Reference Quantity: ST0157

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile

Any Electrical Energy Plant & Tools and Safety System requires testing and commissioning to verify that the set up and operation of latest and refurbished safety plant & gear adjust to producers’ specs, firm procedures and the working parameters.

Commissioning requires a logical strategy which builds from particular person part exams via to full system commissioning which implies it contains making the gear reside and monitoring gear integrity when it’s first ‘turned on.’

The Electrical Energy Safety and Plant Commissioning (EPPPC) Engineer will work throughout {the electrical} energy sector in Energy Technology, Energy Transmission and Energy Distribution.

Working with different engineers, they’ll set up, conduct exams and fee safety techniques and show the integrity of different energy system plant & gear. They are going to be liable for testing and commissioning on electrical energy initiatives and be certain that the work is carried out safely and, reliably, assembly buyer, high quality, time and funds necessities.

EPPPC Engineers are required to offer technical assist to others about operational procedures and compliance in addition to diagnosing issues and rectifying faults. Prioritising and scheduling work could also be part of the position.

Entry Necessities

Particular person employers will set their very own entry requirement, however this may sometimes embody GCSE English grade B and a pair of A Ranges grade C (or increased) in Maths/Science, and/or related business expertise. Apprentices with out Degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Core Necessities: Technical Data

EPPPC Engineers can have a complete understanding {of electrical} energy techniques along with detailed understanding of the appliance/operation of related plant & gear. In addition they want an in-depth understanding of:

  • fault evaluation strategies in an effort to interpret outcomes
  • how excessive voltage energy era, transmission and distribution plant & gear operates
  • safety, management and telemetry gear and the impression on {the electrical} community of its operation
  • commissioning and testing procedures & processes
  • failure mode(s) of plant and gear and the impression on {the electrical} community and the information to establish required remedial actions
  • excessive voltage electrical community operations and topologies
  • excessive voltage protected techniques of labor and threat administration
  • the appliance of Electrical energy Provide Requirements, laws and insurance policies
  • check gear to pick applicable gear for commissioning

Core Necessities – Expertise

The EPPPC Engineer, working autonomously, will:

  • apply sound engineering and analytical processes to each regular and irregular circumstances on excessive voltage energy era, transmission & distribution plant & gear
  • apply protected working practices in keeping with firm processes and legislative necessities
  • use of a variety of check gear to verify the suitability of the excessive voltage plant for conformity and operational service
  • precisely learn and interpret a variety of engineering diagrams and drawings
  • put together and test technical studies
  • successfully talk with others to verify that the exams meet the required requirements/specs

Particular Plant Expertise

  • undertake testing, commissioning and upkeep actions on electrical energy techniques and gear. This might embody transformers, switchgear, conductors, battery techniques and ancillary gear

Particular Safety Expertise

  • undertake safety, testing, commissioning and upkeep actions involving performance testing and the injection of currents and voltages into excessive voltage gear and their related safety and management techniques to simulate the vary of fault circumstances and eventualities that may happen on {the electrical} system
  • use applicable check gear to confirm safety and management settings and guarantee appropriate set up and operation of contemporary microprocessor and numerical primarily based safety in addition to older electromechanical relays
  • be certain that safety techniques interface accurately with the related excessive voltage gear and, the place mandatory, coordinates successfully with the broader excessive voltage system

Core Necessities – Behaviours

  • Workforce working: safely working as a member of a crew to realize required outcomes inside time, value, high quality and funds constraints
  • Interpersonal expertise: in a position to relate to folks in any respect ranges and take others’ views into consideration to make sure the very best end result
  • Communication: assured and efficient communicator each verbally and in writing making certain that every one events perceive
  • Drawback fixing: pro-actively identifies and solves issues, inside private space of experience, through the use of a logical and systematic strategy
  • Methodical: identifies and applies procedures and processes as applicable to the scenario
  • Possession: takes private duty for the work of themselves and others below their management


This apprenticeship will sometimes take 36 months.

Hyperlink to Skilled Registration

The profitable apprentice will initially be eligible to use for Engineering Technician (EngTech) (or equal) skilled registration and development to Integrated Engineer (IEng).


This apprenticeship is degree 4.

Overview Date

This Customary will initially be reviewed 3 years after publication.

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