substation engineer in Adelaide

tom kerwood, randstad
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adelaide, south australia
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We are currently seeking applications from Substation Engineers for a contract opportunity with a local power utility. Due to growth, the client has created two new opportunities within their design group for electrical engineers who have either specialised in Primary or Secondary substation design. These roles will commence as a 12-month casual contract from their Adelaide Metro officers.

Reporting to the Substation Design Manager, these roles will support the development of detailed design solutions for a variety of external customers.


Primary Design Engineer – substation and switchyard layout, earthling design and performance testing, insulation coordination, lightning protection, and equipment selection and specification

Secondary Design Engineer - protection systems and SCADA/control engineering responsibilities from concept/functional design/definition, grading studies and settings, project costing and scheduling, detailed design, supervision of drafting, and management of external SCADA consultants/suppliers. Factory testing, site testing and commissioning will also be part of the role from time to time.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be

  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering with ideally 5+ year’s relevant work experience
  • Relevant substation experience either in Australia or Overseas
  • Thorough understanding of AS2067, AS3000 and related requirements for HV substations in Australia
  • An excellent communicator; both in writing and verbally
  • Depending on specialization:
    • Good understanding of Earthing design and Protection systems design principles
    • Beneficial to have experience in using Power System modeling software on load flow and fault level analysis
    • switchyard layout, earthing design and performance testing, insulation coordination, lightning protection, and equipment selection and specification

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.


Substation Engineer


Electrical Engineer

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree