Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting a Power Systems Engineer to strengthen our Power and Energy team, working with our clients to help shape the power systems of the future, managing the challenges presented by the rapid decarbonisation of electricity. The candidate needs to be strong technically and can utilise their skills to drive growth in our business and our people.

We have design teams based at offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, however we require the flexibility to work across all our offices and client locations.

The Role:

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Working closely with a team of experienced designers and project managers, you will provide power systems planning, modelling, analysis and advice to help clients in the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial HV sectors. This will include the impact of wind farms, HVDC interconnectors and ancillary service developments such as inertia.

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

You need to enjoy working in a team environment and where necessary using your expertise to guide other members of staff. You’ll also require the ability to lead bid preparation, deliver to tight timescales, be technically accurate and to manage several schemes simultaneously. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills are essential as part of this role.

Jacobs have a strong ethos for safety in our BeyondZero approach, so you would be expected to have a positive attitude to health and safety, especially to eliminate or reduce the risk early in the design process.

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters/ or PhD in Electrical Engineering, but candidates holding HNC/ HND qualifications and proven ability will also be considered
  • Proven experience in power system modelling field
  • Experience of relevant software programmes such as ETAP, DlGSILENT, CYME, PSS/E and PSCAD
  • Experience in dynamic modelling, model development, generator and network behaviour and quality-of-supply matters
  • Understanding of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) utility work practices
  • A successful track record of liaising with clients
  • Why Jacobs?

    We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can. 

    Our Culture:

    We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

    We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

    Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.

    As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

    If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

    Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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