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Senior Authorised Person 132kV/400 kV

The primary responsibility of the role is to ensure safety from the system to the offshore transmission assets managed by RES in accordance to the RES Safety Rules and to carry out and supervise associated inspection and maintenance activities. Organisational Context Working closely with other RES departments including offshore Asset Management and O&M departments Regular communication with RES's clients and external contractors

Key Accountabilities 

  • Taking a lead role in ensuring safety from the system on RES managed offshore transmission assets, including but not limited to:
    • Preparing, issuing and cancelling safety documents
    • Carrying out switching, isolation and earthing duties
    • Acting as Control Engineer
    • Preparing switching schedules
    • Delivering competent person training
    • Managing the interface between transmission system boundaries with Generator and NETSO as required
    • Producing and reviewing method statements and risk assessments
    • Producing maintenance plans for HV equipment
    • Maintaining the asset register
    • Management and/or delivery of planned and unplanned maintenance activities on electrical equipment
    • Producing final reports
  • Competency and skills to:
    • Collate site and SCADA information to facilitate effective decision making in delivering fault identification and rectification
    • Project manage offshore activities
    • Lead an offshore team in the execution of the works
  • On-Call: the SAP is expected to participate in a call out rota to provide emergency response outside of normal working hours and w.e.s
  • The role also includes the following responsibilities:
    • Support the production and review of relevant RES procedures, processes and technical literature
    • Support as required other onshore projects of the wider RES UK project portfolio


  • Working knowledge of UK Health & Safety Legislation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working under HV safety rules
  • Good knowledge of HV equipment including cables, transformers and switchgears (GIS and AIS)
  • LV & HV fault finding and analysis 


  • Ability to work safely at all times
  • Technical aptitude for the analysis of complex HV equipment
  • Project management
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Capable of working offshore and at height
  • Physically fit, the role will require climbing/transferring to offshore structures
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word & Excel)


  • ​Experience of the offshore wind industry 
  • Current (within the last 12 months) experience working in a Senior Authorised Person at 132kV / 400kV 
  • Experience of electrical networks from LV to 400kV
  • Experience of using SCADA systems for the purpose of remote monitoring and interrogation of assets
  • Previously Senior Authorised/Authorised Person with a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or National Grid (evidence of previous authorisations required)
  • Experience of HV systems up to 132 kV / 400kV and associated equipment and protection systems
  • Experience of working in multidiscipline teams


  • A HND in electrical engineering, or equivalent experience, but proven working background in HV electricity
  • GWO Training (desirable, however full training will be given)
  • Hold a full clean driving licence 

Posted: 05/04/2019

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Asset Management, Engineering, Generation, Offshore, Operations, Technical, Transmission