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Senior AC Protection and Control Engineer (Glasgow or Birmingham)

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

The AC Protection and Control Lead Engineer will be technical responsible for definition, costing and delivery of AC protection and control solutions in tender work as well as in execution projects. Detailed design and manufacturing will be sourced to sub-suppliers.


  • Translate customer specifications and protection schemes into conceptual design, and formulating clear requirements to our sub-suppliers.
  • Evaluate sub-supplier quotes based on the specified requirements and future design.
  • Continuously monitor the design and manufacturing process, as well as leading the design team in the dialogue with our customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Review of detailed protection panel design, including interfaces to main components as and intercommunication links. 
  • Ensure compatibility between functional requirements, panel design, relay configuration and settings prior to Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
  • Review suppliers test program and supervise Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
  • Remotely assist installation and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) as needed.

Qualifications / Background

  • The candidate is expected to present a wide experience in protection and control systems for MV/HV AC substations, and shall be able to take on the role as AC Protection and Control Lead
  • Engineer for the AC part of HVDC stations. Typical competency requirements are:   Good understanding of relay protection schemes - including protection, control, measurement, and supervision functionalities. 
  • Knowledge in various brands of protective relays and application of the same.
  • General knowhow in protection and control panel design, including typical business requirements and best practices.  
  • Experience from power systems studies and grid codes, have the ability to evaluate correctness of protection coordination and setting calculations.  
  • Good understanding of configurations and testing requirements for protection systems.
  • Experience from reading technical specifications and managing sub-suppliers.
Lieu Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Engineering & Science
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-04-22
Numéro de réference R0046964
More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.