Electrical power protection and plant commissioning engineer

Job roles: Electrical power protection and plant commissioning engineer

Electrical power plant equipment and protection systems require testing and commissioning to confirm that they comply with manufacturers’ specifications, company procedures and health and safety rules.

As an engineer in this sector, you will work in power generation, power transmission and power distribution. Working with other engineers, as an apprentice you will learn how to install, test and commission protection systems in order to keep power system plant equipment in good working order. This will involve diagnosing problems and rectifying faults.

An Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer apprenticeship will give you detailed knowledge of electrical power systems and plant equipment, and you will be asked to stay on top of the operations within a power plant. You will learn to commission and test systems and equipment in accordance with procedures; accurately read and interpret a wide range of engineering diagrams and drawings; prepare and check technical reports; and advise on making improvements to operations.

Candidates who have a good chance of getting onto an apprenticeship scheme will be interested in engineering, be good communicators and enjoy problem solving. They will have to be methodical as well, and be able to take personal responsibility for their work, as they may be working by themselves for long periods of time.

This apprenticeship will typically take 36 months to complete and successful apprentices will be eligible to apply for Engineering Technician professional registration as well as progression to Incorporated Engineer status.

The full apprenticeship standard is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-...

Qualification: Level 4 (Higher Apprenticeship)

Salary: Not available

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