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Electrical Engineer - HV in Valencia, Spain

Qualifications and experience:

  • Fluency in English & Spanish speaking is an advantage
  • Masters or bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Proven experience in design and construction of power plants, HV substations and HV lines
  • Experience in high and medium voltage engineering design.
  • Experience in design and installation of HV substation and HV distribution networks.
  • Experience in protection and control systems for high voltage substations, IEC 61850, is required.
  • Experience in construction activities – engineering support, specification and schedule monitoring, testing and commissioning
  • Knowledge of grid interconnection studies, system impact, facilities, fault, relay coordination and others.
  • Experience with relay testing, programming and fault analysis
  • Experience with design tools such as PLS-CADD, AUTOCAD, DIGSILENT, ETAP and AMTECH.
  • Knowledge of the IEC and European electrical code and requirements for connecting power plants to the electrical grid, including new grid code Reglamento 2016/1447, Reglamento UE 2016/631 de la CE. Specific experience with connecting Solar PV plants to the European grid is desired
  • Willingness to travel.

This position is responsible for the electrical design of PV plants across all Solarcentury regions, it will focus on HV but will also coordinate and effectively support the LV AC and DC electrical design.

It will provide support to the design teams in Europe, Africa and Latam regions for HV system design, sizing, cable selection, protection design, earthing design, lightning design, load flow, harmonic studies etc. It will also coordinate and work closely with the HV and EHV grid connection team within Solarcentury

Excellent understanding and experience of MV/HV (approx. 6-36kV) systems and equipment is required, as is a strong understanding and awareness of the HV/EHV grid interconnection aspects.

The HV Engineer will be able to fluently use design tools such as Digsilent for HV design work and undertake Transmission and Distribution level Grid analysis in support of Development teams to assess potential Plant locations and their viability. Knowledge of PV plant design and the tools used, such as PVsyst, PV case and SolarGIS is beneficial.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • HV electrical design
  • HV grid modelling
  • HV distribution network design
  • HV technical specification definition
  • HV equipment white list production and maintenance
  • Earthing design
  • Lightning system design

Support to regional design teams for HV system sizing, cable selection, protection design, earthing design, lightning design, load flow, harmonic studies using design tools such as DigSilent.

  • Work with regional design teams to coordinate LV designs with HV aspects and requirements
  • Support to regional design teams to prepare technical specifications for High Voltage Systems, specifically distribution network and substations within Plants.

Liaises with project development team to coordinate design requirements, studies, scheduling and for estimation of project CAPEX, OPEX and time scheduling

  • Support to regional design teams for the review and approval of any external HV designs, earthing studies, harmonics studies, load flow analysis, protection coordination etc.
  • Manages and supervises third party engineers or external design services where required

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