Engineer, E&P, Manchester

WSP in the UK

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About the job

About The Role

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

A Typical Week Would Include

  • As part of the E&P team, provide analysis and design for traction power systems, LV power systems and undertake traction power modelling and simulation
  • To lead analysis and design activities as directed, supporting senior staff as required
  • To supervise tasks carried out by graduate and assistant engineers
  • To provide support in the production of proposals, as directed
  • Undertake role of E&P engineer on railway infrastructure projects
  • Responsible for addressing interfaces and design coordination with other designs as required
  • Attend inter-disciplinary design reviews and undertake inter-disciplinary design checks
  • Provide input to project risks, assumptions, RAMS requirements, value engineering and the like
  • Assist in bids as directed

We’d Love To Hear From You If You Have

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership, IET preferred.
  • Academic qualifications: Relevant degree or equivalent
  • Experience within a railway traction power setting desirable
  • A good fundamental understanding of (HV) AC and DC Power Transmission, ideally as applied to/within railway traction power systems is highly desirable. (including earthing regimes and in particular for DC environments stray current management/mitigation).
  • A background of developing and dimensioning traction power supply systems designs for single phase AC (25kV conventional, 25-0-25kV autotransformer) and DC (750V/1500V) based railway infrastructure schemes.
  • A good understanding of technical issues and constraints at the interface with ESI incoming power supplies to traction, including power quality, and ideally experience of managing these.
  • Experience of designing AC and/or DC system/equipent protection schemes and a good understanding of protection technology, equipment, interlocking and interfaces with SCADA, including (ideally) integrated protection and control based on EN61850.
  • Experience of sub-station layout and cable route planning, in particular traction sub-station layout planning is desirable.
  • A good understanding of applicable British and European standards for AC HV and DC switchgear and cables, power transformers, transformer rectifiers and protection equipment.
  • A good understanding of the IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (‘Requirements for Electrical Installations’), applicable to Low Voltage systems, and the ability to develop designs based on its principles.
  • Good mathematical ability coupled with the ability to perform often complex power calculations using IT Tools such as MS Excel or SPICE. (Some experience of MATLAB or similar simulation tools is desirable but not essential).
  • Possesses a good understanding of the Designers responsibilities under CDM 2015 and is familiar with risk identification and mitigation processes.
  • High level of communication skills in English language including the ability to clearly demonstrate engineering philosophies, principles and designs through written reports and presentations.
  • Experience of delivering designs within multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Experience of planning and managing programme, budgets and resources within the confines of engineering tasks.
  • Highly computer-literate with experience of delivering designs within a CAD based environment, and of handling/processing significant volumes of numerical data.