guarantee space plans are constructed optimally, utilising useful resource talent units and plan the suitable outages, negotiating and confirming these by utilising the switching matrix
  • guarantee all danger assessments are initiated in a well timed method, that any constraints are assessed and managed and any mitigating actions are decided
  • guarantee all planning choices are documented within the related methods and are communicated with reasoning to all related stakeholders
  • guarantee property are compliant with statutory necessities, firm coverage obligations and optimum/restrict dates and assess asset situation information in opposition to upkeep coverage danger & criticality standards
  • be accountable for each useful resource and outage planning possession and authority of labor to be included or faraway from the plan

As well as a Design Engineer, producing commercially acceptable designs, will:

  • taking the long run community plan into consideration, translate firm methods into particular designs
  • make proposals relating to acceptable plant & gear for use and the advantages of the proposals
  • undertake all points of design from outlines to detailed plans. This includes approvals, wayleaves, consents, acceptable laws and costing data
  • bear in mind the implications of security and environmental necessities, statutory and business requirements, technical system necessities and business constraints on design plans
  • show the appliance of acceptable strategies to determine appropriate load calculations and produce community diagrams
  • be certain that proposed designs meet business, funding necessities and bear in mind innovation developments 

As well as a Management Engineer, liable for the management and operation of {the electrical} community underneath regular and fault conditions, will:

  • remotely management {the electrical} community, in accordance with working procedures and security guidelines to make sure the secure and environment friendly operation of the ability system. 
  • management all outages and community entry requests making certain dangers to the community and system safety are minimised
  • handle deliberate and fault operations and actions on the community to supply a secure and safe electrical energy provide
  • undertake work in complicated, dynamic and reactive environments and supply technical and operational steerage to the remainder of the enterprise. 
  • agree and co-ordinate the work of others to maximise community availability and minimise community dangers
  • escalate vital community incidents all through the enterprise as acceptable and monitoring of actual time impacts on the system
  • guarantee interface preparations and impression of embedded era are thought of the place acceptable
  • achieve acceptable Management Engineer Authorisation in-line with firm necessities

As well as an Electrical Challenge Engineer, managing the development and set up of recent electrical plant, will:

  • challenge handle actions to make sure initiatives are delivered on time, meet stakeholder and funds necessities
  • perceive and work to challenge designs and interpret necessities to suit the precise setting the challenge is being constructed in
  • handle stakeholder relations and produce last development plans. 
  • undertake contractor administration of exterior events, agreeing work specs, variations and acceptance of labor completion in-line with firm processes and procedures
  • be Authorised to work on the electrical energy community in-line with firm/asset proprietor necessities
  • challenge, evaluate and talk to all web site personnel the agreed secure methods of works related to the actions being carried out. 
  • make sure the completion of ultimate hand again documentation to the agreed specs and timescales. 

As well as an Operational Supply Engineer, who operates safely and successfully on {the electrical} community, will:

  • plan, handle and undertake a spread of engineering actions and operations to the electrical energy community, to fulfill design, security, time and business necessities
  • be Authorised to work on the electrical energy community in-line with firm/asset proprietor necessities
  • perceive and take management of reactive actions together with testing, inspection and upkeep of acceptable plant and gear to fulfill operational necessities
  • take duty for and management others who could also be engaged on the community
  • challenge, evaluate and talk to all web site personnel the agreed secure methods of works related to the actions being carried out
  • make sure the completion of ultimate hand again documentation to the agreed specs and timescales

{Qualifications}: Apprentices should obtain degree 2 English and arithmetic previous to taking the end-point evaluation for the apprenticeship in the event that they haven’t achieved them on entry.

Length: Usually 30 – 36 months

Hyperlink to Skilled Registration: This normal will meet the skilled requirements of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an acceptable Skilled Engineering Establishment

Stage: This apprenticeship is degree 4

Assessment date: This normal can be reviewed after 3 years

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