Principal Engineer – Substation Design

Adelaide, Australia Countrywide
05 Feb 2018
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project maintenance. Our client portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Jacobs is a preferred partner for power and utility companies worldwide, as well as for private companies and public institutions. We serve their priorities for cost-effective, efficient, high-quality solutions while supporting them in a vast range of energy projects. From power generation, energy integration, and heat recovery through to transmission and distribution, Jacobs builds pilot facilities, greenfield plants, and associated infrastructure, as well as assists clients to expand capacity or extend the life of existing assets and plants. With a wealth of projects in the pipeline we are seeking to recruit an experienced Principal Engineer to join our talented and rapidly expanding power team.

Key work areas of the role will include:

  • Facilitate the technical development of resources to meet market requirements of Substation Design services.
  • Supporting the team to provide HV/EHV substation primary and secondary detailed designs to clients in the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial HV sectors.
  • Support Leadership team to achieve growth targets in Transmission & Distribution (T&D) group sales and revenue through client interaction, preparing proposals, leadership and management of project team members.
  • Serve as a technical specialist / reviewer in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes in the team and supports team members to achieve these goals.
  • Track and contribute to industry developments - ensuring that Jacobs is applying the latest technical developments and compliance with the latest Electricity Industry Standards and Technical Rules.
  • Solve complex problems involving non-standard or innovative components with limited supervision.
  • Directly liaise with client personnel in respect of technical issues.
  • Link the T&D technical capability and market intelligence to other Jacobs Regions (NSW, QLD, WA, NZ and Asia) and communicate across geographies to share technical expertise and project tasks.
  • Promote safety culture within the organisation and with Jacobs' clients.

About you

  • Significant experience in Substation design and engineering
  • Relevant experience preferred in EHV transmission, distribution or heavy industrial electrical engineering
  • Thrive in solving challenging problems in a team environment
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high pressure project environments
  • Strong attention to detail and strive for excellence
  • Consulting skills and preferably experience in management of engineering design projects
  • Sound ability to analyse data to solve problems, excellent written and presentation skills.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value careers, diversity and lifestyle and having the right balance strengthens our ability to deliver and exceed our clients' expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it's all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

It's a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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