7 Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Khushboo Dabeeseng


We are looking for a Senior Substation Engineer to take on the design through to commissioning of transmission and distribution projects across the United Kingdom and Europe. If you have a detailed understanding of the design and operation of substation control systems through to SCADA systems, then our client is looking for someone like you to join them and implement engineering practices in power systems development. 

To be the right person for the job, you will need a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering accompanied by at least 5+ years of experience in the development and construction of substations. If you have previous project management experience, be sure to add that in your application as that will help put you ahead of the rest! In order to succeed as the Senior Substation Engineer, you need to have good knowledge of project management, risk management, and tender and project processes, contacts management, costing and regulatory procedures. It is also important that you understand the design and operation of modern protection relay technology and substation automation as well as the design of primary electrical plants in transmission and distribution substations. You need to be someone who is analytically inclined, has excellent project, financial and time management skills, and has the ability to work both in a team as well as independently. You will find yourself playing a pivotal role in the projects, from a technical advisory perspective right through to stakeholder engagement, as you mentor and lead a team under your direct guidance.

We hope you are as excited about this role as we are as it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on! Apply NOW!

Education Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • PSDP Competency HV1/ HV2 (or CDMC equivalent)
  • Site work competency DS 2/ DS3

Experience Requirements

  • Strong expertise in Substation Tendering and Tender evaluations, scoping, planning, design, costing, construction and commissioning (please highlight the projects you have worked on)
  • Must have project management and contract management experience as well as having executed on PSDP/CDMC processes
  • Experience in designing 10/ 20 kV, 38 kV, 110 kV and 220 kV substations
  • Proven experience in control and protection systems
  • Experience in Auxiliary Power Systems (AC/DC)
  • Expert in matters pertaining to Power transformers and or reactors


  • Excellent contractor negotiation skills

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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