High-Voltage Engineer

High-Voltage Engineer


Job Description:

As our High-Voltage Engineer, you will liaise with clients remotely and on-site, offering effective solutions. Leveraging your skills to build and manage complex engineering and construction projects. Sizing and designing medium – high voltage cabling.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

Design and Installation:

  • Design high-voltage electrical systems, including substations, transmission lines, and distribution systems.
  • Install and test high-voltage equipment, ensuring compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting:

  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections on high-voltage equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with high-voltage systems, including faults and malfunctions.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards, such as OSHA and IEC.
  • Implement safety protocols and procedures to prevent accidents and ensure worker safety.

Project Management:

  • Manage projects from planning to execution, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate with other teams and stakeholders to ensure project goals are met.

Testing and Analysis:

  • Conduct tests and analyze data to ensure high-voltage systems are functioning correctly.
  • Use software tools, such as ETAP and SKM-PTW, for full load and power flow modelling, earth/fault, and harmonic studies.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Qualified electrical engineer with a minimum of an honours degree in electrical engineering (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent
  • 7-12 years’ postgraduate experience in the electrical engineering sector
  • Proven experience in the design and construction of HV/MV substations
  • Experience in utility grid contestable design and delivery of connections at 38kV and above
  • Experience undertaking energy rating calculations for high voltage cables
  • Knowledge of electrical plant including large power transformers, reactive power compensation solutions, MC / LV auxiliary systems and switchgear
  • Familiarity with the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Regulations and the roles of the PSDP and PSCS
  • Knowledge of Eirgrid / ESB design standards and requirements
  • Experience preparing detailed works contract specifications and drawings
  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in design and construction of solar farm electrical works packages
  • Chartered membership of a recognized professional body in the engineering sector
  • LV/MV power systems design


  • Third-level qualification in Engineering.
  • 5-years experience, focused on substation, high voltage and medium voltage projects.
  • Size, design, and coordinate the implementation of medium voltage solutions.
  • Comfortable with conceptualisation and on-site inspections, ensuring the integrity and efficiency of medium voltage installations.
  • Seasoned knowledge of medium voltage cabling, switchgear, instrument transformers, protection, metering, and control schemes.
  • Ability to produce relevant technical documentation including schematics, calculations, and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of MV protection relays.
  • Ability to identify and remedy technical problems related to medium voltage systems.

Job Types: Full-time

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