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Electrical Engineer (Substation)

Electrical Engineer (Substation)

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
GB-Suffolk-Bury St Edmonds,
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Electrical
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Transmission and Distribution business has won a major new contract and we are looking to build our existing team; we are looking for an Electrical Engineer with background and experience in Designing High voltage Substations.


As an Electrical Plant Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring technical quality and suitability of all deliverables on the project meeting all technical, construction and operation and maintenance requirements and produced with due account of Safety by design and our More for less approach.


You will provide direction in the production of engineering deliverables on project and ensure all deliverables are produced to meet the project, client, Wood and contract requirements. You will also be responsible for ensuring full implementation of Quality Assurance and Control for all deliverables and provide Approval and Checking where necessary for all design deliverables.


Role Specific Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of AIS and GIS equipment and layouts of substation up to 400kV
  • Ability to design site layout and prepare drawings for:
  • Proven knowledge for specifying appropriate AIS and GIS substation plant
  • Support production of standard technical specifications based on IEC and British Standards
  • Participate in meetings as required
  • Ensure quality assurance system compliance and conduct periodic reviews

Skills / Qualifications


  • Formal engineering qualification from further education
  • Extensive experience in engineering delivery in a regulated and high safety critical sector
  • Applicable Engineering Tools for role – In line with CAS role requirement for each task
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Experienced leading technical teams




  • Membership to an engineering institution
  • Experience in the Transmission and Distribution sector

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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