Senior Power Systems Engineer


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


New Zealand

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Senior Power Systems Engineer

*Senior power engineering role, designing and delivering engineering designs for power, industrial and related projects and clients

*Career development opportunities enabling you to broaden your project, technical, industry and engineering capability 

*Learn and lead others, within an industry leading power engineering business in a collaborative team environment 

The Opportunity 

Lead the design and delivery of unique power systems related engineering projects across a broad range of power and industrial projects throughout New Zealand and Australia.  You will be problem solving and delivering solutions across a variety of different client requirements, building on your power systems engineering capability and ability to apply your experience and capability to solve complex client power system requirements. You will be working with an industry leading and highly collaborative team, providing you with support across the spectrum of power specialist engineering related disciplines and requirements.

With a strong and varied pipeline of work, our team is growing creating the opportunity for level Senior Power Systems Engineer to join the business.  You will be playing a key role to help design and deliver projects for our clients with the Beca Power business – known for their reputation to deliver high quality and technical power projects. 

You will be valued as a team member, with the opportunity to grow your career as well as being part of the success and future development of our Power team. You will be working in a high performing and collaborative team, based in Auckland or Wellington, with the scope to work on both New Zealand and Australia domiciled projects. 

Key tasks include: 

*HV electrical conceptual and detailed design for industrial, distribution and transmission clients 

*HV equipment specification, HV cable sizing, vendor drawing reviews, layout and elevation drawing production, Safety and Constructability reviews, basic earthing design  

*Conceptual and detailed design services for High Voltage systems including general arrangements, calculations and specifications

*Maintaining expected current design standards as set by legislative requirements

*Accountability for financial and programme outcomes on projects and work packages you are leading

*Carrying out quality checks and procedures

*Developing your own technical expertise to support the delivery of high-quality technical advice to our client

*Lead teams of engineers to undertake packages of works, including training and mentoring junior staff

*Contribute and drive delivery excellence across the Power team

About You

Your generalist power systems engineering skills are based on solid fundamentals and have been proven through leading the delivery of robust and innovative power engineering designs and projects.  You will have experience built across a range of industries with the ability to leverage your experience and technical capability, applying that to unique and diverse projects. You will be a problem-solving Senior Power Systems Engineer with 8+ years’ experience. You will be comfortable collaborating with and leveraging others technical knowledge, to deliver conceptual and detailed designs on projects of all sizes. 

You will be motivated to learn and grow, learning from the best in the industry. You will enjoy working in dynamic and busy teams where you are known for your enthusiasm, energy, outcome focus and for your excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience of working in a team environment is a must for this role, along with the ability to manage and support multiple tasks. 

Preferably, you will have capability across a range of the following areas:

*HV systems design across a wide range of industrial, distribution and transmission projects

*Experience with equipment specification and cable sizing.  CYMCAP experience preferred 

*Have a good understanding of HV Power design and regulations, policies and procedures

*Understand the key technical aspects of projects, implementation and integration for complex systems

*Be organised, adaptable and able to think outside the box

*Have good interpersonal skills and manage stakeholder relationships

*Strong communicator who can explain complex issues to a range of stakeholders (internal and external)

*Be results-oriented with good technical engineering basis in either transmission, distribution or rail traction power and managing project delivery

*Relevant tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering

The Power Business

Our Power team operate throughout Australasia on high-voltage power transmission and distribution projects as well as 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. 

While our experience has been 100 years in the making, it’s the fresh talent we’re nurturing, the innovative thinking we’re developing and the connections that we’re forging that gets us most excited for the future.  Learn more at 


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