Lead Engineer HV-MV-LV

Job Locations BE-BRU-Haren | BE-WBR-Braine-l'Alleud | BE-VAN-Aartselaar
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/07/2024 14:17)
Project Managers-Electricity
Primary Location : Location
Primary Location : Address Line 1
Dobbelenbergstraat 8, 10
Primary Location : Postcode

Job Description

We are hiring a Lead Engineer HV-MV-LV (High, Medium and Low Voltage) for Haren/Braine l'Alleud.

In this role your responsibilities include conceptual design development for substations and interfaces, procurement support through specifications and tender files, detailed design development and participation in design reviews, definition and standardization of calculation tools and templates.

Within the High & Medium Voltage department, you work in multi-disciplinary project teams and are responsible for the engineering activities related to the different high, medium and low voltage systems. You realize the design and manage the various aspects related to the realization of HV/MV substations. This can be in tender phase or project execution phase and goes from concept stage until final as built delivery. You manage the engineers and designers assigned to the project. In case certain scope is outsourced to engineering service providers and system suppliers, you directly or indirectly through a project engineer ensure the qualitative and in-time delivery of the outsourced scope.


Your tasks:

System management:

  • prepare integrated concept designs, outline specifications, technical specifications for systems and equipment, functional specifications together with partners where appropriate. For the systems that are procured, the focus is also on the follow-up of the respective suppliers/subcontractors
  • translate the client’s and statutory requirements in appropriate technical documents (Request For Proposal – Technical part) to be used by the Procurement team to obtain “best in class” conditions (at bidding phase and execution phase)
  • lead the engineering activities for the allocated systems and monitor quality, assess input from engineering team, partners, suppliers and subcontractors

People management and communication:

  • coach and lead the team consisting of internal designers and/or engineers and external engineering companies and system/equipment suppliers. Guard the performance of the different contributors and escalate in case of issues
  • provide information and communicate about the status and progress of the work to enable the Project Manager to take decisions accordingly
  • guarantee transparent communication channels and clear appointments with regard to cooperation within the team and with the stakeholders:
    • internal stakeholders: Project Manager, project team
    • external stakeholders: suppliers (of systems, tools, services) and clients

Secure project objectives:

  • secure the project objectives by assuring on time and in full delivery of assigned scope of work
  • collect the required input data for calculation and design studies
  • manage discussions with the client. Escalate in case of blocking items. Push for getting documents accepted in accordance with the project timeline
  • support the Project Manager with the needed level of expertise in HV, MV and LV

Continuous improvement:

  • contribute to a learning organization by defining procedures, tools and systems to organize the studies and calculations
  • implement lessons learned into our processes and calculations
  • share your knowledge within the organization e.g. by organizing short training sessions


What do you need?

  • university level degree: master of science in engineering (mechanical/electrical/electromechanical)
  • excellent technical knowledge of HV&MV substations and minimum 5 years’ experience in  engineering, procurement & construction activities (in the field of your specialty/expertise)
  • experience with Eplan and Caneco HT or other relevant HV/MV calculation software is an added value
  • knowledge of and experience with the following specific systems is required: 
    • HV and MV GIS
    • power transformers
    • auxiliary/earthing transformers
    • shunt reactors
    • HV and MV cables incl. accessories & testing
  • experience with substation engineering studies is considered as a plus, examples of such studies:
    • grid compliance
    • load flow
    • short-circuit calculations
    • equipment sizing
    • protection coordination
    • earthing & bonding
    • lightning protection
  • preferably knowledge and experience of the transmission & distribution grid


Want to tackle tomorrow’s multi-technical challenges with us?

Then join our experts in the various innovative and exciting projects of Equans. You get the opportunity to use your technical skills as well as to discover cutting-edge technologies and help customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

Joining Equans is more than that! You also get:

  • a competitive salary in line with your education and experience
  • interesting training and career opportunities
  • group-, hospitalization insurance
  • eco & meal vouchers
  • lease car
  • smartphone with subscription

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague Annick Verelst - 0478 88 63 34


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