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Project Engineer

About the role

We currently have a new opportunity for a Project Engineer, working for a market leader within smart grid solutions and substation automation, with a salary ranging between £35,000 - £45,000 per year.

As the project engineer, you will have a wide range of responsibilities, including the engineering, design, integration, testing, and commissioning of automation projects throughout the entire project life cycle. There will also be the opportunity to interact with customers on technical elements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with clients’ requirements in a professional and timely manner

  • Produce specifications/drawings and agree with customers

  • Engage with subcontractors and external suppliers for the delivery of projects

  • Design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of PLC, SCADA, and HMI systems in automation projects

  • Assist in preparing and approving bills of materials and manufacturing drawings

  • Prepare project documentation such as design specifications, factory acceptance tests, site acceptance tests, and operation and maintenance manuals

  • Undertake FAT, SAT, site installation, and commissioning activities where necessary

  • Deliver external training on products and tools


  • Proven track record of delivering projects, preferably within SCADA and Automation sectors; ideally within the LV/MV/HV Electricity Transmission & Distribution Industry.

  • Knowledge of communications systems and SCADA protocols such as Modbus, DNP, and IEC 61850

  • Experience of implementation using PLC logic

  • Experience of configuration of Zenon HMI software

  • Software and IT systems background would be advantageous

  • An understanding of substation protection schemes, relays and their operation is desirable

  • Knowledge of Smart Grid applications is desirable

About you:

  • The ability to work independently, as well as in a small team environment

  • Be self-motivated with the ability to take ownership of issues and tasks, with minimum support

  • Exceptional attention to detail, and good internal and external communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and willing to learn with a have a ‘can-do’ attitude

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity or would like more information, click ‘apply now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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