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High Voltage Engineer - wind energy

Mydas Recruitment
Barrow-In-Furness, North West
From £400 to £450 per day
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Energy Engineering, Wind Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Mydas Recruitment are experts in the sourcing and supply of Engineers to leading organisations.

Our client, a leading wind energy producer have a requirement for a high voltage engineer to work within a wind energy farm in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.


Carry out HV switching operations to provide safety from the system under the Electrical Safety rules

Carry out 66kv Turbine maintenance activities

Provide SAP coverage at substations for work activities

Support HV Control Room

To be part of a HV & Transmissions Systems and or/Site Teams of Authorised Persons and Senior Authorised Persons who will cover all high & low voltage maintenance work both scheduled and unscheduled as required within the Wind Farm

To operate the High & Low Voltage (HV/LV) Network in a safe and controlled manner, including providing safety from the HV/LV Network for working parties under his/her control in accordance with Electrical Safety rules (OESR)

Supporting the Operations Site Management, including the Offshore Transmission asset Owners (OFTO), regarding reporting and being available for duty standby cover

Maintain an understanding of the Orsted Energy asset management policy and strategy and relevant responsibilities of the job.

Key Tasks

Participating in coordination of inter-system operational and safety procedures with National Grid ET

Operating as a Safety Coordinator/Authorised Person for all cross border/boundary operational activities

Electrical/Mechanical isolation, earthing, switching the high voltage & low voltage network under instructions from HV Senior Control Engineer/SAP and re-install the system for subsequently energization

Can issue/cancel safety documents under predefined circumstances

Undertaking maintenance of the equipment in accordance with manufacturers instructions

Act as the site supervisor for contractors and working parties under his/hers control

Be proactive in maintaining competence level required for the job


HV Authorised Person to 66kv

Electrician Apprenticeship

3-8 years of electrical working and maintenance experience as Senior Authorised Person operating under company HV Safety Rules

Physically fit, role will require climbing skills

Full driving license

Must be flexible with regard to working patterns (an on-call rota must be expected for some SAP categories

Communication, Planning & Reporting skills


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