Project Engineer / SAP

 £50,654 -  £64,806 (Dependant on Skills and Experience)
Closing date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 23:00
UK Power Networks
United Kingdom

Closing date

30th May 2019

Salary Range

 £50,654 -  £64,806 (Dependant on Skills and Experience)

CiP/Bonus Level


Contract Type

Regulated PMSNF Band D

Employment Period


Reference Number



Capital Programme and Procurement


Various locations EPN

Reporting to

Construction Manager


Project Engineer / SAP


afterAll applications will be reviewed the closing date.


We also provide the following additional benefits


  • Annual leave 25 days
  • Personal Pension Plan  €“ Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On  €“ scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme


The Project Engineer €™s role is to assist in the delivery of the engineering activities within their allocated project team.  To undertake the delivery of Construction requirements relating to the UK Power Networks owned assets and associated infrastructure under the direction of the Construction Manager as part of the Investment Delivery team.


This role is to replace a retiring Employee and all candidates should be prepared to to work primarily in the West of the UKPN region (ie. West of the A1).  


The Project Engineer will work with and support the Project Managers, Commissioning Engineer €™s and other members of the Investment Delivery Management team in the delivery of Business objectives and future budget identification and delivery.

Work with the Project Supervisors, electrical fitters and other Alliance Contractors to undertake and complete the construction and delivery of a portfolio of projects in a safe and efficient manner.

The Project Engineer will ensure delivery of Capital works Construction projects, NAMP and Connections as directed by the Construction Manager and oversee and facilitate the management of substation and cabling construction works as required.  The position holder will Manage and coordinate Network outages and will provide Safety from the system. He / she will work with team members to ensure high standards of safety management are maintained throughout all activities during the delivery of the engineering tasks in accordance with the UK Power Networks Stay Safe initiative.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Delivery of the Construction programmes for the UK Power Networks owned assets operating at voltages through the range LV to 132kV
  • Work with the Project Mangers to ensure that all programmes of work are delivered to time, budget and quality drivers
  • Work with other Alliance staffto ensure the delivery of all electrical engineering activities
  • Assist in the management of budgets relating to the construction delivery and meet ongoing company objectives
  • As a team member work to ensure that UK Power Networks ambitions are achieved especially in the areas of Staff engagement and Client satisfaction
  • Adherence to UK Power Networks Operations and Procedures
  • Operation of HV Distribution Protection Systems
  • Testing and Commissioning of HV Distribution System
  • Maintenance of the Control and Protection Systems
  • Ensuring compliance with CDM and UK Power Networks Health and Safety policies
  • Developing site specific H,S & E procedures
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks quality policies
  • Operate and update Asset database in respect of project activities
  • Responsible for both reactive and planned construction activities
  • Carry out fault investigation and repairs as required
  • Modifying equipment and drawings to ensure the efficient operation of the substations
  • Ensuring the compliance with the distribution safety rules during all activities
  • Active supervision of all contractors/staff working on site
  • Undertake additional activities commensurate with the job level and competency


Main Duties:

  • Co-ordinate day to day construction and maintenance activities with Client / Principal Contractor €™s ensuring programmes are met
  • Liaise with Control centre with regard to planning and coordination of cct outages.
  • Manage site work as  an AP / SAP
  • Obtain quotations from suppliers and raise Purchase Order request in coordination with Finance & Governance team
  • Change Management  €“ ensure early warning notices etc. are brought to the attention of the Project Manager / Commercial Manager & Stakeholders
  • Provide technical support to the Construction team
  • Identify potential project risks/opportunities (raise awareness within team/company)
  • Proactively seeking continuous improvement
  • Working unsocial hours when required to respond to faults on system
  • Assist the Construction Manager in the development of the ongoing NAMP
  • Represent UKPN when required at meetings with clients and contractors
  • When undertaking engineering activities manage the team of employees and contractors for the successful delivery
  • When undertaking engineering activities manage the compliance with all H&S procedures such as Putting People to Work and Distribution Safety Rules


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


  • Senior Authorised Person / Authorised Person as defined by the Distribution Safety Rules  €“ Preferable 132kV or 33kV.
  • Experience in distribution systems through the range LV to 132kV
  • Educated to a minimum HNC level qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of distribution HV Systems
  • Knowledge of Building Services Systems
  • Ability to read schematic drawings and understand content
  • Ability to work in different environments
  • Excellent analytical, organisation & planning skills
  • Ability to identify problems, understand key issues and investigate alternatives
  • Hold full driving licence
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a team.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, MS Project and other bespoke software packages



  • A broad understanding of UK Power Networks directorates
  • To possess strong and persuasive negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to manage time and to meet deadlines
  • To be skilful in decision making
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Relevant Safety Qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH
  • Knowledge of Construction Design and Management Regulations


Should you not currently possess the full range of essential skills, qualifications and competencies listed above, there may be an opportunity for further training to equip the successful candidate appropriately.  If the successful candidate does not possess all relevant competencies for the core grade, it will be appropriate to appoint at a lower grade until they have developed the required competencies.


Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.


Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


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