Principal Primary Electrical Engineer (BESS)


Principal Primary Electrical Engineer (BESS)

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)


Sector: Major Infrastructure Project

Category: Engineering

Our client is an international renewable energy asset developer, owner, and operator with a comprehensive portfolio that includes energy infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions.

They are seeking to appoint a Principal Primary Electrical Engineer to lead the development and design of utility scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects across the UK, as well as other cleantech integration projects.

This role entails development and design of scope of work, tender writing, and liaison with technical specialist and sub-contractors.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Supporting engineers with tasks such as:

  • Contestable and Private (Balance of Plant) sides of Grid connection projects, typically at 132kV or 33kV. These include KLD, SLD, AC/DC Protection Schematic, Cable Block Diagram Scada Connections, Wiring Diagram, Cable schedules and Core schedules
  • Specify equipment and liaise with Suppliers and Procurement: Switchgear (CTs and VTs,Relays), Protection Panel (Relays, Test Block, Trip Relays), Dynamic Containment, Scada and PPC Panels, G99 PQM and Protection, Marshalling and DNO Interface Boxes, Batteries.
  • Cable sizing and routing drawings.
  • Produce outline work package and scope of work document for contractor to provide pricing
  • Prepare project capital cost, energy savings calculations and financial evaluations

In addition to:

  • Attending regular project meetings
  • Developing comprehensive knowledge and understanding of entire project terms and technical requirements

Skills and Experience Required

  • Strong understanding of engineering principles associated with electrical design
  • Experience in the specification, design and implementation of Solar PV systems and Battery storage
  • Relevant Engineering degree, or equivalent
  • Achieved or working towards chartered engineer status

The role is to be based in London, Bristol, or Surrey. All applicants must have experience in and be eligible to legally work in the UK.

Jamie Braddock

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Jamie Braddock


With more than 11 years’ experience delivering specialist recruitment and Executive Search projects in niche and highly regulated sectors globally, Jamie is responsible for leading our activity supporting Renewable Energy and De-Carbonisation projects across the UK and Europe.

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