automation engineer in Adelaide CBD

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adelaide cbd, south australia
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7 years
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tom kerwood, randstad
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job description

Randstad are working exclusively with a power engineering consultancy that pride themselves on delivering quality projects across Australia. We are currently advertising an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal/Senior Substation Automation Engineer to join this national consultancy. This group provides specialist services across the generation, transmission and distribution space for power utilities, local government authorities, construction and other industries.

Reporting to the Substation Manager, the primary responsibilities of this position is to understand, analyse and interpret projects’ requirements, develop and design substation automation system and control solutions of various complexity for industrial and power utility applications.

  • Design, Engineer and validate:
    • PLC and SCADA
    • Integrated substation control based on IEC61850
    • Protection communication network to support local and remote control
    • Human machine interface (HMI) and visualization of control
  • Delivery of Protection and Control (P&C) design including single line and 3-wire diagrams, protection schemes, development of wiring and P&C control panel detailed drawings, relay settings, equipment specifications and BOM, construction and commissioning specifications for the systems are required to fulfil the role successfully
  • Working with minimum supervision, execute assigned projects wile working with other engineering professional in the team based environment
  • Accountable for performing assigned tasks on projects within the scope and schedule.
  • Ability to learn new and varied project and substation control technologies


  • BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering preferably with speciality in Electrical Power Systems
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills across the power sector with specific knowledge and practical applications of IEC 61850 Standard to the level required to engineer, configure, validate, test and commissions the integrated systems.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in dealing with engineering, applications, design, testing & commissioning, and operation of substation automation, power system protection and control for utilities.
  • Critical thinker, analytical, communication skills, with ability to work in a team
  • Comfortable in ability to communicate/discuss complex technical topics with clients
  • Familiarity with the following would be considered a key asset:
    • Knowledge of protection concepts
    • Configuration of communications interfaces with the protocols such as: IEC61850
    • Developing settings and configuration files for the relays offered by major vendors such as GE, Siemens & Schneider
    • Design the procedures and execute Commissioning of protection systems

In return the client will offer you an open, supportive working environment which allows for autonomy & creativity. They value work/life balance & provide flexibility to meet personal commitments as well as company sponsored social activities. With a strong focus on achieving results, a collaborative working style and a values-based culture, our client offers you a career opportunity like no other!

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please Tom Kerwood on 08 8150 7001

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Automation Engineer


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree