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Power System Protection & Connections Consultant

Posting Date:  19 Sep 2023
City:  Manchester

Manchester, GB, M1 3LD

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Consulting Country UK
Level of experience:  Intermediate

RINA is currently recruiting for a Power System Protection & Connections Consultant to join its office in Manchester within the Consulting Country UK Division.


Would you like to join a growing our growing Power Systems team in Manchester? Providing technical studies input for a range of projects involving UK and international clients. The work will focus on the delivery of power systems analysis services for distribution, transmission and conventional/renewable generation projects around the world.


•    Provide technical input on a variety of projects for distribution and transmission networks, renewable energy and grid integration, including Power system planning, grid connection studies, protection and substation design
•    Contribute towards the submission of high-quality bids and proposals to existing and potential clients
•    Work with RINA colleagues, management and business development teams to meet and foster relationships with current and prospective clients
•    Network at all levels within RINA, client organisations and other external bodies as applicable
•    Represent RINA to clients at bid presentations and project presentations
•    Management of small project teams
•    Engage on a variety of power systems analysis projects for distribution and transmission networks, renewable energy and grid integration, including power system planning, grid connection studies, protection and substation design
•    Engage with, and present to clients during project meetings
•    Support RINA to achieve its goals, and RINA colleagues to achieve their potential

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experienced in a power systems engineering environment
  • Possess a thorough understanding of power system theory
  • Hold a Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems or another relevant technical discipline
  • Hold, or be working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Proficient with modern simulation software and electrical circuit modelling tools e.g. PSS/E, DigSILENT Powerfactory, ETAP, ERACS etc.  Experience with software script writing would be an advantage
  • Have a good track record on static and dynamic power system studies
  • Knowledge of controller models and their operation
  • Possess an understanding of transmission and distribution grids (LV to 400 kV) around the world, grid code requirements and industry-accepted practices and grid connection processes

Desirable Criteria

•    An understanding of Project Management principles and tools
•    Ability to work effectively within a flexible team environment
•    Strong interpersonal skills


The Person

You must be eligible to work within the UK/EU. You’ll offer more than most to exceed the expectations of our world-class clients. You’ll use highly developed communications skills to interact with colleagues and clients as well as promote an inspiring environment influencing other junior members of the team.

As an exceptional communicator, you’ll have highly-developed report writing and presentation skills, enviable negotiation skills and the ability to engage your clients in your articulate and credible manner. You’ll thrive on customer engagement and be skilled in understanding their needs whilst having the ability to build an excellent rapport and represent the company in a professional manner. You’ll ensure project management methodologies and practices are consistently applied across the team. You’ll demonstrate a highly effective and collaborative approach, sharing knowledge, learning and information to enhance the overall contribution of the team as well as, supporting senior management in fulfilling the company goal objectives.



With over 5,000 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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