Job Description: Trainee Design and Commissioning Engineer

Trainee Design Engineers learn how to do desk based design work but there will be limited opportunities to do small amounts of field work.

Trainee Commissioning Engineers learn how to do field work anywhere in the world on complex installations.  There may also be opportunities to do small amounts of design in the office.

All trainees are expected to work hard to develop a very good understanding of electrical principles applied to power systems through reading, classroom and laboratory time and interaction with all technical staff in the company.

The company objective is always to get trainees up to speed as early as possible so they can do productive work because there is then a step increase in the rate of learning.  Some trainees are able to do very simple jobs in as little as three months.

What is expected of you?

You must be committed to the job, enthusiastic to learn, hard working and responsible in everything, but especially with your own safety and the safety of others. You must be able to organise your time efficiently, identify project goals and plan to achieve them.

Reports to: Managing Director.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To carry out any work as required by the company
  • To produce a comprehensive report according to documentation standards followed by the company
  • To cultivate and maintain a professional image at all times

The work could involve any of the following projects:

  • Commissioning generators and generator control panels including protection relays, metering, excitation and synchronising
  • Commissioning protection and control panels
  • Commissioning HV equipment
  • Periodic testing of protection relays and performing other maintenance tasks on control panels
  • Doing simple installation work and/or supervising others
  • Protection co-ordination study
  • Power system fault level study
  • Harmonic survey and study
  • Earthing design calculations

Training Records:

Maintain comprehensive records of all training and experience for use in progressing towards Chartered Engineer status and corporate membership of the IET.