Job Ref: 03996Recruiter: Paul Sinnott
Country: IrelandLocation: Dublin
Job Category: Building Services,Salary Range: €Negotiable

Job Description

Power Systems Engineer – (Dublin)

Kppm are looking to recruit a Power Systems Engineer for our client who are a multi‐award winning global player, delivering mission‐critical and energy‐efficient solutions across a broad range of industries : Pharmaceutical, Data centres, Industrial, Commercial, Oil and Gas.

You will report to the Associate Electrical Engineer.


•       Be proficient in MV topology design (equipment selection, protection, MV cable studies , load flow analysis, harmonics, fault analysis, HV/MV transformer sizing etc.).

•       Be proficient in HV topology design (Sub-station design, air insulated switchgear, gas insulated switchgear, earthing requirements, lightning protection, O/H busbar sizing, breaker sizing, HV cable sizing etc.).

•       Ability to discuss in detail the pros and cons of a typical design i.e. fixed / withdraw switchgear (MV), use of RMU’s, primary / secondary switchgear discussion etc.

•       Be proficient in interactions with the Utility.

•       Sub-station foot-print sizing, including MV sizing and layouts.

•       O/H take off masts.

•       Have a good understanding of civil requirements for a typical substation.

•       Design and create underground MV / HV routes.

•       Design underground draw pits including cable take off containment (MV sides of the transformers).

•       Transformer compound design including transformer secondary side design and creation of BOQ’s.

•       Client control room design, inc. protection panel design, UPS, remote control systems (remote operation), LV feed panels to the Transformer fans etc.

•       Clear understanding of a typical data centre power requirements.

•       Interim supplies where grid deliveries will be later than expected.

•       Have good understanding of the utility functional specifications (most up to date).

•       Be proficient in connection agreements (client / utility).

•       Protection schemes (coordination studies).

•       Interlocks between utility and client.

•       Load ramp preparation.

•       MV generator sizing.

•       Gas plant sizing including gas generator sizing.

•       MV / HV single line design / preparation.

•       Liaises with the PM’s to get updates of new projects and scopes.

•       Creates Basis of designs for all new projects (HV / MV).

•       Be able to create white papers on equipment selection.

•       Ability to create detailed delivery schedules.

•       Creates Basis of estimates for all new projects.

•       Fulfil electrical design work as required,  MV  & HV topology as required.

•       Be able to deal with on-site faults on transformers , switchgear etc.

•       Lightning protection.

•       SME for the team along with the electrical principal engineers.

•       Liaising with other disciplines.

•       Ensures QA / QC is completed on all projects.

•       Delivering to agreed budgets and schedules.

•       Travel to client and project locations as requested to represent the company for meetings, surveys etc.

Education and Experience

•       Suitable candidates must have 10 years plus as a power system engineer, covering the duties as listed above.

•       Candidates with chartership or in the process of attaining chartership will have a distinct advantage.

•       Excellent communication skills.

•       Be proficient in the following software, Dialux, Amtech (trimble) Etap, Eracs Cdegs etc. (and be able to provide training to others within the group).

•       Candidates must be fluent in English and eligible to work in Ireland.

•       Must have a full Irish driving licence.

This is a staff position and the salary is €Negotiable depending on experience.  

For Further information or to apply please call or email:  Paul Sinnott at kppm on: 086 0438665 or Email:

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