Principal Power Systems Engineer

April 20, 2024
£65000 - £65000

Job Description

Astute’s Renewables team is partnering with a leading renewable energy and environmental consultancy with a commitment to professional development and sustainability to recruit for a Principal Power Systems Engineer for its Edinburgh, Glasgow, London or Bristol offices.

The Principal Power Systems Engineer role comes with a salary of up to 75,000 plus benefits with flexible hybrid working available.

If you’re experienced as a Senior Power Systems Engineer looking for an opportunity to develop into a Principal role and want to work for an organisation that puts integrity and people at the forefront of everything it does, then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

As Principal Power Systems Engineer you will:

  • Engage with electricity transmission, distribution companies, and the Electricity System Operator in the UK.
  • Apply understanding of the UK Grid Code requirements to generation projects.
  • Conduct detailed power system studies including load flow, short circuit analysis, fault ride through, and EMT using industry standard software.
  • Share knowledge and experience with the team to enhance expertise.
  • Manage and mentor graduates/consultants to develop their skills.
  • Communicate and analyse energy regulatory framework, staying updated on changes and impacts to clients.
  • Develop business relationships with companies and professionals to expand service opportunities.
  • Contribute to “Thought Leadership” initiatives to enhance the company’s brand in areas of expertise.

Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A demonstrable background in providing Power Systems Engineering services such as design and modelling.
  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering or other relevant field of study.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the UK grid code.
  • Ability to use DIgSILENT or similar software is a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrate commercial acumen in the energy industry.
  • Possess a solid working knowledge of the complete lifecycle of the regulatory framework for connecting renewable projects to the grid, encompassing both Transmission and Distribution projects.
  • Experience in dealing with Ofgem would be advantageous.
  • Previous exposure to the Offshore and Onshore renewable energy sector, as well as knowledge of the oil and gas industry, would be considered a plus.

Personal skills

The Principal Power Systems Engineer role would suit someone who:

  • Possess experience in, or be willing to learn, financial project management, ensuring projects meet strict timelines and budgets.
  • Exhibit commercial awareness of the energy industry, including market trends and key players

Salary and benefits of the Principal Power Systems Engineer role

  • Salary up to 75,000 depending on experience
  • 25 days Holiday plus public holidays
  • Pension 5% matched contribution
  • One Professional Membership


Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Astute is also committed to the government’s Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.