Project Engineer 79191

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:Up to £76229.00 per annum + car, pension
Business Sector:Electrical Engineering
Job ref:BBBH151456
Post Date:June 17, 2024

Job Purpose:

The Project Engineer's role is to deliver the engineering activities within their allocated project team. To undertake the delivery of Construction requirements relating to the UK Power Networks owned assets and associated infrastructure under the direction of the Lead Project Engineer or Construction Manager as part of the Investment Delivery team.

The Capital Programme Operations team work across the EPN footprint and you will work anywhere within the EPN area.

You will work with and support the Programme Managers, Project Managers, Commissioning Engineer's, Alliance Partner, Contractors and other members of the Investment Delivery Management team in the delivery of our goals.

Work with Commissioning Engineer's, Project Supervisors, Electrical Fitters, Alliance Partners and Contractors to undertake and complete the construction and delivery of a portfolio of projects in a safe and efficient manner.

You will ensure delivery of capital works construction projects, APP and Connections as directed by the Lead Project Engineer or Construction Manager, oversee the management of substation and associated works.

You will work with team members to ensure safety management is maintained throughout all activities during the delivery of the engineering tasks following the UK Power Networks Stay Safe initiative.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Delivery of the Construction programmes for the UK Power Networks owned assets operating at voltages through the range LV to 132kV
  • Work with the Programme & Project Managers to ensure that all programmes of work are delivered to time, budget, and quality drivers.
  • Work with Project Supervisors and EHV fitters to ensure the delivery of all electrical engineering activities.
  • Help manage budgets relating to the construction delivery and meet ongoing goals.
  • As a team member work to ensure that UK Power Networks goals are achieved especially in Staff engagement and Client satisfaction
  • Test and Commission HV Distribution System
  • Ensure compliance with CDM and UK Power Networks Health and Safety policies
  • Operate and update the Asset Database in respect of project activities.
  • Responsible for both reactive and planned construction activities
  • Perform fault investigation and repairs.
  • Modify equipment and drawings to ensure the efficient operation of the substations.
  • Oversee all contractors/staff working on site


  • Co-ordinate daily construction and maintenance activities with Client / Principal Contractor's ensuring programmes are met.
  • Collaborate with Outage Planning and Control centre regarding planning and coordination of circuit outages.
  • Manage site work as an AP / SAP.
  • Obtain quotations from suppliers and raise Purchase Order request with Finance & Governance team.
  • Change Management - ensure early warning notices are brought to the attention of the Project Manager / Commercial Manager and Partners using Unifier.
  • Identify potential project risks/opportunities (raise awareness within team/company)
  • Work outside of core hours to respond to faults on system.
  • Represent UKPN at meetings with clients and contractors.
  • When undertaking engineering activities manage the team of employees, contractors, compliance with all H&S procedures and the DSR's for the delivery.



  • Senior Authorised Person as defined by the Distribution Safety Rules - Preferable 132kV*
  • Educated to a minimum HNC level qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent*.
  • Working knowledge of distribution HV Systems
  • Read schematic drawings and understand content.
  • Identify problems, understand issues and investigate alternatives.
  • Hold full driving licence.
  • Lone worker or as a member of a team.
  • Use Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, MS Project and other custom software packages.


  • Travel around the Capital Programme's EPN portfolio of projects
  • To have persuasive, negotiating and influencing skills
  • To be skilful in decision-making
  • Relevant Safety Qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH
  • Knowledge of Construction Design and Management Regulations*

You will attract a salary of £76,229 plus car and a bonus of 3%