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Electrical (Project) Engineer – Gilkes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Electrical (Project) Engineer to join our well-established engineering organisation, based in our head office in Kendal, Cumbria.
You will work as part of a team taking ownership of electrical engineering issues, projects and ensuring that all engineering decisions are made with full awareness of operational needs.
You will be responsible for the design/specification and review of hydro Electrical equipment, commissioning hydro equipment, undertaking service and inspection work, and for providing electrical support to the Hydro Engineering department.

What you’ll need to succeed

The right candidate for this role will have:

• Experience with design/specification of electrical control equipment for rotating machines
• The ability to diagnose and solve complex control problems
• Must have a demonstrable project bias engineering experience
• Experience with power equipment, including switchgear
• Practical ability to handle field work in pressurised working environments
• PLC/HMI programming experience, with experience in Allen Bradley (PLC) and Red Lion (HMI) preferred
• Experience in the design, specification and testing of HV and LV switchgear and protections
• Experience of embedded generation and network compliance standards (G99 / P28)

The Individual:

• An electrical engineering qualification (degree preferred)
• Experience in an Electrical Technical role within in an engineering/manufacturing environment
• Builds the trust of others both internally and externally
• Proven ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to deadline
• Demonstrates resilience and flexibility; adapts well to new circumstances and adversity
• High energy and commitment, with the ability to take responsibility for personal balance
• Conscious knowledge of workplace H&S, promoting a Safety-First Attitude

The role will require both frequent UK and overseas travel In return we offer a generous benefits package including:

• Competitive pay
• Generous pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 37.5 hours per week
• Life Assurance
• Flexible working hours
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Great retailer discount benefits

To apply: Please email your CV with a covering letter to the HR Department recruitment@gilkes.com

Closing date for applications: 7th August 2020

Hydroplan

Celebrating 30 years of design, management and operations of small hydro in the midst of a pandemic is not the easiest thing to do!

However, our team ‘does’ difficult, innovative, quality and speed…and we are looking to expand our team.

Senior Electrical/Control Technician

Location:  West Coast Scotland (between Glasgow and Inverness)

OM-3 (part of the Hydroplan Group) is a UK based Asset Management Company focused on delivering value for small hydropower schemes through Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring and Management.

We are looking for an experienced technician with an electrical, control, hydraulic background to join a team that delivers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance programmes for clients across Scotland.

The ideal candidate will be able to successfully undertake fault finding, repair and maintenance activities of hydropower plants, including PLC control, hydraulic and communication systems, single phase/three-phase electrical components and generators.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A relevant qualification (degree, HND, level 3 HNC, City & Guilds or equivalent).
  • 5 years+ experience working in the E&M service sector.
  • Strong troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills.
  • A full UK driving licence.

Key Desirable Skills

  • Experience working in the hydro or renewable generation industry.
  • PLC Control systems experience.
  • Experience with training juniors/apprentices would be an advantage
  • Some mechanical experience would be useful.
  • Able to work under pressure and in remote areas.
  • Excellent client-facing and communication skills.
  • Proactive and ability to be flexible in a changing environment.

What we are offering

  • The opportunity to work within a dedicated team that provides a unique service.
  • The use of company vehicle, equipment and tools.
  • Competitive salary and company pension.

To apply, please send your CV to ajones@hydroplan.co.uk

For more information, visit www.om-3.co.uk , www.hydroplan.co.uk

Renewables First Ltd

Position: Hydropower / Renewable Energy Engineer
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Role Type: Full time
Advertised: 6th May 2020
A hydropower / renewable energy engineer is required to join the UK’s leading small hydropower engineering design and project delivery company. Our projects are based all over the UK and range from lowland, low head / high flow projects to high head / low flow projects in mountainous regions. Power outputs are typically in the 100 kW to 1 MW range. Our work is broad in scope, varied and interesting – something which the right person will love.
You would be working on some of the UK’s premium hydropower projects. Most likely you are an experienced graduate mechanical or civil engineer with at least five years relevant experience, but also with a reasonable knowledge of electrics, the consenting process and project management. We need a high level of intellect, initiative and enthusiasm. You will spend most of your time in the office, but will enjoy visits to sites for meetings and hands-on work.
We strive to deliver the highest quality consultancy services, so are looking for staff that have attention to detail, depth of understanding and are proud to deliver a good job. We also offer whole-project capability, so construction knowledge and practical skills are important as well as technical ability. We are a commercial business that survives through making a profit, so the applicant must be commercially aware and have that ability to know what needs doing to keep the customer happy, get the job done and not get distracted. Some people struggle with this, some people thrive on it, we want to recruit people in the latter category. The business is well established with opportunities to take on more managerial and commercial responsibility.
Useful skills would include a good working knowledge of AutoCAD or 3D modelling, design and specification experience (civils, mechanical or both), electrical knowledge, experience of technical analysis and writing concise technical reports, knowledge of how to handle public-sector consenting officials is always useful along with a good practical understanding of how concrete structures are constructed on the ground and mechanical / electrical plant installed. An appreciation of budgets and timescales would also be useful. You need to be able to deliver fee-earning outputs and keep the project scope in focus. This includes maintaining good communication with the client and having the drive to keep going when projects get complicated and deadlines loom.
Our office is located in a beautiful watermill in the Stroud valley. The office and staff are a friendly collaborative group, so we are looking for someone who fits in well with that ethos.
Applicants should use our application form at the end of the job ads on our webpage: https://www.renewablesfirst.co.uk/about-renewables-first/careers/

Renewables First Ltd

Position: Heat Pump / Renewable Energy Engineer
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Role Type: Full time
Advertised: 6th May 2020
Renewables First are the leading hydropower consultancy in the UK and has diversified into heat pumps, particularly water-source heat pumps. We have a growing pipeline of projects and need to recruit an engineer with an interest in, and preferably experience of, ground-source or water-source heat pumps. The company offers whole-project capability, from feasibility, through design, into construction and ongoing operational support. The projects range from domestic-scale to 800 kW commercial projects. We have also developed their own innovative heat collector plates specially for heat collection from rivers.
We are looking for someone to lead the growing heat-pump business, preferably with heat pump experience or can demonstrate relevant experience and keenness to learn. A can-do attitude, initiative to solve problems and determination for breaking down barriers will be important characteristics. The applicant would be involved in all project stages from initial sales enquiry to commissioning the system, and everything in between. This would include managing a portfolio of projects with commercial responsibility, all the way to installation and commissioning work – for the latter being able to demonstrate practical skills will be important.
The company strives to deliver the highest quality consultancy and installation services, so is looking for staff that have attention to detail, depth of understanding and are proud to deliver a good job. We are a commercial business that survives through making a profit, so the applicant must be commercially aware and have that ability to know what needs doing to keep the customer happy, get the job done and not get distracted. Some people struggle with this, some people thrive on it. Clearly we want to recruit people in the latter category. The business is established and growing, with opportunities to take on more managerial and commercial responsibility as your experience grows. As a small business of ten staff, flexibility is important. You must love a challenge and varied work.
Our office is located in a beautiful watermill in the Stroud valley, so is ideal for someone who likes to work in a pleasant environment. The office and staff are a friendly collaborative group, so we are looking for someone who fits in well with that ethos.
Applicants should use our application form at the end of the job ads on our webpage: https://www.renewablesfirst.co.uk/about-renewables-first/careers/

Work Placements

The latest work placements from members of the BHA will be listed on this page

Work Placements Opportunities

Fredric DYSON
Mobile: 07.82.82.16.21
Email: fredricmontedyson@gmail.com
Address: 4B rue du Peyrat, l’Isle Jourdain 86150, France
18 years old (06/08/2001)
Driving License (10/2019) with my own car
Single
Studies
2019/2020 L1 Sciences for the engineer, Cursus Masters in Engineering option Energy management
University de Poitiers (86) – (Results year 1: 14.865/20, 74.3%)
2019 BAC S Specialising in Physics/Chemistry, mention assez bien (>60%)
Lycée Jean Moulin de Montmorillon (86)
2016 Brevet mention très bien (>80%)
Collège Rene Cassin de L’Isle Jourdain (86)
Professional experience
2015 Stage d’observation (work experience)
(1 sem.) BATIMENT SERVICE ASSISTANCE, Chauvigny (86) cabinet d’architecte
Skills
English (mother tongue)
French (fluently),
Spanish (B1, intermediate)
Pack office, internet, computer troubleshooting.
Interests & hobbies
Interest in current challenges on climate change
Scuba Diving
Building/fixing computers
Video games (strategy, construction)

 

Kirk Kennedy

Mobile: 07412427127
Email: kirkkennedy98@gmail.com
LinkedIn: kirk-kennedy

Education
The University of Strathclyde 2016-2021
MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering
In third year, I achieved 72%, putting me on track for a Distinction in my MEng degree.
Notable aspects of the course:
• EE317 – Renewable Energy Technologies. The class acted as an introduction to many
renewable technologies but also furthered mathematical and problem-solving skills.
• MS418 – Project Management. This class taught the basics of project management, a
skill that can be implemented in many different aspects of industry.
• 19498 – Fourth Year Individual Project. Feasibility Study of a Micro/Pico – Hydro
Scheme in Central Scotland.

My name is Kirk and I am a student about to undergo my final masters year in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. I have an interest in hydro power, and undertook a “Feasbility Study of a Micro/Pico Hydro Scheme in Central Scotland” for my 4th year project.
I am looking for an opportunity to apply some aspects of the knowledge gained within my course in a practical sense, and to gather a further understanding of what the role of an engineer working in hydro power/renewables industry would entail.
I am not necessarily looking for any financial gain, I would rather appreciate the opportunity to gain practical experience working in the industry.

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