Electrical Site Leader

London, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1237324

Location London, United Kingdom

Industry Renewables - E-mobility

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 1, 2024

Role synopsis:     
An integral part of bp’s transition from an International Oil Company to an Integrated Energy Company is the entry of electrical vehicle (EV) charging markets in key countries e.g. Germany, UK, US and China. Our mission is to create the fastest and most convenient charger network in the markets we operate in. 
This is an opportunity to join a business with an envious position in a fast-growing business, and ultimately help enable more people to transition to electric vehicles. You will not just be part of the biggest change in the automotive industry for a century - you will be at the forefront of it as we shape the EV charging market in key regions.
The Site Electrical Leader / Electrical Duty Holder role plays a key part in the EV roll out and operations in the UK by ensuring compliance of the network and managing the interface with IDNOs, ICPs and EPC Contractors. You will be at the fore front as the main point of contact for DNOs/DSOs, IDNOs and ICPs liaison and network issues.
Success is contributing to the fast-paced role out of charging solutions, through quality design solutions whilst facing the challenges of complex brownfield and greenfield sites.
Key accountabilities:
  • Electrical Duty Holder for entire BP Pulse LV and HV electrical distribution network in the UK
  • Responsible for all areas of site electrical compliance and electrical site infrastructure up to 33kV
  • Ownership of Electrical Standards, Safety Rules and Operational Practices and Procedures
  • Promote a safety conscious working environment where all engineering personnel adopt safe working practices
  • Performance Management of the IDNOs, ICPs and EPC Contractors, conducting monthly oversight and management meetings to ensure all targets are met
  • Development and ownership of BP Pulse Power Resilience Risk Register, reducing power-related disruption
  • Lead RCAs solving complex electrical issues and establishing preventative measures
  • Maintain regular contact with the O&M Team to ensure maintenance issues are being dealt with effectively
  • Acting as Authorising Officer and Network Control Manager
  • Prepare and/or approve all switching schedules, outages/shutdowns and sign-off of Permits to Work and energisation certificates
  • Provide technical guidance and decision making on development and power needs, improving understanding of the associated risk across the BP Pulse network in the UK
  • Support the UK Engineering Team Leader and Global Substation Manger creating a standard design model that can be deployed and quality detailed design produced for the installation of the chosen solutions
  • Support all teams during site appraisal, network planning, procurement, installation, construction and commissioning/go-live
  • Alert the Execution Manager and UK Engineering Team Leader on any identified risks within his / her responsibility
  • Capture Lessons Learned through engineering and installation delivery and ensure Continuous Improvement throughout our EV deployments

  • Must have Electrical HNC or equivalent
  • Preferably a university degree in Engineering

Essential experience:
  • 5+ years of Senior Authorised Person (SAP) experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of LV, HV and EHV systems, standards, regulations, constraints, and requirements
  • Experience working for IDNOs, DSOs, TSO, ICPs or Power System Consultancies
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with external parties
  • Good organisational and analytical skills
  • A strong track record in project delivery or in supporting complex Project management
  • Fluent in English

Desirable Experience
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent (working towards with imminent application would be considered)
  • Experience leading multi-cultural teams
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate engineering on projects covering different countries and use cases
  • Engineering rollout in the EV field
  • 8-15 years’ experience in large scale engineering projects
  • Broad professional experience in engineering and project management delivery
  • Sound knowledge of EV charging technology and thorough understanding of the operation and structures of charging networks and how they are integrated.
  • Direct experience of industry standards in the EV space.
  • Agile Project management.
  • Multilingual

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