EHV Construction Project Engineer - SAP

Job Description

79253 - EHV Construction Project Engineer - SAP

This EHV Construction Project Engineer - SAP will report to the Lead Construction Engineer and will work within Capital Programme based in our Surrey/Kent region. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £76,229 plus car and a bonus of 3%

If you are successful, you will need to undertake a medical and DBS reference check

Close Date:.01/08/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Job Purpose

  • You will deliver the engineering activities within your allocated project team to undertake the delivery of Construction requirements relating to the UK Power Networks owned assets and associated infrastructure under the direction of the Construction Manager as part of the Investment Delivery team.
  • You will work with and support the Project Managers, Commissioning Engineer's and other members of the Investment Delivery Management team in the delivery of Our goals and future budget identification and delivery.
  • You will work with the Project Supervisors, electrical fitters and Contractors to undertake and complete the construction and delivery of a portfolio of projects.
  • The Project Engineer will ensure delivery of Capital works Construction projects, Asset Portfolio Plan and Connections as directed by the Construction Manager, oversee the management of substation and cabling construction works. The position holder will work with team members to ensure safety management is maintained throughout all activities during the delivery of the engineering tasks following the UK Power Networks Stay Safe initiative.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Delivery of the Construction programmes for the UK Power Networks owned assets operating at voltages through the range 400V to 132kV
  • Work with the Project Managers to ensure that all programmes of work are delivered to time, budget and quality drivers
  • Work with Project Supervisors and EHV fitters to ensure the delivery of all electrical engineering activities
  • Help manage budgets relating to the construction delivery and meet ongoing goals
  • As a team member work to ensure that UK Power Networks goals are achieved especially in Staff engagement and Client satisfaction
  • Follow UK Power Networks Operations and Procedures
  • Operate HV Distribution Protection Systems
  • Test and Commission HV Distribution System
  • Maintain the Control and Protection Systems
  • Ensure compliance with CDM and UK Power Networks Health and Safety policies
  • Develop site specific H,S & E procedures
  • Compliance with UK Power Networks quality policies
  • Operate and update Asset database in respect of project activities
  • Responsible for both reactive and planned construction activities
  • Perform fault investigation and repairs
  • Modify equipment and drawings to ensure the efficient operation of the substations
  • Ensure the compliance with the distribution safety rules during all activities
  • Manage all contractors/staff working on site
  • Undertake additional activities determined by the job level and competency


  • Co-ordinate daily construction and maintenance activities with Client / Principal Contractor's ensuring programmes are met
  • Obtain quotations from suppliers and raise Purchase Order request with Finance & Governance team
  • Change Management - ensure early warning notices are brought to the attention of the Project Manager / Commercial Manager & Partners
  • Provide technical support and act as appoint of reference for the Construction team
  • When deputising for the Construction Manager deliver team briefings and give feed-back
  • Identify potential project risks/opportunities (raise awareness within team/company)
  • Proactively seek continuous improvement
  • Work unsocial hours to respond to faults on system
  • Assist the Construction Manager in the development of the ongoing Asset Portfolio Plan
  • Represent UKPN at meetings with clients and contractors
  • When undertaking engineering activities manage the team of employees and contractors for the delivery
  • When undertaking engineering activities manage the compliance with all H&S procedures such as Putting People to Work and Distribution Safety Rules



  • Senior Authorised Person as defined by the Distribution Safety Rules - Preferable 132kV or 33kV however training will be provided to achieve this level of authorisation if authorised at 11kV.
  • Experience in distribution systems through the range 400v to 132kV
  • Educated to a minimum HNC level qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of distribution HV Systems
  • Knowledge of Building Services Systems
  • Read schematic drawings and understand content
  • Work in different environments
  • Identify problems, understand main issues and investigate alternatives
  • Hold full driving licence
  • Use Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, MS Project and other custom software packages


  • A broad understanding of UK Power Networks directorates
  • Travel around the Capital Programme's SPN portfolio of projects
  • Have persuasive negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to manage time and to meet deadlines
  • To be skilful in decision-making
  • Relevant Safety Qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH
  • Knowledge of Construction Design and Management Regulations

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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