Principal Electrical Engineer

About Us:
At British Solar Renewables (BSR), we're not just shaping the future; we're powering it. With a bold commitment to a net-zero carbon world, we lead the charge in developing, building, and managing utility-scale solar and storage projects across the UK and Australia.

Why BSR?

  • Impact Unleashed: Dare to make a difference? So do we. At BSR, our mission fuels a relentless pursuit of solutions, going beyond the expected to create a meaningful impact.
  • Innovation in Our DNA: Passion, curiosity, and data-driven decisions define us as pioneers. We don't just welcome change; we thrive on it, shaping the future of sustainable energy.
  • Team Spirit, Real Results: We're not afraid to stumble, and when we do, we learn and rise together. A united force celebrating authenticity, where diversity is not just welcomed but embraced.

What you will be doing in this role:
BSR’s Australian entity, BSR EPC Pty Limited (BSR Australia) has delivered four utility scale PV and BESS EPC projects in the Northern Territory. BSR Australia is looking to become a market leading integrated renewable energy Developer, EPC and IPP in Australia with a focus on greenfield initiated projects.

BSR Australia has an exciting opportunity to lead the design of a significant project pipeline in various locations across Australia, providing engineering support in all facets of the business and throughout all stages of a project’s lifecycle, and the management of an engineering team within a growing integrated renewable energy business.

What we need from you:

  • Manage the detailed design of Solar, BESS and hybrid projects, including generation auxiliary and control circuits, switchgear and protection arrangements.
  • Development, implementation and management of the engineering strategy of the Australian Business.
  • Work as part of the management team to deliver the company goals and targets.
  • Lead the expansion of BSR Australia’s Engineering Team in line with the business growth strategy.
  • Work with the Development and Post Construction teams to ensure cross business communication and technical compliance.
  • Keeping abreast of developments and changes in the electricity market across new technologies, network expansion and rule changes.
  • Liaise with OEMs, NSPs, AEMO and consultants on technical matters.
  • Review new or improved technology and equipment, OEMs and software.
  • Continually review processes and procedures to ensure designs and the design process itself are efficient and effective, and conforms to Australian Standards.
  • Responsible for the Quality Management of the Australian Engineering Team.
  • Develop peer-to-peer lessons learned and best practice opportunities with the global business.
  • Ensure safety is held in the highest regard within the team.
  • Sign off designs as Principal Engineer.
  • Meet with internal and external stakeholders, clients and external parties, where required.
  • Attend conferences and events where required.

Additional Engineering Responsibilities

  • Manage Electrical design.
  • Manage Safety in design.
  • Manage PV system design modelling.
  • Manage engineering consultants from other engineering disciplines.
  • Understand R1, R2, GPS, NTC, NER, NSP and AEMO requirements.
  • Review and interpret connection agreement documentation, modelling reports, applications.
  • Manage design in accordance with relevant Australian and International Standards.

What skills will you have?

  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum five years professional Solar PV and BESS system design and management experience at utility scale.
  • RPEQ registration.
  • Detailed knowledge of inverter technology, array sizing, yield optimisation, module selection and component assessments.
  • Detailed knowledge of the AEMO grid connection process.
  • Experience with PV yield modelling (PVsyst, etc.).
  • Proficient in electrical systems design, including electrical power circuits, SCADA, communications systems, cable sizing and selection, protection design, etc..
  • Earthing design: step, touch and EPR calculations.
  • Experienced user of the following software:
    • AutoCAD – Understand AS1100 drawing standards.
    • MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.
  • Power systems modelling (PSSe, PSCAD, PowerFactory, etc.) experience is desirable.
  • Project Management experience is desirable.
  • Expertise in wind is desirable.

CPEng qualification is desirable

What you will get from BSR:

  • Monthly Social Buzz: Elevate your work experience with monthly events that spark connections and camaraderie.
  • 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 3 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Secure Future: Your tomorrow matters. Secure it with our robust pension scheme.

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.

Closing Date: 5th April 2024

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:

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.