Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Rhode Island, US

Description: Description Electrical HV Commissioning specialist 66 kV


The Consultant must bring his/her own PC with Microsoft Office software and must be in possession of an i-Phone 6 or a newer model, or a Windows phone 8.1 where our clients AirWatch app can be downloaded. The app is mandatory on all mobile devices used by our clients staff (including consultants) to protect them from cybercrime

Work Location: Quanset airport / Rhode Island

Role description

Electrical HV Commissioning specialist 66 kV

  • Implementation of the our clients Electrical Safety Rules on site, including the safe system of work
  • Advise operationally on high voltage electrical installations to Wind Turbine Generators, offshore substations and both HV submarine and onshore cables
  • Oversee safe commissioning of grid connections, onshore substations and associated MV/HV/LV plant and equipment
  • Oversee all MV/HV/LV electrical operational activities to ensure safety, security and integrity of the HV network
  • Contribute to proactive management, good coordination and communication between all parties and that the process works effectively
  • Coordinate MV/HV/LV commissioning activities through the project construction stages
  • High Voltage Switching experience
Tasks for the Senior Authorized Person

  • Ensure compliancy with and managing of our clients Electrical Safety Rules
  • Safety coordination in electrical matters
  • Act as senior authorized person
  • Outage management and network control in collaboration with the Control Engineers
  • Update MV/HV/LV schematic diagrams
  • Inspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical matters
  • Coordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Project Management
  • Manage and coordinate HV/MV/LV commissioning activities
  • Coordinate with National Grid and attend commissioning panel meetings
  • Prepare and check high voltage switching schedules
  • Check method statements for electrical matters
  • Implement and provide training programmes for relevant staff according to the rules
  • Provide technical and engineering advice to working parties for electrical matters
  • Assist different departments in Orsted when required
  • Attendance at FAT and SAT tests if required
Key deliverables

  • Input to the project commissioning management manual and related documents (including pre-commissioning and commissioning quality plans)
  • Participation in different audits
  • Reports from FAT & SAT on the different high voltage equipments
  • Onsite check of switching programs
  • Participation in the planning of resource and work activities
  • Participation in authorizations and assessments of new candidates
  • Deliver inputs to the design phase of the project on technical aspects
Project will pay for transport from consultants home to office in Quonset Airport (and back)
ii.      20 Months contract with option for extension of 1 year

iii.      Specified GWO/other courses needed for traveling offshore

iv.      GWO courses to be paid by consultant (also if not GWO but needed for offshore)

v.      Rota 14 days on/14 days off when offshore

vi.      Working in office in Quonset or Providence could be required and then it is Monday to Friday

vii.      Traveling for training, FATs and other educational purposes will be needed (in this case traveling costs will be reimbursed by our client)

viii.      All Insurance healthcare etc. To be paid by consultant

ix.      Accommodation offshore is paid by our client

x.      Accommodation if not offshore is paid by consultant


Requirements Electrical HV Commissioning specialist 66 kV

  • Appropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope. 
  • Minimum 3 months of working experience within offshore substations systems
  • Minimum 1 year of working experience within Wind turbines
  • Complete and up to date GWO courses and HUET with CA-EBS if required by site (climbing gear person weight limit - 120kg/264lb)

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.