Electrical Engineer

Discover BSR:
British Solar Renewables creates smart energy systems for a net zero carbon future. British Solar Renewables develops (BSR Energy), builds (BSR EPC), and maintains (BSR O&M) utility-scale solar, wind and storage projects in the UK and internationally. Having developed and built in excess of 700MWp BSR are a major contributor to the UK Renewable Energy Sector.

What we offer:
We’re building a community of passionate individuals committed to shaping the future; providing the chance to work on cutting-edge projects in the renewable energy sector. Offering a culture where collaboration and inclusivity thrive alongside opportunities for professional growth and development. Join a team making a real difference.

What you will be doing in this role:
BSR Group is a specialist provider to the low carbon energy industry. We create value through managing the entire process – building, connecting and managing solar and energy storage projects in the UK and internationally to support a smart, low carbon energy grid. 

We are looking for a talented Electrical Design Engineer to undertake detailed technical design of LV & MV systems in Solar PV plants and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) developed, constructed, and operated within the BSR group.  
As a member of the Design and Engineering team, the Electrical Design Engineer will be involved in project electrical design scope from concept to construction as well as supporting the maintenance and operation of existing assets. 
BSR group is an IET Enterprise Partner and provides additional support for a structured development programme leading to chartered engineer status for suitable candidates. 

What we need from you:

  • Electrical design of solar PV and BESS projects from conceptual configuration of plants and layouts to detailed SLD, wiring diagrams, calculations, and specs, including construction engineering support and final acceptance. 
  • Electrical systems specification, design, documentation and review in accordance with relevant ISO / IEC / BS standards, including IET PV CoP, BS7671 18th Edition etc; 
  • Electrical protection scheme design and review; 
  • Earthing system design and review; 
  • Appointing consultants and assessing grid compliance and earthing reports; 
  • Load flow estimations, short-circuit study, and sizing of main electrical equipment (transformers, inverters, switchboard, UPS etc..) 
  • LV&MV Cable sizing and optimisation calculations according to installation conditions; issuing of LV and DC cable schedules for procurement and/or installation requirements; 
  • LPS design and review;  
  • Authorising, reviewing and amending LV SLDs and schematics; 
  • Electrical equipment offers review, and selection (including UPS, cable, meter, CT, switchgear, filter, transformer, inverter etc); 
  • Liaison with electrical equipment manufacturers, technical advisors and consultants; 
  • BESS – supplier proposal reviews: inverter and cell technology, sizing and optimisation calculations;  
  • Search, specifies electrical hardware and equipment necessary for project construction e.g. cable, lugs, joints, glands, enclosures, panels, MCBs, CBs, fuses etc. and issues schedules for procurement 
  • Issuing of commissioning and operational instructions documentation eg. shutdown procedures; briefing notes for owners and technical advisors; 
  • Interpretation of relevant ISO / IEC / BS standards and documentation of applicability to EPC designs eg. Transformer Oil bunding requirements, E-Stop designs etc; 
  • Engineering calculations and operational data analysis eg. plant performance, performance ratio analysis, operational losses etc.; 
  • Responds to EPC, O&M, technicaBased on necessary calculations and advisor, funder, client, or asset owner technical enquiries. These enquiries may require several actions including documentation review, design optimisation, performance assessment, site survey and technical support 
  • Site survey, construction inspection and As-Built document checks; 

Skills you’ll have:

  • Professional experience in electrical design at commercial or utility scale; 
  • Experience in professional Solar PV system design and/or battery energy storage is desirable. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of inverter specification, array sizing, yield optimisation, module selection and component assessments; 
  • Proficient in electrical systems design, including electrical power circuits, SCADA, communications systems and other equipment; 
  • Understanding of P28, G59/G99 and similar ENA recommendations and design/implementation of solutions to meet these requirements; 
  • Familiarity with Amtech, Cableizer or similar electrical design packages to assist with cable sizing and/or protection, discrimination and optimisation; 
  • Experienced user of the following software: 
  • AutoCAD 
  • PYSyst 
  • MSOffice (particularly Excel for data analytics), Outlook, SharePoint 
  • A valid driver’s licence is required to enable the applicant to drive in the UK. 

What you will get from BSR:

  • Monthly Social Buzz: Elevate your work experience with monthly events that spark connections and camaraderie.
  • Flex Your Way: Dive into a dynamic work-life balance with our hybrid working arrangement that lets you work from home three days a week.
  • Family First: Cherish family moments with our family-friendly parental leave because we know what truly matters.
  • Support Beyond Work: Your well-being is a priority. Dive into our Employee Assistance Programme offering comprehensive life support.
  • Rewards Galore: Celebrate your dedication with our annual bonus scheme and referral programme – because hard work deserves its spotlight.
  • Professional Growth: Stay ahead of the game with an annual reimbursement for one professional membership.
  • Time to Unwind: Enjoy 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays, with the freedom to roll over up to 5 days for that extra escape.
  • Secure Future: Your tomorrow matters. Secure it with our robust pension scheme.
  • Health Matters: Rest easy with private healthcare and life insurance coverage, because your well-being is non-negotiable.

Tips from the recruiter:

  • Tailor your application: Stand out from the crowd, align your application with the role’s specific requirements.
  • Mind the Deadline: Ensure your application is submitted by the specified closing date.
  • Prepare for Success: If invited to interview, come with thoughtful questions about the role and company.

If this opportunity sparks your ambition, fuels your passion, and aligns with your vision, we invite you to make your mark. Send your compelling application to: recruitment@britishrenewables.com.

At BSR, we are committed to equal opportunities in employment. Our hiring decisions are not just about roles; they are about the right people shaping the future. If you need reasonable adjustments for the interview process, contact us at the provided email address – because diversity fuels innovation.