Protection Engineer / Electrical Engineer

Key specifications

  • Ref No. - KHPE01PER
  • Listed: 19 Jun 2024
  • Perth
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Permanent Fulltime Position - Perth location
  • Access to major projects
  • Regular progression reviews within this buisness
We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Protection Engineer / Protection Engineer to join our team in Perth. This role plays a pivotal part in delivering robust protection designs for a variety of technically intricate projects.


Your responsibilities will encompass:
• Development of protection designs for substations up to 500kV, including comprehensive calculations, detailed reports, relay settings files, and configurations.
• Reviewing designs created by peers to ensure quality and compliance.
• Execution of FAT's & SAT's using advanced protection relay test sets.
• Contribution to the preparation of project tender documents.
• Provision of technical guidance and support during construction and commissioning phases.
• Acting as the primary technical point of contact for clients (SME).
• Preparation of substation secondary designs as required.
• Mentoring and training junior engineers within the team.


To excel in this role, you will need:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
• Desirable qualification: CPEng, or eligibility to obtain within 6 months.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience for Senior level, or 10 years for Principal level, in a similar role.
• Preferably, experience working with power utilities.
• Advantageous experience with Western Power and/or TransGrid projects.
• Proficiency in protection fundamentals, protection schemes, and IEC61850.
• Experience conducting fault studies using power system modelling software (e.g., Digsilent, PSSE, ETAP).
• Familiarity with relay configuration software (e.g., SEL Acselerator, Digsi, etc.).
• Desirable experience in substation secondary designs up to 500kV.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively.
• Exceptional attention to detail and a proven track record of meeting deadlines.


If you are an experienced Protection Engineer and interested in discussing the role further, or simply wanting to have a chat regarding your next role, please contact Keisha Hunter on:

☎️ - 0430 006 830 or �� - keisha@fwss.com.au
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