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Senior Authorised Person - HV Electrician

Renewables > Wind (offshore)
Salary
£400 - £420 per day
Type
Contract
Location(s)
Cumbria

Our client is an industry leader in renewable energy across the UK. They are looking for an experienced High Voltage Electrician to join their team as the Senior Authorised Person.

Job Description

  • Carry out HV switching operations to provide safety from the system under the Company 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 their control in accordance with Company Electrical Safety rules
  • 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 Company 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 manufacturer's instructions
  • Act as the site supervisor for contractors and working parties under their control
  • Be proactive in maintaining competence level required for the job

Requirements

  • Ensure constant security for HV/LV & mechanical systems and engage in developing the HV system to ensure an efficient and safe development of the Wind Farms

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • Technical knowledge of Wind Farm, Power Plant, Oil & Gas or similar industries
  • HV fault finding and analysis experience

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