Senior Electrical Engineer (Earthing Design Specialist)


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Applications Close - End of Day: 30-09-2020


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Senior Electrical Engineer (Earthing Design Specialist)

* Specialist Earthing engineering and design role 

* Play a key development role in technical expertise and business growth, across unique projects

* Industry leading, collaborative team operating throughout Australasia

The Opportunity 

Shape the success and contribute to the continued development of the Beca Power business, as a Specialist Earthing and Electrical Engineer.  You will be able to bring a mix of your technical expertise and design capability being a senior member of the business, with the primary focus leading the Earthing system design, modelling and testing.  You will be delivering key projects for our clients with a business known for their track record across the industry to deliver challenging complex and varied projects. This opportunity will allow you to realise your own potential and achieve a step-change in your career.  

You will be working in a high performing and collaborative Power team, based in New Zealand – flexibility exists for the right applicant to be based in our Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch offices.   With an enviable track record across the industry across challenging, complex and varied projects.  You will also have scope to work on both New Zealand and Australia domiciled projects with the potential for site travel, subject to changes in the current Covid-19 related travel restrictions. 

Key tasks include: 

* Prepare earthing and bonding designs from feasibility, through concept and ultimately to full detail design

* Attend site and conduct readings and measurements

* Foster the technical development of junior engineers

* On-going engagement and liaising with our clients

* Draw upon your own technical expertise, and those of the broader team to deliver high-quality technical advice to our clients

* Drive delivery excellence across the Power team 

About you 

Your technical skills are based on solid fundamentals and have been proven through the delivery of robust and innovative power engineering designs.  You will be an experienced problem-solving Electrical Engineer and be comfortable leading teams and mentoring junior engineers. You will also have varied Electrical Engineering skills which will allow you to contribute to the Power business in a broader sense. 

Preferably, you will possess consulting experience and have proven capability across a range of the following areas:

* Conceptual and Detailed Design in Earthing and Bonding 

* Apply high level conceptual, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills in the development of electrical earthing and bonding design solutions

* EMC Assessments

* Insulation Co-ordination

* Earthing Design for HV Transmission Lines

* Demonstrate earthing and bonding design experience, preferably including knowledge of traction system earthing and stray current mitigation methods 

* Embrace being or becoming eminent in the field of earthing and bonding and provide technical leadership and mentoring to team members 

* Knowledge of relevant regulatory, engineering legislation, codes of practice and standards associated with earthing, bonding and lightning protection

* Master Planning

* Reliability Assessments

* Network Planning

* Lightning Protection Design

* Metal Pipeline Hazard Assessments, including electrolysis

* Stakeholder engagement, management and networking

* Relevant qualifications in Electrical Engineering

To be part of this dynamic and busy team we’re looking for someone with drive, energy, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enthusiasm. Previous experience of working in a team environment are a must have for this role, along with the ability to lead and manage multiple tasks. 

The Power Business

Our Power teamwork work throughout Australasia on high-value projects from traditional high voltage power transmission to infrastructure and industrial projects in Rail, Water and Airport markets.

To learn more about our Power business, refer to:

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About us 

Beca is one of Asia Pacific's largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies. 2020 is a landmark year for Beca, representing both the dawn of a new decade and the beginning of our second century. Throughout this year, we will celebrate our innovators, our thinkers, our explorers and our entrepreneurs; past, present and future.

We are a team of 3,300-plus who brings a wide range of perspectives and expertise to every client and challenge, creating resourceful, smart solutions from our collective experience and insights.