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HV Engineer /Senior Engineer

  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Relyn Winter
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-01-31
  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3780683
Senior Transmission Engineer - Tyne & Wear

Ask yourself: 
Do you want to work for a leading global company on a journey to net zero emissions? A company who are accelerating growth in renewables, embracing the need for change and new opportunities that lie within the transition of the global energy markets? 

Do you want to be part of the world’s largest offshore windfarm? 

NRL are very proud to be working with a company taking a leading role in Energy Transition, Equinor.  

A broad energy company with more than 21,000 colleagues committed to providing affordable energy for societies worldwide. They are on a journey to net zero emissions through optimising their oil and gas portfolio, accelerating growth in renewables and pioneering developments in carbon capture and hydrogen.  

As part of a multi-billion pound investment off the North East Coast of England Equinor are looking to build their team. 

What Equinor’s staff say:  
“My absolute favourite thing about working for Equinor is the people I get to interact with. The people in my team are highly skilled, and I take the opportunity to learn from them every day”. 

“I think it is an exciting time to be working in the energy industry, given the challenges associated with climate change. I believe in Equinor's ambition to shape a sustainable energy future and I want to be part of the journey”. 

Duties will include: 
Participate in transmission system and automation design reviews, technical clarifications, acceptance tests, system walkdowns and handovers as the O&M representative for ensuring safe and efficient design for operational use 

Define and plan maintenance and inspection strategies and lead relevant O&M contract preparations and tenders 

Be responsible for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the HVDC transmission assets and substation automation systems, including day-to-day interface with OFTO and management of transmission contractors 

Review loss of availability from transmission system and performance of substation automation systems, provide analysis and collaborate to recommend improvements to asset and maintenance 

Ensure high quality maintenance and safety information is captured and processed in corporate systems in line with management system processes 

Prepared to be part of an on-call rotation for the windfarms 


Technical, operational and maintenance experience in transmission/distribution systems and substation automation 

Strong collaboration skills and creative approach to problem solving 

Experience in working with HV transmissions 

Experience of using SCADA is advantageous 

Proactive and open minded to furthering knowledge and experience base 

Be or become authorised as a Senior Authorised Person 

Prepared to do short term business travels offshore (and undertake required medical and safety training to do so) domestically and internationally if required 

Fluent English oral and writing 

Degree or HND in electrical/electronic engineering or similar 

What is in it for you: 

A collaborative and innovative culture 

Attractive benefit and reward package 

Endless opportunities 

Innovation for the future 


Work-life balance